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Average salaries for Florida teachers amongst lowest in the United States

Florida is sinking in the national teacher salary ranking. According to the National Education Association’s annual report on teacher salaries, the Sunshine State has dropped from 45th in 2018 to 46th in the United States in 2019.  The average salary of a teacher in Florida is $47,267, with a starting salary around $37,405. It is one of the lowest in […]

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Students question admissions fairness after cheating scandal

It has long been said that “money can’t buy happiness,” and the same reality is true for those who are involved with manipulating the education system. After news of the major college admissions scandal broke out in March, questions arose regarding how frequently unqualified students are admitted into competitive schools. When federal prosecutors charged 50 individuals in a complex college […]

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Back in Session. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis addresses a joint session of the Florida Legislature in Tallahassee, Florida on March 5. Photo courtesy of  Scott Keeler/Tampa Bay Times

End of Florida legislative session brings educational changes

The 2019 Florida Legislative Session began on March 5, 2019. These sessions occur annually on the first Tuesday of March and last for 60 days consecutively.  Both the upper chamber, the Senate, and lower chamber, the House of Representatives, of the Florida legislature convened to pass new laws and amend or repeal those that are already in place.  With this […]

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Dancing Queen. Senior Helena Denny dances at prom on May 11 at The Westin Ft. Lauderdale hotel. Photo by Nyan Clarke

MSD wins ‘Ultimate Prom’ Hollister contest

On April 8, leadership teacher Danielle Driscoll made an announcement to the student body that the senior class of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School had won a special prom through a Hollister contest.  For the first time, Hollister held a contest for high schools around the country for a chance to win the ultimate prom. From Feb. 15 to March […]

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Celebrate Success. Principal Ty Thompson congratulates the Eagle Regiment of the FMBC Class 5A championship title on Nov. 20, 2017. Photo by Emma Dowd

Ty Thompson steps down from MSD principal position

After a last minute meeting of teachers at the end of the school day, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s Principal Ty Thompson stepped down from his position. This departure will be effective as of June 6, 2019, the last official day of the 2018-2019 school year. Thompson’s announcement comes two months after he was removed from his active duties as […]

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Juniors Zoe Gordon, Dara Rosen, Leni Steinhardt, senior Hannah Kapoor, junior Brianna Fisher, senior Rebecca Sneid, adviser Melissa Falkowski, sophomore Mackenzie Quinn, and junior Einav Cohen attend the 2019 Pulitzer Prize luncheon. Photo by Holly Van Tassel-Shuster

The Eagle Eye receives special invitation to attend annual Pulitzer Prize luncheon in New York City

On Monday, April 15, The Pulitzer Prizes, the most prestigious form of recognition granted in journalism and literature in the United States, announced their 2019 winners. As the nation’s writers, composers and journalists watched the annual ceremony in eager anticipation, viewers were surprised by an unprecedented opening: a shout out to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s very own newspaper, The […]

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Calvin Desir

MSD mourns the loss of sophomore Calvin Desir

Sophomore Calvin Desir loved creating–whether it was friendships, jokes, tech in engineering class or memories on basketball courts. Calvin was born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, on Nov. 10, 2002, and was raised in Coral Springs for the duration of his life with his mom Tania Wright, stepdad Brentan Wright, older sister Brittany Wright, and younger sister Aniyah Wright. Once he […]

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Saying Goodbye. The class of 2019 had an emblem of the eagle logo that reads “Be Positive, Be Passionate, Be Proud to be an Eagle” painted in the courtyard as their gift to the school. It is an MSD tradition for the graduating class to donate a personalized gift to beautify the campus. Photo courtesy of Dawson Corea

MSD class of 2019 has emblem painted in the courtyard as their gift to the school per MSD tradition

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s class of 2019 has been raising money for a parting gift to the school since their freshman year. As per tradition, the senior class donated a gift to help beautify the school. Previous classes have donated benches and picnic tables around the school, as well as mosaics in the senior courtyard.The senior class decided the […]

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Michelle Kefford takes up the role of new principal at MSD for the 2019-2020 school year

Michelle Kefford takes up the role of new principal at MSD for the 2019-2020 school year

After 14 years away from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Michelle Kefford has officially confirmed her return for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. This time however she will not be teaching the students at MSD but instead leading them as their new principal. Before becoming the current principal of Charles W. Flanagan High School in Pembroke Pines, Kefford taught at […]

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MSD drama students gather around one of their nine Cappie awards. Photo by Melody Herzfeld

MSD drama takes home nine Cappies

The Cappies Gala is an award ceremony made to critique and complement various high schools in Broward County on their drama programs productions, it is the high school equivalent of the Tony awards. On May 15, MSD drama took home nine Cappies. The drama club won a Cappie for their play, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” […]

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