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Children of all ages play and enjoy the new Princess Meadow playground, equipped with monkey bars, swirly slides and other amentities, while their families watch over them. Parents and gaurdians were also able to appreiciate the play area as they mingled while their kids played. Photo by Maria Vera

Princess Meadow’s Playground officially opens to public

Princess Meadow’s Playground, a project 18 months in the making, formally opened on Saturday, Jan. 4 at 10 a.m. This project was intended to honor Meadow Pollack, who died in the Feb. 14, 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.  The playground, which is […]

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Photo illustration by Leah Ronkin

MSD students struggle with body image, eating disorders

While looking in a mirror, it is easy for people to tear apart their self-esteem as thoughts of what they wish their body looked like clouds their head. With every meal, their mind envisions a pound of fat gained or an additional crease on their […]

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Speaking Up. Performers hold up signs depicting the African American civil rights movement during the annual Black History Month show. All the signs were handmade by the students in the show. Photo by Lizzie Sheehy

MSD hosts annual Black History Month Show

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School hosted the annual Black History Month Show on Friday, Feb. 7, during fifth, sixth and eighth periods. This show was sponsored by guidance counselor and Legends of Destiny coach Sherley Pierre, history teacher William Payne, French teacher Geemps St. Julien […]

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Photo by Briana Jesionowski

MSD students continue to adjust to life two years after deadly shooting

Two years after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, students find themselves in different stages of healing, growth and progression. Following the shooting, the lives of MSD students were altered drastically. Some threw themselves into gun reform activism, while others simply focused on […]

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Broward County Public Schools released the new school calendar for the 2020-2021 school year with various changes. The calendar details a later start date, the last day of the  Muslim holiday of Ramadan off and a week-long Thanksgiving break. Graphic by Brianna Jesionowski

Broward County Public Schools unveils new calendar for 2020-2021 school year

The Broward County School Board approved a new school calendar for the 2020-2021 school year with some notable changes. The calendar includes a five-day Thanksgiving break, and it also adds a day off on May 13 for the last day of Ramadan, a Muslim holiday. […]

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Math teacher Cindi Helverson honors the life of former MSD social studies teacher Scott Beigel at the third annual Run 4 Beigel 5K race on Saturday, Feb. 1. The race was held at Pine Trails Park in Parkland, Florida. Photo by Darian Williams

Parkland community gathers for 3rd annual Run 4 Beigel 5K

On Saturday, Feb. 1, the third annual Run 4 Beigel 5K race was held at Pine Trails Park at 8 a.m. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School seniors Monique Miquel and Annagrace Myers coordinated the event with the help of the cross country team and the […]

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Olympic Heights High school freshman Jacob Weiner poses with his first place medal at the second annual Chris Hixon Memorial 5K Run/Walk. Weiner crossed the finish line first with a time of 20:17.4. Photo by Elama Ali

Second annual Chris Hixon Memorial Walk raises money for student athletic scholarships

On Saturday, Feb. 15, the second annual Chris Hixon Memorial 5K Run/Walk was held at Charnow Park located in Hollywood, Florida. This event was coordinated by Debbi Hixon, wife of Chris Hixon: the athletic director, coach and campus monitor who lost his life at Marjory […]

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New clubs at MSD allow students to voice their political opinions

New clubs at MSD allow students to voice their political opinions

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s Inter-Club Council approved the creation of the Make Our Schools Safe Club during their December 2019 meeting. Shortly after, in January 2020, the ICC granted approval to begin a Change the Ref Club. These two new clubs aid students […]

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MSD administration offers rewards for information about damage caused in school restrooms

MSD administration offers rewards for information about damage caused in school restrooms

During the school day on Monday, Feb. 10, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students were shocked when MSD Principal Michelle Kefford delivered an announcement over the school-wide intercom during third period, which alerted students to a growing problem here at MSD. This important message shed […]

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Sophomore Andres Barraza poses for a portrait photo. Photo by Sam Grizelj

January’s Athlete of the Month: Andres Barraza

Andres Barraza, a sophomore at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, is a dedicated golf player. Barraza was born in Monterrey, Mexico and moved to Florida at six years old. He first began playing golf with his dad as a weekend activity, but ended up continuing […]

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