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New seating area is filled with color and comfort with coloring utensils for students to express their creativity with.

Baptist Health and local Ikea partner up to refurbish the Wellness Center at MSD

On Saturday, Feb. 2, Baptist Health and the Ikea store in Sunrise, Florida gave the Marjory Stoneman Douglas wellness center a much needed makeover. The wellness center is a place where MSD students go if they are feeling upset or anxious and are looking for therapeutic support. There are multiple on-campus therapists who work in the wellness center, meeting with […]

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Ikea workers dressed in yellow shirts and MSD drama students begin the organization process for the newly done classroom.

Sunrise Ikea’s loyalty team gives MSD Drama classroom a makeover

On Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, Ikea’s loyalty team and other Ikea workers volunteered their time to complete a makeover of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School drama classroom. After the shooting on Feb. 14, 2019, employees at the Ikea store in Sunrise, Florida noticed that some teachers needed to furnish new rooms after they lost their belongs in the 1200 […]

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MSD alumna Liz Stout creates #17DayofCelebration to honor victims of the shooting

MSD alumna Liz Stout creates #17DayofCelebration to honor victims of the shooting

As the anniversary of the Feb.14 tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School approaches, students from the University of Florida have created a unique and meaningful way to honor the 17 victims. Created by March For Our Lives Gainesville, a student organized branch of the grassroots organization that originated from MSD, the tribute consists of 17 days of kind acts […]

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The Eagle Eye interviews Superintendent Runcie at the March for our Lives in Washington D.C. Photo by Emma Dowd

Superintendent Runcie begins meetings with parents of MSD students

On Thursday, Jan. 31, the Broward County School Board had a panel meeting with freshmen parents from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the auditorium, after being cancelled on Jan. 24, due to safety concerns regarding threats of protests. The panel included Superintendent Robert Runcie, Task Assigned Chief of Facilities officer Maryann May, Chief Student Support Initiative officer Mickey Pope, […]

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Dance Marathon makes top ten list for being the highest fundraising chapter in the nation

Dance Marathon makes top ten list for being the highest fundraising chapter in the nation

By staying true to the cause #FORTHEKIDS, Marjory Stoneman Douglas’ Dance Marathon Chapter ranked number nine on the top 10 list for highest raising high school dance marathons in the world this previous year, raising a total of $66,283.17 in donations. This made them the highest earning first year high school chapter in all of Dance Marathon history. “Our school […]

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Yearbook adviser Sarah Lerner releases “Parkland Speaks” book featuring MSD students

Yearbook adviser Sarah Lerner releases “Parkland Speaks” book featuring MSD students

On Jan. 22, “Parkland Speaks,” a collection of MSD student pieces inspired by the Feb. 14 shooting became available to the public. The novel, edited by yearbook adviser and English teacher Sarah Lerner, features student self-expression through photography, poetry, personal essays and political letters. In March, Lerner was approached by the Random House Children’s Books publication to contribute as a […]

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Sophomore Alishba Hashmi is the founder of the Muslim Student Association at MSD. Photo by Darian Williams

New Muslim Student Association launches at MSD

A new club is making its way onto the MSD club roster for 2019: the Muslim Student Association. Sophomore Alishba Hashmi petitioned for this club to become established in December of last school year. Hashmi gathered over 100 signatures and attended an ICC meeting before pitching her club idea. It was approved at the next meeting. Hashmi proposed the club […]

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Student journalists from The Eagle Eye interview Robert Runcie in Washington, D.C. at the March For Our Lives. Photo by

Superintendent Runcie cancels parent meeting

The Broward School District’s Superintendent Robert Runcie suddenly cancelled a parent meeting planned for Thursday, Jan. 24, in which he would listen to parent’s concerns involving Stoneman Douglas’ school security. This meeting would have been the first between Runcie and parents after Feb. 14, where many MSD parents and faculty were planning on being in attendance. Principal Ty Thomson sent […]

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MSD students face daily mental health struggles and learn ways to overcome them. Graphic by Darian Williams

MSD supports mental health with Mind-Body Club

AP World History teacher Diane Wolk-Rogers along with MSD parent and licensed mental health counselor Ellen Fox-Snider founded the Mind-Body Club in Fall of 2018. On Jan. 9, the first cohort graduated with 13 students. The course is a six-week program, meeting every Wednesday for an hour after school where students learn methods such as meditation, mindfulness, biofeedback, nutrition and the […]

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Michael Albert shows MSD art students how to collage. Photo by Fallon Trachtman

Artist, Michael Albert, comes to MSD art classes

On Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 artist Michael Albert was invited by the art department at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to come to various art classes and explain his craft, collaging, which he specializes in.   Collaging is a special art technique where the artist pastes different paper cut-outs onto various surfaces and glues them together to make a new […]

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