Author: Nikhita Nookala

Backtrack Vocals lead singers belt out a song at a benefit concert for the family of Carmen Schentrup on April 22. Photo by Nikhita Nookala.

[Photo Gallery] Friends of Carmen Schentrup hold benefit concert raising money for ALS research

On April 22 at 7:30 p.m., the friends, family and community who loved Carmen Schentrup gathered at Mary Help of Christians Church to attend a benefit concert held in her memory. Because Carmen was the founding president of the A Capella Club at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, her friends decided to invite the New York-based a capella group “Backtrack […]

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Sophomore Dara Rosen and junior Rebecca Schneid jot down potential questions for Sen. Bernie Sanders outside his office in Washington, D.C. Photo by Melissa Falkowski.

[Video] Sen. Bernie Sanders meets with The Eagle Eye reporters to discuss gun laws

On March 20, Eagle Eye co-editor-in-chief Rebecca Schneid and staff writer Dara Rosen were given the chance to work with The Guardian as part of their project that allowed Parkland student journalists to guest edit and commission stories that were published on this platform. One of the interviews that they were able to secure was a meeting with Sen. Bernie […]

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Penn Ridge students meet with MSD senior Emma Gonzalez at the March for Our Lives in Washington D.C. on March 24. Photo courtesy of Anna-Sophie Tinneny

Pennsylvania high school students protest administration to promote gun control

A group of high school students at Pennridge High School in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, has started a movement of their own, inspired by the activism of the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the wake of the tragic Feb. 14 shooting. The organization, calling themselves Never Again Penn, is fighting to enact gun regulations in order to prevent […]

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A photograph of Meadow Pollack at the base of one seventeen crosses at a candlelight vigil for the victims of the  shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla, on February 16, 2018 (Greg Lovett/The Palm Beach Post/Zuma Press/TNS)

Friends and family of Meadow Pollack build playground in her honor

After losing their beloved Meadow in the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the Pollack family and Meadow’s friends started an organization to honor the memory of their loved one, calling it “Meadow’s Movement.” The movement was started by Meadow’s father, Andrew Pollack, whose current goal is to build a memorial playground to honor the life of his daughter. […]

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Immigration activists demonstrate outside the Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 in Washington D.C. as the Senate agreed to a deal to avoid a shutdown that does not include provisions for so-called Dreamers sought by Democrats. (Miguel Juarez Lugo/Zuma Press/TNS)

Why we need DACA to protect young immigrants

Undocumented immigration became a hotly contested issue during the 2016 presidential election, inciting passionate responses from both sides of the political spectrum. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act was never meant to be permanent. Former President Barack Obama continuously asked Congress throughout his term to create legislation that would reform immigration policy for these immigrants. Without DACA or a […]

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Pinwheels created by elementary school students from Georgia decorate the perimeter of the school. Photo by Nikhita Nookala

Georgia elementary schools donate pinwheels in support of MSD

On March 14, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were greeted by 3,600 colorful pinwheels dotting the perimeter of campus. The pinwheels were tacked onto pencils and colored with supportive messages and well wishes. They were donated by students from Austin Elementary School, Dunwoody Elementary School and Kingsley Elementary School, all located just outside Atlanta, Georgia. “Our students and […]

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The Florida House of Representatives convenes in the Chamber in the Florida Capitol Building in Tallahassee as MSD students watch from the balcony. Photo by Kevin Trejos

Florida legislature passes gun safety proposal named in honor of MSD

In response to relentless activism and lobbying conducted by students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the Florida state legislature has drafted and passed a bill to put more gun and school safety laws into place. The bill, dubbed the “Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act,” was passed in the Senate 20-18 on March 5 in the House […]

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Coral Springs Police Sgt. Jeff Heinrich breaks down talking about his wife and son during a news conference at the Coral Springs Police Department on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. Heinrich's wife, Marilyn, is the Assistant Athletic Director at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and his son is a student there. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel/TNS)

Off-duty Sgt. Jeff Heinrich saves student and secures building

Sgt. Jeff Heinrich of the Coral Springs Police Department is a police officer with a unique connection to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. His wife is world history teacher and assistant athletic director Marilyn Rule, and his son is a student. In his spare time during the day, he likes to help the staff keep up the grounds of the […]

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Support for MSD has reached even the coldest place on Earth, Antarctica. Photo courtesy of Ashley Curtis

MSD alumna starts project to show worldwide support for MSD

In a show of support for the victims and the survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, class of 2006 alumna Ashley Payanis Curtis has put together a collection of photos from around the country and the world with words of love. Each picture has the words “MSD, our love for you is so strong, it has […]

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Photo by Deandre Blake

[Photo Gallery] Local schools hold walkouts in support of MSD

In the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, many schools in Broward County and other surrounding areas have taken it upon themselves to organize walkouts and other events to support both the #NeverAgain movement and the MSD student body. On Tuesday, Feb. 20, students from West Boca Community High School in Boca Raton walked the 12 […]

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