Category: MSD STRONG

#NeverAgain. An eagle sculpture donated by a middle school art class in Miami, Florida stands 7 feet tall in the senior courtyard. Photo by Nyan Clarke

Miami art class donates eagle sculpture

On July 5, 2018, Maggie Vidal-Santos, a middle school art teacher at Ruth K. Broad Bay Harbor K8, in Bay Harbor Islands, Florida, delivered a seven foot eagle sculpture to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which was ultimately installed in the senior courtyard. Vidal-Santos had donated a sculpture to Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2013. She felt the need to […]

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Graphic by Dara Rosen

The Eagle Eye Editorial Board offers advice to the freshman class

Welcome to the next four years of your life. Hopefully, you have had an easy transition to high school thus far, if not, just remember to stay positive — it can only get better. There is no doubt that high school can be an intimidating change; from academic pressures to social struggles, the stress is sometimes all too real. Do […]

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Puppy Pose. Junior Haylee Shepard brings her dog, Spree, to school with her everyday for support. Photo by Nyan Clarke

Therapy and service dogs join students on campus

As every new school year begins, the campus welcomes new students and faculty. But this year, man’s best friend has a newfound presence at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, as therapy dogs and service dogs can both be found on campus. Each day during both lunch periods, two to four therapy dogs are available in the courtyard for MSD students […]

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Photo of Paula Reed taken from her personal blog found at www.paula-reed.com

Columbine teacher alumni Paula Reed speaks with MSD Staff

As the new school year has come to a start, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School staff finds themselves questioning how this school year will go with such drastic changes in student personalities and changes to the school environment. With both hope and apprehension for the days to come, teachers are unsure of what to expect. Columbine High School Alumni […]

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MSD Students Perform at the BBMAS

MSD Students Perform at the BBMAS

Many Marjory Stoneman Douglas students have received multiple opportunities to join artists of varying fields to spread awareness for gun control since the event that occured on Feb. 14. In the early weeks of May, a select group of students from MSD’s Drama and Chorus were invited to attend the Billboard Music Awards. Sophomores Jared Block, Alex Moscou, Ethan Kaufman, […]

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Murals at MSD help create safe space and memorialize victims

Murals at MSD help create safe space and memorialize victims

After losing one of her dearest students,  Meadow Pollack, yoga teacher Amy Kenny felt that the school needed a display that would lift up the community and memorialize Meadow and her love of yoga. Kenny then turned to Tara Montague, an artist who combines interactive art and social media to create colorful and powerful murals to not only honor  Meadow […]

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Review: Grandson’s song “Thoughts and Prayers” depicts a chilling message on mass shootings

Review: Grandson’s song “Thoughts and Prayers” depicts a chilling message on mass shootings

When alternative musician and rapper Jordan Benjamin, known as Grandson, heard of the tragedy that struck Parkland on Feb. 14, 2018, he knew there would be a great change made by the students of the community. Inspired by the students’ courage and determined to call out the faults of politicians, Grandson wrote “Thoughts and Prayers.” Performing the song in collaboration […]

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College Board waives testing fees for MSD students

Following the events of Feb. 14, College Board made the decision to waive all testing fees for all students who were enrolled at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School prior to the shooting. College Board in an attempt to show support for the Parkland community has has decided to remove such fees, including testing and sending score reports to colleges. Although […]

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Sophomore Rachel Padnis creates patches and stickers to raise money for Parkland community

Sophomore Rachel Padnis creates patches and stickers to raise money for Parkland community

Soon after the tragedy on Feb. 14, sophomore Rachel Padnis felt a strong desire to show her support for the victims’ families and the MSD community. After attending the rally in Tallahassee with her fellow classmates, she realized that being in that type of crowd was not in her interest. However, Padnis still wanted to show just as much consolation […]

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Volunteers deliver hearts of hope to MSD. Courtesy of Mike Pitkow

MSD students receive “hearts of hope”

Following the events of Feb. 14, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has received various forms of gifts and messages of hope from across the country. Recently, over 2,000 MSD students received ceramic hearts with thoughtful messages to help lift their spirits and brighten their days. These ceramic hearts were all from Hearts of Hope, a nonprofit organization that paints ceramic […]

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