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Guidance Director Veronica Ziccardi and her department hands out McDonalds meals to students who received Straight A's first quarter on Friday, Nov. 8. Photo by Darian Williams

MSD Guidance Department rewards Straight-A students with McDonald’s

On Nov. 8, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas guidance department partnered with McDonald’s to provide a special lunch treat to students who received straight A’s this quarter. Invitations were given out on Nov. 7 to the students who were eligible for the treat. Guidance counselors were […]

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[Video] High School Nation hosts “Pop-up pep rally” in the courtyard

[Video] High School Nation hosts “Pop-up pep rally” in the courtyard

On Friday, Nov. 1, High School Nation surprised Marjory Stoneman Douglas students with an impromptu pep rally during both A and B lunches.  High School Nation is a company that partners with other businesses in order to encourage school spirit in public schools, as well […]

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Ryan Belk commits to Yale University to play football for the fall 2020 season

Senior Ryan Belk officially announced his commitment to Yale University in the beginning of August for the fall football season in 2020. His journey in football began long before high school though, as he played flag football in Coral Springs when he was 9-years-old. Marjory […]

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Social media app “TikTok” rises in popularity among students at MSD

Across the nation, people of all ages and demographics have found themselves absorbed in the world of online trends ranging from comedy jokes to popular dances. Trends like these have created online celebrities, some whom walk the halls at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Many […]

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MSD students share their personal experiences with discrimination

When grocery shopping, one does not expect to have a personal escort roaming around the store alongside them. However, this was a reality for senior Job Charles. Charles, who is African American, and his friends, a group of primarily minorities, were simply buying Gatorade when […]

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Hollywood improves at accurate age representation

Many movies hire adult actors to play teenage roles. Most of the time these movies have mature content that minors cannot ethically perform; other times it is from increased work hours that minors cannot meet. Sometimes adults are hired just because they are famous. In […]

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The summer of 2019 brought epic new movies and catchy new music

The summer of 2019 brought epic new movies and catchy new music

Summer vacation was filled with a variety of entertainment in the form of movies and music.  Films like “Yesterday” and “Blinded by the Light” brought back the music of the late 20th century, depicting legends like The Beatles and Bruce Springsteen on the big screen. […]

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MSD students face daily mental health struggles and learn ways to overcome them. Graphic by Darian Williams

MSD supports mental health with Mind-Body Club

AP World History teacher Diane Wolk-Rogers along with MSD parent and licensed mental health counselor Ellen Fox-Snider founded the Mind-Body Club in Fall of 2018. On Jan. 9, the first cohort graduated with 13 students. The course is a six-week program, meeting every Wednesday for an […]

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School chairs have negative effects on teenage posture

School chairs have become a hindrance on the health and posture of teenagers. According to a poll by the Pew Research Center, 69 percent of parents believe their schools are not being held to a high standard when it comes to providing healthy lunches and […]

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