Both alumni and current football players participated in the second annual Feis Bowl Photo by Samantha Goldblum

Second annual Feis Bowl takes place in honor of Coach Aaron Feis

The second annual Feis Bowl took place on May 19, at 4 p.m. at Aiello Field in Mullins Park. This event was ran by Johanna Feis, Aaron Feis’ sister. Current and alumni Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School football players played flag football to raise money to fulfill and preserve the memory of Feis, who coached for the football team. The […]

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The Temple of Times burns on May 19. Photo by Kaleela Rosenthal

The Temple of Time burning brings the MSD community together

On Sunday, May 19, the “Temple of Time,” a temporary community symbol of peace and unity was set to burn. The installation, created by California sculptor David Best, has been displayed for the people of Coral Springs and Parkland since Jan. 28 as a place of reflection. The Temple of Time symbolizes unity and healing after the gun violence incident […]

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Columbine shooting survivors, Heather Martin and Jonathan McMaster visit Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to speak with fellow survivors. Photo by Augustus Griffith

Columbine survivors visit MSD to talk to students

The 20th anniversary of the Columbine shooting was on Apr. 20. Two survivors of the shooting and alumni of Columbine High School, Heather Martin and Jonathan McMaster came to visit and speak to students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to impart wisdom from their experiences. Students had the opportunity to speak to Martin and McMaster during their personalization period […]

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TV Production’s “#MSDSTRONG Documentary” wins the Student Production Award

TV Production’s “#MSDSTRONG Documentary” wins the Student Production Award

TV Production’s film “#MSDStrong Documentary” recently won the Student Production Award by the Suncoast chapter of National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The convention was held at the banquet hall at the University of Miami on Saturday, April 27. Upon the nomination, the TV Production team was confident that they had a high chance of winning, due to their […]

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Eagles Haven opens as a healing space for MSD students and faculty

Eagles Haven opens as a healing space for MSD students and faculty

The topic of mental health has been a difficult journey for the MSD community. To ensure that students have the resources they need, a new wellness center, Eagles Haven, has been established. On March 25, Eagles Haven opened as a place for these students to begin or continue to heal. Eagles Haven is a free center for MSD students and […]

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Max Schacter, the father of Alex Schacter, asks a question during the third day of meetings of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission Thursday Nov. 15, 2018 in Sunrise, Fla. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel/TNS)

MSDHS Safety Commission releases preliminary report with legislative recommendations

On Jan. 2, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Safety Commission released a preliminary report of the commission’s finding in their investigation into the Feb. 14, 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The commission was formed as part of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Act passed by the Florida legislature and signed into law by former Gov. […]

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Photo illustration by Nyan Clarke

Defining Survivorship: MSD students and teachers discuss controversy surrounding ‘survivor’ label

The trauma of Feb. 14, 2018 has been a defining battle for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students this past year. The entirety of the MSD community and those with connections have been deeply affected, but a debate remains as to what defines a survivor of the shooting- and whether or not it is appropriate to identify as one. The […]

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For Feis. Coach Aaron Feis watches a Varsity football team game from the sidelines. The guardian program was named after Feis, who died after rushing to aide students and teachers as a shooting unfolded on Feb. 14, 2018 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Photo courtesy of Sean Simpson

The Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program allows certified employees to carry concealed firearms on school campuses

Aaron Feis was not only a football coach at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, but an alumnus as well. MSD was his home, and the staff here were his friends. He cared about the students and always looked out for them. The safety of the school, and the students within its walls, was one of his main priorities. The effectiveness […]

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Photo courtesy of Abbey Clements

Sandy Hook Elementary and Columbine High School survivors share advice on healing

Abbey Clements Former Sandy Hook Elementary teacher Abbey Clements did not recognize herself or her feelings after the shooting at her school occurred. Instead, she felt numb and did not know what to do with herself. “I couldn’t eat for days and felt like I was in a different body,” Clements said. “Like it wasn’t me, and it was as […]

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Cross-fit Course. Environmental science teacher Tammy Orilio and Spanish teacher Alicia Blonde participate in lunchtime activities on Feb. 15. Photo courtesy of Eric Garner

Few MSD students in attendance on Feb. 15

On Feb. 15 only 170 students, a mere 5 percent of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s 3,278 students, attended school. Students still followed their silver day schedule classes, periods 1-4, which stretched over the length of a normal school day from 7:40 a.m.-2:40 p.m. However, the activities students experienced were not those of an average school day. Prior to the […]

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