Category: FEATURE

Senior Gabriel Ammirata plays on the marimba for the Eagle Regiment marching band with social distancing guidelines. Photo courtesy of Gabriel Ammirata

Senior Gabriel Ammirata reminisces about his journey with music

Gabriel Ammirata, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, has been a musician since elementary school. Growing up in Coral Springs, he was originally zoned for Coral Glades High School but moved to Parkland going into his freshman year where he continued his musical […]

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Graphic by Melodie Vo

[Multimedia] MSD students establish resolutions to complete for new year

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Damian Francis, this months artist at MSD

December’s Artist of the Month: Damian Francis

Damian Francis, a sophomore at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, is an artist in a variety of ways. Through his music and paintings, Francis has shown the many faces of art and expression throughout the years. Since childhood, Francis has been interested in many kinds […]

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Senior Jasmine Gola enjoys online learning as it gives her more flexibility throughout the day. Photo by Gabriel Uchoa

A Day in the Life of an online school student: Jasmine Gola

Instead of having to wake up hours in advance, students enrolled in virtual school are able to roll out of bed and open their laptops minutes before the start of class. Students participating in at-home remote learning no longer experience walking across campus from class […]

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Shoppers roam around Coral Square Mall looking for holiday gifts. Photo by Sasha Lechtenstein

COVID-19 restrictions transform the practice of holiday shopping

With the holiday season coming up, starting to purchase gifts for loved ones are on most individuals’ priority list. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic in full force, shopping for family and friends will look different than past years.  In order to stay safe while shopping […]

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Graphic by Julia Landy

Elective teachers find new ways to adapt their courses for eLearning

Since the start of the 2020-21 school year, all classes at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have been taught primarily online through Canvas and Microsoft Teams. While some classes are able to function in a similar way to regular school, certain classes have had to […]

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"The Mirror" is Quartana's favorite pieces. The drawing is inspired by the show, "Dragon Prince" and displays bright colors and scenery. Drawing by Katherine Quartana

Senior Katherine Quartana stays true to her own art form

Senior Katherine Quartana has had a passion for art since she could first hold a pencil. A day has not gone by where she has not thought about art and all the things that could be transferred from her mind onto her paper. Quartana is […]

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Senior Alexa Palen is December's Musician of the Month. Palen has dedicated all four years of her high school experience to music. Photo courtesy of Alexa Palen

Senior Alexa Palen devotes her time to music throughout her high school career

Through the long extended journey of her experience in the marching band at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, senior Alexa Palen has performed in front of hundreds of people throughout her musical career.  Palen has been playing music for seven years, beginning in sixth grade. […]

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Graphic by Andrew Hurtado

Depop resale app grows in popularity among teens stuck at home

As Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students are participating in more at-home activities, there is a growing trend: shopping and selling on Depop. Depop is a social shopping app where users can purchase or sell anything from Champion hoodies to thrifted finds to Michael Kors […]

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[Multimedia] How to ace your classes from a valedictorian

[Multimedia] How to ace your classes from a valedictorian

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