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Camp Shine recognized at the Nobel Peace Summit

Camp Shine recognized at the Nobel Peace Summit

On Sunday, Sept. 20, Shine MSD, a nonprofit organization formed by Marjory Stoneman Douglas families, was recognized for their summer healing program, Camp Shine. The summer camp was invited to attend the Billion Acts of Peace at the World Summit Of Nobel Peace Laureates in Merida, Mexico.  Developed specifically for MSD students and the Parkland community, Camp Shine is a […]

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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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The cast of the "Shine" music video poses in front of the auditorium set. Photo courtesy of Sawyer Garrity.

“Shine” music video sheds light on aftermath of shooting

After the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, 2018, sophomore Andrea Pena and junior Sawyer Garrity felt that they needed to do something special to occupy their time and, more importantly, honor the 17 lives lost. Their original song, titled “Shine,” quickly grew into one of the most well-known tributes for those affected by the […]

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A group of MSD drama students practice "Shine," written by Sawyer Garrity and Andrea Pena. Photo courtesy of Kali Clougherty

Student songwriters turn to music for healing with their song “Shine”

After the tragedy on Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, many students found their voice in speaking out politically for stricter laws in order to protect our schools. Junior Sawyer Garrity and sophomore Andrea Pena found their voice in a different way: through music. “We both felt so helpless,” Garrity said. “I remember texting her that Saturday that […]

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