Author: Joanna Zhuang

Women Out of the Kitchen hosts anti-Valentine’s fundraiser

Love is in the air – for the most part, anyways. Douglas’s feminist club, Women Out of the Kitchen, chose instead to embrace female independence with their Anti-Valentine’s Day fundraiser for Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services, a support agency for deaf, deaf-blind, and hearing-impaired victims of domestic violence. From Monday to Thursday, the club officers sold fabric patches during both […]

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The Death of a Bachelor breathes life into pop punk

The Death of a Bachelor breathes life into pop punk

Don’t panic. After years of anticipation, Panic! At the Disco has released their newest album, titled Death of a Bachelor. Released on Jan.16, the album reminds fans of the talent that brought the band to the forefront of the pop punk genre. Brendon Urie, the band’s sole remaining member, who wrote, sang, and played all the instruments on the album, […]

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Demi Lovato showcases confidence with fifth album

Demi Lovato showcases confidence with fifth album

Demi Lovato was born to sing: that much is clear. With the release of her new album, fittingly entitled Confident, the former Disney star emerges with the determined self-assurance and poise that Camp Rock’s Mitchie Torres, whom Lovato first portrayed back in 2008, initially lacked. Between promoting awareness for mental disorders and serving as one of music’s most motivational figures […]

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(From left to right) Morgan Schreiber, Kathy Liu, Joanna Zhuang, Jessie Sinitch, Sam Maldonado, Keila Velasquez, and Kathy Liu fill three cars with clothing donations.

Women Out of the Kitchen hosts clothing drive

The holiday season hasn’t quite hit yet, but already, the spirit of giving has begun to saturate the air. Douglas’s Women Out of the Kitchen experienced this premature philanthropic rush last week, as the club hosted the second annual clothing drive for Women in Distress. Lasting from Oct. 26 to 30, the clothing drive raised a total of about $2,500 […]

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“Revival” marks Selena Gomez’s transition into adulthood

“Revival” marks Selena Gomez’s transition into adulthood

Selena Gomez is no longer the wand-wielding teenager whose presence on Waverly Place constantly led to televised conflict. With the release of her fifth studio album, Revival, Gomez fortifies her departure from juvenile issues and her transcendence to adulthood. Released on October 9 through Interscope, Revival boasts a satisfying collection of songs fueled by honesty and packaged with enticing hooks […]

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Snapchat stands out with new lenses

Snapchat stands out with new lenses

As we near the end of 2015 – four years after the initial release of the video messaging application, Snapchat increasingly distances itself from its former reputation as a sexting app. One of the most recent updates of Snapchat allows users to filter their selfies with newly released lenses. With these innovative lenses, which were first released in September, users […]

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Student from India leads his class at Douglas

Student from India leads his class at Douglas

Even before meeting Stoneman Douglas’s class of 2016 projected valedictorian, Sahith Mandala stands out in a crowd. At 6-foot-one, Mandala towers over nearly everyone around him – not only through his physical stature but also his impressive list of achievements. With his extensive catalog of accomplishments, Mandala is anything but a stereotypical high-achiever, who dedicates every breathing moment to academic […]

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Douglas Drama memorably performs Becoming Memories

Douglas Drama memorably performs Becoming Memories

As the cast and crew took their final bow, deafening cheers and applause cut through the reverent silence that had saturated Douglas’s auditorium for the last two hours, save for the bouts of laughter and sobbing. Douglas Drama’s latest production certainly made Saturday night an evening to remember as students performed Arthur Giron’s Becoming Memories for the last time. Performed […]

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Review: Maddie and Tae’s “Start Here”

Review: Maddie and Tae’s “Start Here”

The tragic 2014 departure of Taylor Swift from the world of banjo plucking and guitar strumming produced a gaping hole in the country music industry that left millions of teenagers scurrying to find another artist with the unique ability to capture the diary struggles of growing up. With the release of their debut album, titled Start Here, Madison Marlow and […]

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Community mourns loss of Douglas alumnus

Community mourns loss of Douglas alumnus

In the wake of a tragic accident that left three graduates of Broward County high schools dead, the communities of Parkland, Coral Springs, and Tallahassee are grieving. On September 6, in Tallahassee, Douglas alumnus Kevin Boos got into a Chrysler P.T. Cruiser with JP Taravella alumni Vincenzo Libio and Morgan Carr, as well as Coral Springs Charter graduate Niko Bonilla. […]

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