Fallon Trachtman

MSD graduation ceremony moves to a virtual platform

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many events have been postponed, moved to virtual platforms or even canceled completely. The cancellations of events where a large number of people would normally gather have greatly affected high school seniors. Current seniors at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School […]

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English teacher Melissa Falkowski's son holds his bunny-shaped pancake on Easter Sunday. Photo courtesy of Melissa Falkowski

Families find new ways to celebrate holidays during the COVID-19 pandemic

With the current state of the world, it is nearly impossible to have normal holiday celebrations due to the inability to both travel and gather in large groups. Although many families were unable to physically gather to celebrate Passover and Easter, some turned to more […]

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Taking on Tallahassee: Teachers rally in state capitol to demand funding for public education

Taking on Tallahassee: Teachers rally in state capitol to demand funding for public education

Reporting by Leni Steinhardt, Dara Rosen, Brianna Fisher, Ava Steil, Zoe Gordon, Fallon Trachtman, Darian Williams, Brianna Jesionowski, Kacie Shatzkamer, Ashley Ferrer, Nadia Murillo, Anisah Steele, Ivy Lam, Lily Singer, Bryan Ngyuen, Matthew Rosenthal and Fenthon Aristhomene.

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Corey Hixon runs excitedly to hug "Military Makeover" co-host Art Edmonds after his renovated house is revealed to him on Friday, Dec. 13. Photo by Darian Williams

Lifetime TV’s “Military Makeover” transforms the Hixons’ home

Chris Hixon, a United States Navy veteran and the former athletic director and wrestling coach at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, passed away during the tragedy on Feb. 14, 2018, leaving his wife, Debra Hixon, and two sons, Corey and Thomas Hixon, behind. He selflessly […]

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Standing with Pride. Photojournalist Ian Witlen stands in front of his “Anguish in the Aftermath” exhibit at the Coral Springs Center for the Performing Arts on Sept. 26, moments before the opening ceremony begins. Photo courtesy of Chris Zuppa

Ian Witlen’s photography exhibit ‘Anguish in the Aftermath’ opens to public

On Sept. 26, 2019, the Coral Springs Center for the Performing Arts held an opening reception to celebrate the official launch of Ian Witlen’s photography exhibit titled “Anguish in the Aftermath.” Witlen is an internationally published freelance photographer whose clients include, but are not limited […]

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Eagle Regiment invited to perform in London’s New Year’s Parade

Eagle Regiment invited to perform in London’s New Year’s Parade

On Monday, Sept. 16, the Eagle Regiment was formally invited to perform in London’s New Year’s Eve Parade, and possibly the New Year’s Day Parade as well, in London, England for the year 2021. The marching band and color guard members entered the school excitedly […]

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Teachers and students share the advantages of working alongside family members

Teachers and students share the advantages of working alongside family members

For many people, school is a chance to enter a completely different word than the one that they associate with at home; however, this is not the case for certain individuals at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Some students and staff have relatives that also […]

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MSD students participate in Relay for Life

MSD students participate in Relay for Life

Relay for life is a community-based fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. Each year, more than 5,000 Relay For Life events take place in over twenty countries. On April 6, a relay was held at the Sportsplex in Coral Springs where many students from […]

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Nathan Kavanaugh kicks for the student team on March 7 at the FEA hosted student vs. faculty event. Photo by Katrina White

Faculty beats students in annual kickball game hosted by FEA

On Thursday, March 7 at 1:30 p.m. the Future Educators of America club at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School organized a kickball game for faculty and students. English teacher Felicia Burgin is the host of the FEA at MSD. FEA is responsible for hosting projects […]

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[Brief] Women’s varsity tennis team defeats Coral Springs High School

On Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 3:30 p.m., the Women’s varsity tennis team played against Coral Springs High School for an away game at Coral Springs High School. The MSD Eagles won all five of their single matches. Rachel Swindler won 8-3 and Alejandra Martinez, Allie Schuller, […]

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