Category: MSD STRONG

Eagles’ Haven offers classes focusing on minimizing stress and empowering positive mental health

Eagles’ Haven offers classes focusing on minimizing stress and empowering positive mental health

Eagles’ Haven, a local community wellness center located on Coral Ridge Drive, oversees numerous classes, from high intense kickboxing to a slower pace yoga and much more. All these classes have the same goal: to empower and provide positive reinforcement to its students. Along with […]

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Standing with Pride. Photojournalist Ian Witlen stands in front of his “Anguish in the Aftermath” exhibit at the Coral Springs Center for the Performing Arts on Sept. 26, moments before the opening ceremony begins. Photo courtesy of Chris Zuppa

Ian Witlen’s photography exhibit ‘Anguish in the Aftermath’ opens to public

On Sept. 26, 2019, the Coral Springs Center for the Performing Arts held an opening reception to celebrate the official launch of Ian Witlen’s photography exhibit titled “Anguish in the Aftermath.” Witlen is an internationally published freelance photographer whose clients include, but are not limited […]

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MSD students and staff stuck in cycle of violence, traumatization and loss

MSD students and staff stuck in cycle of violence, traumatization and loss

Sweaty hands trembling. Knives of chest pain piercing between ribs. Breath growing shallower and quicker with each breath inhaled and shakier with each exhale. Heart rate tripping over itself. Eyes glazing over as vision turns inside. Instead of seeing surroundings, seeing only distressing snapshots of […]

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“Guac: My Son, My Hero” performed as a tribute to Joaquin Oliver

“Guac: My Son, My Hero” performed as a tribute to Joaquin Oliver

On Friday, Sept. 20, Manuel Oliver’s latest protest project, “Guac: My Son, My Hero” was performed at the Colony Theater in Miami Beach. Following the release of several art projects dedicated to his son, Oliver presented a one-man show that both encaptured the life of […]

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It's difficult to watch children act out trauma. But the Sandy Hook Promise video is a haunting depiction of the fear that children face every day as they walk into school. (Sandy Hook Promise screenshot/TNS)

SandyHookPromise video brings attention to gun violence in school

On Wednesday, Sept. 18, a video was posted to Instagram via @sandyhookpromise, displaying kids going back to school, along with chilling scenes of students using their supplies to help survive a shooting. The video was shared and spread widely, instantly catching the attention of thousands […]

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International Peace Day at MSD

International Peace Day at MSD

International peace day can feel like such a grand event. Big celebrations, school events, and city gatherings are planned throughout the world. This day does not always have to be such a large event, rather, you can celebrate by simply sharing a smile with a […]

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Community comes together to replenish Project Grow Love

Community comes together to replenish Project Grow Love

On Saturday, Sept. 7, Project Grow Love held another clean up event in order to pull out weeds and dead plants in the garden. Helping to create space, this allows for new growth and contributions from the public.         The cleanup consisted of around 30 people, […]

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Artist Ian Witlen working on exhibit model for the opening at the Coral Springs Museum of Art on Sept. 26. 
Photo Courtesy of Ian Witlen Photography

“Anguish in the Aftermath: Examining a Mass Shooting” to open Sept. 14 at the Coral Springs Museum of Art

A work in progress project, “Anguish in the Aftermath: Examining a Mass Shooting,” by internationally published photographer, Ian Witlen, is to be open to the public on Sept. 26 at 6 pm through Nov. 16 at the Coral Springs Museum of Art. The exhibition comprises […]

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Eagles’ Haven gifts teachers welcome back plants

Eagles’ Haven gifts teachers welcome back plants

On Aug. 21, each teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School received a special delivery bag containing a sansevieria plant, a personalized note of support and a heart-shaped stress ball courtesy of Eagles’ Haven and David Katz, owner of Nature’s Plants.  Katz and his family […]

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New banner depicts calming forest scenery. Photo by Zoe Gordon

New banner installed around 1200 building

On Sunday, Aug. 18, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School welcomed the installation of a new banner adorned with printed trees. This newest addition to the school now covers the 12-foot fence surrounding the 1200 building. Prior to the installment of the new banner, the 1200 […]

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