Category: FEATURE

Senior Farrah Nickerson holds her breeding male hedgehog, Sopranino, on a walk around the city. Portraits by Nyan Clarke

Senior Farrah Nickerson shows entrepreneurship with her hedgehog breeding business

When senior Farrah Nickerson first got her hedgehog Jordi, she never expected that in a year’s time, she would be owning and running her own hedgehog breeding and selling business. Today though, she is the proud owner of JoJo’s Hedgies, a student-run hedgehog breeding company that now breeds nearly 60 hedgehogs. This company has been growing since its conception three […]

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Senior Isabella Pfeiffer paints a mural for Astronomy Club in Marjory’s Garden on Dec. 19. Photo by Nyan Clarke

Senior Isabella Pfeiffer channels her creative energy into her art

For senior Isabella Pfeiffer, art is so much more than a simple pastime. What started as an activity to bond with her mother, who is also an artist, transformed into a passion that continuously allows her to express herself, her culture and her aspirations through painting and sculpture. Pfeiffer’s fascination took off with a painting depicting dancers from numerous Hispanic […]

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MSD students use brand name labels to express  themselves and seek ways to afford them

MSD students use brand name labels to express themselves and seek ways to afford them

Throughout the halls of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, students flaunt their individual styles. From thrifty creativity to luxury labels, finding one’s style is all a part of coming of age, but it can come with a hefty price tag. Whether it be to fit in, to stand out, or simply to express oneself, labels play a huge role in […]

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Senior Cameron Leonardi practices his clarinet, in hopes of pursuing music professionally. Leonardi started playing instruments in middle school and has continued in high school, competing in county and state competitions. Photo Illustration by Nyan Clarke

Senior Cameron Leonardi follows his dream to perform in professional orchestra

When he attended Westglades Middle School, Cameron Leonardi did not anticipate that a simple elective choice would lead to his life’s passion: music. Now a senior, Leonardi is hoping his years of practice will kickstart his musical journey in college, as he works to transform his hobby into a career. “My favorite part [of playing] would be performing,” Leonardi said. […]

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Actress Alyssa Milano speaks about the importance of voting at the Actions for Change event in Parkland, Florida on Sept. 30. Photo by Nyan Clarke

Celebrities use platforms to become social and political activists

The idea of political activism has become increasingly prevalent in today’s society. With the increase of social media, many people have shared their political views, as well as endorsed particular candidates while making their opinions known. One particular group of people have been using their platforms to speak out about controversial issues: celebrities. The mere definition of a celebrity is […]

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The cosmetic industry takes a more ethical route with cruelty free approaches

The cosmetic industry takes a more ethical route with cruelty free approaches

The rise in demand of cruelty-free makeup along with other skin products has greatly influenced the beauty industry, as many believe that it is a more ethical route. Many consumers have turned to cruelty- free makeup throughout the past year. Australia was one of the first countries to ban animal testing for cosmetics as well as the use of ingredients […]

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MSD senior brings the community together to raise money for memorials through “Create Your Peace”

MSD senior brings the community together to raise money for memorials through “Create Your Peace”

On Dec. 9, at the Pine Trails Park amphitheater, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and community members participated in the Create Your Peace event organized by senior Jessica Frengut. The purpose of this event was to give the community an outlet to express their emotions through arts and crafts while also raising money for permanent memorial installations in honor […]

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MSD welcomes new staff

MSD welcomes new staff

Twenty Eagle Eye staff writers contributed to this multimedia story. See individula bylines on each profile for more details. Photos by Nyan Clarke, Mallory Muller, Jordyn Laudano, Dara Rosen, Ava Steil, Elama Ali, Kacie Shatzkamer, Ashley Ferrer, Samantha Goldblum, Bianca Navas, and Joyce Han Leni SteinhardtLeni Steinhardt is a member of the graduating class of 2020 and copy editor for […]

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Student journalists collaborate to publish the book: We Say #NeverAgain

Student journalists collaborate to publish the book: We Say #NeverAgain

Student journalists knew they had to continue their job of reporting, even though it would be challenging after the unthinkable happened at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14th. MSD’s newspaper staff released a special memorial issue after the shooting, and soon after released an activism issue focusing on making a change. They were then faced with an opportunity […]

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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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