Tag: pandemic

Painted rocks with messages decorate a makeshift memorial outside of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, during the two-year anniversary of the Parkland shooting where 17 victims were killed. (Photo courtesy of Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald/TNS)

COVID-19 pandemic causes a screeching halt on mass school shootings

It is no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted society in more ways than one. Prime examples include students learning virtually and schools putting a pause on graduations and other life milestones. COVID-19 has also pushed the United States into a period of little-to-no […]

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MSD dancers continue dancing at their studios with safety guidelines set in place.

[Multimedia] MSD dancers adapt their rehearsals and competitions to COVID-19 safety measures

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Graphic by Melodie Vo

[Multimedia] MSD students establish resolutions to complete for new year

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Illustration by Julia Landy

Students see varying results when adapting to new online school schedules

Every day junior Lily Lafone wakes up at 7:25 a.m. to get ready for school. Depending on which day it is, she’ll take any one of three AP classes. After school, she does her homework and attends either a Key Club, Best Buddies or FFEA […]

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[Opinion] Donald Trump is the least effective president

[Opinion] Donald Trump is the least effective president

Donald Trump’s effectiveness in office is compared to that of past presidents such as Barack Obama. Graphic by Melodie Vo

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Seniors Mark Dorsett (7) and Michael Mclaughlin (75) stand in the Eagles' offensive huddle before a play against the Coral Glades Jaguars. Photo courtesy of Bryan Nguyen

[Multimedia] MSD celebrates the Class of 2021 seniors from the varsity football team

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Sparsely populated, the Pine Trails Park playground is open to those who follow the park's COVID-19 precautionary guidelines.

Students’ favorite local places change during the COVID-19 pandemic

The breeze refreshes your sun-kissed, warm face. Earbuds bursting with music hang on your ears, curled around a face mask. Your legs pump your bicycle energetically to propel yourself into the cool scenery of grass and trees intermingling after a fresh rain. For many students, […]

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Students should not have homework during virtual school, due to the overwhelming amount of screen time already done during school hours. Photo by Madison Lenard.

[Opinion] Students should not have homework during virtual school

Due to the widespread coronavirus pandemic, many aspects of our daily lives have been adjusted to fit a new normal. In order to comply with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and keep everyone safe, many schools across the globe have transitioned to […]

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Senior Alexis Sealy poses with her homemade mask for her business Instagram page. Photo courtesy of Alexis Sealy.

New mask fashion trends emerge

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Metaphorical figure questions mental health and stability of circumstances

The stressors of COVID-19 and online learning actively affect the mental state of students and teachers

Are you okay? Take a moment to think: have you been okay? Ever since the hurricane of 2020 hit the nation, it has become harder and harder to answer “yes” amidst the wind and rain. As society and school as we know it transitions into […]

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