Tag: Marjory Stoneman Douglas

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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Junior Samantha Mayor makes a steady recovery

Junior Samantha Mayor makes a steady recovery

Since the events of Feb. 14, 2018, junior Samantha Mayor has been making a steady recovery. Mayor was shot once in the knee and received surgery to clean out the wound. It is projected to take about two months for her knee cap to fully heal. Once healed, she will begin physical therapy to fully regain movement in the joint. […]

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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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Junior Lorenzo Prado discusses his experience from Feb. 14 as a suspect for the shooter. Photo by Daniel Williams

Junior Lorenzo Prado is falsely identified as a suspect in shooting

When the fire alarm went off for the second time at around 2:20 on Feb.14, Junior Lorenzo Prado was in the auditorium sound booth working on lighting for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Drama’s upcoming musical production, “Yo Vikings.” Because it was so close to the end of the school day, he decided to finish fixing the lighting equipment, confident […]

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Plower withdrew from school after the Valentine's Day tragedy.

Senior Kelly Plaur protects her teacher from gunfire

On Feb. 14, 2018, in the face of unimaginable danger, many students and teachers emerged as heroes to their community. While bullets flew into her classroom, senior Kelly Plaur acted on her instincts to help her peers. She had no idea these instincts would cause her peers to deem her a hero. Plaur was sitting in Ivy Schamis’s Holocaust history […]

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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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The MSD wind symphony performs at Carnegie Hall. Courtesy of Cameron Leonardi

MSD’s wind symphony performs at Carnegie Hall

Just three short weeks after the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the school’s wind symphony traveled all the way to New York to visit and perform at Carnegie Hall. “We didn’t want to give up this amazing opportunity, so we all worked together to remain strong and perform as well as we possibly could,” sophomore Troy Archer said. […]

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[Multimedia] National school walkout marks the start of change

[Multimedia] National school walkout marks the start of change

March 14, 2018 marked the one-month anniversary of the tragedy that struck Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and the families of the 17 victims. To honor the beloved Eagles, MSD participated in the National Walkout Day by walking to the football field for 17 minutes. On the field, nearly the entire student body participated by congregating in the Cumber Stadium, […]

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