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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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March’s Musician of the Month: Hunter Frybergh

March’s Musician of the Month: Hunter Frybergh

Hunter Frybergh, a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, has been a trombone player for six years. He was born in Coral Springs, Florida, moved to Long Island, New York for six months and then returned to live in Parkland, Florida. After his move […]

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State of Florida implements new standards for English and Mathematics

State of Florida implements new standards for English and Mathematics

On Friday, Jan. 24, Gov. Ron DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran introduced Florida’s K-12 academic requirements for English and Mathematics. They set out to remove Common Core and provide students with Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.). Common Core is a standardized test for […]

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis made the announcement that there would be refunds coming to families that have been paying into the Florida Prepaid tuition plan since 2008 and a reduction in the costs for new enrollments. The announcement was made Monday at Florida State College in Jacksonville. [BOB SELF/FLORIDA TIMES-UNION]

Florida Prepaid College prices drop result in thousands of refunds

The Florida Prepaid College Board has lowered plan prices, which is benefitting families. As an effect of the costs lowering, people in Florida are getting refunds across the state, resulting in more than $500 million in reimbursements, with an average of $4,700 per refund. Since […]

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Moms Demand Action speak at the First Presbyterian Church in Tallahassee. Photo by Eniva Cohen

Moms Demand Action attends meetings held in Tallahassee for Advocacy Day

On Thursday, Jan. 23, the Florida Chapter of Moms Demand Action brought 400 volunteer advocates to Florida’s state capital, Tallahassee, where each volunteer advocated for gun safety laws. Busses from all over Florida, including Miami, Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville, departed early Wednesday morning in order […]

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Taking on Tallahassee: Teachers rally in state capitol to demand funding for public education

Taking on Tallahassee: Teachers rally in state capitol to demand funding for public education

Reporting by Leni Steinhardt, Dara Rosen, Brianna Fisher, Ava Steil, Zoe Gordon, Fallon Trachtman, Darian Williams, Brianna Jesionowski, Kacie Shatzkamer, Ashley Ferrer, Nadia Murillo, Anisah Steele, Ivy Lam, Lily Singer, Bryan Ngyuen, Matthew Rosenthal and Fenthon Aristhomene.

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Bright Futures SAT score requirement increases for the graduating Class of 2021

On June 18, 2019, members of the Florida Legislature signed Senate Bill 190 in Tallahassee, which requires the Florida Bright Futures scholarship SAT score requirement to increase. Bright futures is a scholarship that awards students money depending upon a certain SAT score. Although this bill […]

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