Senior Mei-Ling Ho-Shing moves to the beat during the Jamaican performance at the Dec. 11 multicultural show. Photo by Nyan Clarke

MSD students express their cultures through dance

*This story was co-written by Einav Cohen and Thais Guerra In the sea of students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, it can often be difficult to stand out. Each and every student comes from a unique identity to be cultivated. In an effort to not only showcase those identities, but also reconnect with their heritage, many students participate in […]

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Senior Julie Piedra demonstrates her artistic skills by applying junior Nicole Wolfe’s makeup. Piedra found her passion as a makeup artist in the seventh grade. Portrait by Nyan Clarke

Senior Julie Piedra uses makeup as an outlet for creativity

After years of painting, senior Julie Piedra found her passion as a seventh grader, using her blending brushes and eyeshadow palettes to decorate a new kind of canvas: her face. Once she began displaying her talents, Piedra would receive compliments and suggestions encircling her newfound gift. Encouraged by the constant praise, Piedra started doing makeup for friends and peers, who […]

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Junior Marisol Garrido expresses herself through performance poetry

Junior Marisol Garrido expresses herself through performance poetry

On an illuminated stage at 14 years old, junior Marisol Garrido had finally found a way to transform her spoken words into a masterful display of her dreams, passions and all the emotions she had never been able to relay before. From the subtle snapping at open-mics to tireless writing sessions, Garrido has found both a safe space and a […]

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portrait by Julia Noye

Senior Jonathan Romeus uses YouTube as a way to express himself

At school, senior Jonathan Romeus simply blends into the crowd. But on Youtube, his fans know him as Kingrome. Romeus became dedicated to his vlogging channel three months ago with a mission to create a positive atmosphere for viewers and a creative outlet for himself. Romeus currently has 406 subscribers. “The reason I came up with Kingrome is because as […]

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Senior Isabella Pfeiffer paints a mural for Astronomy Club in Marjory’s Garden on Dec. 19. Photo by Nyan Clarke

Senior Isabella Pfeiffer channels her creative energy into her art

For senior Isabella Pfeiffer, art is so much more than a simple pastime. What started as an activity to bond with her mother, who is also an artist, transformed into a passion that continuously allows her to express herself, her culture and her aspirations through painting and sculpture. Pfeiffer’s fascination took off with a painting depicting dancers from numerous Hispanic […]

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Senior Cameron Leonardi practices his clarinet, in hopes of pursuing music professionally. Leonardi started playing instruments in middle school and has continued in high school, competing in county and state competitions. Photo Illustration by Nyan Clarke

Senior Cameron Leonardi follows his dream to perform in professional orchestra

When he attended Westglades Middle School, Cameron Leonardi did not anticipate that a simple elective choice would lead to his life’s passion: music. Now a senior, Leonardi is hoping his years of practice will kickstart his musical journey in college, as he works to transform his hobby into a career. “My favorite part [of playing] would be performing,” Leonardi said. […]

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