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Broward County Public Schools has created a survey to gain insight on distant learning from students and their families

Broward County Public Schools has created a survey to gain insight on distant learning from students and their families

The COVID-19 outbreak has taken a toll on everyone’s lives and affected the format of student learning across the United States. As a result of school closures and social distancing requirements, students are now finishing their fourth quarter online through school and video call platforms […]

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MSD graduation ceremony moves to a virtual platform

MSD graduation ceremony moves to a virtual platform

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many events have been postponed, moved to virtual platforms or even canceled completely. The cancellations of events where a large number of people would normally gather have greatly affected high school seniors. Current seniors at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School […]

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Graduating senior Karen Villancio-Wolter installs lawn signs on her front porch in celebration of her coming graduation. Photo credit Einav Cohen

How families are celebrating graduating seniors under quarantine

With the current COVID-19 pandemic, Broward County Public Schools has forced the class of 2020 to plan graduation ceremonies from the comfort of their own homes. Before the quarantine was instilled, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s class of 2020 graduation was scheduled to be celebrated […]

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Seniors (right) Leni Steinhardt, (middle) Emily Wolfman, and (left) Sari Kauffman stand on the hoods of their car to follow CDC guidelines while still celebrating decision day. Photo courtesy of Leni Steinhardt

Seniors celebrate Decision Day from a distance

In the midst of quarantine, seniors at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and around the nation have been robbed of the traditional college decision day on May 1. However, to keep spirits up while following social distancing guidelines, many students in MSD’s senior class have […]

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Junior Christine Yared was selected as an eARTh Day Art Contest finalist with a painting featuring a girl in a honeycomb. The inspiration behind the piece comes from pervious sketches and the bees population decrease. Photo courtesy of Christine Yared

Junior Christine Yared selected as a finalist of Local 10 News eARTh Day Art Contest

With Earth Day around the corner, Local 10 News has decided to host its third annual eARTh Day Art Contest, in which any student from a Monroe, Miami-Dade or Broward County school is eligible to participate in. One student per school is allowed to submit […]

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The #CoronaCant movement started by Boca Raton High School students has connected people across the nation and the world.

Boca Raton High School students start #CoronaCant movement to connect people across the world

Despite the negative circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic, teachers and students from Boca Raton, Florida formed an organization titled #CoronaCant. The movement kicked off in mid-March. #CoronaCant was co-founded by Luke Lynch, an alumnus from Boca Raton High School and current freshman at American University, […]

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People use technology to speak face-to-face about similar interests. By Fenthon Aristhomene

[Opinion] Clubs should continue meeting even though school is closed

The reason most people join clubs is to meet people with similar interests and to get more involved in the school. After the recent shutdown of schools across Broward County and the United States due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many students have to create new […]

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Schools across the district provide breakfast and lunch to students and families in need amid the coronavirus

Schools across the district provide breakfast and lunch to students and families in need amid the coronavirus

COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus, is impacting families in many different ways. Since the coronavirus outbreak, unemployment has had a prominent impact throughout Broward County. The sudden shortage of jobs has led to some families struggling to afford food for their children since they […]

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis address the public during a press conference at the Pembroke Pines coronavirus testing site. Photo courtesy of David Santiago of the Miami Herald

Parkland residents are ordered to “Shelter in Place”

On Thursday, March 26, beginning at 12:01 a.m., Parkland residents were ordered to “Shelter in Place.” This action was in efforts to stop the spread of the Coronavirus and keep all residents safe and healthy. There were many guidelines previously in place, such as maintaining […]

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As a result of COVID-19, national testing such as the SAT and ACT have been canceled. Graphic by Brianna Jesionowski

SATs and ACTs canceled through May due to virus fears

For many juniors at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) and American College Test (ACT) are important exams in their high school careers. Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the April 4 ACT and CollegeBoard‘s May 2 SAT were canceled. “Initially I was […]

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