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Illustration by Ariana Perez

Valentine’s day has been forever changed from a holiday of love to a day of service and mourning

How do we feel two years after the shooting on Feb. 14, 2018?  We all get asked this question, but don’t answer it honestly. We can’t say good because it sounds insensitive, and we can’t say bad because then we will get the looks of […]

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Editorial cartoon by Leah Ronkin

Security changes are only a band-aid on the issue of shootings in schools

While it is easy for someone to look at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and pinpoint the problems that they think need solving, the students and staff at the school have a different perspective on what issues really matter.  Community members and organizations, such as […]

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Graphic by Brianna Fisher

Two years after the March for Our Lives, MSD students have experienced a lack of political efficacy

Two years ago, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School changed forever. After losing 17 eagles, the school community began to channel loss into action.  Teachers and students alike became active. The sadness and confusion of a tragedy spread through the community. Feelings of despair quickly turned […]

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Graphic by Brianna Jesionowski

Political discussions find their way into the classroom

In the age where political opinions make or break one’s career, many professionals choose to avoid sensitive topics in their workplace as to avoid crossing a forbidden line. In the classroom, however, controversial and political topics are often relevant to what students are learning. Teachers […]

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Graphic by Brianna Fisher

Rapid technology growth reshapes and redefines society’s standards of privacy

The screen on the mobile device reads “Current Location: Boca Raton, Florida, since 11:30 p.m. 42% battery.” The parents of the speeding blue dot reaching 70 mph on their digital map are awaiting its arrival. Simultaneously, the blue dot, or better yet, their disgruntled teenager, […]

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The foundation for MSD’s new building is finished, six months after it’s start date of Aug. 1, 2019. Located between the 400 and 900 buldings, the building is expected to be finished in August 2020. Photo by Maria Vera

First look at the design for MSD’s newest building set to open next year

A new building is currently being constructed along the south side of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s campus, parallel to the Sawgrass Expressway. This building will hold 30 classrooms and contain advanced security features, such as controlled access points. The building is set to be […]

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Children of all ages play and enjoy the new Princess Meadow playground, equipped with monkey bars, swirly slides and other amentities, while their families watch over them. Parents and gaurdians were also able to appreiciate the play area as they mingled while their kids played. Photo by Maria Vera

Princess Meadow’s Playground officially opens to public

Princess Meadow’s Playground, a project 18 months in the making, formally opened on Saturday, Jan. 4 at 10 a.m. This project was intended to honor Meadow Pollack, who died in the Feb. 14, 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.  The playground, which is […]

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Photo illustration by Leah Ronkin

MSD students struggle with body image, eating disorders

While looking in a mirror, it is easy for people to tear apart their self-esteem as thoughts of what they wish their body looked like clouds their head. With every meal, their mind envisions a pound of fat gained or an additional crease on their […]

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Speaking Up. Performers hold up signs depicting the African American civil rights movement during the annual Black History Month show. All the signs were handmade by the students in the show. Photo by Lizzie Sheehy

MSD hosts annual Black History Month Show

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School hosted the annual Black History Month Show on Friday, Feb. 7, during fifth, sixth and eighth periods. This show was sponsored by guidance counselor and Legends of Destiny coach Sherley Pierre, history teacher William Payne, French teacher Geemps St. Julien […]

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March’s Athlete of the Month: Gabby Greenwald

March’s Athlete of the Month: Gabby Greenwald

Gabby Greenwald, a freshman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and a member of the MSD cross country and track and field team, has been selected as March’s Athlete of the Month. Born and raised in Coral Springs, Florida, Greenwald has been dabbled in a […]

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