Category: MSD STRONG

“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. Following this local screening, the film will be playing in theaters nationwide on Wednesday, Feb. 12. “After Parkland” is a […]

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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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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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