Category: MSD STRONG

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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Photo by Nyan Clarke

What it’s like walking the halls of MSD

Walking these halls are hard. I won’t lie. It’s hard to think, “this is where I would always see Gina” or “this is where that infamous video of Joaquin was taken,” but in order to get to third period, I have to pass those spots around school and my brain has convinced itself that I need the daily reminder of […]

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Hearing fire alarms is a constant reminder of Feb. 14

My life has forever changed since Feb. 14, 2018. The experience of returning to school has been peculiar compared to previous years. Since then, even normalized aspects of my everyday school life have shifted for me, especially my reaction towards typical fire alarms and drills. For me, the sound of the alarm will never be taken lightly again. A cloud […]

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What it’s like living with the stigma of being an MSD student

Up until Feb. 14, Parkland was not a notable name. Nobody knew about the small town north of Miami or the 3,100 students that flooded the halls of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. But then everything changed. Due to the rapid sharing of information via social media, television, and print media, the entire country knows what happened, and the name […]

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