UNDER THE  INFLUENCE: MSD students participate in underage drinking, despite the legal, physical and emotional consequences

UNDER THE INFLUENCE: MSD students participate in underage drinking, despite the legal, physical and emotional consequences

Alcohol is one of the most commonly used and abused drugs among youth in the United States. As a result, underage drinking is a leading health problem in this country.   According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, each year, approximately 5,000 young people under the age of 21 die as a result of consuming alcohol; this […]

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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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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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DECA Hospitality teacher Mitchell Albert wins Hospitality and Tourism Management Program Teacher of the Year. Photo by Kaleela Rosenthal

Mitchell Albert receives HTMP Florida Teacher of the Year

Four years as Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s DECA Hospitality adviser, Mitchell Albert has received the Florida Hospitality and Tourism Management Program Teacher of the Year award.  The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association announced that the award nominations were open to whoever was deserving. FRLA is known for providing hospitality curriculum and having connections with various companies such as Marriott. […]

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Five MSD students win Arts for the Future scholarship

Five MSD students win Arts for the Future scholarship

Five Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students received $1000 Arts for the Future Scholarships on Monday, April 1, 2019. Seniors Olivia Feller, Crystal Tang, Alex Wind, Dylan Redshaw and Kelsey Nickerson were informed that they won the scholarship during first period when they were called down to the office to take a picture with Principal Ty Thompson.  Arts for the […]

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Culinary arts teacher Ashley Kurth was awarded the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association Pineapple Hospitality of Excellence Award. Photo by Nicole Suarez

Culinary teacher Ashley Kurth receives the Florida Pineapple Hospitality of Excellence Award

On Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, culinary teacher Ashley Kurth was awarded the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association Pineapple Hospitality of Excellence Award. Overall, this award signifies Chef Kurth as the Culinary Teacher of the Year for the state of Florida. Those who nominated Chef Kurth to win this award were former and current students, faculty members and people of the […]

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The documentary poster for "Leaving Neverland".

Review: “Leaving Neverland” causes great controversy

The two-part HBO documentary “Leaving Neverland” was released on Jan. 25, 2019, however, it continues to make headlines almost a month later. The documentary details the alleged experiences and abuses faced by two men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, at the hands of singer-songwriter, Michael Jackson, when they were young boys. Directed by Dan Reid, “Leaving Neverland” begins with the […]

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The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (Warner Bros.)

‘The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part’ is perfect for all ages

“The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part”, released on Feb. 8, runs for around two hours. Directed by Mike Mitchell. The film starts with the attack of the Lego Duplo, which are larger blocks for younger kids. The once hopeful land of the Legos becomes “Apocalypseburg,” a drab and depressing land of destruction. Terrified that the world will end, Emmett […]

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Dante Albidone, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Brodeur, Eden Cupid, Ethan Hwang, and Blake Talabis in The Umbrella Academy (Christos Kalohoridis/Netflix/TNS)

Review: Netflix Original “The Umbrella Academy” brings Gerard Way’s comic to life

“The Umbrella Academy” was released on Feb. 15, based on Gerard Way’s comic of the same title that was released 12 years ago. The show was created by Netflix, and features a total of ten episodes in its first season. This show is not like many other superhero shows; the viewer does not get a backstory on how the main […]

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Coach Berke watching over the team during practice. Photo by; Farrah Nickerson

MSD welcomes new water polo coach

* Story was co-written by Farrah Nickerson & Kaleela Rosenthal First time high school coach David Berke has been chosen to be Marjory Stoneman Douglas’ new water polo coach. This isn’t his first experience with water polo, though. As a child, he played mostly pickup games as a swimmer. Although his New York community didn’t have any water polo club teams, […]

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