Author: Samantha Goldblum

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 sit on the horse”, “the horse does all the work”, and “that’s so cruel” are […]

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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 directly to the Sorensen family.  The fundraiser was spearheaded by Coral Springs Middle School and […]

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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 not be the most popular, who have only a few friends, who just moved here […]

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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 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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