Ty Thompson grieves with the MSD community and supports MSD students on March, 14, 2018, during a school-wide walkout. Photo by Kevin Trejos

Ty Thompson removed from his duties as principal while BCPS furthers investigation into school safety at MSD

After a sudden meeting at the end of the March 21, 2019, an early release school day, teachers learned that Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Principal Ty Thompson had been removed from his duties as the acting principal, but would remain on campus by order of Valeria Wanza, the district’s chief school performance and accountability officer and Superintendent Robert Runcie. […]

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Students and teachers protest after four faculty members are reassigned and replaced by Superintendent Robert Runcie

Students and teachers protest after four faculty members are reassigned and replaced by Superintendent Robert Runcie

*This story was co-written by Dara Rosen, Hannah Kapoor & Brianna Fisher On Nov. 26, it was announced that Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School assistant principals Jeff Morford, Winfred Porter, Denise Reed and Security Specialist Kelvin Greenleaf would be reassigned in light of concerns brought forth by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission. In the meantime, the members in […]

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Freshmen Kelly Cooke, Carli Komroff, Alex Heller and Sofia Cardona walk out of school on Tuesday, Nov. 27 to protest the recent administrative changes. Photo by Dara Rosen

MSD students organize a walkout and sit-in to protest administration reassignments

In response to the reassignment of Assistant Principal Winfred Porter, Assistant Principal Denise Reed, Assistant Principal Jeff Morford and Security Specialist Kelvin Greenleaf, many students took to social media to plan various activities throughout the day of Tuesday, Nov. 27. The first event was a walkout at 10:48 a.m. and the second was a sit-in in the office at 1:15 […]

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English teacher Felicia Burgin protests in front of MSD with other teachers. Photo by Nyan Clarke

MSD teachers protest recent administrative changes

At 7:15 a.m. at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s marquee over 60 faculty members met, signs in hand, and stood in protest. After the decision to remove and investigate Assistant Principals Winfred Porter, Denise Reed, Jeff Morford and Security Specialist Kelvin Greenleaf from MSD, many faculty members were confused and frustrated by the decision. So with a determined state of […]

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Student survey brings attention to school restroom sanitation issues

Student survey brings attention to school restroom sanitation issues

*This story was originally published in the second quarter issue of the Eagle Eye* One of the most common complaints from the student body at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is the cleanliness of the bathrooms. A survey of 320 students at MSD found that 84 percent of the student body considers the school bathrooms to be either unclean or […]

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MSD starts the day with inspirational morning affirmations

MSD starts the day with inspirational morning affirmations

Starting in the fall of the 2017-2018 school year, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School introduced inspirational morning affirmations in the daily morning announcement in order to instill a positive attitude it students to start the day. Guidance staff member Mary Anne Dubin introduced the idea as a way to help students get through the day. “I thought that it would […]

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Administration implements new color-coded bathroom pass system

*This story was originally published in the first quarter issue of the Eagle Eye* In order to prevent students from roaming the school during class time, students now have a colored hall pass on them at all times, each color corresponds to the zone they are supposed to be in. These bathroom passes, which were Assistant Principal Winfred Porter’s idea, […]

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Photo Courtesy of Delaney Tarr

Spirit Week Goes On

As Floridians everywhere stock up on food and water, students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas stock up on spirit. With the news of Hurricane Irma heading for a tentative collision course with South Florida, students are left to trade in their tuxedos for ponchos. Due to recent storm advisories all schools in Broward County will be closed Thursday Sept. 7 and […]

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Fire drill persists for longer than expected

Fire drill persists for longer than expected

On Friday, Sept. 1, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School had its first fire drill of the 2017-2018 school year. The fire drill took place on a burgundy day during fifth period. This year was the first year that Assistant Principal Winfred Porter was put in charge of MSD’s school safety. “Since this is my first year overseeing safety and security, […]

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Students experience dating violence, abuse and trauma

Students experience dating violence, abuse and trauma

*This story was originally published in the December 2016 issue of the Eagle Eye* According to the National Coalition Against Dating Violence, nearly 1.5 million high school students in the United States are physically, sexually or emotionally abused by dating partners every year. 1.5 million. That’s one out of 10 high school students in the entire country. So, statistically speaking, […]

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