Category: NEWS

Visual representing how the administration is getting information home to students and parents. Graphic by Melodie Vo.

MSD administration adapts their means of communication as remote learning continues in the 2020-2021 school year

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School administration has continued to work on different methods of communication that accommodate parents of students who are both learning in person and online. The COVID-19 pandemic has made communicating with students and parents more challenging since the school’s student […]

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MSD’s Spanish Club hosts virtual dance lessons

MSD’s Spanish Club hosts virtual dance lessons

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After stepping into the position in tough times, principal Michelle Kefford has done a terrific job over the past three years. Photo by Rayne Welser

Principal Michelle Kefford makes Top 4 Principals To Watch In 2021

At Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Principal Michelle Kefford has accomplished many things during her short time at the school. Recently, Kefford made the Four Principals to Watch List, published by K-12 Dive on Jan. 13.  “I was not aware that this list or story […]

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Sean Simpson, chemistry teacher at MSD, chosen as the Featured Artist at the Parkland Library. Photo by Mariajose Vera.

Chemistry teacher Sean Simpson is chosen as the Parkland Library’s Artist of the Month

Sean Simpson, one of the chemistry teachers at  Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was selected as the Featured Artist of the Month at the Parkland Library for February. Every month, the Parkland Library displays a local artist’s work in their newly renovated art exhibit. Simpson’s […]

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Ben & Jerry’s announce new ice cream collaboration with activist Colin Kaepernick

Ben & Jerry’s announce new ice cream collaboration with activist Colin Kaepernick

On Dec. 10, 2020, Ben & Jerry’s, a global ice cream company, announced the launch of a permanent flavor in collaboration with activist and former NFL quarterback, Colin Kaepernick. A champion for racial inequality, Kaepernick has used his platform to bring awareness to the racial […]

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis partners with Publix to distribute COVID-19 vaccinations

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis partners with Publix to distribute COVID-19 vaccinations

Following the approval of the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines, elected officials have been hard at work to get people around the country immunized. While qualifying to get a vaccine is a difficult feat regardless of the state you live in, minorities across the country […]

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Student sits in their science class staying six-feet-apart with her mask on at her desk, working online. Photo by Maria Vera Jose.

MSD welcomes an increase of students returning to school for second semester

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has required students to learn virtually using platforms such as Canvas and Microsoft Teams. This shift began on Mar. 30, 2020 when students returned from spring break, in order to keep students and staff […]

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[Multimedia] Joe Biden sworn into office at 2021 presidential inauguration

[Multimedia] Joe Biden sworn into office at 2021 presidential inauguration

*Co-written by Haley Jackson, Abby Marton, Kate Becker, Ryan Shimony and Zach Weisberg

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., signs the article of impeachment against President Donald Trump during an engrossment ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)

The U.S. House of Representatives passes to impeach former President Donald Trump for a second time

On Jan. 13, 2021, one week after rioters ambushed the United States Capitol in an attempt to overturn former President Donald Trump’s defeat in the 2020 presidential election, the United States House of Representatives voted 230-197 to impeach Trump for the second time.   Trump was […]

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Painted rocks with messages decorate a makeshift memorial outside of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, during the two-year anniversary of the Parkland shooting where 17 victims were killed. (Photo courtesy of Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald/TNS)

COVID-19 pandemic causes a screeching halt on mass school shootings

It is no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted society in more ways than one. Prime examples include students learning virtually and schools putting a pause on graduations and other life milestones. COVID-19 has also pushed the United States into a period of little-to-no […]

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