Tag: MSD

Ryan Gosling in "First Man." (Universal Pictures)

First Man leaves science and history fan on the edge of their seats

Thrilling historical movie, First Man, was released on Oct. 12. It was the awe-inspiring movie about Neil Armstrong and his journey to the moon, starring Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy. The extravagant explains how Armstrong balanced family and work. Before the film even came out in theaters, there was tons of controversy surrounding it. Many people were not to happy […]

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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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Senior Royalty. Senior Sam Resnick has a decal and parks in the senior lot everyday. Photo by Rebecca Schneid

A number of parking problems have developed with the beginning of a new school year

The start of the new school year has presented a variety of parking problems for both students and staff. With close to 850 students, the class of 2019 is one of the largest MSD has ever seen, and with only 385 spots in the senior lot, some seniors have been left without a place to park. “The issue this particular […]

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Persuasive Poster. A sign advertising the benefits of the Secure the Next Generation Referendum hangs in the bus loop at Country Hills Elementary. Photo by Nyan Clarke

Broward voters approve half mill tax increase to fund schools

On Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2018 voters approved the Secure the Next Generation Referendum to raise money for Broward County Public Schools. Starting in 2019, Broward County homeowners will see a half millage increase in their property taxes. Local property taxes are calculated using millage rates. One mill represents $1 in tax per $1,000 of tax-assessed value. Each city in Broward […]

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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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