Author: rschneid

Calvin Desir

MSD mourns the loss of sophomore Calvin Desir

Sophomore Calvin Desir loved creating–whether it was friendships, jokes, tech in engineering class or memories on basketball courts. Calvin was born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, on Nov. 10, 2002, and was raised in Coral Springs for the duration of his life with his mom Tania Wright, stepdad Brentan Wright, older sister Brittany Wright, and younger sister Aniyah Wright. Once he […]

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Makeshift Memorial. Senior Hannah Kapoor lights a candle after an interfaith ceremony at Pine Trails Park to remember the 17 victims killed last year at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Photo courtesy of John McCall/Sun Sentinel/TNS

Five thousand attend sunset interfaith service at Pine Trails Park on Feb. 14, 2019

In the months leading up to Feb. 14, 2019, the one year anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, members of the Parkland and Coral Springs community were in search of an event to bring the community closer, to remember the victims and families affected, and to foster a sense of healing and unity. So, the […]

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Photo by Nyan Clarke

A year later, I am still afraid

I’ve always been a skittish person- someone easily scared by silly pranks or horror movies. These things have always made me jump in surprise, much to the amusement of my friends. Now, though, my friends find no amusement in my fear. The reason is twofold: first, they feel the same exact fear as I do; second, our fear is not […]

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Photo illustration by Nyan Clarke

MSD students in the LGBTQ+ community must cope with judgement when expressing themselves

“Straight people have never been negatively affected because they’re straight. They don’t get weird glances when holding hands; they aren’t afraid to be seen and they aren’t treated differently. We are, we do. That’s our reality. People will judge us because of who we love, and who we are, even in this school.” Marjory Stoneman Douglas student *Jane has been […]

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Protest for Change. Seniors Sarah Chadwick  and Kirsten McConnell and alumna Tyra Hemans protest in front of the Alabama State Courthouse for common sense gun laws. Photo courtesy of Emilee McGovern

March For Our Lives student organizers embark on two-month bus tour to engage with youth voters and activists

At the March For Our Lives on March 24, 2018, Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Cameron Kasky welcomed the 800,000 protesters in Washington, D.C. and the millions watching at home to “the revolution.” Over 800 cities across the country were ablaze with the fiery anger of hundreds of thousands of protesters who claimed they were tired of gun violence in America.  […]

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A group of MSD drama students practice "Shine," written by Sawyer Garrity and Andrea Pena. Photo courtesy of Kali Clougherty

Student songwriters turn to music for healing with their song “Shine”

After the tragedy on Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, many students found their voice in speaking out politically for stricter laws in order to protect our schools. Junior Sawyer Garrity and sophomore Andrea Pena found their voice in a different way: through music. “We both felt so helpless,” Garrity said. “I remember texting her that Saturday that […]

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Photo by Kevin Trejos

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos vists MSD

On Wed. March 7, Secretary of the Department of Education Betsy DeVos visited Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to speak to survivors of the Feb. 14 shooting. She arrived at the school at 8:45 a.m. with a small SUV motorcade. She immediately went to the front office to meet with Principal Ty Thompson, Assistant Principal Denise Reed, guidance counselors and […]

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The gun department in a Dick's Sporting Goods store in Arlington, Va., on Thursday, March 1, 2018. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Corporations respond to Never Again movement

Since the conception of the #NeverAgain movement by Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students after the atrocious shooting on Feb. 14, many have been fighting to boycott the National Rifle Association. The Never Again movement has been working toward common sense gun reforms in the United States to prevent school shootings like the one in Parkland. In response to the […]

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Recent allegations raise questions about rape culture in American society

Recent allegations raise questions about rape culture in American society

*This story was originally published in the second quarter issue of the Eagle Eye* When the New York Times came out with an explosive news story on Thursday, Oct. 5 describing multiple sexual harassment allegations against powerful Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, America went into a frenzy. This story, which was 10 months in the making, described eight settlements Weinstein made […]

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Politics and pop culture collide with turbulent political scene

Politics and pop culture collide with turbulent political scene

*This story was originally published in the first quarter issue of the Eagle Eye* American popular culture often reflects the political situation in the country at the time. In the 1960s, there was a staggering amount of musical soundscapes to the Vietnam War from famous artists, including Bob Marley. In the 1940s, the gospel, “We Shall Overcome,” was modernized to […]

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