Category: MSD STRONG

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A year later, I am still afraid

I’ve always been a skittish person- someone easily scared by silly pranks or horror movies. These things have always made me jump in surprise, much to the amusement of my friends. Now, though, my friends find no amusement in my fear. The reason is twofold: first, they feel the same exact fear as I do; second, our fear is not […]

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Cecilie’s Italian Ice offering free ices on 2/14

Cecilie’s Italian Ice offering free ices on 2/14

Cecile’s Gourmet Italian Ices is an Italian ice dessert shop that has been in Coral Springs since 1995 and has over 200 varieties of ices available. On Feb. 14, Cecile’s is offering their own form of comfort for the students and staff of MSD by offering free icees all day long to anyone who shows their school ID. “We realize […]

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Plaque dedicate to Nick Dworet cemented on the bottom of memorial tree. Photo by Farrah Nickerson

Memorial bench and tree placed in the front of the Aquatics Swimplex for Nick Dworet

On Sunday, Feb. 3, the Coral Springs Aquatic Center revealed a new memorial located in the front lawn of the facility to honor Nick Dworet, one of the victims of the Feb. 14, 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Joe Chiarella, father of Nick’s girlfriend Daria Chiarella, assisted in the organization of both the event and creation of […]

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New seating area is filled with color and comfort with coloring utensils for students to express their creativity with.

Baptist Health and local Ikea partner up to refurbish the Wellness Center at MSD

On Saturday, Feb. 2, Baptist Health and the Ikea store in Sunrise, Florida gave the Marjory Stoneman Douglas wellness center a much needed makeover. The wellness center is a place where MSD students go if they are feeling upset or anxious and are looking for therapeutic support. There are multiple on-campus therapists who work in the wellness center, meeting with […]

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Ikea workers dressed in yellow shirts and MSD drama students begin the organization process for the newly done classroom.

Sunrise Ikea’s loyalty team gives MSD Drama classroom a makeover

On Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, Ikea’s loyalty team and other Ikea workers volunteered their time to complete a makeover of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School drama classroom. After the shooting on Feb. 14, 2019, employees at the Ikea store in Sunrise, Florida noticed that some teachers needed to furnish new rooms after they lost their belongs in the 1200 […]

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MSD alumna Liz Stout creates #17DayofCelebration to honor victims of the shooting

MSD alumna Liz Stout creates #17DayofCelebration to honor victims of the shooting

As the anniversary of the Feb.14 tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School approaches, students from the University of Florida have created a unique and meaningful way to honor the 17 victims. Created by March For Our Lives Gainesville, a student organized branch of the grassroots organization that originated from MSD, the tribute consists of 17 days of kind acts […]

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MSD students face daily mental health struggles and learn ways to overcome them. Graphic by Darian Williams

MSD supports mental health with Mind-Body Club

AP World History teacher Diane Wolk-Rogers along with MSD parent and licensed mental health counselor Ellen Fox-Snider founded the Mind-Body Club in Fall of 2018. On Jan. 9, the first cohort graduated with 13 students. The course is a six-week program, meeting every Wednesday for an hour after school where students learn methods such as meditation, mindfulness, biofeedback, nutrition and the […]

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MSD senior brings the community together to raise money for memorials through “Create Your Peace”

MSD senior brings the community together to raise money for memorials through “Create Your Peace”

On Dec. 9, at the Pine Trails Park amphitheater, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and community members participated in the Create Your Peace event organized by senior Jessica Frengut. The purpose of this event was to give the community an outlet to express their emotions through arts and crafts while also raising money for permanent memorial installations in honor […]

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Hayley Siegel and Amy Kenny relax through yoga.

The Center of Mind-Body Medicine trains Peer Counselors to cope with stress

After the tragedy on Feb. 14, many students and adults were traumatized, developing anxiety and PTSD. To help cope with the draining and emotional effects, representatives from The Center of Mind-Body Medicine came to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to teach students and faculty tools that can be used to help them move forward, healing along the way. After a […]

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A look into the Fortify Florida App and the Safer Watch App

A look into the Fortify Florida App and the Safer Watch App

Many phone applications, including the Fortify Florida App and the Safer Watch App, were created for students and parents to report suspicious activity.   The Fortify Florida App was created by Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office, officials from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Department of Education.   The app was created due to the lack of transmission between […]

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