Category: MSD STRONG

Junior Shai Harnov picks out her free Vans backpack. Photo by Lauren Newman

Vans offers free backpacks to MSD students

On April 5, Vans shoe manufacturing company joined the group of worldwide supporters of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., representatives gave out free backpacks to students of MSD at the skating park at the Tamarac Sports Complex. The location was chosen in conjunction with Vans’ skateboarding theme and due to the overwhelming security at […]

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Student submits backpack design to @msdcamo2 Instagram account. Photo by Erika Rosen

Who is behind @msdcamo2?

Following spring break, students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were required to trade their backpacks for a new transparent bag, among other updated security regulations. However, the change has been greeted with great dissatisfaction by the majority of the student body. In response to the new backpacks, many student have begun placing sheets of paper with signs indicating their […]

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The Aerie staff works on the yearbook. Photo by Anna Dittman

CNN writes factually incorrect article about Aerie Yearbook

On Thursday, March 22, CNN released an article regarding the sale of MSD’s Aerie Yearbook. This article was filled with false information and quotes taken out of context. The article, “Parkland survivors will take a painful, personal experience public with a yearbook available nationally,” is already incorrect based on the title itself. “And now they’ll turn a normally private chronicle […]

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Students protest clear backpacks with humor

Students protest clear backpacks with humor

On Monday, April 2, when students returned from spring break, clear backpacks and identification badges were distributed to every student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The decision resulted in the majority of the school’s students participating in silent protests in various ways. Students were notified of the changes that would ensue upon their return to school during their spring […]

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Junior Isabel Chequer smiles next to a banner donated to MSD. Photo by Anna Dittman

Junior Isabel Chequer maintains a positive attitude despite her injuries

Junior Isabel Chequer is an enthusiastic member of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Yearbook Club who loves movies, architecture, learning and experiencing the world. However, on Feb. 14, she experienced the effects of the tragedy at MSD. She was struck in the toe and upper arm by flying pieces of shrapnel. Although, according to her, she did not even […]

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Junior Samantha Mayor makes a steady recovery

Junior Samantha Mayor makes a steady recovery

Since the events of Feb. 14, 2018, junior Samantha Mayor has been making a steady recovery. Mayor was shot once in the knee and received surgery to clean out the wound. It is projected to take about two months for her knee cap to fully heal. Once healed, she will begin physical therapy to fully regain movement in the joint. […]

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Students receive envelopes containing notes and coupons. Photo by Suzanna Barna

MSD receives mail from all over the world

Since the tragedy that occured at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, schools and individuals from around the globe have been showing support by sending in mail and banners to the school, teachers and students. Through this simple act, this mail has shown MSD students that they are not alone and have a whole nation supporting them through […]

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Visitors observe the memorial outside MSD. Photo by Suzanna Barna

Memorial outside MSD is moved to FAU

After the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 18 was the first time people were allowed to approach the perimeter of the school. That was when the memorial outside the school began and continued to build as the public left flowers, letters, stuffed animals and candles around the 17 crosses and Stars of David that […]

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A photograph of Meadow Pollack at the base of one seventeen crosses at a candlelight vigil for the victims of the  shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla, on February 16, 2018 (Greg Lovett/The Palm Beach Post/Zuma Press/TNS)

Friends and family of Meadow Pollack build playground in her honor

After losing their beloved Meadow in the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the Pollack family and Meadow’s friends started an organization to honor the memory of their loved one, calling it “Meadow’s Movement.” The movement was started by Meadow’s father, Andrew Pollack, whose current goal is to build a memorial playground to honor the life of his daughter. […]

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Junior Maddy Wilford continues recovery

Junior Maddy Wilford continues recovery

Junior Madeline Wilford’s recovery following the events of Feb. 14, 2018 has been described as miraculous by first responders and doctors. Despite being shot three times- once in the chest, torso and right arm- Wilford is expected to make a full recovery. Wilford was treated at Broward Health North, where she received three surgeries for her wounds: one on her […]

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