Tag: Stoneman Douglas

Residents at Coral Springs Commission Budget Meeting are not happy. Photo by Kevin Trejos

Coral Springs residents confront commission on tax increase

The City of Coral Springs has proposed increasing the millage rate to pay for its growing expenses in the past couple of years. On Tue. Sept. 19, the city held a Budget Public Meeting to focus on the looming financial crisis. Following an update on the Hurricane Irma recovery efforts, Coral Springs Director of Budget and Strategy Catherine Givens began […]

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Interact club aims to help the community

Interact club aims to help the community

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s Interact club had its first meeting of the 2017-2018 school year on Sept. 5 in room 302. The MSD Interact club is advised by Lauren Rosa and under the student direction of Interact club president, senior, Nicole Smith. The Interact club is a service based organization that aims to better the community by participating in […]

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Trump discusses North Korea at the U.N. General Assembly. Photo courtesy of Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

72nd assembly of the United Nations

Since its formation in 1945, the United Nations has served as an international body to promote peace and justice throughout the world. On Tue. Sept. 19 in New York the council convened for the 72nd session of the General Assembly to debate the major issues of the world, including climate change, nuclear weapons and North Korea. As the motorcades of […]

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Two jasmine milk teas with boba in lightbulb bottles give a creative look to the desserts at Taiwan Ice. Photo by Christy Ma

Review: Taiwan Ice pops in Coral Springs with boba tea

  Teens in South Florida are discovering East Asian desserts like shaved ice and boba tea, and a restaurant named Taiwan Ice opened over the summer in Coral Springs on North University Drive specializing in these delicacies. When I first entered the store, I was surprised by the trendy and minimalistic interior design and Korean pop music playing. The clean […]

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G-Dragon opens his Miami concert on July 25th with a "BigBang." Photo by Alex Han.

Growing popularity of K-pop in the West

In recent years, Korean pop music, or K-pop, has come to the attention of many in the West. What used to be a genre for a niche audience has now become an international trend, garnering millions of online fans from the United States to Qatar. Recently, the boy group BTS, or Beyond the Scene and formerly known as Bulletproof Boy […]

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The varsity football team begins the season with concern and uncertainty [Brief]

On Friday, Sept. 1st, the men’s varsity football team kicked their season off with a defeat at the hands of the South Broward High Bulldogs at a score of 21-7. The Eagles entered this 2017-18 season with many new issues and concerns, one of which was the replacement all five starters from last year’s offensive line. The new offensive line is led […]

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MSD national merit scholars are congratulated by Principal Ty Thompson. Photo courtesy of Ty Thompson

10 MSD Students Qualify as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Every year about 1.6 million students across the United States enter the National Merit Scholarship Program each year, but only 50,000 with the highest Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholar Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) scores qualify for recognition. Marjory Stoneman Douglas had 10 students qualify as semifinalists for 2018, which is the second year in a row 10 students have qualified. These semifinalists […]

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Guidance switches 270 students’ schedules

Guidance switches 270 students’ schedules

This past Friday, Sept. 1, and today, Sept. 5, 270 students were sent down to guidance to receive schedule changes. The students subject to the schedule and class changes were of all grade levels. Though, a disproportionate amount of the students, according to Guidance Director Terrance Sullivan, were in 9th and 10th grade, as Geometry and Algebra classes were the most […]

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Left: Sour grape, a potent hybrid effective for stress reduction. Right: Dirty Hairy, a sativa-dominant hybrid that is effective for migraine and depression relief

Medical marijuana legalization moves ahead slowly as lawmakers debate implementation guidelines

On Nov. 8, Florida voters approved Amendment 2, which went into effect on Jan. 3, 2017. Amendment 2 requires the Florida Department of Health to “set regulations for the issuance of identification cards, qualifications and standards of care givers, and rules for the registration of medical marijuana treatment centers within six months of the effective date.” Prior to Amendment 2 […]

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[Brief] Men’s water polo washes out Plantation High

On March 8, the men’s water polo team played district rival Plantation High in an away game at 6:30 p.m. They won in a runaway victory, with a final 20-2 score. “It was a fairly easy game,” Captian Joey Wong said, “We worked mainly on strategy and passing, rather then trying to score the most goals.” Daniel Rivera (15), Areeb […]

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