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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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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Winter Guard team places third at SFWGA championship

Winter Guard team places third at SFWGA championship

On March 30, the winter Color Guard team attended the South Florida Winter Guard Association Championship at the Rick Case Arena at Nova Southeastern University following months of preparation. The competition consisted of teams from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Flanagan High School, West Broward High School and Park Vista High School. MSD’s color guard team began practicing and polishing […]

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Culinary arts teacher Ashley Kurth was awarded the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association Pineapple Hospitality of Excellence Award. Photo by Nicole Suarez

Culinary teacher Ashley Kurth receives the Florida Pineapple Hospitality of Excellence Award

On Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, culinary teacher Ashley Kurth was awarded the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association Pineapple Hospitality of Excellence Award. Overall, this award signifies Chef Kurth as the Culinary Teacher of the Year for the state of Florida. Those who nominated Chef Kurth to win this award were former and current students, faculty members and people of the […]

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Fred Guttenberg sits on a panel of survivors on Tuesday, April 2 at the Ft. Lauderdale Marriott. Photo by Brianna Jesionowski

Trauma survivors hold a peer panel to help the community heal

*This story was co-written by Ava Steil and Brianna Jesionowski On April 2, 2019, several trauma survivors assembled a panel, sharing their experiences as a way to promote healing for the community of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Their goal was to facilitate a sense of support through understanding what MSD students went through on Feb. 14, 2018, and what […]

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National Art Honor Society reveals their memorial mural after nearly a year of work on the project. It is located in Wilton Manors, Florida.

National Art Honor Society reveals mural in Wilton Manors

At 4:00 p.m. on March 17, 2019, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School National Art Honor Society revealed a mural to honor the lives lost on Feb. 14, 2018. The mural is located at 2449 NE 13th Ave, Wilton Manors, Florida. NAHS first decided to start this project when former art teacher Lauren Rosa proposed the project after receiving the […]

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Local activists create MSD Heroes Challenge to help community heal

Local activists create MSD Heroes Challenge to help community heal

On Saturday, Feb. 23, the inaugural MSD Heroes Challenge will begin for athletes of all age and skill level. The MSD Heroes Challenge was founded last year by local activists Doug Eaton, Manny Mair, Amy Kenny, and Debra Hixon. They created the challenge to bring the South Florida community together in remembrance of the tragedy on Feb. 14, 2018. The […]

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Yearbook adviser Sarah Lerner releases “Parkland Speaks” book featuring MSD students

Yearbook adviser Sarah Lerner releases “Parkland Speaks” book featuring MSD students

On Jan. 22, “Parkland Speaks,” a collection of MSD student pieces inspired by the Feb. 14 shooting became available to the public. The novel, edited by yearbook adviser and English teacher Sarah Lerner, features student self-expression through photography, poetry, personal essays and political letters. In March, Lerner was approached by the Random House Children’s Books publication to contribute as a […]

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Student journalists from The Eagle Eye interview Robert Runcie in Washington, D.C. at the March For Our Lives. Photo by

Superintendent Runcie cancels parent meeting

The Broward School District’s Superintendent Robert Runcie suddenly cancelled a parent meeting planned for Thursday, Jan. 24, in which he would listen to parent’s concerns involving Stoneman Douglas’ school security. This meeting would have been the first between Runcie and parents after Feb. 14, where many MSD parents and faculty were planning on being in attendance. Principal Ty Thomson sent […]

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2018 midterm elections shift power in U.S. Congress

2018 midterm elections shift power in U.S. Congress

On Tuesday, Nov. 6, the 2018 midterm elections took place, marked not only by intense polarization, but also historic voter turnout rates. This year, election issues were not just confined to the political world. With world leaders on Twitter, political advertising on Facebook and ad campaigns on Youtube, those of all ages were exposed to the debates presented in this […]

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