Category: FEATURE

Catherine Britt takes on new teaching job with U.S. Department of Defense

Catherine Britt takes on new teaching job with U.S. Department of Defense

On Friday, Oct. 11, Culinary teacher Catherine Britt will be departing Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and flying overseas to a new school called Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany. Britt was offered an opportunity to teach American students Physical Education for third, fourth and fifth graders. For the last eight years, Britt has been collecting a variety of certifications […]

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Underclassmen Alexa and Rachel Kitaygorodsky host annual bake sale to support charities

Underclassmen Alexa and Rachel Kitaygorodsky host annual bake sale to support charities

On Saturday, Sept. 7, junior Alexa Kitaygorodsky and freshman Rachel Kitaygorodsky hosted their eighth annual home-based bake sale for charity. This year, the family decided to support Make Our Schools Safe, Camp Fiesta and Lifenet 4 Families. While the charities they choose to support change each year, the policy never changes: 100 percent of the proceeds are donated. The event […]

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Daniel Tabares wins first annual Loving Kindness award

Daniel Tabares wins first annual Loving Kindness award

After the shooting that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the community members of Parkland coped in different ways. Many individuals grieved with loved ones, trying to move forward with their lives. However, for junior Daniel Tabares, his coping mechanism was to help people. For over a year, Tabares has done everything in his power to be a positive […]

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Christopher DeBerry awarded the 2019 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School ‘Non-instructional Employee of the Year’

Christopher DeBerry awarded the 2019 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School ‘Non-instructional Employee of the Year’

On Friday, Aug. 30, Christopher DeBerry, the facility service employee at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was awarded the 2019 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School “Non-instructional Employee of the Year.”  Along with the 2019 MSD Teacher of the Year, Danielle Driscoll, the school celebrated DeBerry’s accomplishment in Driscoll’s room during fourth period on Friday, Aug. 30. DeBerry was called down […]

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Photo Courtesy of Ella Singer

MSD sisters create charity project, “Birthdays and Books”

On June 23, 2019, junior Ella Singer and freshman Lily Singer announced the start of their charity project called “Birthday and Books.”  Ella and Lily first started volunteering with the help of their mother, Kimberly Singer, who works with the most unprivileged parts of the county, East Broward County, in the Early Childhood Department at Broward County Public Schools. Once […]

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Mental plays a large role in the lives of students. (Photo by Dara Rosen)

School is playing a role in the mental health of students

On July 1, a bill in Oregon was put into effect, allowing students to take off up to five mental health days every three months. This has sparked conversation among parents, students and educators alike, concerning not only the efficacy of policies like this one, but also whether or not these types of policies should exist at all, based on […]

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Senior Samantha Goldblum uses Photoshop to extenuate her feature's in a photo. 
Photo illustration by Darion Willams.

Photoshop gives teens unrealistic body standards

Social media outlets, such as Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram, have boomed in popularity amongst people of all ages. On these apps, the trend of altering photos has become frequent for many users. With Photoshop, users are able to alter backgrounds, colors and even their appearance.  Despite user’s attempts to conceal them, these Photoshop edits are often noticeable. One wrong move […]

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Artist Ian Witlen working on exhibit model for the opening at the Coral Springs Museum of Art on Sept. 26. 
Photo Courtesy of Ian Witlen Photography

“Anguish in the Aftermath: Examining a Mass Shooting” to open Sept. 26 at the Coral Springs Museum of Art

A work in progress project, “Anguish in the Aftermath: Examining a Mass Shooting,” by internationally published photographer, Ian Witlen, is to be open to the public on Sept. 26 at 6 pm through Nov. 16 at the Coral Springs Museum of Art. The exhibition comprises of 51 “30 by 40” portraits and individual audios for each photo. Those who come […]

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Wrestling captain Sara Ochoa ranked first in state after national wrestling tournament

Wrestling captain Sara Ochoa ranked first in state after national wrestling tournament

After competing in the national Fargo USA Wrestling tournament this past July, senior Sara Ochoa finished in the top 12 in the nation, and was ranked as the number one wrestler in women’s high school wrestling for the state of Florida. Ochoa trained rigorously at a camp in Orlando for a week leading up to the tournament. Held in Fargo, […]

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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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