Category: MSD STRONG

Illustration by Ariana Perez

Valentine’s day has been forever changed from a holiday of love to a day of service and mourning

How do we feel two years after the shooting on Feb. 14, 2018?  We all get asked this question, but don’t answer it honestly. We can’t say good because it sounds insensitive, and we can’t say bad because then we will get the looks of […]

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Graphic by Brianna Fisher

Two years after the March for Our Lives, MSD students have experienced a lack of political efficacy

Two years ago, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School changed forever. After losing 17 eagles, the school community began to channel loss into action.  Teachers and students alike became active. The sadness and confusion of a tragedy spread through the community. Feelings of despair quickly turned […]

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Children of all ages play and enjoy the new Princess Meadow playground, equipped with monkey bars, swirly slides and other amentities, while their families watch over them. Parents and gaurdians were also able to appreiciate the play area as they mingled while their kids played. Photo by Maria Vera

Princess Meadow’s Playground officially opens to public

Princess Meadow’s Playground, a project 18 months in the making, formally opened on Saturday, Jan. 4 at 10 a.m. This project was intended to honor Meadow Pollack, who died in the Feb. 14, 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.  The playground, which is […]

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Photo by Briana Jesionowski

MSD students continue to adjust to life two years after deadly shooting

Two years after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, students find themselves in different stages of healing, growth and progression. Following the shooting, the lives of MSD students were altered drastically. Some threw themselves into gun reform activism, while others simply focused on […]

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Junior Roberto Noschese helps make a new path in Marjory's Garden. This was one of the six different activities offered in the garden on Feb. 14. Photo by Travis Newbery

Students, faculty participate in community service projects on Feb. 14

Breathing Easy One of the biggest reactions to the shooting on Feb. 14, 2018 was the outreach from countless therapists, psychologists and social workers to the students and staff of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. One method of healing introduced to the school community was […]

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Math teacher Cindi Helverson honors the life of former MSD social studies teacher Scott Beigel at the third annual Run 4 Beigel 5K race on Saturday, Feb. 1. The race was held at Pine Trails Park in Parkland, Florida. Photo by Darian Williams

Parkland community gathers for 3rd annual Run 4 Beigel 5K

On Saturday, Feb. 1, the third annual Run 4 Beigel 5K race was held at Pine Trails Park at 8 a.m. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School seniors Monique Miquel and Annagrace Myers coordinated the event with the help of the cross country team and the […]

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Olympic Heights High school freshman Jacob Weiner poses with his first place medal at the second annual Chris Hixon Memorial 5K Run/Walk. Weiner crossed the finish line first with a time of 20:17.4. Photo by Elama Ali

Second annual Chris Hixon Memorial Walk raises money for student athletic scholarships

On Saturday, Feb. 15, the second annual Chris Hixon Memorial 5K Run/Walk was held at Charnow Park located in Hollywood, Florida. This event was coordinated by Debbi Hixon, wife of Chris Hixon: the athletic director, coach and campus monitor who lost his life at Marjory […]

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“After Parkland” documentary debuts at Savor Cinema

“After Parkland” documentary debuts at Savor Cinema

On Wednesday, Jan. 22, the “After Parkland” documentary, directed by Emily Taguchi and Jake Lefferman, debuted at 7:30 p.m at Savor Cinema in Fort Lauderdale. The “After Parkland” cast participated in a Q&A session, moderated by ABC’s Nightline anchor JuJu Chang. Following this local screening, […]

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Project Grow Love decorates garden to bring holiday spirit

Project Grow Love decorates garden to bring holiday spirit

“Project Grow Love” has been setting up Christmas lights and decorations in the garden since Nov. 30-31, the weekend of Thanksgiving break.  AP Psychology teacher Ronit Reoven and former student Victoria Gonzalez founded the garden and “Project Grow Love” in 2018. It’s purpose was to […]

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Corey Hixon runs excitedly to hug "Military Makeover" co-host Art Edmonds

Lifetime TV’s “Military Makeover” transforms the Hixons’ home

Chris Hixon, a United States Navy veteran and the former athletic director and wrestling coach at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, passed away during the tragedy on Feb. 14, 2018, leaving his wife, Debra Hixon, and two sons, Corey and Thomas Hixon, behind. He selflessly […]

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