Olivia Feller wins Arts for Life scholarship

Olivia Feller wins Arts for Life scholarship

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior Olivia Feller was awarded a $1000 Arts for Life! scholarship on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Feller was one of 25 Florida high school seniors to be given this scholarship out of 650 applicants. The Arts for Life! Scholarship was established by former First Lady of Florida Columba Bush in 1999 to advocate for the […]

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Hollywood continues to make movies about terminal illness

Hollywood continues to make movies about terminal illness

Star-crossed lovers are meant to break every viewer’s heart; terminal romance films are some of the best at depicting this concept. The real question is are these movies representing terminal illnesses correctly or are they misinforming viewers? Teenage patients spend most of their time either in a hospital, getting treatments or in their homes, resting. Patients are constantly under watch. […]

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Winter Guard team places third at SFWGA championship

Winter Guard team places third at SFWGA championship

On March 30, the winter Color Guard team attended the South Florida Winter Guard Association Championship at the Rick Case Arena at Nova Southeastern University following months of preparation. The competition consisted of teams from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Flanagan High School, West Broward High School and Park Vista High School. MSD’s color guard team began practicing and polishing […]

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Five MSD students win Arts for the Future scholarship

Five MSD students win Arts for the Future scholarship

Five Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students received $1000 Arts for the Future Scholarships on Monday, April 1, 2019. Seniors Olivia Feller, Crystal Tang, Alex Wind, Dylan Redshaw and Kelsey Nickerson were informed that they won the scholarship during first period when they were called down to the office to take a picture with Principal Ty Thompson.  Arts for the […]

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The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (Warner Bros.)

‘The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part’ is perfect for all ages

“The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part”, released on Feb. 8, runs for around two hours. Directed by Mike Mitchell. The film starts with the attack of the Lego Duplo, which are larger blocks for younger kids. The once hopeful land of the Legos becomes “Apocalypseburg,” a drab and depressing land of destruction. Terrified that the world will end, Emmett […]

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Dante Albidone, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Brodeur, Eden Cupid, Ethan Hwang, and Blake Talabis in The Umbrella Academy (Christos Kalohoridis/Netflix/TNS)

Review: Netflix Original “The Umbrella Academy” brings Gerard Way’s comic to life

“The Umbrella Academy” was released on Feb. 15, based on Gerard Way’s comic of the same title that was released 12 years ago. The show was created by Netflix, and features a total of ten episodes in its first season. This show is not like many other superhero shows; the viewer does not get a backstory on how the main […]

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MSD students face daily mental health struggles and learn ways to overcome them. Graphic by Darian Williams

MSD supports mental health with Mind-Body Club

AP World History teacher Diane Wolk-Rogers along with MSD parent and licensed mental health counselor Ellen Fox-Snider founded the Mind-Body Club in Fall of 2018. On Jan. 9, the first cohort graduated with 13 students. The course is a six-week program, meeting every Wednesday for an hour after school where students learn methods such as meditation, mindfulness, biofeedback, nutrition and the […]

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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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