Author: Samantha Goldblum

Senioritis strikes seniors during second semester

Senioritis strikes seniors during second semester

At this point in the year, seniors at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have already received their acceptance letters from several colleges and have begun to plan for their life after high school.  At first, this process can be stressful for students, since friends, parents […]

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Mallory poses with her children's book, "Wandering Willow." Photo by Samantha Goldblum

English teacher Michelle Daon prints copy of student’s writing for media center

At the end of the first semester of the 2019-2020 school year, English teacher Michelle Daon assigned her students to write literary definitions into a story book. Daon then took senior Mallory Mynatt’s work and printed it into a book for her.  Mynatt has autism, […]

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AP style decoration posters are interactive so students can get more use out of them. Photo by Darian Williams

Classroom decorations affect how students learn

The way a classroom is decorated affects learning for the students in that class. Decorations in a classroom can include inspiring words, students’ work, parts of lessons, number lines, graphs and charts.  Teachers of different subjects seem to decorate differently, with English rooms being more […]

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Junior Rachel Kuperman wins second place in the SI Davie’s Human Trafficking Poster Competition

Junior Rachel Kuperman wins second place in the SI Davie’s Human Trafficking Poster Competition

On Thursday, Jan. 10, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School junior Rachel Kuperman took home second place and a $200 prize for the SI Davie’s Human Trafficking Poster Competition, a high school art competition that increases awareness about human trafficking. The competition was open to all […]

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Principal Michelle Kefford introduces new mentorship program, “Kefford’s Kids”

Principal Michelle Kefford introduces new mentorship program, “Kefford’s Kids”

With the arrival of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s new principal, Michelle Kefford, many changes have come about at MSD. One of which is the program “Kefford’s Kids,” which students started taking part in on Thursday, Nov. 21. Kefford’s Kids is a mentorship program between […]

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A to-do-list of unrealistic standards students often feel the must live up to due to pressure from their parents. Photo by Samantha Goldblum

Parents’ expectations are set too high for children

The recent college admission scandal involving Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman and other accused parents in March raises questions about parents’ high expectations for their children. Clearly, these accused parents were disappointed with their children’s ability to succeed academically and gain entry into the universities their […]

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Horse rider Samantha Goldblum leaps over obstacle on her horse.

Horseback riding should be recognized as a sport

When people think of sports, they tend to think of typical sports such as softball, flag football or basketball. Being told by so many people that the sport they have dedicated their life is not a sport can be extremely aggravating. “All you do is […]

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#Emmastrong fundraiser raises money for the Sorensen family

#Emmastrong fundraiser raises money for the Sorensen family

#Emmastrong is a fundraiser that was held at Sicilian Oven in Coral Springs on Sept. 16 and 17. If someone was not able to dine-in, take-out was also an option as long as #Emmastrong is mentioned when paying, with a portion of the proceeds going […]

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School activities aid in exclusion among teens

School activities aid in exclusion among teens

When spirit week rolls around, most people are excited to show off their school spirit by dressing up for the specific days with all of their friends, and even more excited at the end of the week for homecoming. What about the students who may […]

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Eagles’ Haven gifts teachers welcome back plants

Eagles’ Haven gifts teachers welcome back plants

On Aug. 21, each teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School received a special delivery bag containing a sansevieria plant, a personalized note of support and a heart-shaped stress ball courtesy of Eagles’ Haven and David Katz, owner of Nature’s Plants.  Katz and his family […]

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