Fred Guttenberg sits on a panel of survivors on Tuesday, April 2 at the Ft. Lauderdale Marriott. Photo by Brianna Jesionowski

Trauma survivors hold a peer panel to help the community heal

*This story was co-written by Ava Steil and Brianna Jesionowski On April 2, 2019, several trauma survivors assembled a panel, sharing their experiences as a way to promote healing for the community of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Their goal was to facilitate a sense of support through understanding what MSD students went through on Feb. 14, 2018, and what […]

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Remembering 9/11 at MSD

Remembering 9/11 at MSD

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Plower withdrew from school after the Valentine's Day tragedy.

Senior Kelly Plaur protects her teacher from gunfire

On Feb. 14, 2018, in the face of unimaginable danger, many students and teachers emerged as heroes to their community. While bullets flew into her classroom, senior Kelly Plaur acted on her instincts to help her peers. She had no idea these instincts would cause her peers to deem her a hero. Plaur was sitting in Ivy Schamis’s Holocaust history […]

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Never forget. Steadily standing at attention, Lt. Col. Sydney Aresta and Capt. Angelyse Perez guard the 9/11 memorial during A lunch.

Rho Kappa 9/11 Memorial delayed by Irma

While Florida faced Hurricane Irma, 9/11 passed in the midst of chaotic clean-up efforts. In Broward County, schools closed from Sept. 7 until Sept. 15, canceling Marjory Stoneman Douglas’s usual 9/11 assembly overlooking the courtyard. When school resumed, administration sought out Rho Kappa in order to brainstorm a 9/11 memorial to remind the students to never forget the tragedy. “I am from […]

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9/11 Ceremony impacts students

9/11 Ceremony impacts students

On September 9, during second hour, students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School gathered for a commemorative assembly to honor the 15 anniversary of 9/11. The event took place in the school’s main courtyard, packed with students both upstairs and downstairs. Nearly half of the school attentively listened to administration and police enforcement as they discussed the the acts of […]

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