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New seating area is filled with color and comfort with coloring utensils for students to express their creativity with.

Baptist Health and local Ikea partner up to refurbish the Wellness Center at MSD

On Saturday, Feb. 2, Baptist Health and the Ikea store in Sunrise, Florida gave the Marjory Stoneman Douglas wellness center a much needed makeover. The wellness center is a place where MSD students go if they are feeling upset or anxious and are looking for therapeutic support. There are multiple on-campus therapists who work in the wellness center, meeting with […]

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The Many Faces of Trauma. Students feel stress and experience trauma frequently at MSD. Photo illustartion by Nyan Clarke

MSD students and faculty learn and use different methods to cope with trauma

*This story was co-written by Dara Rosen & Anna Dittman. After experiencing a tragedy, the seed of trauma is planted. It can grow and become a life-long struggle that requires care and attention to tame. There is always the possibility that an individual will endure a distressing experience, ultimately scarring them for the rest of their lives. From physical and […]

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The Salt Box is a salt therapy provider located in Parkland that is offering 5 free stress-relieving sessions to MSD students. Photo courtesy of Jessi Powell.

The Salt Box offers free sessions to MSD students

Over the course of the past two months, students have gracefully accepted a plethora of donations from local companies. One particular company, The Salt Box, located in the Parkland Town Center, offered five free sessions to anyone who was affected by the tragedy, including students, teachers, friends and parents. Salt therapy is an all-natural procedure which simply involves sitting in […]

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Photo by Kevin Trejos

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos vists MSD

On Wed. March 7, Secretary of the Department of Education Betsy DeVos visited Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to speak to survivors of the Feb. 14 shooting. She arrived at the school at 8:45 a.m. with a small SUV motorcade. She immediately went to the front office to meet with Principal Ty Thompson, Assistant Principal Denise Reed, guidance counselors and […]

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Therapy dogs comfort students as they return to school

Therapy dogs comfort students as they return to school

Oftentimes when a tragedy occurs, therapy dogs are quickly on site to help with people’s emotional wellbeing and stability. Dogs are proven to increase peoples’ serotonin levels which coincides with people feeling happier, according to a study at the University of Missouri-Columbia Being around these soft, loving animals can make people happier and calmer, which can help immensely after people […]

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