Author: nmurillo

Teachers and staff leaving or retiring from MSD reflect on their careers

Teachers and staff leaving or retiring from MSD reflect on their careers

Guidance counselor Joan Paula retires after 16 years at MSD Guidance counselor Joan Paula has worked as at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for over 16 years, but the 2018-2019 school year will be her last year working at MSD. Paula entered the Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP) five years ago in 2015. The DROP program, once entered, provides an […]

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2019 Scholastic Arts and Writing award recipients pose for a photo with Principal Ty Thompson. Photo courtesy of Ty Thompson

Four student artists Win 2019 Scholastic Art and Writing awards

*This story was co-written by Nadia Murillo and Jason Leavy Seniors Alexa Rappaport, Megan Martin, Kelsey Nickerson and junior Bailee Paul all entered the 2019 Scholastic Art and Writing competition, and many ended up receiving numerous amount of accolades. Senior Alexa Rappaport placed nationally with a Silver Medal for the 2019 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards in the category of […]

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[Brief] Men’s varsity water polo team crushes Deerfield Beach High School

On Thursday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m., the men’s varsity water polo team defeated Coral Glades High School for an away game at Deerfield Beach High School. The game ended with a whopping score of 31-2. Sophomore Allan Shihman (10) lead the team with 11 goals, his new career high, senior Trevor Berkson (8) scored eight goals, co-captain William Berk […]

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[Brief] Men’s varsity water polo team defeats Nova High School

On Tuesday, March 12 at 6 p.m., the men’s varsity water polo team defeated Nova High School in overtime for an away game at Nova High School. The game ended with a score of 15-14. Senior Trevor Berkson (8) and sophomore Allan Shihman (10) both made six goals each, and senior William Berk (18) scored three goals. Shihman made the […]

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P!nk Raises the Roof with Concert at the BB&T Center

P!nk Raises the Roof with Concert at the BB&T Center

On Friday Mar. 1, P!NK performed at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida for her “Beautiful Trauma” world tour, which was based on her latest and seventh album of the same name that was released on Oct. 13, 2017. According to P!NK concert goers, her concerts are known to have extravagant acrobatic performances, so many were expecting an exciting show. […]

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[Brief] Men’s varsity water polo team wipes out J. P. Taravella High School

On Wednesday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m., the men’s varsity water polo team defeated J.P. Taravella High School for a home game at Fort Lauderdale High School. The game ended with a score of 16-7. Sophomore Allan Shihman (10) scored six goals, co-captain Vinny Valdez (2) and senior Camden Lander (21) both made three goals each. Senior Jared Fabrikant (13) […]

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[Brief] Men’s varsity water polo team outplays South Plantation High School

On Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 5:30 p.m., the men’s varsity water polo team defeated South Plantation High School for a home game at Northeast High School. The game ended with a score of 27-3. Sophomore Allan Shihman (10) scored 10 goals, his new career high, co-captain William Berk (18) made seven goals, senior Trevor Berkson (8) scored four goals, senior […]

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The US Capitol on the first morning of a partial government shutdown in Washington, DC on Dec. 22, 2018. Caption courtesy of USA Today/Photo courtesy of Jim Lo Scalzo, EPA-EFE

Community members affected by government shutdown

On Dec. 22, 2018, The United States Congress did not approve President Donald Trump’s $5 billion plan to build a wall located on the US-Mexico border, due to a recent conflict between himself and the Democrats. This government shutdown has been the longest in U.S. history and is affecting many people, specifically federal employees, as they haven’t gotten paid since […]

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Review: Ella Cafe is the best place for a cafe getaway

Review: Ella Cafe is the best place for a cafe getaway

Whether it’s studying, hanging out, or just simply enjoying a cup of coffee, cafes are the place to be. Many new cafes have opened up in South Florida after their recent popular trends, attracting people of all ages. Ella Cafe is one of them. Each cafe has their own unique features; this is evident at Ella Cafe, a coffee cafe […]

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A look into the Fortify Florida App and the Safer Watch App

A look into the Fortify Florida App and the Safer Watch App

Many phone applications, including the Fortify Florida App and the Safer Watch App, were created for students and parents to report suspicious activity.   The Fortify Florida App was created by Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office, officials from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Department of Education.   The app was created due to the lack of transmission between […]

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