As students returned from Spring Break, they were greeted with an ominous set of double doors at the main entrance; many assumed this was due to the recent school shootings that have occurred across America. However, the plans for the new doors were made a few years ago, and after a donation from Joe Weston – the same donor who funded the Commons – it became possible.

Less than two weeks ago, 17 lives were lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Yet these words cannot display the weight and importance that each of those lives holds. Those students were just beginning their lives, and the teachers risked theirs to save those students. The student survivors in the last two weeks have worked make sure, as student Emma Gonzáles states, “We’re going to be another statistic about mass shooting in America, because we are going to be the last mass shooting.”