Author: Lauren Newman

Seniors and parents attend cord ceremony. Courtesy of Camilla Hoang

Audience at cord ceremony delivers standing ovation for injured senior Benjamin Wikander

On April 11, at 9:30 a.m., the graduating seniors of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School gathered in the auditorium for the annual cord ceremony. With every seat in the auditorium packed with students and parents, over 50 percent of the graduating class of 2018 were granted gold cords for having a weighted GPA of 3.75 or higher, and those who […]

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Junior Shai Harnov picks out her free Vans backpack. Photo by Lauren Newman

Vans offers free backpacks to MSD students

On April 5, Vans shoe manufacturing company joined the group of worldwide supporters of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., representatives gave out free backpacks to students of MSD at the skating park at the Tamarac Sports Complex. The location was chosen in conjunction with Vans’ skateboarding theme and due to the overwhelming security at […]

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Student submits backpack design to @msdcamo2 Instagram account. Photo by Erika Rosen

Who is behind @msdcamo2?

Following spring break, students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were required to trade their backpacks for a new transparent bag, among other updated security regulations. However, the change has been greeted with great dissatisfaction by the majority of the student body. In response to the new backpacks, many student have begun placing sheets of paper with signs indicating their […]

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Junior Isabel Chequer smiles next to a banner donated to MSD. Photo by Anna Dittman

Junior Isabel Chequer maintains a positive attitude despite her injuries

Junior Isabel Chequer is an enthusiastic member of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Yearbook Club who loves movies, architecture, learning and experiencing the world. However, on Feb. 14, she experienced the effects of the tragedy at MSD. She was struck in the toe and upper arm by flying pieces of shrapnel. Although, according to her, she did not even […]

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SGA students work together on packaging apparel for their e-store. Photo by Sabrina Fernandez

SGA sells T-shirts worldwide to raise funds for MSD

In the wake of the tragedy on Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, dozens of projects have been initiated to raise awareness for gun control and garner funds for the school and families of the victims. Of these initiatives, the Student Goverment Association’s “MSD Strong” apparel sale has received considerable attention and revenue for the school’s transition back […]

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Senior Brandon Huff shares his story from Feb. 14. Photo by Anna Dittman

Senior Brandon Huff tries to run into freshmen building to save his girlfriend

On Valentine’s Day of 2018, senior Brandon Huff planned for a romantic evening with his girlfriend, senior Jessica Luckman, but sadly their celebration of love was cut short. Huff was outside the cafeteria filling up his water bottle when the fire alarm went off. He proceeded to walk back toward his classroom to meet up with his classmates for the […]

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Student survey brings attention to school restroom sanitation issues

Student survey brings attention to school restroom sanitation issues

*This story was originally published in the second quarter issue of the Eagle Eye* One of the most common complaints from the student body at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is the cleanliness of the bathrooms. A survey of 320 students at MSD found that 84 percent of the student body considers the school bathrooms to be either unclean or […]

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Photo by Kevin Trejos.

Coral Springs’ Camilla Day Spa hosts charity event with Family Central

On Dec. 7 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the Camilla Day Spa, located at the Coral Square Mall, teamed up with Family Central to collect unwrapped, new toys for underprivileged children in South Florida. The event featured free food, music and complimentary beauty services to attract consumers and heighten awareness for the goals Family Central is trying to achieve. […]

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MSD celebrates Eagle Regiment’s first place victory

On Saturday, Nov. 18 the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Eagle Regiment received first place at the Florida Marching Band Championship, or FMBC, for the first time in school history. For the last few years, they have been only a fraction of a point away from receiving first place, according to Principal Ty Thompson. While the band has won state competitions before, […]

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Hurricane Matthew threatens MSD

Hurricane Matthew threatens MSD

With Hurricane Matthew approaching, Marjory Stoneman Douglas has begun to prepare for the storm. Hurricane Matthew is expected to hit Florida and has been predicted to reach Parkland by Thu. Oct. 4. This dangerous storm already struck Haiti, taking many lives. According to CNN, the category four hurricane dumped almost 40 inches of rain on the impoverished nation, and it […]

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