Principal Hall presents graduating class with cords for upcoming graduation. Photo by Kaleela Rosenthal

The graduating class of 2019 attends their cord ceremony

*This story was co-written by Tara Gaines & Kaleela Rosenthal On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at 9:30 a.m, the senior class cord ceremony took place in the auditorium. Inside, students were greeted with their parents and the MSD Jazz Band. Throughout the ceremony, Principal Teresa Hall presented different cords to the MSD class of 2019. Students would then walk across […]

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[Brief] Men’s varsity volleyball team falls to Monarch High School

At 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, the men’s varsity volleyball team took on the Monarch High School Knights in their gym. The team played four sets. With a final score 3-1, the Eagles were defeated by the Knights. “We played our best, down two players in two of the games, but we need to be more consistent to go […]

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Sixth biannual yogathon held for mental health awareness

Sixth biannual yogathon held for mental health awareness

The sixth biannual yogathon for mental health awareness took place Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is the mastermind of Yoga4B non-profit organization, taking place at the Pine Trails Amphitheatre. Participation was free to MSD students but there was a $25 admissions fee for others. Booths were set up for a variety of things including […]

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[Brief] Men’s junior varsity baseball team wins doubleheader against Coral Glades High School

On April 6, the men’s junior varsity baseball team went up against Coral Glades High School in a double header. The final score of the first game was 10-0. The Eagles took an early lead and they were able to hold that lead for the rest of the game. The Eagles offense remained hot all game. Coral Glades did not […]

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Max Schacter, the father of Alex Schacter, asks a question during the third day of meetings of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission Thursday Nov. 15, 2018 in Sunrise, Fla. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel/TNS)

MSDHS Safety Commission releases preliminary report with legislative recommendations

On Jan. 2, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Safety Commission released a preliminary report of the commission’s finding in their investigation into the Feb. 14, 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The commission was formed as part of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Act passed by the Florida legislature and signed into law by former Gov. […]

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For Feis. Coach Aaron Feis watches a Varsity football team game from the sidelines. The guardian program was named after Feis, who died after rushing to aide students and teachers as a shooting unfolded on Feb. 14, 2018 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Photo courtesy of Sean Simpson

The Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program allows certified employees to carry concealed firearms on school campuses

Aaron Feis was not only a football coach at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, but an alumnus as well. MSD was his home, and the staff here were his friends. He cared about the students and always looked out for them. The safety of the school, and the students within its walls, was one of his main priorities. The effectiveness […]

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Photo courtesy of Abbey Clements

Sandy Hook Elementary and Columbine High School survivors share advice on healing

Abbey Clements Former Sandy Hook Elementary teacher Abbey Clements did not recognize herself or her feelings after the shooting at her school occurred. Instead, she felt numb and did not know what to do with herself. “I couldn’t eat for days and felt like I was in a different body,” Clements said. “Like it wasn’t me, and it was as […]

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Television depictions of mass shootings can have harmful effects

Television depictions of mass shootings can have harmful effects

School shootings are a frequently depicted topic on television, often dramatizing the terror and hardships students and faculty face during a real shooting. While these episodes seem more plentiful now than ever, due to the increased rates of actual school shootings, violence on campus has been ingrained in popular culture for decades. Since the shooting at Columbine High School on […]

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[Brief] Men’s varsity tennis team faces off against Pompano Beach High School

On April 4, the men’s varsity tennis team opposed Pompano Beach High School for the last match of the week. Senior Michael Akselrud, the number one player on the team triumphed in a tight match, ending with an 8-6 score. Number two in the roster, sophomore Tobiah Bower ended with a winning score of 8-2, in addition to number three, […]

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DECA Hospitality teacher Mitchell Albert wins Hospitality and Tourism Management Program Teacher of the Year. Photo by Kaleela Rosenthal

Mitchell Albert receives HTMP Florida Teacher of the Year

Four years as Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s DECA Hospitality adviser, Mitchell Albert has received the Florida Hospitality and Tourism Management Program Teacher of the Year award.  The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association announced that the award nominations were open to whoever was deserving. FRLA is known for providing hospitality curriculum and having connections with various companies such as Marriott. […]

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