Category: HEALING

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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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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Royal Fun. Children of all ages play and enjoy Princess Meadow’s playground, equipped with monkey bars, swirly slides and other amenities, while their families watch over them. Parents and guardians were also able to appreciate 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 honors Meadow Pollack, who died in the Feb. 14, 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.  The playground, which is located at Betti […]

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Constructing the Future. The foundation for MSD’s new building is finished, seven months after its start date of Aug. 1, 2019. Located between the 400 and 900 buildings, the 1500 building is expected to be finished in August 2020. Photo by Brianna Jesionowski

First look at the design for MSD’s newest building set to open next school year

A new building is currently being constructed along the south side of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s campus, parallel to the Sawgrass Expressway. This building will hold 30 classrooms and contain advanced security features, such as controlled access points. The building is set to be […]

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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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