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Dallas Cowboys lock arms and take a knee during the national anthem in protest of police brutality. Photo credit to Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Athletes should feel free to kneel during anthem

Ever since San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeled for the United States national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner” in 2016, several other NFL players and teams have followed his example. The actions of these football players symbolize a peaceful protest against police brutality in America. The athletes are protesting in a variety of ways, such as locking arms with their […]

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DECA advisor Sharon Cutler speaks about the importance of NAF at the Open House on September 19, 2017. Photo by Rachel Catania.

[Brief] DECA starts year with kickback night, NAF open house

With over 600 members, one of the biggest and most prominent clubs on campus, DECA, always provides events on deck for its members to support and learn more about the club and earn coveted “DECA diamonds,” the organization’s way of motivating their members to participate with the incentive of extra credit in class. Recently, those events were the National Academy […]

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[Brief] Women’s cross country team places ninth at Spanish River XC Invitational

On Sept. 23, the Stoneman Douglas women’s cross country team had their first meet of the season at South County Regional Park in Boca Raton. The meet was the 34th Annual Spanish River XC Invitational, where more than 100 runners competed at once. The first meet, which was supposed to be held earlier this month, was canceled due to Hurricane Irma. […]

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The American flag, flying over Denver, Colorado, on April 12th, 2017. Photo by Kevin Trejos.

Why we need another DACA

Undocumented immigration became a hotly contested issue during the 2016 presidential election. One of President Donald Trump’s major campaign promises was to build a wall along the Mexican border to discourage illegal immigrants from crossing over into the United States. While the wall has not yet materialized, Trump took a major step in his fight against illegal immigration on Sept. […]

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President Trump has a decision to make regarding DACA

DACA was only a temporary fix

Since President Donald Trump vowed to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a system devised by the Obama administration to protect immigrant youth from deportation, an outcry of protest has spread across the country. Most of these protests, including one organized by the Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (CASA) in front of the White House earlier this […]

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[Brief] Men’s cross country places 14th at Spanish River XC Invitational

On Sept. 23, the men’s cross country team competed in an invitational meet at South County Regional Park in Boca Raton. More than 100 runners competed at simultaneously in the 34th Annual Spanish River XC Invitational. The men’s team came in 14th place overall. “I thought the meet went very well,” Captain Nick Boyer said. “We had a few personal […]

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Residents at Coral Springs Commission Budget Meeting are not happy. Photo by Kevin Trejos

Coral Springs residents confront commission on tax increase

The City of Coral Springs has proposed increasing the millage rate to pay for its growing expenses in the past couple of years. On Tue. Sept. 19, the city held a Budget Public Meeting to focus on the looming financial crisis. Following an update on the Hurricane Irma recovery efforts, Coral Springs Director of Budget and Strategy Catherine Givens began […]

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Interact club aims to help the community

Interact club aims to help the community

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s Interact club had its first meeting of the 2017-2018 school year on Sept. 5 in room 302. The MSD Interact club is advised by Lauren Rosa and under the student direction of Interact club president, senior, Nicole Smith. The Interact club is a service based organization that aims to better the community by participating in […]

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Trump discusses North Korea at the U.N. General Assembly. Photo courtesy of Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

72nd assembly of the United Nations

Since its formation in 1945, the United Nations has served as an international body to promote peace and justice throughout the world. On Tue. Sept. 19 in New York the council convened for the 72nd session of the General Assembly to debate the major issues of the world, including climate change, nuclear weapons and North Korea. As the motorcades of […]

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Photo Courtesy of Delaney Tarr

Spirit Week Goes On

As Floridians everywhere stock up on food and water, students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas stock up on spirit. With the news of Hurricane Irma heading for a tentative collision course with South Florida, students are left to trade in their tuxedos for ponchos. Due to recent storm advisories all schools in Broward County will be closed Thursday Sept. 7 and […]

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