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

“Not Even Bones” is a gruelling 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 world of “Not Even Bones” is set in the real world, but introduces a group […]

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

“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 order to handle  their problems. Through new secretive experiences, Xiomara learns the importance of fostering […]

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

“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 Richard, a young African American boy who is the perpetrator, before and after their chance […]

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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 Levenseller, “What to Say Next” by Julie Buxbaum, “Invictus” by William Ernest Henley or “In […]

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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 offering free icees all day long to anyone who shows their school ID. “We realize […]

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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 improved wireless Airpods were released to the public for their enjoyment. “My earbuds used to […]

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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 his hobby into a career. “My favorite part [of playing] would be performing,” Leonardi said. […]

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Seniors Jessica Frengut, Maddy King, Nathan Louis, Erich Cook and Michael Robb check in to vote at the Parkland Recreational Center on Thursday, Nov. 1. Eligible seniors were  transported to the polls to vote for the first time as part of a Broward County Public Schools initiative to engage young voters. Photo by Rebecca Schneid

Students embark on a journey to vote for the first time

On Thursday, Nov. 1, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School transported nine students to a local polling station at the Parkland Recreational Center so they could vote for the very first time. The trip, which was referred to as the voting bus, was organized by Sociology teacher Sandra Davis and Advanced Placement Government and Economics teacher Jeff Foster who managed to […]

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Caryola's new project, Crayola Cycle, starts with a box of normal markers.

MSD takes part in Crayola’s new project: Crayola Color Cycle

Dried markers are left untouched for years to pollute the environment. However, with the new Crayola program, ColorCycle, markers are now able to be recycled in the hopes of creating a cleaner Earth. Marjory Stoneman Douglas is taking part in this program as to help make the Earth a better place. The ColorCycle program is targeted towards schools in order […]

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Charlie Puth performs at the Fillmore Miami Beach on Oct. 4, 2016 in Miami Beach, Fla.  (Ace Pictures/Zuma Press/TNS)

Charlie Puth Shines Bright with Concert at Coral Sky Amphitheater

On Sept. 1, Charlie Puth performed at the Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Florida for his 33rd and final concert of the “Voicenotes” tour in America.         “Voicenotes” is not only the name of Charlie Puth’s third concert tour but also the name of his latest album which was released on May 11,2018 and is Puth’s second studio […]

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