Author: Samantha Goldblum

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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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