Tag: Ashley Kurth

MSD students experienced spotty WiFi on Monday, Jan. 4. Students and parents were updated throughout the school day via Remind. Photo by Isabelly Silveira

MSD students and teachers experience district-wide WiFi issues on return from winter break

As students and teachers returned back to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, both physically and virtually, the Broward County Public Schools WiFi gave everyone some troubles on their first day back from winter break.  The morning of Monday, Jan. 4, BCPS experienced problems with the […]

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Graphic by Julia Landy

Elective teachers find new ways to adapt their courses for eLearning

Since the start of the 2020-21 school year, all classes at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have been taught primarily online through Canvas and Microsoft Teams. While some classes are able to function in a similar way to regular school, certain classes have had to […]

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Employee of the Year winner Eduardo Suarez with various members of MSD administration. Photo courtesy of @MSDHighSchool Twitter

Eduardo Suarez selected as MSD’s Employee of the Year

With a new school year comes new opportunities, especially for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Schools’ Head of Facility, Eduardo Suarez, who earned the Employee of the Year title. At MSD, the Employee of the Year opportunity is highly coveted, as it demonstrates the staff and […]

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Graphic by Brianna Jesionowski

Political discussions find their way into the classroom

In the age where political opinions make or break one’s career, many professionals choose to avoid sensitive topics in their workplace as to avoid crossing a forbidden line. In the classroom, however, controversial and political topics are often relevant to what students are learning. Teachers […]

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis made the announcement that there would be refunds coming to families that have been paying into the Florida Prepaid tuition plan since 2008 and a reduction in the costs for new enrollments. The announcement was made Monday at Florida State College in Jacksonville. [BOB SELF/FLORIDA TIMES-UNION]

Florida Prepaid College prices drop result in thousands of refunds

The Florida Prepaid College Board has lowered plan prices, which is benefitting families. As an effect of the costs lowering, people in Florida are getting refunds across the state, resulting in more than $500 million in reimbursements, with an average of $4,700 per refund. Since […]

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MSD students and staff stuck in cycle of violence, traumatization and loss

MSD students and staff stuck in cycle of violence, traumatization and loss

Sweaty hands trembling. Knives of chest pain piercing between ribs. Breath growing shallower and quicker with each breath inhaled and shakier with each exhale. Heart rate tripping over itself. Eyes glazing over as vision turns inside. Instead of seeing surroundings, seeing only distressing snapshots of […]

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Second Job Sensation. Fireworks explode in a display set up by the pyrotechnical company that English teacher Aaron Avis works for. Photo courtesy of  Aaron Avis

MSD teachers work second jobs to meet their financial needs

Camp counselor, financial advisor, tour guide—these are just some of the extra jobs that teachers have picked up, in order to support themselves and their families. Ranging from finance to baking, teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have combined their interests and talents to […]

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Culinary club feeds varsity football team before game night

Culinary club feeds varsity football team before game night

On Friday, Sept. 6, the Culinary Club prepared and served food for the varsity football team. The players were fed chicken pasta with a side salad and cookies. The Culinary Club was asked to prepare meals which would provide the athletes with the proper calories […]

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Photo illustration by Nyan Clarke

MSD students choose alternative post-graduation routes

For many students, the end of high school means the beginning of the next chapter of their lives: college. However, some students today are breaking from the traditional four years of school and taking an alternative route. Whether this includes heading into the military, taking […]

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Culinary arts teacher Ashley Kurth was awarded the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association Pineapple Hospitality of Excellence Award. Photo by Nicole Suarez

Culinary teacher Ashley Kurth receives the Florida Pineapple Hospitality of Excellence Award

On Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, culinary teacher Ashley Kurth was awarded the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association Pineapple Hospitality of Excellence Award. Overall, this award signifies Chef Kurth as the Culinary Teacher of the Year for the state of Florida. Those who nominated Chef Kurth […]

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