Tag: Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Student journalists collaborate to publish the book: We Say #NeverAgain

Student journalists collaborate to publish the book: We Say #NeverAgain

Student journalists knew they had to continue their job of reporting, even though it would be challenging after the unthinkable happened at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14th. MSD’s newspaper staff released a special memorial issue after the shooting, and soon after released an activism issue focusing on making a change. They were then faced with an opportunity […]

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Parking Predicament. Students personalize thier parking spaces in the senior lot. Photo by Nyan Clarke

Juniors should not be allowed to park in the senior lot

The senior lot has always been a defining characteristic of the senior experience. Students who have dedicated years of their life to MSD are finally rewarded in their last year by being able to customize a personal parking spot and making it their own. It is thought of by many as a right of passage, and is highly anticipated by […]

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Lori Alhadeff speaks County Commissioner Michael Udine at a polling place in Tamarac, Fla., Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. Alhadeff has become a forceful advocate for gun control and school safety. (Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun Sentinel/TNS)

Broward County voters elect school board members

On Aug. 28, Broward County primary voters elected new members to the school board. Five of the nine total seats on the board were up for election — Districts 1, 4, 6, 7 and 8. Two of the candidates, Lori Alhadeff and Ryan Petty, lost a child in the shooting on Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Alhadeff, […]

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Forever in Our Hearts. Custodian Dwight Johnson passed away at 66 after working at MSD for 15 years. Photo Courtesy of Lauren Rubenstein

Custodian Dwight Johnson passes away

It was difficult to see Dwight Johnson, custodian at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, without a smile on his face. Described by many as someone with a good heart and soul, Johnson made it his mission to make everyone he met feel welcomed.  Johnson worked as a Broward County Public Schools custodian for over 30 years, 15 of those years […]

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Taking a Stroll. Junior Harris Jaffe walks back to his 8th period debate class in Eagle Village. Photo by Rebecca Schneid

New portables installed at MSD dubbed Eagle Village

Many teachers found themselves without a classroom last year; some came from the 1200 building and others were moved around in order to accommodate those who lost their rooms. Teachers who had to change rooms frequently pushed carts full of supplies and technology around the school. In order to solve this issue, 34 portables were leased to Broward County Public […]

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#NeverAgain. An eagle sculpture donated by a middle school art class in Miami, Florida stands 7 feet tall in the senior courtyard. Photo by Nyan Clarke

Miami art class donates eagle sculpture

On July 5, 2018, Maggie Vidal-Santos, a middle school art teacher at Ruth K. Broad Bay Harbor K8, in Bay Harbor Islands, Florida, delivered a seven foot eagle sculpture to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which was ultimately installed in the senior courtyard. Vidal-Santos had donated a sculpture to Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2013. She felt the need to […]

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Give Me Zen. Wellness portables create safe, calming space for students. Students can use a white pass to visit the wellness center. Photo by Nyan Clarke

New wellness center opens for students

In the newly opened wellness center, students can talk to two school psychologists, five mental health/family therapists and four social workers, all of whom are trained to help students with any emotional issues Students have already begun to use the available services. The wellness center sees 13-15 different students each day and 50 or more when drills or triggering events […]

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Captivating Change. The memorial bench, one of the new additions to the school campus, is displayed in the courtyard. Photo by Nyan Clarke

MSD gets a makeover for the start of the new year

To start off a new school year with a new attitude, many organizations and businesses cleaned and beautified Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s campus. The work included new paint on the outside walls, landscaping and rocks. “I think it is important, especially with the new paint and some beautification things going on around campus, that it makes the place more […]

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Stop the Bleed. Bleed kits are displayed throughout the school.

MSD installs bleed kits

In preparation for the new year, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School implemented new bleeding control kits during the of Aug. 8. The bleed kits provide classrooms with the appropriate tools to minimize an injured person’s risk of bleeding out. The kits include a tourniquet, compression bandages, regular gauze and chest seals. “[The bleed kits were] originally founded as a nationwide […]

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Protest for Change. Seniors Sarah Chadwick  and Kirsten McConnell and alumna Tyra Hemans protest in front of the Alabama State Courthouse for common sense gun laws. Photo courtesy of Emilee McGovern

March For Our Lives student organizers embark on two-month bus tour to engage with youth voters and activists

At the March For Our Lives on March 24, 2018, Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Cameron Kasky welcomed the 800,000 protesters in Washington, D.C. and the millions watching at home to “the revolution.” Over 800 cities across the country were ablaze with the fiery anger of hundreds of thousands of protesters who claimed they were tired of gun violence in America.  […]

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