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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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Broward County Public Schools has created a survey to gain insight on distant learning from students and their families

Broward County Public Schools has created a survey to gain insight on distant learning from students and their families

The COVID-19 outbreak has taken a toll on everyone’s lives and affected the format of student learning across the United States. As a result of school closures and social distancing requirements, students are now finishing their fourth quarter online through school and video call platforms […]

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A protester holds up their homemade sign made out of cardboard at the "Fund Our Future" rally in Tallahassee, Florida on Monday, Jan.13.

2020 legislative session allocates $500 million to increase teacher salaries across Florida

With the conclusion of the two-month 2020 legislative session in the Florida state Capitol, the legislature finalized a $92 billion state budget. Within the budget, Florida lawmakers reached an agreement to allocate more than $500 million to increase starting teacher salaries for the 2020-2021 school […]

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Dancing Queen. Senior Helena Denny dances at prom on May 11 at The Westin Ft. Lauderdale hotel. Photo by Nyan Clarke

MSD prom officially canceled amid coronavirus outbreak

On Thursday, April 16, two days before Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida students would not be returning to school for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School prom was officially canceled amid concerns regarding COVID-19. MSD Principal […]

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The #CoronaCant movement started by Boca Raton High School students has connected people across the nation and the world.

Boca Raton High School students start #CoronaCant movement to connect people across the world

Despite the negative circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic, teachers and students from Boca Raton, Florida formed an organization titled #CoronaCant. The movement kicked off in mid-March. #CoronaCant was co-founded by Luke Lynch, an alumnus from Boca Raton High School and current freshman at American University, […]

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President of the Broward Teachers Union, Anna Fusco, addresses the BTU members at the latest Impasse meeting.

Broward County Public School teachers set to vote on contract changes

For the first time ever, Broward County Public School teachers are casting their ballots online this week to vote to either accept or reject changes to their contract amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The ratification vote comes after months of tension, failed negotiations and a final […]

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Senior Anna Bayuk performs at state competition "Louder Than A Bomb Florida" in 2019.

Senior Anna Bayuk announced as the 2020 South Florida Youth Poet Laureate

On Tuesday, March 10, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior Anna Bayuk received first place in the 2020 South Florida Youth Poet Laureate through the Jason Taylor Foundation. After submitting her resume and portfolio, Bayuk competed against the works of other middle and high school […]

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Due to COVID-19 restaurants within the Parkland and Coral Springs community are transitioning to alternative methods to serving their customers. Photo courtesy of Mel Melcon/TNS

Restaurants in Parkland and Coral Springs utilize drive-through and pickup options

The COVID-19 outbreak has forced restaurant operators around Parkland and Coral Springs to come to a decision on whether or not they should remain open or temporarily shut down. All restaurants in Florida have transitioned to delivery, drive-throughs or curbside pickups, offering no sit-in dining […]

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Senior Josh Riemer received the Environmental PSA at the 25th Annual Palm Beaches Student Showcase of Films for his video, "End Plastic Pollution."

Senior Josh Riemer wins Environmental PSA Award at Florida’s largest student film competition

On Friday, April 3, the 25th Annual Palm Beaches Student Showcase of Films announced that senior Josh Riemer’s public service announcement on ending plastic pollution earned an award via Facebook Live. Riemer received the Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful Incorporated Environmental PSA award worth $1,000. […]

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April’s Performer of the Month: Peri Harris

April’s Performer of the Month: Peri Harris

Peri Harris, a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, has been a thespian since first grade. Her first interaction with drama was when she saw a local theater company’s production of “High School Musical” and instantly fell in love with it. As she was […]

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