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Current junior valedictorian, Sarah Mohammed

How current class of 2021 valedictorian, Sarah Mohammed, spends her days in quarantine

After the announcement of school closing due to the COVID-19 outbreak, junior Sarah Mohammed, the class of 2021’s current valedictorian, was relieved at first. March can be one of the busiest months for a high school junior due to the pressure to study for college […]

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Students can practice for the SAT by using programs like Khan Academy. Photo by Brianna Jesionowski

[Opinion List] Best ways to prepare for the SAT

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Students and parents take interest in study abroad programs in Europe.

Annual college fair informs MSD students of college options and opportunities

On Thursday, Feb. 20, Marjory Stoneman Douglas students and parents had the opportunity to meet with college admission representatives to discuss various scholarship opportunities, the majors and minors offered and other related topics.  The cafeteria was open from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., with around […]

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Revolution Prep Assistant Regional Director Ryan Baroff talks about the preparation needed for college entrance exams.

MSD PTSO introduce ‘Demystifying the College Entrance Exams’

On Tuesday, Jan. 28, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School hosted a “Demystifying the College Entrance Exams” presentation in the John Rusnak Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. MSD’s Parent Teacher Student Association was put in charge of the informative seminar, which partnered with Revolution Prep, an interactive […]

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Bright Futures SAT score requirement increases for the graduating Class of 2021

On June 18, 2019, members of the Florida Legislature signed Senate Bill 190 in Tallahassee, which requires the Florida Bright Futures scholarship SAT score requirement to increase. Bright futures is a scholarship that awards students money depending upon a certain SAT score. Although this bill […]

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College Board waives testing fees for MSD students

Following the events of Feb. 14, College Board made the decision to waive all testing fees for all students who were enrolled at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School prior to the shooting. College Board in an attempt to show support for the Parkland community has […]

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Standardized Testing

Standardized Testing

What if the score you received on a standardized exam did not count in terms of your acceptance into the university of your dreams? The textbook definition of a standardized test is: any examination that’s administered and scored in a predetermined, standard manner. There are […]

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Student Stress Reaches New Heights

Many students at Douglas would agree that one of the main reasons for their distaste for school comes from the excessive stress it brings into their lives. This is not to say that school should not be in our lives – it’s a necessity – but it is to say that […]

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The Cost Of Test Preparation

The Cost Of Test Preparation

With that time of the year starting up again, many Douglas upperclassmen have begun preparation for the SAT and ACT standardized tests that take place every month or so. Many students, such as junior Evan Elias, have been studying through the use of a test-specific […]

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Clockwise: Max Baron, Brandon Dubner, Drew Fletcher, Katherine Liu, Jessica Pan, Elisabeth Rodrigues, and Joanna Zhuang

Seven Douglas Seniors Chosen As PSAT Semifinalists

This past month seniors around the country found out whether or not they passed the cutoffs for the prestigious National Merit Scholarship, for which they took the PSAT last fall. Out of the 1.5 million students who took the test, 34,000 were given “Letters of […]

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