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MSD hosts quarterly Lit Lunch to promote reading

MSD hosts quarterly Lit Lunch to promote reading

On Oct. 24, students filed into the media center with one thing bringing them together: reading. Those who have read either “The Hate You Give” by Angie Thomas, “Want” by Cindy Pon, “Letters to the Lost” by Brigid Kemmerer or “My Sister Rosa” by Justine Larbalestier were brought together between first and second lunch to an event called Lit Lunch. […]

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Sophomore Dara Rosen and junior Rebecca Schneid jot down potential questions for Sen. Bernie Sanders outside his office in Washington, D.C. Photo by Melissa Falkowski.

[Video] Sen. Bernie Sanders meets with The Eagle Eye reporters to discuss gun laws

On March 20, Eagle Eye co-editor-in-chief Rebecca Schneid and staff writer Dara Rosen were given the chance to work with The Guardian as part of their project that allowed Parkland student journalists to guest edit and commission stories that were published on this platform. One of the interviews that they were able to secure was a meeting with Sen. Bernie […]

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Runners run past the memorial at Pine Trails Park on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 for the victims of last week's shooting. Members of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas' cross country team organized a run to honor their fallen coach, Scott Beigel, and the 16 other victims of the school shooting. (Mike Stocker/Sun Sentinel/TNS)

Scott J. Beigel memorial fund raises money to send kids to camp

In honor and remembrance of geography teacher Scott Beigel, the family has created a foundation to honor him. Beigel attended Camp Starlight for the first time in Starlight, Pennsylvania, at the age of 7. The fun and exciting memories led Beigel to continue to attend Camp Starlight, eventually becoming a camp counselor due to his love for the camp. Camp […]

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MSD men's lacrosse team releases angel-shaped balloons into the sky before their game. Courtesy of Ryan Burton

Men’s lacrosse team lets 17 balloons go before game

On Friday, March 9, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s men’s lacrosse team let go of 17 balloons in memory of the 17 lives lost before the game held on the football fields of MSD. “We just want to make an impact on the community and show that we are with the school,” Midfield Zack Rassman (2) said. “As a […]

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The Florida House of Representatives convenes in the Chamber in the Florida Capitol Building in Tallahassee as MSD students watch from the balcony. Photo by Kevin Trejos

Florida legislature passes gun safety proposal named in honor of MSD

In response to relentless activism and lobbying conducted by students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the Florida state legislature has drafted and passed a bill to put more gun and school safety laws into place. The bill, dubbed the “Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act,” was passed in the Senate 20-18 on March 5 in the House […]

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Gov. Rick Scott releases a proposal after Parkland shooting

Gov. Rick Scott releases a proposal after Parkland shooting

On Feb. 23, ten days after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Florida Gov. Rick Scott released a Major Action Plan to address the demands of the hundreds of MSD students who have been calling for the government to make real policy change in light of this tragedy. The plan contains three parts of legislation: gun safety, school […]

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Banners from Broward County schools and organizations around the country decorate the fence surrounding the perimeter of the 1200 building.

MSD begins recovery process with Sunday Orientation

On Sunday, Feb. 25, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School welcomed students back to campus for the first time since the shooting on Feb. 14. The orientation, which lasted three hours, initiated what is expected to be a long and difficult healing process. Teachers had returned to campus the Friday before on Feb. 23, and happily greeted students on Sunday as […]

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Students, teachers and families alike came to the sunset vigil to remember those directly affected by the shooting. Photo by Delaney Tarr

MSD mourns the loss of students and teachers at candlelight vigil

*Story is co-written by Nikhita Nookala and Christy Ma* After the tragic events of Feb. 14, students spread the word through social media that there would be a candlelight vigil held at 2:30 p.m. in Pine Trails Park. Traffic on major Parkland roads such as Holmberg Road and Coral Ridge Drive was completely backed up, causing many to spend over […]

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Rep. Ted Deutch answers a student's question at town hall meeting on January 23, 2018. Photo by Kevin Trejos

Rep. Ted Deutch answers students’ burning questions

Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fl) paid a visit to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Jan. 23 for an event hosted by Politics Club and supported by the English Honor Society, National Honor Society and Rho Kappa. The meeting was arranged by Politics Club President Kevin Trejos and sponsor Ariel Hertz. Trejos made contact with Deutch’s assistant Theresa Brier, who he […]

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Student evacuates three times

Student evacuates three times

*This story was originally published in the first quarter issue of the Eagle Eye* When it was announced that sunny South Florida would be hit head on, houses were shuttered and highways were flooded with cars full of evacuating families. Marjory Stoneman Douglas families were concerned with Irma’s impending effect on the area and many evacuated. One of these families […]

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