Tag: Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Review: The Kid Who Would Be King shares message that the kids are the future

Review: The Kid Who Would Be King shares message that the kids are the future

Arthurian legends have been around since the 15th century with the media industry depicting it through a variety of adaptations. The Kid Who Would Be King one is a little different, though. This film takes place in the 21st century, when a boy pulls Excalibur, the original sword in the ancient stone, out of a stone at a construction site. A young boy […]

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Much like other students at MSD, senior Emily Kolber shows off her new Airpods. Photo by Darian Williams

Airpods surge in popularity at MSD

Throughout the halls of Marjory Stoneman Douglas, one can see many students wearing strange, small white devices in their ears: Apple Airpods.  In 2001, Apple released their iPod and, with it, their own take on earbuds. Fifteen years later, in December 2016, the new and improved wireless Airpods were released to the public for their enjoyment. “My earbuds used to […]

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Julian Edwards and Sandra Bullock in "Bird Box." (Saeed Adyani/Netflix/TNS)

Review: Dystopian thriller “Bird box” breaks records on Netflix

Bird Box is a 2018 American post-apocalyptic film directed by Susanne Bier from a screenplay written by Eric Heisserer, based on the 2014 novel of the same name by Josh Malerman. In July 2017, it was announced that Netflix had acquired the rights to the book and would develop the film, starring  Sandra Bullock and John Malkovich. Having a limited […]

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Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (Netflix)

Review: Netflix interactive film “Bandersnatch” illustrates the importance of choice

Black Mirror is a british anthology science fiction television series that examines modern society, particularly with regard to the unanticipated consequences of new technologies. The show was developed to highlight topics related to humanity’s relationship to technology, creating stories that feature, according to the creator Charlie Brooker, “the way we live now – and the way we might be living […]

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[Brief] Men’s basketball team prevails against rival J.P. Taravella High School

On Jan. 15, the men’s varsity basketball team went up against the J.P. Taravella High School Trojans. The final score of the game was 77-69. The Eagles ended up getting the win and defeating the Trojans. The Eagles were outscored in the first quarter, but came out strong in every other quarter and dominated. “We did a really good job […]

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Graphic by Nyan Clarke

Students debate whether the school system restricts or encourages development of creativity

The imagination of a child knows no bounds. Whether it includes carelessly finger painting a canvas with a rainbow of colors, building a Lego tower so tall and believing it is a skyscraper, or playing on a swing set and feeling only a short distance away from the sun and moon, the creative times of childhood gradually fade by the […]

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Photo by Nyan Clarke, graphics by Darian Williams

2018 marks monumental strides and conflict over the prominence of sexual violence in the U.S.

An age-old power struggle, a form of oppression that transcends every race and class, a timeless form of terrorism. There are infinitely many ways to describe sexual violence, as it haunts men and women from every generation and culture. From Hollywood to Washington, D.C., to college campuses and our own backyards, society is quick to taboo the idea of sexual […]

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Senior Julie Piedra demonstrates her artistic skills by applying junior Nicole Wolfe’s makeup. Piedra found her passion as a makeup artist in the seventh grade. Portrait by Nyan Clarke

Senior Julie Piedra uses makeup as an outlet for creativity

After years of painting, senior Julie Piedra found her passion as a seventh grader, using her blending brushes and eyeshadow palettes to decorate a new kind of canvas: her face. Once she began displaying her talents, Piedra would receive compliments and suggestions encircling her newfound gift. Encouraged by the constant praise, Piedra started doing makeup for friends and peers, who […]

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Junior Marisol Garrido expresses herself through performance poetry

Junior Marisol Garrido expresses herself through performance poetry

On an illuminated stage at 14 years old, junior Marisol Garrido had finally found a way to transform her spoken words into a masterful display of her dreams, passions and all the emotions she had never been able to relay before. From the subtle snapping at open-mics to tireless writing sessions, Garrido has found both a safe space and a […]

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Junior Austin Roy freestyles rap songs for his Soundcloud account. Portrait by Nyan Clarke

Junior Austin Roy expresses his creative side on SoundCloud

Every high school student has an individual passion for something. Whether it’s a club, organization or talent, students have ways to express themselves. In junior Austin Roy’s case, his passion is rapping. Through the streaming platform SoundCloud, Roy has released multiple tracks and albums, which explain and explore his feelings and thoughts. He has used SoundCloud as a creative outlet […]

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