Category: NEWS

Transition to Ebooks leaves students and teachers with different opinions

Transition to Ebooks leaves students and teachers with different opinions

Over the last few years, many schools have been slowly transitioning to online textbooks, with Marjory Stoneman Douglas being one of them. These books, referred to as Ebooks, can be accessed through the school’s Single Sign On website. With the change to online technology, varying opinions from students have risen. Although the use of online textbooks makes text more accessible […]

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Photo of Paula Reed taken from her personal blog found at www.paula-reed.com

Columbine teacher alumni Paula Reed speaks with MSD Staff

As the new school year has come to a start, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School staff finds themselves questioning how this school year will go with such drastic changes in student personalities and changes to the school environment. With both hope and apprehension for the days to come, teachers are unsure of what to expect. Columbine High School Alumni […]

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Aretha Franklin dies at age 76

Aretha Franklin dies at age 76

On August 16, 2018 the unfortunate news came out that the “Queen of Soul” had died at the age of 76 due to pancreatic cancer. The face of music has been forever altered and the world will forever thank Aretha Franklin for her soulful voice and powerful songs. Franklin’s impact is simply incomparable, as she inspired and touched the lives […]

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Class of 2018 ends their year with breakfast

Class of 2018 ends their year with breakfast

On Wed., May 30, seniors returned back to campus to pick up their cap and gown. After patiently waiting in a line extending across the auditorium, leadership hosted a breakfast in the cafeteria. The breakfast consisted of many items such as a variety of bagels, seasoned potatoes and a wall of donuts donated by Jupiter Donuts. Aside from the breakfast, […]

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MSD Students Perform at the BBMAS

MSD Students Perform at the BBMAS

Many Marjory Stoneman Douglas students have received multiple opportunities to join artists of varying fields to spread awareness for gun control since the event that occured on Feb. 14. In the early weeks of May, a select group of students from MSD’s Drama and Chorus were invited to attend the Billboard Music Awards. Sophomores Jared Block, Alex Moscou, Ethan Kaufman, […]

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Photo by Tara Gaines

Senior Crowning: R1SIN9 UP

On Tuesday, May 29, rising seniors excitedly displayed their decorated crowns by wearing them to school along with senior shirts. The seniors paired the crowns with black attire which made for photos that showed the exalting celebration. Leadership designs the class shirts and paints the crowns that they get from Burger King black. Students purchase these a week prior to […]

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Flags were placed in the field where the future portables will be placed.

Preparing for the implementation of portables

Since the events of Feb. 14, the 1200 building on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas campus has been blocked off from the public but, more importantly, the students and staff at the school. This has left many teachers without a classroom of their own, much to their dismay. As a result, teachers have been forced to share classrooms with other teachers […]

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Murals at MSD help create safe space and memorialize victims

Murals at MSD help create safe space and memorialize victims

After losing one of her dearest students,  Meadow Pollack, yoga teacher Amy Kenny felt that the school needed a display that would lift up the community and memorialize Meadow and her love of yoga. Kenny then turned to Tara Montague, an artist who combines interactive art and social media to create colorful and powerful murals to not only honor  Meadow […]

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MSD Students Perform at the BBMAS

MSD Students Perform at the BBMAS

  Many Marjory Stoneman Douglas students have received multiple opportunities to join artists of varying fields to spread awareness for gun control since the event that occured on Feb. 14. In the early weeks of May, a select group of students from MSD’s Drama and Chorus were invited to attend the Billboard Music Awards. Sophomores Jared Block, Alex Moscou, Ethan […]

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MSD Students offered up to seven exemptions

MSD Students offered up to seven exemptions

Finals are just around the corner, but the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas have the option to not take any. They can normally exempt three of their seven finals. This semester, however, if a student  earned an “A” or “B” grade for both third and fourth quarter, they can exempt all their finals. Some students felt that if they knew […]

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