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Max Schacter, the father of Alex Schacter, asks a question during the third day of meetings of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission Thursday Nov. 15, 2018 in Sunrise, Fla. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel/TNS)

MSDHS Safety Commission releases preliminary report with legislative recommendations

On Jan. 2, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Safety Commission released a preliminary report of the commission’s finding in their investigation into the Feb. 14, 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The commission was formed as part of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Act passed by the Florida legislature and signed into law by former Gov. […]

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Photo by Nyan Clarke

What it’s like walking the halls of MSD

Walking these halls are hard. I won’t lie. It’s hard to think, “this is where I would always see Gina” or “this is where that infamous video of Joaquin was taken,” but in order to get to third period, I have to pass those spots around school and my brain has convinced itself that I need the daily reminder of […]

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Plaque dedicate to Nick Dworet cemented on the bottom of memorial tree. Photo by Farrah Nickerson

Memorial bench and tree placed in the front of the Aquatics Swimplex for Nick Dworet

On Sunday, Feb. 3, the Coral Springs Aquatic Center revealed a new memorial located in the front lawn of the facility to honor Nick Dworet, one of the victims of the Feb. 14, 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Joe Chiarella, father of Nick’s girlfriend Daria Chiarella, assisted in the organization of both the event and creation of […]

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New seating area is filled with color and comfort with coloring utensils for students to express their creativity with.

Baptist Health and local Ikea partner up to refurbish the Wellness Center at MSD

On Saturday, Feb. 2, Baptist Health and the Ikea store in Sunrise, Florida gave the Marjory Stoneman Douglas wellness center a much needed makeover. The wellness center is a place where MSD students go if they are feeling upset or anxious and are looking for therapeutic support. There are multiple on-campus therapists who work in the wellness center, meeting with […]

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Ikea workers dressed in yellow shirts and MSD drama students begin the organization process for the newly done classroom.

Sunrise Ikea’s loyalty team gives MSD Drama classroom a makeover

On Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, Ikea’s loyalty team and other Ikea workers volunteered their time to complete a makeover of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School drama classroom. After the shooting on Feb. 14, 2019, employees at the Ikea store in Sunrise, Florida noticed that some teachers needed to furnish new rooms after they lost their belongs in the 1200 […]

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Senior Mei-Ling Ho-Shing moves to the beat during the Jamaican performance at the Dec. 11 multicultural show. Photo by Nyan Clarke

MSD students express their cultures through dance

*This story was co-written by Einav Cohen and Thais Guerra In the sea of students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, it can often be difficult to stand out. Each and every student comes from a unique identity to be cultivated. In an effort to not only showcase those identities, but also reconnect with their heritage, many students participate in […]

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Patrolling the Halls. Security team member Teresa Williams patrols the halls while class is in session. Photo by Nyan Clarke

Updated security measures create new normal

The security measures enacted at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have continued to evolve since Feb. 14. Some have been abandoned, like clear backpacks, and some have been put on hold, like portable metal detectors. Other measures, such as ID badges, hallway passes and bag searches before school, have continued. Additionally, several new security measures have been implemented for the […]

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Photo of Paula Reed taken from her personal blog found at www.paula-reed.com

Columbine teacher alumni Paula Reed speaks with MSD Staff

As the new school year has come to a start, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School staff finds themselves questioning how this school year will go with such drastic changes in student personalities and changes to the school environment. With both hope and apprehension for the days to come, teachers are unsure of what to expect. Columbine High School Alumni […]

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Psychology teacher shares her story from Feb. 14. Photo by Einav Cohen

Psychology teacher Ronit Reoven provides first aid to injured students

In fourth period on Feb. 14, AP Psychology teacher Ronit Reoven was giving a lesson on renowned psychologist Sigmund Freud and the psychosexual stages of development. Reoven looked at the clock to see how much time she had left to teach; it was a few minutes past 2:15. Two or so minutes later, the class heard deafening booms coming from […]

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Social studies teacher Ernie Rospierski smiles in his #MSDStrong shirt at MSD. Photo by Suzanna Barna

Ernie Rospierski shields his students from the line of fire

On Feb. 14, 2018, social studies teacher Ernie Rospierski was on the third floor of the freshman building in room 1249 when the fire alarm went off. His students began following procedure by packing their things and evacuating the room. As Rospierski reached the top of the stairs, he immediately recognized the sound of gunshots. All the students in the […]

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