Author: Jordyn Laudanno

MSD drama students gather around one of their nine Cappie awards. Photo by Melody Herzfeld

MSD drama takes home nine Cappies

The Cappies Gala is an award ceremony made to critique and complement various high schools in Broward County on their drama programs productions, it is the high school equivalent of the Tony awards. On May 15, MSD drama took home nine Cappies. The drama club won a Cappie for their play, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” […]

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Security booth sits at the entrance of MSD and of the front parking lot.

MSD implements a security booth as an extra security measure

In past years, when driving into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s entrance, it was easy to access the front parking lot, and a struggle to get through the front office. Currently, MSD purchased a security booth with the allocated security funds to be placed at the entrance of the front lot in order for security to identify and check every […]

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Senioritis affects attendance

Senioritis affects attendance

As the school year comes to an end, “senioritis,” a phrase used by seniors to describe their lack of motivation to finish the school year after they are accepted into college, begins to kick in harder than ever. At Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the seniors are by no means an exception. In fact, there have been more  complaints of […]

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Figuring out dresses, makeup and hair for prom can be overwhelming. (The Mash/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Prom dresses and expenses for girls can be overpriced and excessive

*This story was co-written by Jordyn Laudanno and Mallory Muller MSD Seniors are preparing for prom on May 11. Trying on dozens of dresses, finding exact color matches for their shoes and preparing jewelry to accessorize with for the special day can turn out to cost more than it’s worth.   The theme has not yet been announced, but most […]

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Dance Marathon will be hosting a spirit week entitled "Miracle Week" leading up to the marathon. Photo by Rebecca Schneid

Dance Marathon host spirit week ‘for the kids’

Dance Marathon at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, an organization that raises money for pediatric cancer will take place on March 16. The week leading up to the event will be filled with spirit days to encourage and excite students about the event. “We want the whole school to be involved, and get excited so hopefully they [all] come to the marathon,” […]

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Jim Gard teaching his class

‘Math Lab’ helps struggling students

Stoneman Douglas’ math department has made the decision to give opportunities to students who struggle in geometry. This is called the “Math Lab” and takes place during personalization periods. “For the math teachers in particular we know there is an extra challenge this year with all the events of last February,” geometry teacher Michael Powell said. “It has made it […]

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Senior Julie Piedra demonstrates her artistic skills by applying junior Nicole Wolfe’s makeup. Piedra found her passion as a makeup artist in the seventh grade. Portrait by Nyan Clarke

Senior Julie Piedra uses makeup as an outlet for creativity

After years of painting, senior Julie Piedra found her passion as a seventh grader, using her blending brushes and eyeshadow palettes to decorate a new kind of canvas: her face. Once she began displaying her talents, Piedra would receive compliments and suggestions encircling her newfound gift. Encouraged by the constant praise, Piedra started doing makeup for friends and peers, who […]

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Student journalists collaborate to publish the book: We Say #NeverAgain

Student journalists collaborate to publish the book: We Say #NeverAgain

Student journalists knew they had to continue their job of reporting, even though it would be challenging after the unthinkable happened at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14th. MSD’s newspaper staff released a special memorial issue after the shooting, and soon after released an activism issue focusing on making a change. They were then faced with an opportunity […]

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American Horror Story gives fans a long anticipated crossover

American Horror Story gives fans a long anticipated crossover

  After all of the clues given by director Ryan Murphy, on Wednesday September 12, TV show American Horror Story released their first crossover season. Before the theme of season eight was announced, Murphy tweeted “WITCHES ARE BACK,” alluding to season three, “Coven.” When this was said, fans lost their mind over the fact that characters would be revived for the […]

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Album cover of "Astroworld" by Travis Scott.

Review: Travis Scott tops charts with Astroworld

Rapper Travis Scott dropped his highly anticipated album “Astroworld” on Aug. 3, 2018. This album has quickly broke records, as all 17 songs are on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.   Travis Scott, who’s real name is Jacques Webster,  was born in Houston, Texas. He is known for his rapping and also as the father to superstar Kylie Jenner’s baby, […]

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