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With online learning, ESOL students at MSD have found school to be more difficult. Graphic by Julia Landy

ESOL students face challenges with online learning

Throughout an individual’s life, it is common to move to new places. While some may move merely down the street, others move to entirely different countries. After their move, many will need to learn a new language. Instances like this accounts for the necessity of […]

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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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Sarah Leonardi and her husband Ross. Photo courtesy of Sarah Leonardi

[Feature] In the eyes of Sarah Leonardi

Standing with the community, taking time out of the day to make countless phone calls, and knocking on doors is often tiring, but not for Sarah Leonardi, the youngest representative on the Broward County School Board. Leonardi makes it her goal to shape Broward County […]

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[Opinion] Microsoft Teams is more useful than Zoom

[Opinion] Microsoft Teams is more useful than Zoom

Microsoft Teams and Zoom are two popular apps used by teachers and students to carry out eLearning in the midst of COVID-19. Last year, when students were just getting started with eLearning, they used Zoom instead of Teams. This year, students started off using Teams. […]

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Flooding in Plantation just north of Broward Blvd. in the area of NW 46th Ave. on Monday, November 9, 2020. Tropical Storm Eta brought heavy rain and high winds to South Florida. (Photo courtesy of Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel/TNS)

Tropical Storm Eta closes Broward County schools and forces students to move back to at-home eLearning

On Monday, Nov. 1, tropical storm and hurricane watches and warnings were issued throughout Honduras and Nicaragua as the slow-moving Tropical Storm Eta started to approach. Shelters had to be set up in El Salvador and Costa Rica, while people in Panama and Guatemala were […]

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The Northwest Regional Library has been a popular place for early voting. Photo by Logan Rubenstein

Broward County sees increase in early voting numbers

Battling the rain and staying socially distanced, voters in Broward County showed up during the first week of early voting to cast their ballots in this year’s general election. Early voting in Broward County began Monday, Oct. 19 and ended Nov. 1, with polling places […]

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[Multimedia] MSD prepares to welcome students participating in e-learning on campus

[Multimedia] MSD prepares to welcome students participating in e-learning on campus

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Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony announced that two additional deputies have been fired as a result of the agency's internal affairs investigation into the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland at BSO headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on June 26, 2019. (Joe Cavaretta/Sun Sentinel/TNS)

Broward County August Primary Recap: Black candidates sweep county-wide elections

In a year consumed by Coronavirus, racial justice protests and an impending presidential election, voters across Broward County turned out to vote in this year’s Aug. 18 primary election. With changing demographics and racial politics, Black candidates swept the ballot across Broward, with all five […]

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Physical textbooks and online textbooks are both being utilized this school year. Each version has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Photo by Destiny Cazeau

[Opinion] Physical textbooks are better than online textbooks

Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, schools across Broward County, including Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, have switched to virtual learning. As a result, the use of online textbooks for school has undoubtedly increased.          Physical and online textbooks essentially do the same job of providing students […]

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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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