Tag: Stoneman Douglas High School

Junior Hannah Levine switches to online school in pursuit of figure skating

Junior Hannah Levine switches to online school in pursuit of figure skating

Days of gliding on the ice, turning and jumping, help her to forget every worry in her life. For junior and ice skater Hannah Levine, the ice is her best friend, helping to comfort her and give her the unique experiences of feeling free and unstoppable. “When I was little, I would go to the public skating sessions with my […]

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Photo illustration by Nyan Clarke

MSD students in the LGBTQ+ community must cope with judgement when expressing themselves

“Straight people have never been negatively affected because they’re straight. They don’t get weird glances when holding hands; they aren’t afraid to be seen and they aren’t treated differently. We are, we do. That’s our reality. People will judge us because of who we love, and who we are, even in this school.” Marjory Stoneman Douglas student *Jane has been […]

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Senior Mei-Ling Ho-Shing moves to the beat during the Jamaican performance at the Dec. 11 multicultural show. Photo by Nyan Clarke

MSD students express their cultures through dance

*This story was co-written by Einav Cohen and Thais Guerra In the sea of students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, it can often be difficult to stand out. Each and every student comes from a unique identity to be cultivated. In an effort to not only showcase those identities, but also reconnect with their heritage, many students participate in […]

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MSD students use brand name labels to express  themselves and seek ways to afford them

MSD students use brand name labels to express themselves and seek ways to afford them

Throughout the halls of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, students flaunt their individual styles. From thrifty creativity to luxury labels, finding one’s style is all a part of coming of age, but it can come with a hefty price tag. Whether it be to fit in, to stand out, or simply to express oneself, labels play a huge role in […]

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Restaurant Review: The Namu

Restaurant Review: The Namu

Since opening in May, the Korean Japanese kitchen The Namu continues serving modern Korean cuisine to the residents of Coral Springs. Upon its opening, The Namu brought a taste of Korea into South Florida, where Korean cuisine is far and few between. The Namu translates to ‘tree’ in Korean. The concept behind “Namu” was for the restaurant to be like […]

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Junior Lauren Starnes shows off her winter attire during Winter Spirit Week

Students show their school spirit and excitement for winter break

On Wed. Dec. 12, winter spirit week began with the theme “Warm Up Wednesday.” Students dressed up in ugly holiday sweaters to show their school spirit. Activities at lunch time included musical chairs and a dance circle where anyone could gather around and show off their dance moves in the middle of the crowd of people. Leadership students hyped up […]

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#NeverAgain. An eagle sculpture donated by a middle school art class in Miami, Florida stands 7 feet tall in the senior courtyard. Photo by Nyan Clarke

Miami art class donates eagle sculpture

On July 5, 2018, Maggie Vidal-Santos, a middle school art teacher at Ruth K. Broad Bay Harbor K8, in Bay Harbor Islands, Florida, delivered a seven foot eagle sculpture to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which was ultimately installed in the senior courtyard. Vidal-Santos had donated a sculpture to Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2013. She felt the need to […]

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Schedule issues mark the beginning of school years. Photo by: Nyan Clarke

Scheduling conflicts mark beginning of school year

Schedules are not always as simple as they seem. Whether it is because a student did not get into the elective that they wanted or they are not a fan of the teacher they were assigned to, it is a continuous problem for students that occurs every year. Senior guidance counselor Gerald Turmaine was able to clarify how schedules are […]

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Fire Pull stations appear all over campus. Photo by Farrah Nickerson

Culinary changes procedures to avoid fire alarms from sounding

Before the tragic event on Feb.14, 2018, most of the fire drills at the school were due to culinary accidents. The cause was usually attributed to a dish creating too much smoke or a student not paying attention. Throughout the school, culinary is known for being one of the repetitive factors of the alarm going off. “It was kind of […]

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Backtrack Vocals lead singers belt out a song at a benefit concert for the family of Carmen Schentrup on April 22. Photo by Nikhita Nookala.

[Photo Gallery] Friends of Carmen Schentrup hold benefit concert raising money for ALS research

On April 22 at 7:30 p.m., the friends, family and community who loved Carmen Schentrup gathered at Mary Help of Christians Church to attend a benefit concert held in her memory. Because Carmen was the founding president of the A Capella Club at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, her friends decided to invite the New York-based a capella group “Backtrack […]

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