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Schedule issues mark the beginning of school years. Photo by: Nyan Clarke

Scheduling conflicts mark beginning of school year

Schedules are not always as simple as they seem. Whether it is because a student did not get into the elective that they wanted or they are not a fan of the teacher they were assigned to, it is a continuous problem for students that occurs every year. Senior guidance counselor Gerald Turmaine was able to clarify how schedules are […]

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College Board waives testing fees for MSD students

Following the events of Feb. 14, College Board made the decision to waive all testing fees for all students who were enrolled at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School prior to the shooting. College Board in an attempt to show support for the Parkland community has has decided to remove such fees, including testing and sending score reports to colleges. Although […]

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Sophomore Rachel Padnis creates patches and stickers to raise money for Parkland community

Sophomore Rachel Padnis creates patches and stickers to raise money for Parkland community

Soon after the tragedy on Feb. 14, sophomore Rachel Padnis felt a strong desire to show her support for the victims’ families and the MSD community. After attending the rally in Tallahassee with her fellow classmates, she realized that being in that type of crowd was not in her interest. However, Padnis still wanted to show just as much consolation […]

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Volunteers deliver hearts of hope to MSD. Courtesy of Mike Pitkow

MSD students receive “hearts of hope”

Following the events of Feb. 14, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has received various forms of gifts and messages of hope from across the country. Recently, over 2,000 MSD students received ceramic hearts with thoughtful messages to help lift their spirits and brighten their days. These ceramic hearts were all from Hearts of Hope, a nonprofit organization that paints ceramic […]

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Junior Samantha Grady returns to school. Photo by Samantha Goldblum

Junior Samantha Grady continues physical and emotional recovery

Junior Samantha Grady continues her physical and emotional recovery since the events of Feb. 14. Grady was wounded in the chest from a ricocheted bullet and grazed in the back. Her stay at the hospital lasted only a few hours since her wounds were not life-threatening. “I only have scars now, but it itches like crazy, and sometimes when people […]

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The Salt Box is a salt therapy provider located in Parkland that is offering 5 free stress-relieving sessions to MSD students. Photo courtesy of Jessi Powell.

The Salt Box offers free sessions to MSD students

Over the course of the past two months, students have gracefully accepted a plethora of donations from local companies. One particular company, The Salt Box, located in the Parkland Town Center, offered five free sessions to anyone who was affected by the tragedy, including students, teachers, friends and parents. Salt therapy is an all-natural procedure which simply involves sitting in […]

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Broward County School Board members stand together as they talk with the media on Feb. 23, 2018 in Parkland, Fla. Teachers and school administrators returned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for the first time after 17 victims were killed in a mass shooting at the school. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun Sentinel/TNS)

Broward County School Board votes against arming teachers

As a result of the events of Feb. 14, Florida lawmakers passed the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, which contains a provision for arming teachers. While the bill was met with support by the Parkland community as a step in the right direction, many disapproved of the idea of arming teachers. Broward County was offered gun training […]

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Jewelry company donates 1,100 sashes to the graduating class

Jewelry company donates 1,100 sashes to the graduating class

With the seniors soon to graduate on June 3, many companies want to help honor the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School class of 2018. One major contributor is jeweler Chuck Puleri & Associates, who partnered with cap and gown provider Herff Jones to make sashes for the seniors to wear at graduation. They will also be providing pins that say […]

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Student creates personalized bracelet. Photo by Suzanna Barna

Students personalize inspirational bracelets

Following the events of Feb. 14, a company called MyIntent Project donated 3,600 bracelets and five “maker kits” to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The group reached out to MSD and arranged the donation with the help of ceramics teacher Sandra Traub. MyIntent is a service project created two years ago by Chris Pan to spread positive energy. According to […]

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Publix replenishes MSD atrium. Photo by Mackenzie Quinn

Publix beautifies MSD atrium

On April 3, Publix decided to help beautify Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on their Nation Publix Service Day project, a day in which Publix stores around the country help out their community. Publix CEO Todd Jones even came to meet Principal Ty Thompson before working alongside other staff members. The shady atrium between the 500 and 600 buildings was […]

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