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MSD students share their opinions on online learning

With COVID-19 shutting down schools across the nation, educational institutions have taken precautionary measures by transitioning to online learning. Amongst these schools is Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where teachers and students now educate and learn from the comfort of their homes.  The switch from […]

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COVID-19 has affected students' sleep schedules in a seemingly positive way. With more flexible schedules, students have found that they are getting more sleep. Photo by Fenthon Aristhomene

Students experience changes in their sleep schedules during quarantine

From closing down shops and malls to making individuals wear gloves and masks when they leave the house, COVID-19 has affected society in various ways. For many students, the pandemic has allowed them to catch up on their recommended eight hours of sleep.  Sleep is […]

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February’s Athlete of the Month: Samantha Diaz

February’s Athlete of the Month: Samantha Diaz

Samantha Diaz, a senior and athlete on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s softball team, the Lady Eagles, has been selected as February’s Athlete of the Month. Diaz was born in Pembroke Pines, Florida and moved to Parkland, Florida when she was four-years-old.  At five-years-old, Diaz […]

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New and Improved. Media Specialist Diana Haneski, along with the mascot of the Orange Bowl Committee, Obie the Orange, welcome students and staff to enjoy the newly renovated media center on Monday, Nov. 18. In order to match the new look, the addition to the media center was named the STEAM Lab. Photo by Darian Williams

MSD’s media center renovated by Orange Bowl Committee

Students and staff of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School had the chance to view and explore a new addition to the media center: the STEAM Lab. This lab was built to encourage comfortable, collaborative work and communication amongst its users.  From Nov. 16-18, a corner […]

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Average salaries for Florida teachers amongst lowest in the United States

Florida is sinking in the national teacher salary ranking. According to the National Education Association’s annual report on teacher salaries, the Sunshine State has dropped from 45th in 2018 to 46th in the United States in 2019.  The average salary of a teacher in Florida […]

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Defining Survivorship: MSD students and teachers discuss controversy surrounding ‘survivor’ label

The trauma of Feb. 14, 2018 has been a defining battle for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students this past year. The entirety of the MSD community and those with connections have been deeply affected, but a debate remains as to what defines a survivor […]

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Cornered. After Winter Break, symbols designating ‘hard corners’ or “safer spaces’ were spray painted in every classroom, except the portables, which are on lease. Symbols were changed from blue to red after stakeholder input. Photo by Nyan Clarke

MSD students experience active shooter drills and implementation of ‘hard corners’

Darkened classrooms filled with mournful silence, students huddled in specific corners reliving raw trauma and a daunting suffocation, as participants reflect upon the tragedies that have led them to this seemingly endless moment time and time again. This is what a code red drill looks […]

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With new security, comes new sense of safety

Before Feb. 14, 2018, I did not realize the lack of security, not only at MSD but in schools around the nation. I would walk into school, which was unenclosed by gates in many areas, smiling at the security and waving to my friends. I […]

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Junior Hannah Levine switches to online school in pursuit of figure skating

Junior Hannah Levine switches to online school in pursuit of figure skating

Days of gliding on the ice, turning and jumping, help her to forget every worry in her life. For junior and ice skater Hannah Levine, the ice is her best friend, helping to comfort her and give her the unique experiences of feeling free and […]

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Hayley Siegel and Amy Kenny relax through yoga.

The Center of Mind-Body Medicine trains Peer Counselors to cope with stress

After the tragedy on Feb. 14, many students and adults were traumatized, developing anxiety and PTSD. To help cope with the draining and emotional effects, representatives from The Center of Mind-Body Medicine came to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to teach students and faculty tools […]

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