Author: Zoe Gordon

Seas of Green. Algae in the Caloosahatchee River beside the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam in Alva, Florida, July 11, 2018. Environmental worry that legislation being pushed by Florida Senate President Bill Galvano to build three new toll roads will lead to suburban sprawl that exacerbates Florida’s water quality problems. Photo courtesy of Greg Lovett/The Palm Beach Post/ TNS

South Florida faces a variety of environmental issues and is working towards finding solutions for the future

At a glance, South Florida may simply appear to be home to crystal blue beaches, beautiful homes and a multitude of unique wildlife. However, dig a little deeper and one will find toxic algal blooms that threaten the lives of both plants and animals, rising […]

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Editorial Cartoon by Leah Ronkin

Free sanitary products should be provided in every female school restroom

Let’s open up the conversation: period talk. Ladies, it is the time of the month we all despise, but it would be much simpler if we did not have to lug a sanitary product with us every time we had to use the restroom at […]

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Photo illustration by Nyan Clarke

Students question admissions fairness after cheating scandal

It has long been said that “money can’t buy happiness,” and the same reality is true for those who are involved with manipulating the education system. After news of the major college admissions scandal broke out in March, questions arose regarding how frequently unqualified students […]

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Television depictions of mass shootings can have harmful effects

Television depictions of mass shootings can have harmful effects

School shootings are a frequently depicted topic on television, often dramatizing the terror and hardships students and faculty face during a real shooting. While these episodes seem more plentiful now than ever, due to the increased rates of actual school shootings, violence on campus has […]

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Photo by Nyan Clarke

Walking past the 1200 building is emotionally draining

I used to meet up with my friends behind the freshman building at 7:25 in the morning. It was here that we hugged, laughed and stressed over our upcoming tests. I used to hurdle myself up all three flights of the building’s stairs with tired, […]

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Yearbook adviser Sarah Lerner releases “Parkland Speaks” book featuring MSD students

Yearbook adviser Sarah Lerner releases “Parkland Speaks” book featuring MSD students

On Jan. 22, “Parkland Speaks,” a collection of MSD student pieces inspired by the Feb. 14 shooting became available to the public. The novel, edited by yearbook adviser and English teacher Sarah Lerner, features student self-expression through photography, poetry, personal essays and political letters. In […]

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Graphic by Nyan Clarke

Students debate whether the school system restricts or encourages development of creativity

The imagination of a child knows no bounds. Whether it includes carelessly finger painting a canvas with a rainbow of colors, building a Lego tower so tall and believing it is a skyscraper, or playing on a swing set and feeling only a short distance […]

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Mobilized Marchers. MSD Alumni walk down Pennsylvania Ave at the March For Our Lives in Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy of Mobilizing MSD Alumni

MSD Alumni come together to support the Coral Springs and Parkland community

Tragedy often brings people with a similar past together. With a common desire to make a difference after the deadly shooting in their hometown on Feb. 14, many Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School alumni found themselves getting in touch with one another, each eager to […]

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Sophomore Rachel Padnis creates patches and stickers to raise money for Parkland community

Sophomore Rachel Padnis creates patches and stickers to raise money for Parkland community

Soon after the tragedy on Feb. 14, sophomore Rachel Padnis felt a strong desire to show her support for the victims’ families and the MSD community. After attending the rally in Tallahassee with her fellow classmates, she realized that being in that type of crowd […]

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MSD World history teacher Diane Wolk-Rogers addresses “Never Again” movement on Ted Talk

MSD World history teacher Diane Wolk-Rogers addresses “Never Again” movement on Ted Talk

On April 20, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting, Advanced Placement World History teacher Diane Wolk-Rogers showed her students and the world her TED Talk that was filmed just the week before. Covering the topics of the Never Again Movement and the Second Amendment, […]

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