Category: FEATURE

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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Room Renovation. Murals, flexible seating, picnic style tables and inspirational signs add bright decor to room 430. Lysol funded the room makeover after English teacher Brittany Sinitch won their online contest for an extreme classroom makeover worth $5,000. Photos by Nyan Clarke

English teacher Brittany Sinitch gains popularity on social media

English I and Acting I teacher Brittany Sinitch is known for many things — she is an MSD alumna, social media influencer and Dance Marathon guru. Sinitch made her first instagram post as @fivefootoneteacher on Aug. 11, 2017. Since then, Sinitch has made around 240 additional posts and has gained more than 100,000 followers. Sinitch hopes to make a difference […]

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Marine Biology teacher Caitlin Hanley helps a student.

MSD welcomes new Marine Biology teacher Caitlin Hanley

Many new teachers were welcomed with open arms for the 2018-2019 school year at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. One of these new teachers included former MSD substitute, Caitlin Hanley. Now teaching Marine Biology, Hanley enjoyed her experience as a substitute and found the students to be exceptional. Before becoming a teacher, Hanley graduated from Pompano Beach High School and […]

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9th and 10th grade Lauren Rower joins MSD staff. Photo by Nyan Clarke

Lauren Rower joins MSD staff as an English teacher

Lauren Rower is a new freshman and sophomore English teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. She attended Palm Beach Community College for her Associates degree in arts and went to Florida Atlantic University to receive her Bachelor’s degree in English education. She decided to become a teacher while in college; she originally just wanted an English degree. “My love […]

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Lieberman helping her students during one of her art classes.

Art teacher Jacqueline Lieberman joins MSD staff

Jacqueline Lieberman is one of two new art teachers to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Lieberman’s extensive list of qualifications begins with her receiving her bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida (UF) in art history, followed by a master’s degree from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in education with a specialty in art. Lieberman originally wanted to pursue a career as […]

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Photo of Paula Reed taken from her personal blog found at www.paula-reed.com

Columbine teacher alumni Paula Reed speaks with MSD Staff

As the new school year has come to a start, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School staff finds themselves questioning how this school year will go with such drastic changes in student personalities and changes to the school environment. With both hope and apprehension for the days to come, teachers are unsure of what to expect. Columbine High School Alumni […]

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MSD Class of 2018 heads to college

MSD Class of 2018 heads to college

  Link: https://bit.ly/2Lj22re Kevin TrejosKevin Trejos is a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. He is the President of Politics Club and the Chairman of the Political Committee in Rho Kappa. His interests include politics, photography, and soccer.More Posts Follow Me:

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Sophomore Rachel Padnis creates patches and stickers to raise money for Parkland community

Sophomore Rachel Padnis creates patches and stickers to raise money for Parkland community

Soon after the tragedy on Feb. 14, sophomore Rachel Padnis felt a strong desire to show her support for the victims’ families and the MSD community. After attending the rally in Tallahassee with her fellow classmates, she realized that being in that type of crowd was not in her interest. However, Padnis still wanted to show just as much consolation […]

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Junior Samantha Grady returns to school. Photo by Samantha Goldblum

Junior Samantha Grady continues physical and emotional recovery

Junior Samantha Grady continues her physical and emotional recovery since the events of Feb. 14. Grady was wounded in the chest from a ricocheted bullet and grazed in the back. Her stay at the hospital lasted only a few hours since her wounds were not life-threatening. “I only have scars now, but it itches like crazy, and sometimes when people […]

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