Author: sgoldblum

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 were suffering from allergies and his mother in law happened to bring one to his […]

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Choir Performs National Anthem at Dwyane Wade’s final Miami Heat Game

Choir Performs National Anthem at Dwyane Wade’s final Miami Heat Game

Co-Written by Samantha Goldblum and Ryen Kowalczyk On Tuesday, April 9, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School choir performed the national anthem at the Miami Heat basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers at the American Airlines Arena located in downtown Miami. Seven students were invited to sing at Dwyane Wade’s final game to honor him and what he has done […]

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Sixth biannual yogathon held for mental health awareness

Sixth biannual yogathon held for mental health awareness

The sixth biannual yogathon for mental health awareness took place Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is the mastermind of Yoga4B non-profit organization, taking place at the Pine Trails Amphitheatre. Participation was free to MSD students but there was a $25 admissions fee for others. Booths were set up for a variety of things including […]

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MSD Drama students practice performing for the show "Yo Vikings!" in spring of 2018.

“Song of Parkland” sheds light on importance of arts

“Song of Parkland,” is shining a spotlight on those recovering from a tragedy and inspiring the nation by showing how a group of young people can come out strong from a tragedy. This moving documentary includes original songs written by the students about their experience, as well as clips from demonstrations and protests around the United States, such as at […]

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Mr. Schaller has a piano in his classroom to link his love of music with his passion for teaching. Photo by Darian Williams

History teacher Devin Schaller rocks out in his band, “Tame the Lyons”

*This story was co-written by Samantha Goldblum and Jason Leavy. US History and AP Human Geography teacher Devin Schaller is a passionate teacher by day and a gifted band member by night. He rocks out to his jams for fun, but he is also an up-and-coming musician. As a freshman at Florida Atlantic University, Schaller had never played an instrument […]

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Winter equestrian festival kicks off first week of competition

Winter equestrian festival kicks off first week of competition

On Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, the annual Winter Equestrian Festival kicked off its first week with its opening night named for its battle between both gender teams, “Battle of the Sexes.” The annual festival takes place at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, offering free entrance, activities and entertainment to the public. The main events continue every Saturday night through […]

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Runners sign #Hixonstrong banner to show their support. Photo By: Samantha Goldblum

Race takes place in Coach Hixon’s honor

On Nov. 3, 2018, Sallarulo annual Race for Champions Special Olympics took place at Nova Southeastern University. The event is the 12th annual 5K run and walk, which was attended by an estimated 400 people and dedicated to Chris Hixon. Sallarulo Race for Champions was created on the basis that everyone deserves a chance and an opportunity to live a […]

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Puppy Pose. Junior Haylee Shepard brings her dog, Spree, to school with her everyday for support. Photo by Nyan Clarke

Therapy and service dogs join students on campus

As every new school year begins, the campus welcomes new students and faculty. But this year, man’s best friend has a newfound presence at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, as therapy dogs and service dogs can both be found on campus. Each day during both lunch periods, two to four therapy dogs are available in the courtyard for MSD students […]

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The cast of the "Shine" music video poses in front of the auditorium set. Photo courtesy of Sawyer Garrity.

“Shine” music video sheds light on aftermath of shooting

After the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, 2018, sophomore Andrea Pena and junior Sawyer Garrity felt that they needed to do something special to occupy their time and, more importantly, honor the 17 lives lost. Their original song, titled “Shine,” quickly grew into one of the most well-known tributes for those affected by the […]

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Teachers Marcia Cunningham, Ronit Reoven and Debra Wanamaker and sophomore Kellie Wanamaker meet with a member of the SWAT team. Courtesy of Van Tassel

“Day of Healing” connects MSD students and first responders

The “Day of Healing,” an event held to reconnect students with first responders from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on Feb. 14, took place at North Community Park in Coral Springs on Sunday, March 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event was organized by MSD English teacher Holly Van Tassel-Schuster, who planned the event after multiple […]

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