Tag: Anna Bayuk

Protesters gather to protest against police brutality, supporting the Black Lives Matter Movement, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Photo by Anna Bayuk

Black Lives Matter protests make their way around Broward county following the death of George Floyd

In the past week, the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement became very prevalent in Broward county. Residents from all over the county gathered in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs and Sunrise to peacefully protest against police brutality and institutionalized racism.  Recently, a multitude of […]

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U.S. Navy releases footage and documents regarding UFOs

U.S. Navy releases footage and documents regarding UFOs

In the midst of a global pandemic, it’s hard to focus on much else. However, in the background of the coronavirus crisis, new information regarding UFOs, or unidentified flying objects, has been released by the United States government. Navy footage and documents that were once […]

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With Florida on lockdown, pet adoption surges

With Florida on lockdown, pet adoption surges

Sheltering in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus can be boring and lonely. However, something that is rarely lonely or boring is having a new pet. Quarantine has caused a significant spike in adoption and fostering of pets, including dogs and cats. Many are […]

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AP Exams are moved online following COVID-19 outbreak

AP Exams are moved online following COVID-19 outbreak

The fast-changing and life-altering coronavirus crisis has forced a number of quick adaptations to every part of the education system. On April 3, the College Board announced that they would be adapting the Advanced Placement Exams to be shorter, digital and focused on curriculum that […]

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MSD Spoken Word Club president Anna Bayuk presents her poem during the Zoom competition. Photo courtesy of Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network

MSD spoken word club competes in competition online during social distancing

On March 29, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s Spoken Word club competed in Louder Than A Bomb, an ongoing festival dedicated to slam-style poetry. Unfortunately, this year they had to compete through Zoom, an online video meeting platform, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They competed […]

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Senior Anna Bayuk performs at state competition "Louder Than A Bomb Florida" in 2019.

Senior Anna Bayuk announced as the 2020 South Florida Youth Poet Laureate

On Tuesday, March 10, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior Anna Bayuk received first place in the 2020 South Florida Youth Poet Laureate through the Jason Taylor Foundation. After submitting her resume and portfolio, Bayuk competed against the works of other middle and high school […]

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Students experience racial bias with gifted program recommendations. Graphic by Leah Ronkin

[Opinion] Gifted program is a form of modern segregation

On freshmen and sophomore course cards, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students are presented with two very similar options: gifted English and honors English. On transcripts, these two classes are effectively the same. Though they count the same when factored towards GPA, there is a […]

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[Opinion] MSD needs more vocational training

[Opinion] MSD needs more vocational training

If you check the course card for a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student, you’re sure to see dozens of options for classes. However, most of these options are academic-oriented: higher-level or niche science, math, history and English classes. A few options for vocational education […]

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Opinion: Schools should institute universal mental health screenings

Opinion: Schools should institute universal mental health screenings

In sixth grade, every student in Broward County receives vision, hearing, BMI, and scoliosis screenings. These coincide with screenings in every academic subject area to gauge the ability to read, interpret information and do mathematical operations. There is one field, though, that is entirely neglected […]

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Opinion: Twitter is creating less informed citizens

Opinion: Twitter is creating less informed citizens

Twitter is a social media site that took the world by storm. The premise was simple: 140-character messages sent out for anyone to read and respond. It distilled social media down to its barest bones. It was quick and to the point. Twitter did not […]

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