Tag: Ava Steil

In order to keep the Halloween spirit alive amidst the pandemic, MSD initiates Halloween From Afar for students and staff. Participants took part in costume contests, spooky bingo and a pumpkin carving contest.

MSD staff and students participate in Halloween From Afar

In light of the current worldwide pandemic, Halloween has seen a shift from tradition. Gone are the days of going door-to-door dressed up as fantasy characters. Instead, Halloween is seeing more of a lowkey celebration in 2020.  To keep the spooky season alive, Marjory Stoneman […]

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Students experienced major complications with their Canvas pages over the three-day weekend. All classes that had been linked with Pinnacle were no longer visible to students. Photo by Ava Steil

BCPS high school students experience complications with Canvas and Pinnacle

The initial transition period from in-person to online learning has not been without its technical issues. In order to combat basic problems, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School created hotlines for their technology specialists. However, on Sept. 27, students and teachers discovered an issue that was […]

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Graphic by Madison Lenard

BCPS urges students to reset their Clever passwords for increased security

On Sept. 9, Broward County Public Schools sent out an announcement both through Canvas and a phone call to parents. The county has requested that students in all grades create a new password in an effort to deter hacks into student accounts. “This is a […]

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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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University of Michigan students opened a smoothie and acai bowl shop inside the Ross School of Business. Photo courtesy of Sabeen Khan /Sabeen Khan/TNS

[Opinion List] Easy and healthy recipes to try during quarantine

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During the BCPS Canvas crash, this page was all that students and teachers could see when trying to access the application. Photo by of Melissa Falkowski

BCPS systems crash on first day of distance learning

On Monday, March 30, Broward County Public Schools began their new online school approach known as “distance learning,” which consists of video calls on zoom and assignments published on Canvas, a digital learning platform often used by teachers and students throughout the year. However, this […]

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Broward School Board Superintendent Robert Runcie holds a press conference to discuss the school district's plans regarding travel regulations and other guidelines in response to the coronavirus or COVID-19, Thursday, March 12, 2020. Photo courtesy of Michael Laughlin/South Florida Sun Sentinel

COVID-19 creates major changes within Broward County Public Schools

On Friday, March 13, Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie held a press conference announcing that all BCPS schools were to be temporarily shut down effective on Monday, March 16. Prior to this decision, Runcie had declared that all after-school events, including sports such […]

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Standing with Pride. Photojournalist Ian Witlen stands in front of his “Anguish in the Aftermath” exhibit at the Coral Springs Center for the Performing Arts on Sept. 26, moments before the opening ceremony begins. Photo courtesy of Chris Zuppa

Ian Witlen’s photography exhibit ‘Anguish in the Aftermath’ opens to public

On Sept. 26, 2019, the Coral Springs Center for the Performing Arts held an opening reception to celebrate the official launch of Ian Witlen’s photography exhibit titled “Anguish in the Aftermath.” Witlen is an internationally published freelance photographer whose clients include, but are not limited […]

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MSD prepares for Hurricane Dorian

MSD prepares for Hurricane Dorian

As Florida’s Hurricane Season nears its end date of Nov. 30, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School begins preparations for Hurricane Dorian. The Category 4 storm is predicted to hit on Monday, Sept. 2. All Broward County Public Schools were already scheduled to be closed on […]

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New banner depicts calming forest scenery. Photo by Zoe Gordon

New banner installed around 1200 building

On Sunday, Aug. 18, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School welcomed the installation of a new banner adorned with printed trees. This newest addition to the school now covers the 12-foot fence surrounding the 1200 building. Prior to the installment of the new banner, the 1200 […]

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