Category: EDITORIAL

MSD seniors face unexpected struggles in their final year

Senior year is often portrayed as the light at the end of the tunnel. Throughout high school, a majority of seniors enjoy telling underclassmen how easy and fun senior year will be for them. However, they tend to leave out one simple thing: the easy part does not occur until the second semester. What the past seniors tend to neglect is […]

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Sophomores Jenna Weissman and Helena Denny pose for a picture in their Halloween costumes. They dressed up as Mike and Sully from Monsters inc.

Students celebrate Halloween, even as holiday falls on a weeknight

According to the National Retail Federation, Americans spent $2.5 billion on Halloween candy this year. To receive this candy, students, including those at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, stayed up late trick-or-treating Oct. 31. However, as Halloween fell on a Monday this year, the students that participated in the festivities had to wake up early the next day to attend a full […]

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State of the American Presidential Election

State of the American Presidential Election

It’s not too much of a stretch to say that this is one of the worst elections in United States history. Americans immensely dislike both candidates: according to Reuters, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s respective 55 percent and 62 percent disapproval ratings rank as the two highest in the six decades that presidential disapproval has been measured. What’s sad about […]

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The Silent Epidemic – Open Discussion About Suicide Needed at MSD

Nowdays it can seem like every other time the news comes on, or one is scrolling through the Twitter-verse, that more terrible news comes on saying that there has been another mass shooting, or that a cop has been shot. As these event repeat themselves, people start to become desensitized and begin repeating the same ritual: initial shock and outrage, followed by […]

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Sophomore, Sofee Desai, looks stylish while dressing down

Eagles Rest in their Nest

Going to school is a strenuous act in itself, due to getting up in the morning at the crack of dawn being exhausting. Once students are finally out of a warm, cozy bed, the early bird grouchiness comes into place and all they want is to be comfortable again. This results is not wanting to put on stiff jeans or tight […]

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To pledge or not to pledge

To pledge or not to pledge

On Aug. 28, San Francisco 49’ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat down during the national anthem in protest of the social injustices and police brutality African Americans face in America, angering football fans and American citizens. Soon after Kaepernick’s initial protest, numerous professional athletes from all sports leagues followed suit. The protest has spread from professional sports to high school sports […]

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Pixar releases fishy sequel to 2003 classic with ‘Finding Dory’

Pixar releases fishy sequel to 2003 classic with ‘Finding Dory’

  When Ellen DeGeneres announced the highly- anticipated sequel to 2003’s beloved “Finding Dory” on her television talk show in April of 2013, it was time for an instant classic. 
In “Finding Nemo,” an overprotective, helicopter-parenting clownfish by the name of Marlin and an amnesic Pacific regal blue tang named Dory (voiced by DeGeneres) take to the seas after Marlin’s […]

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The Alchemist Review

The Alchemist Review

Just recently seeming to have taken Instagram and alternative social media sites by storm, The Alchemist, a one-of-a-kind coffee shop which arrived in late 2012, is undoubtedly at the top of every South Florida coffee shop fanatic’s to-do-list. Though tucked away in the somewhat-neglected area of Eucalyptus Gardens in Wilton Manors, Fort Lauderdale and complete with challenging parking, The Alchemist’s […]

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Los Angeles Trip Review

Los Angeles Trip Review

Los Angeles, California a city where the sun is always shining and the stars are always out is a phenomenal place to go to for vacation. However, it can be quite intimidating to visit, as there is a vast amount of spots to see from restaurants to plazas to iconic Hollywood destinations. The impending question for tourists always seems to […]

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Community Clean-up. Along with her teammates from the women’s varsity soccer team, senior Emma Jacobs helps pull out weeds in a planted area of the MSD courtyard.  Jacobs favorite form of community service is volunteering at local soccer camps, where she can help teach kids how to play soccer. Photo courtesy of

How helping others can help you

Listen, I could sit here all day insisting that you become a better person. At this point I think we all have the script down to a science: infidelity is wrong says the spouses; plagiarism is wrong says the teachers; eating fatty foods is wrong says Michelle Obama. We are all, in some way, brought up to learn a similar […]

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