Tag: Stoneman Douglas

Review: Grandon’s song “Thoughts and Prayers” depicts a chilling message on mass shootings

Review: Grandon’s song “Thoughts and Prayers” depicts a chilling message on mass shootings

When alternative musician and rapper Jordan Benjamin, known as Grandson, heard of the tragedy that struck Parkland on Feb. 14, 2018, he knew there would be a great change made by the students of the community. Inspired by the students’ courage and determined to call out the faults of politicians, Grandson wrote “Thoughts and Prayers.” Performing the song in collaboration […]

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Rapper Kanye West perfroms on stage. Courtesy of Pieter-Jannick Dijkstra

Tweet by rapper Kanye West causes controversy

After disappearing from social media for a year, rapper Kanye West finally tweeted and announced a new album. At first, the social media community welcomed him back with excitement and open arms. West stated that a solo album would be coming soon and that he would be dropping a second album after that with rapper Kid Cudi. He then continues […]

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Frances McDormand attends the "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination" Costume Institute Gala 2018 on Monday, May 7, 2018 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, N.Y. (Laura Thompson/New York Daily News/TNS)

The Met Gala: who stood out and who fell flat

With unique fashion styles becoming more prominent as 2018 continues, this years Met Gala on May 7 was no exception. Formerly called the Costume Institute Gala, celebrities gather together for the annual event to raise money for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. This year’s theme was “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” Many […]

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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 has decided to remove such fees, including testing and sending score reports to colleges. Although […]

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Sophomore Rachel Padnis creates patches and stickers to raise money for Parkland community

Sophomore Rachel Padnis creates patches and stickers to raise money for Parkland community

Soon after the tragedy on Feb. 14, sophomore Rachel Padnis felt a strong desire to show her support for the victims’ families and the MSD community. After attending the rally in Tallahassee with her fellow classmates, she realized that being in that type of crowd was not in her interest. However, Padnis still wanted to show just as much consolation […]

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Review: “Avengers: Infinity War” leaves fans speechless

Review: “Avengers: Infinity War” leaves fans speechless

10 years, 18 movies, all lead up to one major cinematic event, “Avengers: Infinity War.” Released nationwide on April 27, the latest Marvel movie has taken fans by storm. It is a movie that has been anticipated for four years and has made many fans crazed, freaking out before seeing the film. Months of theories and waiting led up to […]

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Volunteers deliver hearts of hope to MSD. Courtesy of Mike Pitkow

MSD students receive “hearts of hope”

Following the events of Feb. 14, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has received various forms of gifts and messages of hope from across the country. Recently, over 2,000 MSD students received ceramic hearts with thoughtful messages to help lift their spirits and brighten their days. These ceramic hearts were all from Hearts of Hope, a nonprofit organization that paints ceramic […]

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Review: Carmela Coffee is the place-to-be for coffee lovers

Coffee shops have always been a hot spot for romantic meetups, study dates, suburban mother gatherings and more. Be it in movies, TV or books, the quintessential local cafe is a staple to every town. Now, Parkland finally gets its own shop with Carmela Coffee House located on North University Drive. Located in a rather discrete plaza, the destination is […]

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Junior Samantha Grady returns to school. Photo by Samantha Goldblum

Junior Samantha Grady continues physical and emotional recovery

Junior Samantha Grady continues her physical and emotional recovery since the events of Feb. 14. Grady was wounded in the chest from a ricocheted bullet and grazed in the back. Her stay at the hospital lasted only a few hours since her wounds were not life-threatening. “I only have scars now, but it itches like crazy, and sometimes when people […]

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MSD World history teacher Diane Wolk-Rogers addresses “Never Again” movement on Ted Talk

MSD World history teacher Diane Wolk-Rogers addresses “Never Again” movement on Ted Talk

On April 20, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting, Advanced Placement World History teacher Diane Wolk-Rogers showed her students and the world her TED Talk that was filmed just the week before. Covering the topics of the Never Again Movement and the Second Amendment, Wolk-Rogers’ main intentions for this talk were to make her students proud and and inspire […]

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