Senior Steven Erched answers questions about his high school wrestling. Photo by Darian Williams

Senior Steven Erched caps off successful high school wrestling career at state tournament

Wrestling captain Steven Erched capped off a spectacle of a high school wrestling career on March 9 after placing in the top eight for the Florida Class 3A of wrestlers. Ercherd’s wrestling career began to take off his sophomore year of high school. That year was his first to qualify for the FHSAA State Tournament, before then placing fourth in […]

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A deputy with the Broward County Sheriff's Office directs traffic outside of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. on Monday, April 2, 2018. Extra security is one of a number of security measures the school district has enacted as a result of the Feb. 14 shooting at the school that killed 17. (John McCall/Sun Sentinel/TNS)

Keeping students safe in school

Time and time again American schools are struck with tragedies that have seemingly become a common occurrence. After each one of these terrible events, America is faced with a question: How do we stop this from happening again?.  When the events on Valentine’s Day unfolded and America had seemingly failed once again, a new debate on how to protect defenseless […]

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The community meets in Rick Case Arena at Nova Southeastern University in Davie to decide how to appropriate the funds of the MSD Victim's Fund. Photo by Ryan Lofurno.

Broward Education Foundation hosts town hall to decide where victims’ funds go

On April 10, 2018, the Broward Education Foundation and the National Compassion Fund hosted two town halls in order to get community input on how they will distribute the victims’ funds. Through this, students, families of victims and other members of the community got the chance to either comment on or ask about the current draft protocol set to appropriately […]

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Cryptocurrency makes national headlines as Bitcoin value soars to record highs

Cryptocurrency is a word many in the modern age have heard, but it is understood by only a few. In 2009, the first decentralized cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, was created by someone under the name of Satoshi Nakamoto, but his actual identity is currently unknown. Since then, after many years of highs and lows, Bitcoin gained a record value of $19,340 in […]

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MSD national merit scholars are congratulated by Principal Ty Thompson. Photo courtesy of Ty Thompson

10 MSD Students Qualify as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Every year about 1.6 million students across the United States enter the National Merit Scholarship Program each year, but only 50,000 with the highest Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholar Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) scores qualify for recognition. Marjory Stoneman Douglas had 10 students qualify as semifinalists for 2018, which is the second year in a row 10 students have qualified. These semifinalists […]

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[Brief] Women’s lacrosse team falls to Saint Andrews

On March 3, the women’s lacrosse team faced off against Saint Andrews in an away game at 7:00 p.m. The Lady Eagles, after having a hard fought game, lost by only 3 points with a score of 13-16. Throughout the game, the score never showing a clear winner until the very end.  “Despite the loss, I think we are getting better […]

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[Brief] Women’s basketball team defeats Coral Springs High

On Dec. 14, the women’s basketball team faced the Coral Springs High School Colts at Coral Springs. They beat them 57-38, accumulating their 15th win in an undefeated season. “It was a tough game, but we had the better chemistry and teamwork,” sophomore Abby Hsu said. The team racked up 35 points in the first half while holding the Colts […]

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Women’s basketball team runs over Pompano Beach

On Dec. 12, the women’s basketball team took on the Pompano Beach Tornadoes at the MSD gym. Both teams had warmed up and got pepped up for an exciting game ahead of them and by 6 p.m. were ready for a jump ball. As the referee was about to throw up the ball, Pompano called a timeout. The women on […]

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[Brief] Women’s basketball team defeats Northeast

On Dec. 6, the women’s basketball team took on the Northeast High School Hurricanes in the Douglas gym. They beat the Hurricanes 42-73 racking up their eight win in a currently undefeated season. “No one was selfish on the court with the ball, and we all had our chances during the game,” sophomore Abby Hsu said. According to Hsu, this […]

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