UNDER PRESSURE: Mental health issues affecting teens on the rise

UNDER PRESSURE: Mental health issues affecting teens on the rise

Feet tapping on floors; beads of sweat coating hands, dripping down foreheads; pulse racing a mile a second; constantly feeling on edge, agitated, fatigued. This is the reality that many students with mental health disorders must deal with on a daily basis. Anxiety, as well as a diverse array of mental health issues, have recently gained a considerable amount of […]

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Celebrate Success. Principal Ty Thompson congratulates the Eagle Regiment of the FMBC Class 5A championship title on Nov. 20, 2017. Photo by Emma Dowd

Ty Thompson steps down from MSD principal position

After a last minute meeting of teachers at the end of the school day, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s Principal Ty Thompson stepped down from his position. This departure will be effective as of June 6, 2019, the last official day of the 2018-2019 school year. Thompson’s announcement comes two months after he was removed from his active duties as […]

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Saying Goodbye. The class of 2019 had an emblem of the eagle logo that reads “Be Positive, Be Passionate, Be Proud to be an Eagle” painted in the courtyard as their gift to the school. It is an MSD tradition for the graduating class to donate a personalized gift to beautify the campus. Photo courtesy of Dawson Corea

MSD class of 2019 has emblem painted in the courtyard as their gift to the school per MSD tradition

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s class of 2019 has been raising money for a parting gift to the school since their freshman year. As per tradition, the senior class donated a gift to help beautify the school. Previous classes have donated benches and picnic tables around the school, as well as mosaics in the senior courtyard.The senior class decided the […]

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Michelle Kefford takes up the role of new principal at MSD for the 2019-2020 school year

Michelle Kefford takes up the role of new principal at MSD for the 2019-2020 school year

After 14 years away from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Michelle Kefford has officially confirmed her return for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. This time however she will not be teaching the students at MSD but instead leading them as their new principal. Before becoming the current principal of Charles W. Flanagan High School in Pembroke Pines, Kefford taught at […]

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Olivia Feller wins Arts for Life scholarship

Olivia Feller wins Arts for Life scholarship

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior Olivia Feller was awarded a $1000 Arts for Life! scholarship on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Feller was one of 25 Florida high school seniors to be given this scholarship out of 650 applicants. The Arts for Life! Scholarship was established by former First Lady of Florida Columba Bush in 1999 to advocate for the […]

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Freshman class will re-vote to elect the rising sophomore class board amid allegations of ‘ethical infractions’

Freshman class will re-vote to elect the rising sophomore class board amid allegations of ‘ethical infractions’

Following allegations that ethical issues arose during the original class election voting period, a re-vote will be held in order to decide the 2022 Class Board (the current freshmen, rising sophomores) of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Starting on Monday, April 29, the freshman class will be given paper ballots with the names of the current candidates for board positions. […]

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SGA Executive Board elections conclude

SGA Executive Board elections conclude

Leni SteinhardtLeni Steinhardt is a member of the graduating class of 2020 and copy editor for the Eagle Eye. She hopes to major in mass communication and journalism in college and later pursue a career in journalism. She is currently involved in numerous clubs and activities including Students Demand Action, National Association of Students Against Gun Violence, Girls Varsity Golf […]

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Hollywood continues to make movies about terminal illness

Hollywood continues to make movies about terminal illness

Star-crossed lovers are meant to break every viewer’s heart; terminal romance films are some of the best at depicting this concept. The real question is are these movies representing terminal illnesses correctly or are they misinforming viewers? Teenage patients spend most of their time either in a hospital, getting treatments or in their homes, resting. Patients are constantly under watch. […]

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Principal Hall presents graduating class with cords for upcoming graduation. Photo by Kaleela Rosenthal

The graduating class of 2019 attends their cord ceremony

*This story was co-written by Tara Gaines & Kaleela Rosenthal On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at 9:30 a.m, the senior class cord ceremony took place in the auditorium. Inside, students were greeted with their parents and the MSD Jazz Band. Throughout the ceremony, Principal Teresa Hall presented different cords to the MSD class of 2019. Students would then walk across […]

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Max Schacter, the father of Alex Schacter, asks a question during the third day of meetings of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission Thursday Nov. 15, 2018 in Sunrise, Fla. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel/TNS)

MSDHS Safety Commission releases preliminary report with legislative recommendations

On Jan. 2, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Safety Commission released a preliminary report of the commission’s finding in their investigation into the Feb. 14, 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The commission was formed as part of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Act passed by the Florida legislature and signed into law by former Gov. […]

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