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Schedule issues mark the beginning of school years. Photo by: Nyan Clarke

Scheduling conflicts mark beginning of school year

Schedules are not always as simple as they seem. Whether it is because a student did not get into the elective that they wanted or they are not a fan of the teacher they were assigned to, it is a continuous problem for students that occurs every year. Senior guidance counselor Gerald Turmaine was able to clarify how schedules are […]

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Fire Pull stations appear all over campus. Photo by Farrah Nickerson

Culinary changes procedures to avoid fire alarms from sounding

Before the tragic event on Feb.14, 2018, most of the fire drills at the school were due to culinary accidents. The cause was usually attributed to a dish creating too much smoke or a student not paying attention. Throughout the school, culinary is known for being one of the repetitive factors of the alarm going off. “It was kind of […]

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MSD drama attends Cappies

MSD drama attends Cappies

On Tues., May 22, Marjory Stoneman Douglas drama went to the annual “Cappies” gala. Cappies is an event held for drama students that takes place every year, used to acknowledge and recognize kids who participated in theatre. This event was held at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, starting at 7 p.m. Around 15 to 26 different schools attended […]

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Review: Grandson’s song “Thoughts and Prayers” depicts a chilling message on mass shootings

Review: Grandson’s song “Thoughts and Prayers” depicts a chilling message on mass shootings

When alternative musician and rapper Jordan Benjamin, known as Grandson, heard of the tragedy that struck Parkland on Feb. 14, 2018, he knew there would be a great change made by the students of the community. Inspired by the students’ courage and determined to call out the faults of politicians, Grandson wrote “Thoughts and Prayers.” Performing the song in collaboration […]

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Rapper Kanye West perfroms on stage. Courtesy of Pieter-Jannick Dijkstra

Tweet by rapper Kanye West causes controversy

After disappearing from social media for a year, rapper Kanye West finally tweeted and announced a new album. At first, the social media community welcomed him back with excitement and open arms. West stated that a solo album would be coming soon and that he would be dropping a second album after that with rapper Kid Cudi. He then continues […]

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Frances McDormand attends the "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination" Costume Institute Gala 2018 on Monday, May 7, 2018 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, N.Y. (Laura Thompson/New York Daily News/TNS)

The Met Gala: who stood out and who fell flat

With unique fashion styles becoming more prominent as 2018 continues, this years Met Gala on May 7 was no exception. Formerly called the Costume Institute Gala, celebrities gather together for the annual event to raise money for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. This year’s theme was “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” Many […]

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College Board waives testing fees for MSD students

Following the events of Feb. 14, College Board made the decision to waive all testing fees for all students who were enrolled at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School prior to the shooting. College Board in an attempt to show support for the Parkland community has has decided to remove such fees, including testing and sending score reports to colleges. Although […]

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Review: “Avengers: Infinity War” leaves fans speechless

Review: “Avengers: Infinity War” leaves fans speechless

10 years, 18 movies, all lead up to one major cinematic event, “Avengers: Infinity War.” Released nationwide on April 27, the latest Marvel movie has taken fans by storm. It is a movie that has been anticipated for four years and has made many fans crazed, freaking out before seeing the film. Months of theories and waiting led up to […]

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Volunteers deliver hearts of hope to MSD. Courtesy of Mike Pitkow

MSD students receive “hearts of hope”

Following the events of Feb. 14, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has received various forms of gifts and messages of hope from across the country. Recently, over 2,000 MSD students received ceramic hearts with thoughtful messages to help lift their spirits and brighten their days. These ceramic hearts were all from Hearts of Hope, a nonprofit organization that paints ceramic […]

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Review: Carmela Coffee is the place-to-be for coffee lovers

Coffee shops have always been a hot spot for romantic meetups, study dates, suburban mother gatherings and more. Be it in movies, TV or books, the quintessential local cafe is a staple to every town. Now, Parkland finally gets its own shop with Carmela Coffee House located on North University Drive. Located in a rather discrete plaza, the destination is […]

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