Category: EDITORIAL

Students are constantly being blocked from websites throughout the school computers. Photo by Ariana  Perez

Schools should only be able to block certain websites

A school’s job is to educate students and keep them protected throughout the duration of the school day. Many schools, including Broward County schools, block certain websites that may include inappropriate or harmful content for these reasons.  At most points during the school day, teachers […]

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Students are constantly viewing colleges on social media sites. Photo by Maria Vera

Colleges should be able to use social media accounts to influence admission decisions

Social media, including Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat, requires mature and responsible users in order to make smart decisions and act with respectable behavior. All users need to be fully aware that whatever is posted is seen by everyone forever, whether the post is deleted or […]

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MSD should be taking steps to reduce its carbon footprint

Nicknamed “Mother of the Everglades,” Marjory Stoneman Douglas dedicated her life to protecting the environment. As a school that was named after her, the inhabitants of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School should make more of an effort to be environmentally sustainable, which starts with reducing […]

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Editorial cartoon by Leah Ronkin

Green New Deal aims to address climate change through sweeping reform

Climate change is a common topic of discussion in current politics. Democratic presidential hopefuls have all laid out the ways they plan on tackling it. The president has tweeted about it. The science is clear: climate change is a ticking time bomb, and if we […]

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Editorial cartoon by Leah Ronkin

Climate change is a real, serious issue that needs to be addressed

Climate change is a discussion that is pushed aside by older generations and is seen as an issue that the world has more time to resolve. However, the harsh reality is that climate change is real, and we have a limited amount of time to […]

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A policy change will give students more reasons to take official, college-level exams after they finish rigorous classes. [File photo]

End-of-Quarter Testing makes for stressful end to semester

One of the most soul-crushing feelings for a high school students is watching their grade drop an entire letter grade right at the end of the quarter. This horror becomes a reality come the first few weeks of December as teachers enter last minute, heavily […]

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Try one of these new cookbooks to up your game this Thanksgiving. (Dreamstime/TNS)

Should we have the whole week off for Thanksgiving Break?

Thanksgiving is one of America’s most beloved holidays. It’s a time for families to get together and be thankful for one another and their lives. As a result, in most school districts, students get a few days off to celebrate the holiday. In Broward County, […]

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Rise of social media usage affects young people

Rise of social media usage affects young people

Social media has constantly been developing and becoming more and more essential to people’s everyday lives. Apps such as Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and Tiktok are meant to entertain and help users connect with others on a daily basis. One of the first things people do […]

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Having rank and GPA creates a culture of cheating

Having rank and GPA creates a culture of cheating

At Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, there is a clear connection between class rank and cheating. With education becoming a rat race of who can get to the top, students now purely focus on what can boost their grade point average and could care less […]

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Mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression, are among the reasons that millennials' health is not as good as that of the previous generation, a new report finds. (Dreamstime/TNS)

Mental illness is not a trend

Depression is not uncommon amongst teenagers and older children approaching adolescence. In fact, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, “In the U.S., depression is the leading cause of disability for people over 5 years of age.”  The stress of school and maintaining […]

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