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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 is $47,267, with a starting salary around $37,405. It is one of the lowest in […]

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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 of the shooting- and whether or not it is appropriate to identify as one. The […]

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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 carried my student ID in my schoolbag, rarely touching it through the school day. If […]

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Junior Hannah Levine switches to online school in pursuit of figure skating

Junior Hannah Levine switches to online school in pursuit of figure skating

Days of gliding on the ice, turning and jumping, help her to forget every worry in her life. For junior and ice skater Hannah Levine, the ice is her best friend, helping to comfort her and give her the unique experiences of feeling free and unstoppable. “When I was little, I would go to the public skating sessions with my […]

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Hayley Siegel and Amy Kenny relax through yoga.

The Center of Mind-Body Medicine trains Peer Counselors to cope with stress

After the tragedy on Feb. 14, many students and adults were traumatized, developing anxiety and PTSD. To help cope with the draining and emotional effects, representatives from The Center of Mind-Body Medicine came to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to teach students and faculty tools that can be used to help them move forward, healing along the way. After a […]

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Marine Biology teacher Caitlin Hanley helps a student.

MSD welcomes new Marine Biology teacher Caitlin Hanley

Many new teachers were welcomed with open arms for the 2018-2019 school year at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. One of these new teachers included former MSD substitute, Caitlin Hanley. Now teaching Marine Biology, Hanley enjoyed her experience as a substitute and found the students to be exceptional. Before becoming a teacher, Hanley graduated from Pompano Beach High School and […]

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Review: Heartwarming rom-com, “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before,” breaks barriers in Hollywood

Review: Heartwarming rom-com, “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before,” breaks barriers in Hollywood

From a New York Times best selling book to an original Netflix film, “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before,” is a sweet, authentic and pure romantic comedy that leaves the viewer hungry for more. Director Susan Johnson brought author Jenny Han’s novel to life with perfect lead roles, romantic scenes and simplicity. Not only is the film a hit, […]

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