Category: EDITORIAL

Students work on online programs, such as Canvas, to complete their assignments. Photo by Delaney Walker

[Opinion] Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students should not repeat a grade

Many new changes and protocols have been put into place due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19. This includes the shutdown of non-essential businesses, parks and schools. Additionally, many towns have issued a shelter-in-place order. Along with these changes, students have shifted towards online learning, […]

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Photo by Fenthon Aristhomene

[Opinion] Clubs should continue meeting even though school is closed

The reason most people join clubs is to meet people with similar interests and to get more involved in the school. After the recent shutdown of schools across Broward County and the United States due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many students have to create new […]

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[Opinion] High school workloads make students resent reading

[Opinion] High school workloads make students resent reading

In elementary school, reading for fun is emphasized as one of the best ways to sharpen students’ intellect. As kids progress through the school system, the emphasis stays the same while the workload gets more intense. Eventually, reading becomes less of a treat and more […]

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Students experience racial bias with gifted program recommendations. Graphic by Leah Ronkin

[Opinion] Gifted program is a form of modern segregation

On freshmen and sophomore course cards, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students are presented with two very similar options: gifted English and honors English. On transcripts, these two classes are effectively the same. Though they count the same when factored towards GPA, there is a […]

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[Opinion] Coronavirus offers students much needed perspective on stress

A crisis can be defined as a time of intense difficulty, trouble or danger; the coronavirus can definitely fit this label. Not only has the virus completely terrified the citizens of America, but it has also paralyzed the ongoing actions of the nation. Although the […]

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During the Oct. 11, 2019 pep rally at MSD, the senior students applauded and cheered for their school. Photo by Sam Grizelj

[Opinion] The loss of senior year is crushing to many

Twelve years. Twelve years of hard work. Twelve years of stress. Twelve years of studying. Twelve years of late nights. Twelve years of falling asleep with our textbooks open and homework scattered across the bed. Twelve years of late-night projects and essays. Twelve years of […]

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[Opinion] High school spring sports seasons cut short due to COVID-19, leaving seniors disappointed

[Opinion] High school spring sports seasons cut short due to COVID-19, leaving seniors disappointed

As we put our daily lives on hold, so many amazing events we senior spring athletes were looking forward to having have been canceled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have been playing with these teams for four years now, watching as the […]

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[Opinion] Seniors need more college application support

[Opinion] Seniors need more college application support

There are plenty of people who will sit down and help you whittle your college application down to perfection– if you’re willing to pay. College admissions counselors aim to help students gain acceptance to the university of their dreams. However, that help comes with a […]

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Beaches are shut down and nearly empty in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

[Opinion] Please stop going to the beach

During the global coronavirus pandemic, many people are questioning what is considered safe in terms of their surroundings.  Numerous people would deem the beach to be a great place to stay distant from others while also relaxing. The fresh air, sunshine, tepid water and soothing […]

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[Opinion] MSD needs more vocational training

[Opinion] MSD needs more vocational training

If you check the course card for a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student, you’re sure to see dozens of options for classes. However, most of these options are academic-oriented: higher-level or niche science, math, history and English classes. A few options for vocational education […]

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