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Corporations across the country are ending open carry in their stores

Corporations across the country are ending open carry in their stores

In a wave of new changes to the weapons market, various corporations are changing their stance on the carry and sale of guns. Due to increasing demands from citizens, chains such as Walmart and Publix have made significant changes to their gun policies. The store that seems to have jump-started these changes is Walmart, after a mass shooting occurred in […]

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Teachers Stacey Lippel and Gregory Pittman win September Teacher of the Month award

Teachers Stacey Lippel and Gregory Pittman win September Teacher of the Month award

English teacher Stacey Lippel and U.S. history teacher Gregory Pittman were awarded the September Teacher of the Month Award. In recognition of their award, both teachers received a large paint brush. Both teachers are able to connect with their students and teach them in a positive and intriguing way, making students  more interested in the subject at hand.  Students determined […]

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Sergeant First Class Ramon Arias presented a Silver Instructor Award certificate by the Department of the Army

Sergeant First Class Ramon Arias presented a Silver Instructor Award certificate by the Department of the Army

On Tuesday, Oct.1, Sergeant First Class ROTC Instructor, Ramon Arias, was presented the Silver Instructor Award certificate by Colonel Kenneth P. Green from the Department of the Army. Arias was recognized for his 16 years of outstanding service to the students of Broward County Public Schools. “Well, I was surprised that I got it [Silver Instructor Award]. But not surprised […]

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“Guac: My Son, My Hero” performed as a tribute to Joaquin Oliver

“Guac: My Son, My Hero” performed as a tribute to Joaquin Oliver

On Friday, Sept. 20, Manuel Oliver’s latest protest project, “Guac: My Son, My Hero” was performed at the Colony Theater in Miami Beach. Following the release of several art projects dedicated to his son, Oliver presented a one-man show that both encaptured the life of Joaquin Oliver, known as “Guac” by friends, and protested against gun violence. The show mixed […]

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Band students to miss out on homecoming for mandatory competition

Band students to miss out on homecoming for mandatory competition

Many high school students have been anticipating homecoming, which is set for Saturday, Oct. 12. However, one group of students will not be able to attend. On the same night, the Eagle Regiment will attend “Bands of America,” a mandatory competition, and will additionally march in Disney’s Festival of Fantasy parade in Orlando. “I was disappointed that I wouldn’t be […]

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Principal Michelle Kefford accepted to the BCPS Hall of Fame

Principal Michelle Kefford accepted to the BCPS Hall of Fame

On Wednesday, Sept. 18, Michelle Kefford, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s new principal, was honored for her acceptance into the Broward County Public School’s Hall of Fame. Previously, Kefford was recognized as Florida’s 2019 Principal of the Year for her work at Charles W. Flanagan High School in Pembroke Pines. “I was very excited, very honored. I was nominated for […]

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‘Start With Hello’ week encourages an inclusive environment at MSD

‘Start With Hello’ week encourages an inclusive environment at MSD

From Monday, Sept. 23 to Friday, Sept. 27, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is taking part in “Start With Hello” week, a nationwide initiative which finds different ways to help students feel more involved and appreciated at school. The initiative, started by the Sandy Hook Promise organization, encourages students to interact with their socially isolated and lonely peers. On Wednesday, […]

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MSD Hope Club is recognized by the City of Parkland in honor of suicide awareness month

MSD Hope Club is recognized by the City of Parkland in honor of suicide awareness month

On September 12, 2019, the City of Parkland issued a proclamation to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s Hope Club.  Although September is already known as National Suicide Prevention Month in the United States, the City of Parkland wanted to acknowledge that the city itself was making September the National Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide is a topic that a majority of […]

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It's difficult to watch children act out trauma. But the Sandy Hook Promise video is a haunting depiction of the fear that children face every day as they walk into school. (Sandy Hook Promise screenshot/TNS)

SandyHookPromise video brings attention to gun violence in school

On Wednesday, Sept. 18, a video was posted to Instagram via @sandyhookpromise, displaying kids going back to school, along with chilling scenes of students using their supplies to help survive a shooting. The video was shared and spread widely, instantly catching the attention of thousands of people. In the video, students are shown taking their belongings to protect themselves from […]

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Sophomore Deanna O’Connell observes the stars and planets using one of Jeter’s various telescopes.

Astronomy club hosts first astronomy night

On Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 8 p.m., the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Astronomy Club hosted its first astronomy night at Marjory’s Garden. Club members and their friends were invited to a night studying the stars.  Astronomy Club sponsor Brandon Jeter brought in three large and varied telescopes for students to look at the stars as well as learn how […]

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