Travis Newbery

[Multimedia] Looking back on 2020

[Multimedia] Looking back on 2020

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[Review] “The Mandalorian” season 2 does not let up

[Review] “The Mandalorian” season 2 does not let up

If the first season of Lucasfilm’s “The Mandalorian” was about the formation of a connection between a faceless bounty hunter and a little green goblin, then the second explores the lengths that faceless bounty hunter will go to protect his little green goblin. Just in […]

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Graphic by Travis Newbery

[Opinion] The two-party system is ruinous to the future of American politics

Did you know that the two-party system we have today has been in place since the 1850s? That’s right, the Democratic and Republican parties have been vying for the hearts of the American people for the last 170 years, and that’s a very unsettling prospect. […]

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Illustration by Julia Landy

[Opinion] Students and teachers are safer learning at home

After nearly two months of online school, we finally have the option to return to in-person learning. That should be a good thing, right? Face-to-face instruction from teachers, hanging out with your friends and simply getting “back to normal.” What could be so bad about […]

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Melissa Falkowski wins Teacher of the Year

Melissa Falkowski wins Teacher of the Year

Every year, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School gives the Teacher of the Year award to a teacher who excels in their field. This year, on Wednesday, Sept. 9, MSD administration chose Melissa Falkowski, newspaper advisor and Creative Writing teacher, to receive this award. Falkowski has […]

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Eagle Regiment selects 2020 leadership and holds Zoom training meetings

Eagle Regiment selects 2020 leadership and holds Zoom training meetings

With the ongoing COVID-19 quarantine and the closure of schools, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s Eagle Regiment Marching Band has had a shaky start to its 2020 marching season. Being an extremely physical program, the band faced a few obstacles when converting to online […]

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Teachers manage student cheating in virtual school

Teachers manage student cheating in virtual school

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, school life has not been the same with the complete transition from physical school to virtual school. Some classes are conducted via webcam and physical assignments have to be scanned and uploaded through sites like Canvas. The biggest challenge […]

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As the world population is stuck at home due to COVID-19, many are finding entertainment through live-streaming and esports. Photo by Fenthon Aristhomene

Esports and live-stream viewership grow as people are stuck at home

Naturally, being stuck at home with little to no work or school, one would want to find some entertainment. As the COVID-19-induced quarantine rages on, many are finding that entertainment within live-streaming services, particularly esports. Esports are professional competitive matches and leagues for video games. […]

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[Review] Tiger King gives a unique view of bizarre reality

[Review] Tiger King gives a unique view of bizarre reality

“Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness” is a documentary mini-series not only following the story of Joe Exotic, a zookeeper who formerly operated one of the largest roadside zoos in the country, but also the topic of big cat captivity in America. It was released […]

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Junior Roberto Noschese helps make a new path in Marjory's Garden. This was one of the six different activities offered in the garden on Feb. 14. Photo by Travis Newbery

Students, faculty participate in community service projects on Feb. 14

Breathing Easy One of the biggest reactions to the shooting on Feb. 14, 2018 was the outreach from countless therapists, psychologists and social workers to the students and staff of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. One method of healing introduced to the school community was […]

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