Category: FEATURE

Forever in Our Hearts. Custodian Dwight Johnson passed away at 66 after working at MSD for 15 years. Photo Courtesy of Lauren Rubenstein

Custodian Dwight Johnson passes away

It was difficult to see Dwight Johnson, custodian at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, without a smile on his face. Described by many as someone with a good heart and soul, Johnson made it his mission to make everyone he met feel welcomed.  Johnson worked as a Broward County Public Schools custodian for over 30 years, 15 of those years […]

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Warming Up. Coach Robyn Mickow leads the cross country teams through warm-ups on Oct. 2. Both teams competed at a meet the next day. Photo by Nyan Clarke

Coach Robyn Mickow volunteers to coach the MSD cross country teams

Change is never easy, especially when it comes down to the one person a team looks up to the most — a coach. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School cross country teams underwent major changes in the 2018-2019 school year due to the events of Feb. 14. The teams were devastated by the passing of their coach, Scott Beigel. Knowing […]

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Protest for Change. Seniors Sarah Chadwick  and Kirsten McConnell and alumna Tyra Hemans protest in front of the Alabama State Courthouse for common sense gun laws. Photo courtesy of Emilee McGovern

March For Our Lives student organizers embark on two-month bus to engage with youth voters and activists

At the March For Our Lives on March 24, 2018, Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Cameron Kasky welcomed the 800,000 protesters in Washington, D.C. and the millions watching at home to “the revolution.” Over 800 cities across the country were ablaze with the fiery anger of hundreds of thousands of protesters who claimed they were tired of gun violence in America.  […]

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On Task. Principal on Task Assignment Teresa Hall works in the principal’s conference room in the main office. Photo by Nyan Clarke

Teresa Hall joins MSD as Principal on Task Assignment

The start of the 2018-2019 school year at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was marked by countless recovery concerns, from the installation of portable classrooms to managing the wellness center. MSD introduced new staff to manage the school’s changing dynamic. Teresa Hall came to the rescue to assist Principal Ty Thompson as principal on task assignment. As principal on task […]

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Hard at Work. Assistant Principal Daniel Most works in his office in student services. Photo by Nyan Clarke

Assistant Principal Daniel Most joins MSD staff

*This story was co-written by Brianna Jesionowski & Amelia Weiss  From the moment you walk into Assistant Principal Daniel Most’s office, it is not hard to understand who he is. Family photos. Marjory Stoneman Douglas sports posters. Artwork from his children. Certificates from his days in the US Army. UF Gator memorabilia on every single wall and shelf. Most’s office […]

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Proper Form. Coach Julian Wynter-Anderson instructs the swim team on their techniques during their Sept. 28 practice. Wynter-Anderson began coaching five years ago and works alongside Assistant Coach Caitlin Hanley. Photo by Nyan Clarke

MSD swim and dive team welcomes two new coaches

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School swim and dive team is making a splash this season with the addition of two new swim coaches: Julian Wynter-Anderson and Caitlin Hanley. In June 2018, the former head coach,Lauren Rubenstein, was promoted to athletic director at MSD, leaving the coaching position open. Shortly after Rubenstein’s promotion, she contacted Wynter-Anderson, a former swimmer and […]

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Media Mayhem.  Photo illustration by Darian Williams

Conflicts involving media worry the public

Due to increasingly accessible technology, the presence of media follows us wherever we take our digital footprint. With a never ending tap of information at our fingertips, every realm of modern society has transformed into one that is more easily informed, but also more easily manipulated due to distorted information. The Statistics Portal reports that as of 2019, there will […]

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Mobilized Marchers. MSD Alumni walk down Pennsylvania Ave at the March For Our Lives in Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy of Mobilizing MSD Alumni

MSD Alumni come together to support the Coral Springs and Parkland community

Tragedy often brings people with a similar past together. With a common desire to make a difference after the deadly shooting in their hometown on Feb. 14, many Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School alumni found themselves getting in touch with one another, each eager to lend their support to the Parkland/Coral Springs community. Just hours after the news broke out, […]

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The Many Faces of Trauma. Students feel stress and experience trauma frequently at MSD. Photo illustartion by Nyan Clarke

MSD students and faculty learn and use different methods to cope with trauma

*This story was co-written by Dara Rosen & Anna Dittman. After experiencing a tragedy, the seed of trauma is planted. It can grow and become a life-long struggle that requires care and attention to tame. There is always the possibility that an individual will endure a distressing experience, ultimately scarring them for the rest of their lives. From physical and […]

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Blast from the Past. The Delorean makes a surprise appearance at the Homecoming parade.

Delorean makes special appearance during Homecoming week

Spectators at the annual Homecoming parade on Sept. 7, 2018 experienced a special “Back to the Future” surprise, when a Delorean made a memorable appearance. This year’s Homecoming theme was  “Back to the Future,” based off of the iconic hit movie released in 1985. The Delorean was featured in the “Back to the Future” movies as a time traveling car, […]

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