Category: NEWS

During the BCPS Canvas crash, this page was all that students and teachers could see when trying to access the application. Photo by of Melissa Falkowski

BCPS systems crash on first day of distance learning

On Monday, March 30, Broward County Public Schools began their new online school approach known as “distance learning,” which consists of video calls on zoom and assignments published on Canvas, a digital learning platform often used by teachers and students throughout the year. However, this […]

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2020 Olympic Games postponed due to coronavirus pandemic

2020 Olympic Games postponed due to coronavirus pandemic

After weeks of deliberation by the International Olympic Committee, it was announced on Mar. 24 that the games would be postponed as a result of the ongoing coronavirus disease pandemic. The games were set to be held in Tokyo, Japan, starting with the opening ceremony […]

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New charter school set to open soon in Parkland

New charter school set to open soon in Parkland

A free public charter school is set to open in the Coral Springs/Parkland area. This new school, Somerset Academy, has many other locations in South Florida, including Boca Raton, Pompano Beach and Boynton Beach.  This prestigious academy is located on the intersection of North University […]

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Graphic by Brianna Jesionowski

Political discussions find their way into the classroom

In the age where political opinions make or break one’s career, many professionals choose to avoid sensitive topics in their workplace as to avoid crossing a forbidden line. In the classroom, however, controversial and political topics are often relevant to what students are learning. Teachers […]

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The foundation for MSD’s new building is finished, six months after it’s start date of Aug. 1, 2019. Located between the 400 and 900 buldings, the building is expected to be finished in August 2020. Photo by Maria Vera

First look at the design for MSD’s newest building set to open next year

A new building is currently being constructed along the south side of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s campus, parallel to the Sawgrass Expressway. This building will hold 30 classrooms and contain advanced security features, such as controlled access points. The building is set to be […]

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Children of all ages play and enjoy the new Princess Meadow playground, equipped with monkey bars, swirly slides and other amentities, while their families watch over them. Parents and gaurdians were also able to appreiciate the play area as they mingled while their kids played. Photo by Maria Vera

Princess Meadow’s Playground officially opens to public

Princess Meadow’s Playground, a project 18 months in the making, formally opened on Saturday, Jan. 4 at 10 a.m. This project was intended to honor Meadow Pollack, who died in the Feb. 14, 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.  The playground, which is […]

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Speaking Up. Performers hold up signs depicting the African American civil rights movement during the annual Black History Month show. All the signs were handmade by the students in the show. Photo by Lizzie Sheehy

MSD hosts annual Black History Month Show

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School hosted the annual Black History Month Show on Friday, Feb. 7, during fifth, sixth and eighth periods. This show was sponsored by guidance counselor and Legends of Destiny coach Sherley Pierre, history teacher William Payne, French teacher Geemps St. Julien […]

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MSD art students participate in the memory project for Russian orphans

MSD art students participate in the memory project for Russian orphans

Seventeen select art students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have been working on an art assignment titled The Memory Project. Each student received a child’s picture from an orphanage in Russia to draw and color. For weeks, the advanced artists utilized time at home […]

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Broward County Public Schools released the new school calendar for the 2020-2021 school year with various changes. The calendar details a later start date, the last day of the  Muslim holiday of Ramadan off and a week-long Thanksgiving break. Graphic by Brianna Jesionowski

Broward County Public Schools unveils new calendar for 2020-2021 school year

The Broward County School Board approved a new school calendar for the 2020-2021 school year with some notable changes. The calendar includes a five-day Thanksgiving break, and it also adds a day off on May 13 for the last day of Ramadan, a Muslim holiday. […]

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Junior Roberto Noschese helps make a new path in Marjory's Garden. This was one of the six different activities offered in the garden on Feb. 14. Photo by Travis Newbery

Students, faculty participate in community service projects on Feb. 14

Breathing Easy One of the biggest reactions to the shooting on Feb. 14, 2018 was the outreach from countless therapists, psychologists and social workers to the students and staff of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. One method of healing introduced to the school community was […]

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