Author: Kaleela Rosenthal

Neal Shusterman answers questions regarding his books and inspirations. 
Photo by Kaleela Rosenthal

Award-winning author Neal Shusterman visits MSD

On Friday, Sept. 20, hundreds of students gathered at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School media center to meet with award-winning author Neal Shusterman.  Throughout his years of writing, Shusterman has won numerous awards including the National Book Award for his book “Challenger Deep” and the Florida Teen Reads Award in 2019 for his book “Dry.” “I’ve read his [Shusterman’s] […]

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MSD parents gather to listen to presentations regarding college financial aid. 
Photo by Joyce Han

MSD parents attend Financial Aid Information Night

On Wednesday, Sept. 18th,  BRACE advisor Ana Farrand organized a follow-up meeting to last week’s college information night, in the Stoneman Douglas auditorium to thoroughly explain the financial aid process and scholarship opportunities for students and parents.  The 90-minute meeting focused on applying for FAFSA, FFAA and the CSS profiles from CollegeBoard with presentations from Farrand and the Director of […]

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Marjory Stoneman Douglas' BRACE advisor Ana Farrand explains the importance of beginning the college admissions process as soon as possible.  Photo by Kaleela Rosenthal

Ana Farrand conducts college informational night for graduating class of 2020

On Tuesday, Sept. 10, parents of the graduating class of 2020 gathered in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School auditorium for an informational brief conducted by BRACE advisor Ana Farrand on expectations regarding their child’s senior year of high school.  During the 90-minute meeting, Farrand discussed a variety of topics including college applications, financial aid, scholarships, and alternative paths students […]

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UNDER THE  INFLUENCE: MSD students participate in underage drinking, despite the legal, physical and emotional consequences

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: MSD students participate in underage drinking, despite the legal, physical and emotional consequences

Alcohol is one of the most commonly used and abused drugs among youth in the United States. As a result, underage drinking is a leading health problem in this country.   According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, each year, approximately 5,000 young people under the age of 21 die as a result of consuming alcohol; this […]

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The Temple of Times burns on May 19. Photo by Kaleela Rosenthal

The Temple of Time burning brings the MSD community together

On Sunday, May 19, the “Temple of Time,” a temporary community symbol of peace and unity was set to burn. The installation, created by California sculptor David Best, has been displayed for the people of Coral Springs and Parkland since Jan. 28 as a place of reflection. The Temple of Time symbolizes unity and healing after the gun violence incident […]

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Principal Hall presents graduating class with cords for upcoming graduation. Photo by Kaleela Rosenthal

The graduating class of 2019 attends their cord ceremony

*This story was co-written by Tara Gaines & Kaleela Rosenthal On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at 9:30 a.m, the senior class cord ceremony took place in the auditorium. Inside, students were greeted with their parents and the MSD Jazz Band. Throughout the ceremony, Principal Teresa Hall presented different cords to the MSD class of 2019. Students would then walk across […]

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Teens are using Twitter as their main news outlet

Teens are using Twitter as their main news outlet

Compared to those raised in past generations, teens today are receiving their news from modern resources in unimaginable ways. Modern news must have modern ways to reach the public. From newspapers to broadcast radio, news and how it is reported has evolved drastically. “[In high school], we did have a lot of news starting to become available online so you […]

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DECA Hospitality teacher Mitchell Albert wins Hospitality and Tourism Management Program Teacher of the Year. Photo by Kaleela Rosenthal

Mitchell Albert receives HTMP Florida Teacher of the Year

Four years as Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s DECA Hospitality adviser, Mitchell Albert has received the Florida Hospitality and Tourism Management Program Teacher of the Year award.  The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association announced that the award nominations were open to whoever was deserving. FRLA is known for providing hospitality curriculum and having connections with various companies such as Marriott. […]

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Giving Back. Freshman Keondre Edgeon spends his day on Feb. 14, 2019 helping out at Marjory’s Garden. Photo by Rebecca Schneid

Students, faculty and district employees volunteer in Marjory’s Garden

During the school-wide “Day of Service and Love” on Feb. 14, 2019, astronomy teacher Brandon Jeter and 75 student volunteers worked on various projects in Marjory’s Garden from 7:40 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. Marjory’s Garden was created in 2016 as a student-centered project, allowing participants to be creative and build a positive environment for the school. When the day of […]

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Students learn creative techniques to cope with stress at the mind, body, medicine workshop on Feb 14, 2019. Photo by Einav Cohen

Students and faculty learn trauma coping skills at mind, body, medicine workshop

*The story was co-written by Kaleela Rosenthal and Farrah Nickerson On the “Day of Service and Love,” AP World History teacher Diane Wolk-Rogers led a mind, body, medicine Workshop for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students. The participants were taught how the mind and body can work together to deal with stress by developing relaxation skills. These skills would be […]

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