Tag: government

Younger political leaders tend to be more representative of issues that dis­pro­por­tion­ate­ly affect the youth such as climate change, LGBTQ+ rights and student debt. Graphic by Melodie Vo

[Editorial] Younger politicians are a better representation of the youth

As hate crimes rise, glaciers melt and civil unrest becomes near unavoidable, it’s time that the youth of our country get the political representation they need to solve the issues that affect them. The only way for a political system to be entirely representative of […]

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"Mayor For A Month" Adam Habona participates in an activity with the fire department.

Adam Habona chosen as Parkland ‘Mayor For A Month’

On Wednesday, Sept. 18, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior Adam Habona was selected for Parkland’s “Mayor For A Month” program. Habona serves as Second Vice President of MSD’s Student Government and Co-Executive Director of March for Our Lives Parkland. “Mayor For A Month” is […]

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The US Capitol on the first morning of a partial government shutdown in Washington, DC on Dec. 22, 2018. Caption courtesy of USA Today/Photo courtesy of Jim Lo Scalzo, EPA-EFE

Community members affected by government shutdown

On Dec. 22, 2018, The United States Congress did not approve President Donald Trump’s $5 billion plan to build a wall located on the US-Mexico border, due to a recent conflict between himself and the Democrats. This government shutdown has been the longest in U.S. […]

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2018 midterm elections shift power in U.S. Congress

2018 midterm elections shift power in U.S. Congress

On Tuesday, Nov. 6, the 2018 midterm elections took place, marked not only by intense polarization, but also historic voter turnout rates. This year, election issues were not just confined to the political world. With world leaders on Twitter, political advertising on Facebook and ad […]

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SGA students work together on packaging apparel for their e-store. Photo by Sabrina Fernandez

SGA sells T-shirts worldwide to raise funds for MSD

In the wake of the tragedy on Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, dozens of projects have been initiated to raise awareness for gun control and garner funds for the school and families of the victims. Of these initiatives, the Student Goverment Association’s […]

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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 […]

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Doug Jones, Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate seat in Alabama, greets supporters outside the Bethel Baptist Church on election day, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. (Brian Cahn/Zuma Press/TNS)

Doug Jones defeats Roy Moore for Alabama Senate seat

On Dec. 12, 2017, Democrat Douglas, or “Doug” Jones was projected to be the winner of the 2017 Alabama special senatorial race by Fox News, the Associated Press and NBC News. His opponent was Republican Roy Moore, who had previously served as a state judge […]

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Junior Kosha Patel has taken the initiative to create and publicize her own charity.

MSD junior gives back through Jumpstart India

While most juniors are overwhelmed with standardized testing and challenging coursework, Marjory Stoneman Douglas junior Kosha Patel has found the time to establish her own charity, which aims to give back to  disadvantaged communities in the states of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh in India. With […]

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The American flag, flying over Denver, Colorado, on April 12th, 2017. Photo by Kevin Trejos.

Why we need another DACA

Undocumented immigration became a hotly contested issue during the 2016 presidential election. One of President Donald Trump’s major campaign promises was to build a wall along the Mexican border to discourage illegal immigrants from crossing over into the United States. While the wall has not […]

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Hilary Clinton at her campaign rally in Coral Springs. Photo by Lily Skopp

State of the American Presidential Election

It’s not too much of a stretch to say that this is one of the worst elections in United States history. Americans immensely dislike both candidates: according to Reuters, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s respective 55 percent and 62 percent disapproval ratings rank as the […]

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