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Students question admissions fairness after cheating scandal

It has long been said that “money can’t buy happiness,” and the same reality is true for those who are involved with manipulating the education system. After news of the major college admissions scandal broke out in March, questions arose regarding how frequently unqualified students are admitted into competitive schools. When federal prosecutors charged 50 individuals in a complex college […]

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Juniors Zoe Gordon, Dara Rosen, Leni Steinhardt, senior Hannah Kapoor, junior Brianna Fisher, senior Rebecca Sneid, adviser Melissa Falkowski, sophomore Mackenzie Quinn, and junior Einav Cohen attend the 2019 Pulitzer Prize luncheon. Photo by Holly Van Tassel-Shuster

The Eagle Eye receives special invitation to attend annual Pulitzer Prize luncheon in New York City

On Monday, April 15, The Pulitzer Prizes, the most prestigious form of recognition granted in journalism and literature in the United States, announced their 2019 winners. As the nation’s writers, composers and journalists watched the annual ceremony in eager anticipation, viewers were surprised by an unprecedented opening: a shout out to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s very own newspaper, The […]

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Television depictions of mass shootings can have harmful effects

Television depictions of mass shootings can have harmful effects

School shootings are a frequently depicted topic on television, often dramatizing the terror and hardships students and faculty face during a real shooting. While these episodes seem more plentiful now than ever, due to the increased rates of actual school shootings, violence on campus has been ingrained in popular culture for decades. Since the shooting at Columbine High School on […]

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Walking past the 1200 building is emotionally draining

I used to meet up with my friends behind the freshman building at 7:25 in the morning. It was here that we hugged, laughed and stressed over our upcoming tests. I used to hurdle myself up all three flights of the building’s stairs with tired, droopy eyes just to get to my first class of the day, but at least […]

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Yearbook adviser Sarah Lerner releases “Parkland Speaks” book featuring MSD students

Yearbook adviser Sarah Lerner releases “Parkland Speaks” book featuring MSD students

On Jan. 22, “Parkland Speaks,” a collection of MSD student pieces inspired by the Feb. 14 shooting became available to the public. The novel, edited by yearbook adviser and English teacher Sarah Lerner, features student self-expression through photography, poetry, personal essays and political letters. In March, Lerner was approached by the Random House Children’s Books publication to contribute as a […]

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Students debate whether the school system restricts or encourages development of creativity

The imagination of a child knows no bounds. Whether it includes carelessly finger painting a canvas with a rainbow of colors, building a Lego tower so tall and believing it is a skyscraper, or playing on a swing set and feeling only a short distance away from the sun and moon, the creative times of childhood gradually fade by the […]

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Mobilized Marchers. MSD Alumni walk down Pennsylvania Ave at the March For Our Lives in Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy of Mobilizing MSD Alumni

MSD Alumni come together to support the Coral Springs and Parkland community

Tragedy often brings people with a similar past together. With a common desire to make a difference after the deadly shooting in their hometown on Feb. 14, many Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School alumni found themselves getting in touch with one another, each eager to lend their support to the Parkland/Coral Springs community. Just hours after the news broke out, […]

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Actions For Change Food and Music Festival encourages voting and gun control awareness

Actions For Change Food and Music Festival encourages voting and gun control awareness

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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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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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