Category: FEATURE

Moderation of cell phone usage during class time

Moderation of cell phone usage during class time

Cell phones have been around since the 1970s and have advanced in many different aspects. Artificial Intelligence assistants, touchscreens, advanced displays and professional-quality cameras are just a few common examples of the technology we use on our phones today.  79% of the teenage population in […]

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The uptick in new divorce filings usually continues through the rest of January, largely due to the hope of a clean, fresh start in the new year. (Rubberball/Mike Kemp/Getty Images/TNS)

Students at MSD deal with having divorced parents

Divorce is defined as a legal separation of marriage between two people, by a court or other competent body. Every 13 seconds, one divorce happens in the United States, according to Wilkinson and Finkbeiner Family Law attorneys. Divorce not only affects the couple, but the […]

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Junior Rachel Kuperman wins second place in the SI Davie’s Human Trafficking Poster Competition

Junior Rachel Kuperman wins second place in the SI Davie’s Human Trafficking Poster Competition

On Thursday, Jan. 10, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School junior Rachel Kuperman took home second place and a $200 prize for the SI Davie’s Human Trafficking Poster Competition, a high school art competition that increases awareness about human trafficking. The competition was open to all […]

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Take a Hike. Junior Anna Crean and her peers from her Adventure Trek Tour walk through a fireld of tall grass in Trinity National Forest. Photo courtesy of Anna Crean

MSD student and staff participation in outdoor activities creates healthier lifestyles

It seems although Generation Z is often labeled as a tech-savvy group preoccupied with phones and laptops, certain individuals look to nature and outdoor activities as a way of escaping a technology-obsessed society.  Recreational activities such as kayaking, hiking, camping and fishing are often outlets […]

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courtesy of Farmlore Films

‘The Biggest Little Farm’ documentary demonstrates need for ethical and sustainable farming

The documentary entitled “The Biggest Little Farm,” was released to the public in theaters and festivals across the United States on May 10, 2019. The film follows a couple, John and Molly Chester, and their rescue dog, Todd, originally residing in Santa Monica, for an […]

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Super Sellers. Local businesses set up tents to sell their products at the Parkland Farmer’s Market on scheduled Sundays from November to April. Photo by Einav Cohen

Local, sustainable companies and farms increase in popularity in Parkland

People are always looking for the next new diet that will lead to weight loss or provide incredible health benefits. Diets and lifestyles gain popularity in waves, with many hopping on the trend that is prominent in the media. Recently, there has been a significant […]

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Making an Impact. Co-president of Save What’s Left, Daniel Bishop, empties recycling cans from classrooms into the recycling dumpster at MSD on Thursday, Nov. 14. Save What’s Left collects recycling every second and fourth Thursday after school. “Save What’s Left is an organization that puts the environment first in a world that is constantly trying to destroy it,” Bishop said. “Recycling allows our school to do its part in the work that must be done to better the environment.” Photo by Brianna Jesionowski

Save What’s Left focuses on saving the environment

With a new sponsor, new members and a new attitude, the Save What’s Left club at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is looking to make the campus a more eco-friendly place.  After being less active for the past few years, Save What’s Left is welcoming […]

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MSD’s growing carbon footprint has changed how the school consumes energy

With the total number of greenhouse gases emitted from the Earth on the rise, scientists are looking at the amount of energy and resources people use within their everyday lives. One way that scientists measure total energy consumption is with the creation of a carbon […]

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Seas of Green. Algae in the Caloosahatchee River beside the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam in Alva, Florida, July 11, 2018. Environmental worry that legislation being pushed by Florida Senate President Bill Galvano to build three new toll roads will lead to suburban sprawl that exacerbates Florida’s water quality problems. Photo courtesy of Greg Lovett/The Palm Beach Post/ TNS

South Florida faces a variety of environmental issues and is working towards finding solutions for the future

At a glance, South Florida may simply appear to be home to crystal blue beaches, beautiful homes and a multitude of unique wildlife. However, dig a little deeper and one will find toxic algal blooms that threaten the lives of both plants and animals, rising […]

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Evan Golden displays two of his awards on the set of  "Eye on South Florida" . Photo Courtesy of Jack Namer

MSD Alumnus Evan Golden pursues a career as a local TV personality

2019 marks the 20 year anniversary of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s class of 1999. The graduates had their reunion on Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park, Florida, where they were able to catch up with one another after two […]

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