In Remembrance. English teacher Stacey Lippel stops to remember Alaina Petty. Lippel stopped at every panel to remember each of the 17 students and faculty who were memorialized in the Parkland Hearts panels. Photo by Farrah Nickerson

HandsOn Broward creates art panels and organizes 17 service projects

In an effort to give back to the community and help the healing process of the families and survivors involved in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, HandsOn Broward created Parkland Hearts, an art project, along with 17 service projects dedicated to the 17 victims lost on Feb. 14, 2018 “Our network of volunteers following the tragedy wanted […]

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Makeshift Memorial. Senior Hannah Kapoor lights a candle after an interfaith ceremony at Pine Trails Park to remember the 17 victims killed last year at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Photo courtesy of John McCall/Sun Sentinel/TNS

Five thousand attend sunset interfaith service at Pine Trails Park on Feb. 14, 2019

In the months leading up to Feb. 14, 2019, the one year anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, members of the Parkland and Coral Springs community were in search of an event to bring the community closer, to remember the victims and families affected, and to foster a sense of healing and unity. So, the […]

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Social studies teacher Ronit Reoven and senior Tori Gonzalez create Project Grow Love. Photo by Nyan Clarke

MSD senior and teacher join forces to create memorial garden

For over 28 years, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students have come and gone, calling MSD their home. Yet, now when many students feel the weight of trauma, guilt and grief as soon as they walk on campus, it may be difficult for them to call their school their home–to feel like it is anything but the site of a […]

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Comforting Cuddles. Junior Emily Wolfman plays with a micro-bunny on Feb. 14, 2019 at the Coral Springs Museum of Art. “I’m usually not an animal person at all. As soon as you get [the bunny] in your hands, all you are thinking about is how cute and little it is,” Wolman said. “It helped me to forget about everything, even if just for 30 seconds.” Photo by Dara Rosen

MSD students chose personal routes to healing, in lieu of service projects

Not everyone wanted to spend Feb. 14  participating in the service projects offered as part of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s “Day of Service and Love.” “On Feb. 14, I wanted to have a day to myself,” sophomore Karishma Tilak said. “A day of healing over a day of service.” Local businesses and organizations held events for those who were […]

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Sunkissed Stretches. Seniors Fallon McBrien and Sophie Ayoung Chee hold parter dancer pose together at Deerfield Beach Feb. 14, 2019.  “This was a really relaxing experience that I shared with my best friend,” McBrien said. Photo by Zoe Gordon

Students cleanup Deerfield Beach and participate in yoga on Feb. 14, 2019

*This story was co-written by Ava Steil and Brianna Jesionowski On Feb. 14, 2019, science teacher Tammy Orilio and yoga teacher Amy Kenny hosted a yoga session and beach cleanup at Deerfield Beach as an off campus option as part of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s “Day of Service and Love.” This was one many service projects offered throughout Broward County […]

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Giving Back. MSD students serve breakfast to first responders on Feb. 14, 2019. Photo by Hannah Kapoor

MSD students serve breakfast to first responders on one year anniversary of shooting

On Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 approximately 100 students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School participated in an on-campus service project where they fed the first responders on duty during the school shooting that took place exactly one year before. The two-hour long event, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., was held in the cafeteria where students passed out muffins, fruits […]

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Giving Back. Freshman Keondre Edgeon spends his day on Feb. 14, 2019 helping out at Marjory’s Garden. Photo by Rebecca Schneid

Students, faculty and district employees volunteer in Marjory’s Garden

During the school-wide “Day of Service and Love” on Feb. 14, 2019, astronomy teacher Brandon Jeter and 75 student volunteers worked on various projects in Marjory’s Garden from 7:40 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. Marjory’s Garden was created in 2016 as a student-centered project, allowing participants to be creative and build a positive environment for the school. When the day of […]

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Helping Hands. MSD sophomore Lucca Santos participates in Feed My Starving Children event on Feb. 14, 2019 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Photo by Hannah Kapoor

Students and faculty package 77,000 meals to be sent around the world

On Feb. 14, 2019, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School offered students a chance to give back to the community through  “A Day of Service and Love.” Feed My Starving Children, organized by Global Impact, a Minnesota-based, Christian, non-profit organization, was one of the many projects that took place that day on campus. Headed by Andy Carr, Vice President of Marketing […]

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Students learn creative techniques to cope with stress at the mind, body, medicine workshop on Feb 14, 2019. Photo by Einav Cohen

Students and faculty learn trauma coping skills at mind, body, medicine workshop

*The story was co-written by Kaleela Rosenthal and Farrah Nickerson On the “Day of Service and Love,” AP World History teacher Diane Wolk-Rogers led a mind, body, medicine Workshop for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students. The participants were taught how the mind and body can work together to deal with stress by developing relaxation skills. These skills would be […]

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Local activists create MSD Heroes Challenge to help community heal

Local activists create MSD Heroes Challenge to help community heal

On Saturday, Feb. 23, the inaugural MSD Heroes Challenge will begin for athletes of all age and skill level. The MSD Heroes Challenge was founded last year by local activists Doug Eaton, Manny Mair, Amy Kenny, and Debra Hixon. They created the challenge to bring the South Florida community together in remembrance of the tragedy on Feb. 14, 2018. The […]

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