Category: MSD STRONG

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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos vists MSD

On Wed. March 7, Secretary of the Department of Education Betsy DeVos visited Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to speak to survivors of the Feb. 14 shooting. She arrived at the school at 8:45 a.m. with a small SUV motorcade. She immediately went to the front office to meet with Principal Ty Thompson, Assistant Principal Denise Reed, guidance counselors and […]

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Support for MSD has reached even the coldest place on Earth, Antarctica. Photo courtesy of Ashley Curtis

MSD alumna starts project to show worldwide support for MSD

In a show of support for the victims and the survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, class of 2006 alumna Ashley Payanis Curtis has put together a collection of photos from around the country and the world with words of love. Each picture has the words “MSD, our love for you is so strong, it has […]

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Therapy dogs comfort students as they return to school

Therapy dogs comfort students as they return to school

Oftentimes when a tragedy occurs, therapy dogs are quickly on site to help with people’s emotional wellbeing and stability. Dogs are proven to increase peoples’ serotonin levels which coincides with people feeling happier, according to a study at the University of Missouri-Columbia Being around these soft, loving animals can make people happier and calmer, which can help immensely after people […]

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Eagles power through first day back at school

Eagles power through first day back at school

Wednesday morning, exactly two weeks after the tragedy that changed the path of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School forever, many students stepped back onto campus. After making their way through difficult traffic and sea of cop cars, underclassmen and upperclassmen alike faced the building where 17 students lost their lives. It was difficult for many students, like senior Julia Salomone. […]

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Banners hung at MSD raise spirits of those affected by tragedy

Following the school shooting on Feb. 14, South Florida communities have showered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and the rest of Parkland and Coral Springs with love and support through fundraisers, letters and banners. These banners can be seen throughout campus, as they were hung up along the fences and walls of MSD for students and faculty to see. “[The […]

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Banners from Broward County schools and organizations around the country decorate the fence surrounding the perimeter of the 1200 building.

MSD begins recovery process with Sunday Orientation

On Sunday, Feb. 25, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School welcomed students back to campus for the first time since the shooting on Feb. 14. The orientation, which lasted three hours, initiated what is expected to be a long and difficult healing process. Teachers had returned to campus the Friday before on Feb. 23, and happily greeted students on Sunday as […]

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Hundreds gather in support of Coach Beigel and the 16 other victims.

Hundreds run in honor of MSD teacher Scott Beigel and 16 other heroes

On Tuesday, Feb. 21, hundreds of people from across the country congregated in Pine Trails Park to honor the life of cross-country coach and geography teacher, Scott Beigel, and the 16 other victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Over the past weekend, the cross-country team turned to social media to spread awareness of the run they called […]

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Church By the Glades prepares a background with #ParklandStrong after the massacre on Feb. 14. Photo by Christy Ma

Church By the Glades invites Columbine survivor to inspire and give hope to MSD community

On Feb. 20, 2018, Church By the Glades on Lakeview Drive welcomed a survivor and national speaker from Columbine to speak on the tragedies that have occurred across the country and the most recent one that hit Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day. Crystal Miller, the special guest of the night, was a junior at Columbine High School […]

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Students, teachers and families alike came to the sunset vigil to remember those directly affected by the shooting. Photo by Delaney Tarr

MSD mourns the loss of students and teachers at candlelight vigil

*Story is co-written by Nikhita Nookala and Christy Ma* After the tragic events of Feb. 14, students spread the word through social media that there would be a candlelight vigil held at 2:30 p.m. in Pine Trails Park. Traffic on major Parkland roads such as Holmberg Road and Coral Ridge Drive was completely backed up, causing many to spend over […]

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Violent shooting occurs at MSD, killing 17 and wounding 17

Violent shooting occurs at MSD, killing 17 and wounding 17

*Story is co-written by Nikhita Nookala and Christy Ma* Valentine’s Day was a day of love, passion and friendships as Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School celebrated Feb. 14, 2018 with carnations and teddy bears. It was not until nearly the end of the school day at around 2:30 p.m. that the lives of students and faculty were taken in a […]

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