America Runs on Sports: Sports have a heavy impact on American society

America Runs on Sports: Sports have a heavy impact on American society

Since the mid-1800s, Americans have been obsessed with the idea of competitive sports. It began with the introduction of baseball, famously deemed “America’s pastime,” and has only increased in popularity since then with the creation of the NFL, MLB and NBA. Sports have influenced American society in multiple ways throughout the course of history. This culture has formed rivalries between […]

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[Brief] Men’s varsity tennis team takes second place at district tournament

On Tuesday, April 16 the Marjory Stoneman Douglas men’s varsity tennis team continued in their fight at the district tournament for the second and final day before regionals begin next week. Senior Michael Akselrud triumphed in his matches between Coral Springs High School as well as Monarch High School. However, he and the rest of the team took an overall […]

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[Brief] Men’s varsity tennis team ends regular season with win over J.P. Taravella High School

On April 8, the men’s varsity tennis team challenged J.P Taravella High School on their home court for the last regular season match of the year. The team won overall in matches ending in an 8-0 victory. “I’m very proud of the work our team did this season and I’m excited to keep this energy at districts,” senior Matthew Shank […]

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[Brief] Men’s varsity tennis team faces off against Pompano Beach High School

On April 4, the men’s varsity tennis team opposed Pompano Beach High School for the last match of the week. Senior Michael Akselrud, the number one player on the team triumphed in a tight match, ending with an 8-6 score. Number two in the roster, sophomore Tobiah Bower ended with a winning score of 8-2, in addition to number three, […]

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Photo illustration by Nyan Clarke

MSD freshmen describe the positives and negatives of their first year of high school

This school year, a new wave of freshman entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. High school is a major change from middle school in terms of classes, workload and population. It is normal for freshman students to feel nervous or anxious, as they often find themselves daunted by a new setting. However, the transition to high school opens the door […]

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[Brief] Men’s varsity tennis team loses to St. Andrews High School

On April 3, the men’s varsity tennis team went up against St. Andrews High School for their second match of the week. The St. Andrews team appeared to be a very tough opponent as the Eagles took home their second loss of the season, their first being St. Thomas Aquinas High School at the beginning of the season. “It was […]

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[Brief] Men’s varsity tennis game cut short due to weather

On April 2, the men’s varsity tennis team played Coral Glades High School on their home court. While the Eagles were looking to pull out a win against their opponent, the sky opened up and rain flooded the courts, ending the match prematurely. “We were working hard and playing well, but the weather here is unpredictable,” freshman Ryan Goldblum said. […]

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Newspaper adviser Melissa Falkowski accepts her Teacher of the Year Award at CSPA at an advisers luncheon on Photo courtesy of Mark Murray

Melissa Falkowski wins National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year award

On Thursday, March 21 Melissa Falkowski, adviser of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s newsmagazine, The Eagle Eye, received the National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year award at the Colombia School Press Association spring convention. Falkowski was picked for this esteemed award out of fifteen other teachers throughout the country. “I think it’s really nice to be recognized for […]

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MSD’s Politics Club hosts first Politalk event

MSD’s Politics Club hosts first Politalk event

On Tuesday, March 12 at 5:30 pm, MSD’s Politics Club sponsored an event in the auditorium titled PoliTalk. This event gave the opportunity for students and faculty to volunteer and present a topic that they feel passionate about, resembling the famous Ted Talk segments. The PoliTalk event was also the Politics Club’s service project, where those in attendance wrote letters […]

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[Brief] Men’s varsity tennis team defeats Cardinal Gibbons High School

On March 13, the men’s varsity tennis team challenged Cardinal Gibbons High School at an away match. With only one loss in doubles, the Eagles won the overall match, taking home another victory for the season. Only a few matches remain before the team competes at Districts after spring break. “I’m proud of the team for continuing the momentum of […]

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