Category: FEATURE

MSD bowler Ashley Paris qualifies as an individual for bowling state meet

MSD bowler Ashley Paris qualifies as an individual for bowling state meet

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior, Ashley Paris, advanced as an individual for the upcoming bowling state meet.  To qualify as an individual, one has to bowl the best series, which is three games combined, out of those who don’t qualify as a team. On […]

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A day in the life of an MSD freshman

A day in the life of an MSD freshman

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"Mayor For A Month" Adam Habona participates in an activity with the fire department.

Adam Habona chosen as “Mayor For A Month”

On Wednesday, Sept. 18, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior Adam Habona was selected for Parkland’s “Mayor For A Month” program. Habona serves as Second Vice President of MSD’s Student Government and Co-Executive Director of March for Our Lives Parkland. “Mayor For A Month” is […]

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Senior Cat Tibbetts, recipient of the National Hispanic Scholar Recognition. Portrait by Sam Grizelj

Senior Cat Tibbetts recognized as a National Hispanic Scholar

On Oct. 19, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior Cat Tibbetts was recognized as a National Hispanic Scholar by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. Tibbetts was awarded with the recognition following her exemplary PSAT score and GPA during the midpoint of her junior year.  Tibbetts’ recognition […]

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October’s Athlete of the Month: Golf Player Lindsey Salomone. Photo Courtesy of Ryen Kowalczyk and Nicole Suarez.

October’s Athlete of the Month: women’s varsity golf player Lindsey Salomone

Lindsey Salomone, a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and MSD women’s golf player, has been selected as October’s athlete of the month. Salomone is a well-rounded student with a passion for both education, as well as sports including: golf, tennis and soccer. Salomone […]

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Social media app “TikTok” rises in popularity among students at MSD

Across the nation, people of all ages and demographics have found themselves absorbed in the world of online trends ranging from comedy jokes to popular dances. Trends like these have created online celebrities, some whom walk the halls at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Many […]

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Standing with Pride. Photojournalist Ian Witlen stands in front of his “Anguish in the Aftermath” exhibit at the Coral Springs Center for the Performing Arts on Sept. 26, moments before the opening ceremony begins. Photo courtesy of Chris Zuppa

Ian Witlen’s photography exhibit ‘Anguish in the Aftermath’ opens to public

On Sept. 26, 2019, the Coral Springs Center for the Performing Arts held an opening reception to celebrate the official launch of Ian Witlen’s photography exhibit titled “Anguish in the Aftermath.” Witlen is an internationally published freelance photographer whose clients include, but are not limited […]

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MSD students share their personal experiences with discrimination

When grocery shopping, one does not expect to have a personal escort roaming around the store alongside them. However, this was a reality for senior Job Charles. Charles, who is African American, and his friends, a group of primarily minorities, were simply buying Gatorade when […]

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MSD students and staff stuck in cycle of violence, traumatization and loss

MSD students and staff stuck in cycle of violence, traumatization and loss

Sweaty hands trembling. Knives of chest pain piercing between ribs. Breath growing shallower and quicker with each breath inhaled and shakier with each exhale. Heart rate tripping over itself. Eyes glazing over as vision turns inside. Instead of seeing surroundings, seeing only distressing snapshots of […]

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Second Job Sensation. Fireworks explode in a display set up by the pyrotechnical company that English teacher Aaron Avis works for. Photo courtesy of  Aaron Avis

MSD teachers work second jobs to meet their financial needs

Camp counselor, financial advisor, tour guide—these are just some of the extra jobs that teachers have picked up, in order to support themselves and their families. Ranging from finance to baking, teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have combined their interests and talents to […]

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