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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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Dancing Queen. Senior Helena Denny dances at prom on May 11 at The Westin Ft. Lauderdale hotel. Photo by Nyan Clarke

MSD wins ‘Ultimate Prom’ Hollister contest

On April 8, leadership teacher Danielle Driscoll made an announcement to the student body that the senior class of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School had won a special prom through a Hollister contest.  For the first time, Hollister held a contest for high schools around […]

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Celebrate Success. Principal Ty Thompson congratulates the Eagle Regiment of the FMBC Class 5A championship title on Nov. 20, 2017. Photo by Emma Dowd

Ty Thompson steps down from MSD principal position

After a last minute meeting of teachers at the end of the school day, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s Principal Ty Thompson stepped down from his position. This departure will be effective as of June 6, 2019, the last official day of the 2018-2019 school […]

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Ty Thompson grieves with the MSD community and supports MSD students on March, 14, 2018, during a school-wide walkout. Photo by Kevin Trejos

Ty Thompson removed from his duties as principal while BCPS furthers investigation into school safety at MSD

After a sudden meeting at the end of the March 21, 2019, an early release school day, teachers learned that Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Principal Ty Thompson had been removed from his duties as the acting principal, but would remain on campus by order […]

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Four students arrested after lunchtime altercation.

Four students arrested after engaging in a lunchtime fight

Ever since Feb. 14, 2018, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has been under the microscope of the entire nation. Security has been heightened and the administration has tried to crack down on violations of the Broward County Code of Conduct. However, on Feb. 26, four […]

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Photo by Nyan Clarke

What it’s like living with the stigma of being an MSD student

Up until Feb. 14, Parkland was not a notable name. Nobody knew about the small town north of Miami or the 3,100 students that flooded the halls of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. But then everything changed. Due to the rapid sharing of information via […]

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Junior Marisol Garrido expresses herself through performance poetry

Junior Marisol Garrido expresses herself through performance poetry

On an illuminated stage at 14 years old, junior Marisol Garrido had finally found a way to transform her spoken words into a masterful display of her dreams, passions and all the emotions she had never been able to relay before. From the subtle snapping […]

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Sheriff Scott Israel speaks to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission Thursday Nov. 15, 2018. Photo courtesy of Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel/TNS

Public safety commission continues investigation into MSD shooting

On March 5, 2018, Gov. Rick Scott signed the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Safety Act into law, allowing law enforcement to seize weapons from individuals under the Baker Act and raising the legal age to purchase a gun to 21 years old, in addition to other […]

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