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Having rank and GPA creates a culture of cheating

Having rank and GPA creates a culture of cheating

At Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, there is a clear connection between class rank and cheating. With education becoming a rat race of who can get to the top, students now purely focus on what can boost their grade point average and could care less […]

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Juniors Alexa Palen and Marianna Gutierrez smile in uniform for their Waterford 5k performance. Photo courtesy of Marianna Gutierrez.

Eagle Regiment members perform at Waterford 5k in Miami

On Friday, Nov. 8, select members of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s Eagle Regiment made their way to Miami to perform at the Waterford 5K. The band cheered on the runners at the start and finish of the popular race. At 6:45 p.m. the 3.1-mile […]

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Senior Krystina Masihy works on a collaborative project between French club and Art on Tuesday Nov. 5. Photo by Kelly Cooke

MSD participates in French Week

The French Club, along with their sponsor, French teacher Geemps St. Julien, hosted French Week this year. The activities included several activities each day from Monday, Nov. 4, to Friday, Nov. 8. The focus of French Week is to integrate French culture into the daily […]

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MSD celebrates football players, cheerleaders and band members at Senior Night

MSD celebrates football players, cheerleaders and band members at Senior Night

Every year, Senior Night provides a fun farewell to seniors of the football team, cheer team and Eagle Regiment marching band. This year was no different, with the 2020 seniors being honored for their contributions to the programs.  Senior Night began with each senior being […]

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[Video] High School Nation hosts “Pop-up pep rally” in the courtyard

[Video] High School Nation hosts “Pop-up pep rally” in the courtyard

On Friday, Nov. 1, High School Nation surprised Marjory Stoneman Douglas students with an impromptu pep rally during both A and B lunches.  High School Nation is a company that partners with other businesses in order to encourage school spirit in public schools, as well […]

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The Social Studies Department won B lunch's teacher Halloween costume contest dressed as a pack of crayons. Photo courtesy of Carla Verba

MSD administration hosts teacher and student Halloween costume contest during lunches

On Thursday, Oct. 31, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School held a teacher and student Halloween costume contest during both A and B school lunches. The contest encouraged MSD students and faculty to participate and show their school spirit. The idea of the costume contest was […]

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Photo by Ryan Servaites

Classic books are extremely complex

Classic books are often associated with required reading; however, there is so much more to them than what is discussed in English classes. Most could just be considered old books, there are tons of those. Classic literature isn’t just made up of popular books. In […]

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Graphic by Darian Williams

MSD students share their personal experiences with discrimination

When grocery shopping, one does not expect to have a personal escort roaming around the store alongside them. However, this was a reality for senior Job Charles. Charles, who is African American, and his friends, a group of primarily minorities, were simply buying Gatorade when […]

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MSD students and staff stuck in cycle of violence, traumatization and loss

MSD students and staff stuck in cycle of violence, traumatization and loss

Sweaty hands trembling. Knives of chest pain piercing between ribs. Breath growing shallower and quicker with each breath inhaled and shakier with each exhale. Heart rate tripping over itself. Eyes glazing over as vision turns inside. Instead of seeing surroundings, seeing only distressing snapshots of […]

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Second Job Sensation. Fireworks explode in a display set up by the pyrotechnical company that English teacher Aaron Avis works for. Photo courtesy of  Aaron Avis

MSD teachers work second jobs to meet their financial needs

Camp counselor, financial advisor, tour guide—these are just some of the extra jobs that teachers have picked up, in order to support themselves and their families. Ranging from finance to baking, teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have combined their interests and talents to […]

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