Author: Yuval Alter

Review: “A Curse so Dark and Lonely,” A modern take on Beauty and the Beast

Review: “A Curse so Dark and Lonely,” A modern take on Beauty and the Beast

Many stories have taken a chance by trying to retell the classic tale of “Beauty and the Beast,” and because of this, the differences between each retake tends to fade. Brigid Kemmerer, however, is able to successfully keep her telling of “Beauty and the Beast” […]

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Review: “Whisper” a tale about the power of words

Review: “Whisper” a tale about the power of words

The typical tale of power and manipulation gets a spin in Lynette Noni’s “Whisper” which explores a world where power is only held in one person- our main character- who goes by the alias of Jane Doe. The plot of the novel revolves around Jane […]

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Review: “This Mortal Coil,” a complex take on the sci-fi genre

Review: “This Mortal Coil,” a complex take on the sci-fi genre

In Emily Suvada’s interesting novel, “This Mortal Coil,” Suvada creates a dystopian world where gene manipulation has been perfected and allows human beings to change their own DNA. However, the main character of the novel, Catrina, is unable to manipulate her own DNA and compensates […]

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Review: “Not Even Bones” is a grueling story that separates itself from the young adult genre

Review: “Not Even Bones” is a grueling story that separates itself from the young adult genre

In Rebecca Schaeffer’s thrilling novel “Not Even Bones,” Schaeffer explores the thin line that divides what is defined as good and bad within her main character, Nita. Her experiences showcase the “us vs them” mentality that is unique to her characterization as an anti-hero. The […]

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Review: “The Poet X” is a must-read for fans of poetry

Review: “The Poet X” is a must-read for fans of poetry

In Elizabeth Acevedo’s powerful novel, “The Poet X”, Acevedo brings to life the realities of a first generation American through the main character Xiomara. Her journey helps to define the troubles of these realities and the ways that people are able to aid themselves in […]

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Review: “The 57 Bus” Thrills readers with the story of a life-changing encounter between two teens

Review: “The 57 Bus” Thrills readers with the story of a life-changing encounter between two teens

Dashka Slater’s novel “The 57 Bus” tells the true story of two individuals after one made a life-changing decision to light the other’s skirt on fire on Nov. 4 2013. The book follows Sasha, an agender teen who is the victim of the crime, and […]

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Media Specialist Diana Haneski and book club partner to host quarterly Lit Lunch

Media Specialist Diana Haneski and book club partner to host quarterly Lit Lunch

On Feb. 22, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School media specialist Diana Haneski held the quarterly Lit Lunch in the media center in order to celebrate books and reading. The students participating were originally supposed to have read novels “Daughter of a Pirate King” by Tricia […]

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Cecilie’s Italian Ice offering free ices on 2/14

Cecilie’s Italian Ice offering free ices on 2/14

Cecile’s Gourmet Italian Ices is an Italian ice dessert shop that has been in Coral Springs since 1995 and has over 200 varieties of ices available. On Feb. 14, Cecile’s is offering their own form of comfort for the students and staff of MSD by […]

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Much like other students at MSD, senior Emily Kolber shows off her new Airpods. Photo by Darian Williams

Airpods surge in popularity at MSD

Throughout the halls of Marjory Stoneman Douglas, one can see many students wearing strange, small white devices in their ears: Apple Airpods.  In 2001, Apple released their iPod and, with it, their own take on earbuds. Fifteen years later, in December 2016, the new and […]

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Senior Cameron Leonardi practices his clarinet, in hopes of pursuing music professionally. Leonardi started playing instruments in middle school and has continued in high school, competing in county and state competitions. Photo Illustration by Nyan Clarke

Senior Cameron Leonardi follows his dream to perform in professional orchestra

When he attended Westglades Middle School, Cameron Leonardi did not anticipate that a simple elective choice would lead to his life’s passion: music. Now a senior, Leonardi is hoping his years of practice will kickstart his musical journey in college, as he works to transform […]

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