Author: Elama Ali

COVID-19 has affected students' sleep schedules in a seemingly positive way. With more flexible schedules, students have found that they are getting more sleep. Photo by Fenthon Aristhomene

Students experience changes in their sleep schedules during quarantine

From closing down shops and malls to making individuals wear gloves and masks when they leave the house, COVID-19 has affected society in various ways. For many students, the pandemic has allowed them to catch up on their recommended eight hours of sleep.  Sleep is […]

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Due to COVID-19 restaurants within the Parkland and Coral Springs community are transitioning to alternative methods to serving their customers. Photo courtesy of Mel Melcon/TNS

Restaurants in Parkland and Coral Springs utilize drive-through and pickup options

The COVID-19 outbreak has forced restaurant operators around Parkland and Coral Springs to come to a decision on whether or not they should remain open or temporarily shut down. All restaurants in Florida have transitioned to delivery, drive-throughs or curbside pickups, offering no sit-in dining […]

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February’s Athlete of the Month: Samantha Diaz

February’s Athlete of the Month: Samantha Diaz

Samantha Diaz, a senior and athlete on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s softball team, the Lady Eagles, has been selected as February’s Athlete of the Month. Diaz was born in Pembroke Pines, Florida and moved to Parkland, Florida when she was four-years-old.  At five-years-old, Diaz […]

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New and Improved. Media Specialist Diana Haneski, along with the mascot of the Orange Bowl Committee, Obie the Orange, welcome students and staff to enjoy the newly renovated media center on Monday, Nov. 18. In order to match the new look, the addition to the media center was named the STEAM Lab. Photo by Darian Williams

MSD’s media center renovated by Orange Bowl Committee

Students and staff of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School had the chance to view and explore a new addition to the media center: the STEAM Lab. This lab was built to encourage comfortable, collaborative work and communication amongst its users.  From Nov. 16-18, a corner […]

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MSD students lead Mind Body Workshops for Advent Health Care executives and receive $3,000

MSD students lead Mind Body Workshops for Advent Health Care executives and receive $3,000

On Friday, Sep. 27, The Mind-Body Ambassador Club advisers, AP World History teacher Diane Wolk-Rogers and Ellen Fox-Snider, accompanied ten Mind-Body ambassadors to a conference that Advent Health was having for their executives and department heads in Marco Island, Florida. The club led Mind-Body Medicine […]

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MSD Hope Club is recognized by the City of Parkland in honor of suicide awareness month

MSD Hope Club is recognized by the City of Parkland in honor of suicide awareness month

On September 12, 2019, the City of Parkland issued a proclamation to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s Hope Club.  Although September is already known as National Suicide Prevention Month in the United States, the City of Parkland wanted to acknowledge that the city itself was […]

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Christopher DeBerry awarded the 2019 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School ‘Non-instructional Employee of the Year’

Christopher DeBerry awarded the 2019 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School ‘Non-instructional Employee of the Year’

On Friday, Aug. 30, Christopher DeBerry, the facility service employee at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was awarded the 2019 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School “Non-instructional Employee of the Year.”  Along with the 2019 MSD Teacher of the Year, Danielle Driscoll, the school celebrated DeBerry’s […]

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Photo illustration by Nyan Clarke

Average salaries for Florida teachers amongst lowest in the United States

Florida is sinking in the national teacher salary ranking. According to the National Education Association’s annual report on teacher salaries, the Sunshine State has dropped from 45th in 2018 to 46th in the United States in 2019.  The average salary of a teacher in Florida […]

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Defining Survivorship: MSD students and teachers discuss controversy surrounding ‘survivor’ label

The trauma of Feb. 14, 2018 has been a defining battle for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students this past year. The entirety of the MSD community and those with connections have been deeply affected, but a debate remains as to what defines a survivor […]

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With new security, comes new sense of safety

Before Feb. 14, 2018, I did not realize the lack of security, not only at MSD but in schools around the nation. I would walk into school, which was unenclosed by gates in many areas, smiling at the security and waving to my friends. I […]

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