Tag: Marjory Stoneman Douglas High

Ted Deutch speaks center stage as the audience asks him questions at his town hall.

Congressman Ted Deutch hosts town hall about gun violence prevention

On April 3 at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, Congressman Ted Deutch hosted a town hall from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. alongside local and state politicians and officials. Some state and local politicians who attended include Florida Reps. Kristin Jacobs and Jared Moskowitz; Parkland Commissioners Stacy Kagan and Grace Solomon and Coral Springs Commissioners Joy Carter and […]

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A photograph of Meadow Pollack at the base of one seventeen crosses at a candlelight vigil for the victims of the  shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla, on February 16, 2018 (Greg Lovett/The Palm Beach Post/Zuma Press/TNS)

Friends and family of Meadow Pollack build playground in her honor

After losing their beloved Meadow in the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the Pollack family and Meadow’s friends started an organization to honor the memory of their loved one, calling it “Meadow’s Movement.” The movement was started by Meadow’s father, Andrew Pollack, whose current goal is to build a memorial playground to honor the life of his daughter. […]

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Review: Rise Biscuits and Donuts offers flavorful alternatives to the typical biscuit

Full of unique and delicious food combinations, Rise Biscuits Donuts serves both breakfast and lunch at their 15 different locations. First opening their shop in Durham, N.C., the franchise expanded their reach to 14 new locations found throughout the southeast, including one  at The Walk in Coral Springs. Rise Biscuits Donuts resembles a fast food shop similar to Dunkin Donuts. […]

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Immigration activists demonstrate outside the Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 in Washington D.C. as the Senate agreed to a deal to avoid a shutdown that does not include provisions for so-called Dreamers sought by Democrats. (Miguel Juarez Lugo/Zuma Press/TNS)

Why we need DACA to protect young immigrants

Undocumented immigration became a hotly contested issue during the 2016 presidential election, inciting passionate responses from both sides of the political spectrum. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act was never meant to be permanent. Former President Barack Obama continuously asked Congress throughout his term to create legislation that would reform immigration policy for these immigrants. Without DACA or a […]

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Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) during a hearing of the judiciary subcommittee on February 27, 2014, in Washington, D.C. (Astrid Riecken/MCT/TNS)

Give amnesty to the DREAMers but an axe to the program

Anything with the capacity to initiate a government shutdown tends to grab people’s attention. The specific immigration issue on the mind of Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer, when he led the crusade for the government shutdown, was the lack of a comprehensive immigration deal that included provisions for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Despite the president vowing to […]

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Gambling in sports becomes increasingly popular

Gambling in sports becomes increasingly popular

As the Philadelphia Eagles hoisted their first Lombardi trophy in franchise history after Super Bowl LII, sportsbooks also celebrated their biggest day of the year. A sportsbook is an establishment that takes bets on sporting events and pays out winnings, but within the U.S., they can only be found legally in Nevada, Oregon, Montana and Delaware. Even though sportsbooks are […]

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Pinwheels created by elementary school students from Georgia decorate the perimeter of the school. Photo by Nikhita Nookala

Georgia elementary schools donate pinwheels in support of MSD

On March 14, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were greeted by 3,600 colorful pinwheels dotting the perimeter of campus. The pinwheels were tacked onto pencils and colored with supportive messages and well wishes. They were donated by students from Austin Elementary School, Dunwoody Elementary School and Kingsley Elementary School, all located just outside Atlanta, Georgia. “Our students and […]

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Colton Haab and Zachary Walls, pictured on March 13.  Photo by Delaney Tarr

JROTC students help shield others behind Kevlar sheets inside classroom

On Feb. 14, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and all its family were affected by a senseless massacre that ended with the deaths of 17 students and teachers. On that day, many students, faculty and teachers reacted in a variety of a different ways, with stories of heroism and selflessness arising from the dark day. Two students who acted amidst […]

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Social studies teacher Ernie Rospierski smiles in his #MSDStrong shirt at MSD. Photo by Suzanna Barna

Ernie Rospierski shields his students from the line of fire

On Feb. 14, 2018, social studies teacher Ernie Rospierski was on the third floor of the freshman building in room 1249 when the fire alarm went off. His students began following procedure by packing their things and evacuating the room. As Rospierski reached the top of the stairs, he immediately recognized the sound of gunshots. All the students in the […]

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English teacher Stacey Lippel shares her story from Feb. 14

English teacher Stacey Lippel is one of the teachers who was directly affected by the tragedy on Valentine’s Day. She lost two students on that day and was grazed by a bullet as well. “I remember feeling a sting on my arm. I had a big bruise on my arm,” Lippel said.   Nearly three weeks later, the bruise was […]

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