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Douglas Hosts Student vs. Teacher Basketball Game in Honor of Ethan Lalinde

Douglas Hosts Student vs. Teacher Basketball Game in Honor of Ethan Lalinde

Every year, approximately 1,000 people are diagnosed with cystic fibrosis- a majority of them by the age of two, continuously adding to the 30,000 that currently live with it in the United States and the 70,000 worldwide. But this year was not just like “every year” for the students of Stoneman Douglas, as one of our own, sophomore Ethan Lalinde, […]

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Men’s Soccer Team Fights Hard to the Finish

Men’s Soccer Team Fights Hard to the Finish

This past season, Stoneman Douglas’ soccer team surprised everyone by going undefeated, and dominating their District opponents. Behind their season of hard training and the ever-growing support of fellow Douglas students, the team earned the top seed once playoff time arrived, despite being placed in one of the most difficult Districts in the region. “No one expected us to go 16-0-4, […]

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Student Stress Reaches New Heights

Many students at Douglas would agree that one of the main reasons for their distaste for school comes from the excessive stress it brings into their lives. This is not to say that school should not be in our lives – it’s a necessity – but it is to say that some of the curriculum, parents, classes, and overall expectations do need to be tuned down […]

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Teachers Today Don’t Get Paid Enough

Teachers Today Don’t Get Paid Enough

In the Broward school district, teachers make a yearly salary of $55,982- the third-highest in the state of Florida and almost $8,000 above the state average. This may seem like a good thing, but it’s not: almost all of the nearly 180,000 teachers in Florida sit at salaries far below the national average of $57,379, which means our “high paying” district is still well below […]

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Jeter Wins Teacher of the Year

Jeter Wins Teacher of the Year

On October 13th, our very own astronomy teacher, Mr. Jeter, was declared “Teacher of the Year”, and he could not be any happier. “It is a wonderful feeling to be recognized by my peers,” Jeter said, “especially because of the tremendous respect that I have for my colleagues.” The way the process works is that all of the school’s faculty […]

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The Cost Of Test Preparation

The Cost Of Test Preparation

With that time of the year starting up again, many Douglas upperclassmen have begun preparation for the SAT and ACT standardized tests that take place every month or so. Many students, such as junior Evan Elias, have been studying through the use of a test-specific tutor. “I have an SAT tutor that I go to every Sunday,” Elias said. “I […]

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Mrs. Hitchcock's 5th Period Class

A Revolutionary Project

Every year, AP U.S. History teacher Lisa Hitchcock has her students simulate their choice of influential, yet relatively unknown participants of the American Revolution. Students are required to create a costume, visual, primary source and background information in order to accurately depict their figure. “I began doing the project about 10 years ago, in 2005,” Hitchcock said. “I had been looking […]

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Clockwise: Max Baron, Brandon Dubner, Drew Fletcher, Katherine Liu, Jessica Pan, Elisabeth Rodrigues, and Joanna Zhuang

Seven Douglas Seniors Chosen As PSAT Semifinalists

This past month seniors around the country found out whether or not they passed the cutoffs for the prestigious National Merit Scholarship, for which they took the PSAT last fall. Out of the 1.5 million students who took the test, 34,000 were given “Letters of Commendation” in order to recognize their success, and another 16,000 qualified as semifinalists for the […]

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