Category: MSD STRONG

Junior Sawyer Garrity sings her original song, "Shine," at the "From Broadway with Love" concert at the BB&T Center on April 16. Photo by Rebecca Schneid.

[Photo Gallery] “From Broadway With Love” concert unites the Parkland community

On April 16,  the Parkland community gathered at the BB&T Center in Sunrise for a night of laughter, crying and singing. Singers and songwriters from the Broadway community and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School came together for the concert “From Broadway With Love,” a benefit concert co-founded by Broadway Records producers Van Dean and Yael Silver. “The idea originally came […]

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Juniors Adam Buchwald and Zach Hibshman stand outside of MSD. Courtesy of Cait McVey

MSD students create organization “Parents Promise to Kids”

Following the events of Feb. 14, juniors Adam Buchwald and Zach Hibshman wanted to enact change in the world around them. With the help of various politicians and parents across the country, they started the organization “Parents’ Promise to Kids”, in which parents sign a contract that revolves around an unbreakable promise to their child. This specific promise is to […]

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Runners run past the memorial at Pine Trails Park on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 for the victims of last week's shooting. Members of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas' cross country team organized a run to honor their fallen coach, Scott Beigel, and the 16 other victims of the school shooting. (Mike Stocker/Sun Sentinel/TNS)

Scott J. Beigel memorial fund raises money to send kids to camp

In honor and remembrance of geography teacher Scott Beigel, the family has created a foundation to honor him. Beigel attended Camp Starlight for the first time in Starlight, Pennsylvania, at the age of 7. The fun and exciting memories led Beigel to continue to attend Camp Starlight, eventually becoming a camp counselor due to his love for the camp. Camp […]

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The Salt Box is a salt therapy provider located in Parkland that is offering 5 free stress-relieving sessions to MSD students. Photo courtesy of Jessi Powell.

The Salt Box offers free sessions to MSD students

Over the course of the past two months, students have gracefully accepted a plethora of donations from local companies. One particular company, The Salt Box, located in the Parkland Town Center, offered five free sessions to anyone who was affected by the tragedy, including students, teachers, friends and parents. Salt therapy is an all-natural procedure which simply involves sitting in […]

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Jewelry company donates 1,100 sashes to the graduating class

Jewelry company donates 1,100 sashes to the graduating class

With the seniors soon to graduate on June 3, many companies want to help honor the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School class of 2018. One major contributor is jeweler Chuck Puleri & Associates, who partnered with cap and gown provider Herff Jones to make sashes for the seniors to wear at graduation. They will also be providing pins that say […]

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The community meets in Rick Case Arena at Nova Southeastern University in Davie to decide how to appropriate the funds of the MSD Victim's Fund. Photo by Ryan Lofurno.

Broward Education Foundation hosts town hall to decide where victims’ funds go

On April 10, 2018, the Broward Education Foundation and the National Compassion Fund hosted two town halls in order to get community input on how they will distribute the victims’ funds. Through this, students, families of victims and other members of the community got the chance to either comment on or ask about the current draft protocol set to appropriately […]

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Seniors and parents attend cord ceremony. Courtesy of Camilla Hoang

Audience at cord ceremony delivers standing ovation for injured senior Benjamin Wikander

On April 11, at 9:30 a.m., the graduating seniors of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School gathered in the auditorium for the annual cord ceremony. With every seat in the auditorium packed with students and parents, over 50 percent of the graduating class of 2018 were granted gold cords for having a weighted GPA of 3.75 or higher, and those who […]

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Student creates personalized bracelet. Photo by Suzanna Barna

Students personalize inspirational bracelets

Following the events of Feb. 14, a company called MyIntent Project donated 3,600 bracelets and five “maker kits” to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The group reached out to MSD and arranged the donation with the help of ceramics teacher Sandra Traub. MyIntent is a service project created two years ago by Chris Pan to spread positive energy. According to […]

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Publix replenishes MSD atrium. Photo by Mackenzie Quinn

Publix beautifies MSD atrium

On April 3, Publix decided to help beautify Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on their Nation Publix Service Day project, a day in which Publix stores around the country help out their community. Publix CEO Tom Jones even came to meet Principal Ty Thompson before working alongside other staff members. The shady atrium between the 500 and 600 buildings was […]

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Miami Heat basketball player Dwyane Wade visits MSD campus. Photo by Kyra Parrow

Celebrities show their support for MSD students

After the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday, Feb. 14, multiple celebrities have reached out to the victims’ families and student survivors. When NBA player Dwyane Wade discovered that Joaquin Oliver was an avid fan of his, the basketball star met with Joaquin’s parents and dedicated the season to his memory. “[Joaquin’s] story, it really connected with […]

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