Tag: coronavirus

How to make a mask out of everyday materials

How to make a mask out of everyday materials

If you don’t have symptoms of the coronavirus, should you wear a mask? It’s now required in most parts of the United States, including here in South Florida, that people wear a mask, bandana or another substitute to cover the mouth while in public places. […]

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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, right, (D-N.Y.) wears a mask to protect himself and others from COVID-19, known as coronavirus, as he speaks to the press as the senate returns into session at the U.S. Capitol on Monday, May 4, 2020, in Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy of Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images/TNS

[Opinion] COVID-19 has exposed the structural issues of American society

When the year 2020 is looked back upon by historians, it will be defined by the COVID-19 pandemic.  It was around February and March when the novel coronavirus began to impact the daily lives of Americans, leading to widespread lockdown mandates and self-quarantine. The virus, […]

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Many kids have turned to playing video games in order to combat the boredom of quarantine. Photo by Julianne LoFurno

How families are keeping elementary-aged kids entertained during COVID-19

Quarantine has brought up various new challenges that many people must learn to face. From not being able to attend school or work and not seeing any friends or extended family, the most difficult obstacle people must overcome is boredom. Even though this issue affects […]

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Seniors Leni Steinhardt and Brianna Fisher hang out from a safe distance to each other

Students find ways to hang out with friends while staying six feet apart

With the coronavirus pandemic forcing many friends and family to stay socially distant from one another, there has been a surge in ideas for how people can interact in person while staying safe.  Maintaining social distance measures—avoiding physical contact and keeping at least six feet […]

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Brothers Josh and Adam Buchwald have created Promise to Humanity to encourage others to continue social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

MSD students create websites and Instagram accounts during the COVID-19 pandemic

With the COVID-19 pandemic isolating many individuals across the world, some have taken the time to create websites and Instagram accounts during quarantine. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students have been involved with this act of community awareness and work in groups of two or […]

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Thousands of beach-goers enjoy a warm, sunny day at the beach amid state-mandated stay-at-home and social distancing guidelines in a bid to stave off the coronavirus pandemic in Huntington Beach, Calif., on Saturday, April 25, 2020. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Some MSD students are choosing to social distance, while others are not

Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the way that we carry out our day-to-day activities has changed drastically. Due to the dangers of the virus, the public is encouraged to take precautions to keep themselves and others safe during these increasingly dangerous times. These precautions include […]

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MSD teacher, Mr. Jeff Foster, shares what his day in quarantine looks like

MSD teacher, Mr. Jeff Foster, shares what his day in quarantine looks like

Entering month three of quarantine, it’s not only the students’ lives that have changed, but also the daily routine of teachers has been altered in order to adjust to the circumstances of COVID-19. Now that students are completing their fourth quarter of school online, teachers […]

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May’s Athlete of the Month: Colby Collins

May’s Athlete of the Month: Colby Collins

Senior Colby Collins is pictured playing for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas men’s varsity baseball team. Photo courtesy Colby Collins

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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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Students are feeling down while being isolated

How are students feeling about the school year being cut short?

Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in the United States, students all across the nation are now being forced to stay isolated indoors and remain socially distant. As a result, schools have cut the physical school year short, converting to online schooling to allow students […]

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