Tag: Ashley Ferrer

Insensitive comments and microaggressions are an unfortunate aspect of America’s diverse society

Insensitive comments and microaggressions are an unfortunate aspect of America’s diverse society

“You’re the whitest Black person I know.” “You don’t like me though, right?” “But why can’t you show your hair?” These are some of many sayings that are normalized in society when in reality they are ignorant and hurtful; they are considered microaggressions. The Oxford […]

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The newly constructed 1500 building is located on the south side of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Teachers began utilizing the building in August while students learned from home during Broward County Public School’s Phase 1 of eLearning. Photo by Harrison Sparaco

1500 building opens to MSD teachers and students; generates controversy

In August, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School opened the newly constructed 1500 building, which costs $18 million and was funded by the Florida legislature through the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act.  The building holds 30 classrooms, making it the largest on campus. […]

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Many colleges opt to allow students whether or not they want to submit their test scores. Graphic by Madison Lenard

Seniors complete their college applications amidst ongoing pandemic

As the 2019-2020 school year at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School abruptly shifted to remote learning, the class of 2020 experienced various milestones in unusual ways; either at home or socially distanced. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it seems as if the class of […]

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Melissa Falkowski wins Teacher of the Year

Melissa Falkowski wins Teacher of the Year

Every year, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School gives the Teacher of the Year award to a teacher who excels in their field. This year, on Wednesday, Sept. 9, MSD administration chose Melissa Falkowski, newspaper advisor and Creative Writing teacher, to receive this award. Falkowski has […]

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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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Graphic by Darian Williams

The shift to online schooling transforms the daily lives of students and teachers alike

Sleeping in and staying home all day, with only the responsibility of completing assignments on one’s own time frame, seems like every student’s dream. The thought of online schooling may have been a fantasy to many students ever since they set foot in a public […]

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Graphic by Brianna Fisher

Rapid technology growth reshapes and redefines society’s standards of privacy

The screen on the mobile device reads “Current Location: Boca Raton, Florida, since 11:30 p.m. 42% battery.” The parents of the speeding blue dot reaching 70 mph on their digital map are awaiting its arrival. Simultaneously, the blue dot, or better yet, their disgruntled teenager, […]

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Bolay promotes for their opening by handing out samples to MSD students during lunch on Feb. 5. Photo by Darian Williams

Bolay restaurant gives out free samples during lunch in the main courtyard

On Wednesday, Feb. 5, Bolay visited the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School campus during both lunches and gave out free samples in the courtyard. Bolay is a health-based restaurant that aims to redefine “fast-casual” dining. Their menu consists of three different size bowls: kids, small […]

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“After Parkland” documentary debuts at Savor Cinema

“After Parkland” documentary debuts at Savor Cinema

On Wednesday, Jan. 22, the “After Parkland” documentary, directed by Emily Taguchi and Jake Lefferman, debuted at 7:30 p.m at Savor Cinema in Fort Lauderdale. The “After Parkland” cast participated in a Q&A session, moderated by ABC’s Nightline anchor JuJu Chang. Following this local screening, […]

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Project Grow Love decorates garden to bring holiday spirit

Project Grow Love decorates garden to bring holiday spirit

“Project Grow Love” has been setting up Christmas lights and decorations in the garden since Nov. 30-31, the weekend of Thanksgiving break.  AP Psychology teacher Ronit Reoven and former student Victoria Gonzalez founded the garden and “Project Grow Love” in 2018. It’s purpose was to […]

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