Author: Mackenzie Quinn

De. Seuss’ The Grinch (Universal Pictures)

The Grinch has great messages about family

The Grinch is the third adaptation of How The Grinch Stole Christmas. The newly animated version, released on Nov. 9, has had a lot of hype surrounding it. However, many fans of the original are asking, “Why do we need another Grinch?”   Throughout the movie the audience follows the classic tale of the Grinch’s journey to destroy Christmas. However, […]

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Ryan Gosling in "First Man." (Universal Pictures)

First Man leaves science and history fan on the edge of their seats

Thrilling historical movie, First Man, was released on Oct. 12. It was the awe-inspiring movie about Neil Armstrong and his journey to the moon, starring Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy. The extravagant explains how Armstrong balanced family and work. Before the film even came out in theaters, there was tons of controversy surrounding it. Many people were not to happy […]

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Fantasy-thriller, “House with a Clock in Its Walls,” leaves viewers mesmerized

Fantasy-thriller, “House with a Clock in Its Walls,” leaves viewers mesmerized

On Sept. 21, The House with a Clock in Its Walls made its debut on the big screen. It is based on John Bellairs’s novel of the same name, which is part of a 12 book series. The film starred Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, and Owen Vaccaro as characters Jonathan Barnavelt, Florence Zimmerman, and Lewis Barnavelt respectively. It was directed […]

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Junior Juliette Hoffiz practices yoga in the courtyard during lunch

MSD celebrates peace week

The International Day of Peace is celebrated on Sept. 21, however, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is making the celebration a week long event called Peace Week. During this week, there were different activities occuring while the students were at school. “As the sponsor of Politics Club, I am always looking for positive things that the club can get involved […]

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9th and 10th grade Lauren Rower joins MSD staff. Photo by Nyan Clarke

Lauren Rower joins MSD staff as an English teacher

Lauren Rower is a new freshman and sophomore English teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. She attended Palm Beach Community College for her Associates degree in arts and went to Florida Atlantic University to receive her Bachelor’s degree in English education. She decided to become a teacher while in college; she originally just wanted an English degree. “My love […]

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Transition to Ebooks leaves students and teachers with different opinions

Transition to Ebooks leaves students and teachers with different opinions

Over the last few years, many schools have been slowly transitioning to online textbooks, with Marjory Stoneman Douglas being one of them. These books, referred to as Ebooks, can be accessed through the school’s Single Sign On website. With the change to online technology, varying opinions from students have risen. Although the use of online textbooks makes text more accessible […]

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MSD Students offered up to seven exemptions

MSD Students offered up to seven exemptions

Finals are just around the corner, but the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas have the option to not take any. They can normally exempt three of their seven finals. This semester, however, if a student  earned an “A” or “B” grade for both third and fourth quarter, they can exempt all their finals. Some students felt that if they knew […]

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Review: “Avengers: Infinity War” leaves fans speechless

Review: “Avengers: Infinity War” leaves fans speechless

10 years, 18 movies, all lead up to one major cinematic event, “Avengers: Infinity War.” Released nationwide on April 27, the latest Marvel movie has taken fans by storm. It is a movie that has been anticipated for four years and has made many fans crazed, freaking out before seeing the film. Months of theories and waiting led up to […]

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Drama students rehearse for the one-day performance of "Yo, Vikings!" Photo by Rebecca Schneid.

Drama Club performs “Yo, Vikings!”

On April 13, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s drama program performed “Yo Vikings!” The musical is an adaptation of a book by Judith Schachner and is appropriate for viewers of all ages. The show has major themes of self-acceptance and acceptance of others. The performance was a one-night only show, but it still garnered a large audience. “Yo Vikings!” is […]

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Publix replenishes MSD atrium. Photo by Mackenzie Quinn

Publix beautifies MSD atrium

On April 3, Publix decided to help beautify Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on their Nation Publix Service Day project, a day in which Publix stores around the country help out their community. Publix CEO Todd Jones even came to meet Principal Ty Thompson before working alongside other staff members. The shady atrium between the 500 and 600 buildings was […]

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