UNDER PRESSURE: Mental health issues affecting teens on the rise

UNDER PRESSURE: Mental health issues affecting teens on the rise

Feet tapping on floors; beads of sweat coating hands, dripping down foreheads; pulse racing a mile a second; constantly feeling on edge, agitated, fatigued. This is the reality that many students with mental health disorders must deal with on a daily basis. Anxiety, as well as a diverse array of mental health issues, have recently gained a considerable amount of […]

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UNDER THE  INFLUENCE: MSD students participate in underage drinking, despite the legal, physical and emotional consequences

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: MSD students participate in underage drinking, despite the legal, physical and emotional consequences

Alcohol is one of the most commonly used and abused drugs among youth in the United States. As a result, underage drinking is a leading health problem in this country.   According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, each year, approximately 5,000 young people under the age of 21 die as a result of consuming alcohol; this […]

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Teachers and staff leaving or retiring from MSD reflect on their careers

Teachers and staff leaving or retiring from MSD reflect on their careers

Guidance counselor Joan Paula retires after 16 years at MSD Guidance counselor Joan Paula has worked as at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for over 16 years, but the 2018-2019 school year will be her last year working at MSD. Paula entered the Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP) five years ago in 2015. The DROP program, once entered, provides an […]

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Photo illustration by Nyan Clarke

MSD students choose alternative post-graduation routes

For many students, the end of high school means the beginning of the next chapter of their lives: college. However, some students today are breaking from the traditional four years of school and taking an alternative route. Whether this includes heading into the military, taking a gap year or heading directly into the workforce, some students feel that succeeding in […]

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Students opt to graduate early after changes at MSD

With the distribution of course cards and meetings about class selections, some rising seniors are rethinking their graduation plans. While most students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School choose to “walk across the stage in June,” some have diverged from the norm, deciding instead to graduate early, in December. In previous years, students have also decided to graduate early. Multiple […]

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Teachers and students share the advantages of working alongside family members

Teachers and students share the advantages of working alongside family members

For many people, school is a chance to enter a completely different word than the one that they associate with at home; however, this is not the case for certain individuals at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Some students and staff have relatives that also attend or work at MSD. This is an unusual dynamic that is accompanied by pros […]

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Michelle Kefford takes up the role of new principal at MSD for the 2019-2020 school year

Michelle Kefford takes up the role of new principal at MSD for the 2019-2020 school year

After 14 years away from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Michelle Kefford has officially confirmed her return for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. This time however she will not be teaching the students at MSD but instead leading them as their new principal. Before becoming the current principal of Charles W. Flanagan High School in Pembroke Pines, Kefford taught at […]

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Girl’s Wrestling member Sarah Ochoa qualifies for national team

Girl’s Wrestling member Sarah Ochoa qualifies for national team

After finishing in 2nd place at the Girl’s Freestyle State Wrestling Championships this past weekend, junior Sara Ochoa has become a qualifier for the U.S. Marine Corps junior national wrestling competition. In order to qualify, Ochoa won multiple matches in her weight class in the Greco-roman wrestling style and came close to winning the state champion title, but achieved 2nd […]

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MSD students participate in community service

MSD students participate in community service

Leni SteinhardtLeni Steinhardt is a member of the graduating class of 2020 and copy editor for the Eagle Eye. She hopes to major in mass communication and journalism in college and later pursue a career in journalism. She is currently involved in numerous clubs and activities including Students Demand Action, National Association of Students Against Gun Violence, Girls Varsity Golf […]

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BRACE Advisor Ana Farrand Wins WOT Coordinator of the Year Award

BRACE Advisor Ana Farrand Wins WOT Coordinator of the Year Award

On Friday, April 26, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas  BRACE Advisor Ana Farrand accepted the Broward County School Coordinator of the Year award by the Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship program at their annual end of the year gala. The WOT Mentor and Scholarship program aims to inspire girls to overcome their obstacles in order to pursue higher education by […]

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