Category: HEALING

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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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