Suicide prevention presentation forms go out in personalization classes

Suicide prevention presentation forms go out in personalization classes

In upcoming personalization periods on Monday, April 8 and Tuesday, April 9, MSD students will attend a presentation on suicide prevention and awareness. Mental health professionals from the Broward County Public Schools Suicide Prevention Program will be the main presenters along with peer counseling students at MSD. In past years, the presentation was given to teachers who requested that their […]

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A Fairy Good Time. Senior Sawyer Garrity played Titania in the play “A Rockin Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Photo by Nyan Clarke

MSD drama takes on Shakespeare with a rock–and–roll twist

For three nights, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and faculty came together as a community to experience the world of Shakespeare with the play “A Rockin’ Midsummer Night’s Dream” performed by the Drama Club from March 7-9 in the auditorium. Four hundred and fifty tickets were sold for between $8-$15, and the proceeds will be used for future drama […]

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Cross-fit Course. Environmental science teacher Tammy Orilio and Spanish teacher Alicia Blonde participate in lunchtime activities on Feb. 15. Photo courtesy of Eric Garner

Few MSD students in attendance on Feb. 15

On Feb. 15 only 170 students, a mere 5 percent of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s 3,278 students, attended school. Students still followed their silver day schedule classes, periods 1-4, which stretched over the length of a normal school day from 7:40 a.m.-2:40 p.m. However, the activities students experienced were not those of an average school day. Prior to the […]

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In Remembrance. English teacher Stacey Lippel stops to remember Alaina Petty. Lippel stopped at every panel to remember each of the 17 students and faculty who were memorialized in the Parkland Hearts panels. Photo by Farrah Nickerson

HandsOn Broward creates art panels and organizes 17 service projects

In an effort to give back to the community and help the healing process of the families and survivors involved in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, HandsOn Broward created Parkland Hearts, an art project, along with 17 service projects dedicated to the 17 victims lost on Feb. 14, 2018 “Our network of volunteers following the tragedy wanted […]

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Photo illustration by Nyan Clarke

MSD freshmen describe the positives and negatives of their first year of high school

This school year, a new wave of freshman entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. High school is a major change from middle school in terms of classes, workload and population. It is normal for freshman students to feel nervous or anxious, as they often find themselves daunted by a new setting. However, the transition to high school opens the door […]

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Cornered. After Winter Break, symbols designating ‘hard corners’ or “safer spaces’ were spray painted in every classroom, except the portables, which are on lease. Symbols were changed from blue to red after stakeholder input. Photo by Nyan Clarke

MSD students experience active shooter drills and implementation of ‘hard corners’

Darkened classrooms filled with mournful silence, students huddled in specific corners reliving raw trauma and a daunting suffocation, as participants reflect upon the tragedies that have led them to this seemingly endless moment time and time again. This is what a code red drill looks like, and it is only a glimpse–a mere reenactment–of the horrors the students and staff […]

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Social studies teacher Ronit Reoven and senior Tori Gonzalez create Project Grow Love. Photo by Nyan Clarke

MSD senior and teacher join forces to create memorial garden

For over 28 years, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students have come and gone, calling MSD their home. Yet, now when many students feel the weight of trauma, guilt and grief as soon as they walk on campus, it may be difficult for them to call their school their home–to feel like it is anything but the site of a […]

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Comforting Cuddles. Junior Emily Wolfman plays with a micro-bunny on Feb. 14, 2019 at the Coral Springs Museum of Art. “I’m usually not an animal person at all. As soon as you get [the bunny] in your hands, all you are thinking about is how cute and little it is,” Wolman said. “It helped me to forget about everything, even if just for 30 seconds.” Photo by Dara Rosen

MSD students chose personal routes to healing, in lieu of service projects

Not everyone wanted to spend Feb. 14  participating in the service projects offered as part of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s “Day of Service and Love.” “On Feb. 14, I wanted to have a day to myself,” sophomore Karishma Tilak said. “A day of healing over a day of service.” Local businesses and organizations held events for those who were […]

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Giving Back. MSD students serve breakfast to first responders on Feb. 14, 2019. Photo by Hannah Kapoor

MSD students serve breakfast to first responders on one year anniversary of shooting

On Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 approximately 100 students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School participated in an on-campus service project where they fed the first responders on duty during the school shooting that took place exactly one year before. The two-hour long event, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., was held in the cafeteria where students passed out muffins, fruits […]

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Helping Hands. MSD sophomore Lucca Santos participates in Feed My Starving Children event on Feb. 14, 2019 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Photo by Hannah Kapoor

Students and faculty package 77,000 meals to be sent around the world

On Feb. 14, 2019, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School offered students a chance to give back to the community through  “A Day of Service and Love.” Feed My Starving Children, organized by Global Impact, a Minnesota-based, Christian, non-profit organization, was one of the many projects that took place that day on campus. Headed by Andy Carr, Vice President of Marketing […]

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