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DIY: Halloween Costumes

Isabel Quintanilla, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

 It is the spookiest time of the year! Halloween is creeping around the corner and everyone is rushing to prepare. Still trying to figure out what to dress up as? No need to fear, highlights has simple and fast DIY costume ideas for those struggling to find the perfect outfit.  Desperate to b...

I was the youngest person at the first 2020 Presidential Debate

I was the youngest person at the first 2020 Presidential Debate

Aya Hamza, Insight Editor

October 11, 2019

Since the seventh grade, my father and I have watched every presidential debate together, supplemented by all the Saturday Night Live parodies, of course. Growing up as an Iraqi-American, I have always gravitated towards the male-occupied side of the room where controversial takes on politics were ping-pon...

Pink Pep Rally

Grace Rodriguez, Social Media Manager

October 10, 2019

The annual Pink Pep Rally was held today during last block. Held annually to spread awareness and raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer fund, students purchased tickets to the Pep Rally for $2 during morning hours. With performances from the cheerleaders, Gablettes and Gables drum line, the Caval...

Faces to know

Alia Gamez, Staff Writer

September 30, 2019

Khushnuma Driver  Khushnuma Driver is the student body's College Assistant Program adviser. Her job as adviser is to give college advice and help students manage the tedious application process. She is a helpful resource for students who want to take the higher education route and is always ready to...

Students go beyond school

Students go beyond school

Audrey Weigel, highlights contributor

April 5, 2019

Senior year is the time where seniors are focused on submitting college and scholarship applications, leading the extracurricular activities they have been involved in throughout high school and maintaining good grades. highlights interviewed two students, one who has had a job throughout senior year and another...

2020 presidential election list continues to grow

2020 presidential election list continues to grow

Natalia Pallas, highlights contributor

March 22, 2019

With presidential elections only a year away, many Democrats have come up to announce their running in the 2020 presidential race in hopes of denying President Donald Trump a second term. What may seem as one of the longest lists of liberal candidates running — 14 declared and dozens considering a campai...

The year of the woman starts now

The year of the woman starts now

Melanie Nunez, highlights contributor

March 22, 2019

An unexpected rush of female dominance has swept across the nation, implementing itself in all fields - from politics to Hollywood to businesses. The common trend of 2018 was a record number of women holding positions of power, which is now referred to as the “pink wave.” At least 110 female officials h...

Carnaval Miami transforms Miracle Mile into a 2-day food and art extravaganza

Carnaval Miami transforms Miracle Mile into a 2-day food and art extravaganza

Alexander Sutton, highlights contributor

March 5, 2019

The scent of arepas and overpriced bacon burgers blended with thundering jazz, funk and rock music from atop the Heineken stage on Ponce Boulevard, as thousands of patrons from all over Florida admired pieces of modern art and jewelry and dined at a blocks-long chain of local vendors’ booths this we...

Boaters Unite at the Miami International Boat Show

Boaters Unite at the Miami International Boat Show

Gregoire Winston, highlights contributor

February 25, 2019

Running from Friday, Feb. 14 to Monday, Feb. 18, the Miami International Boat Show, one of the largest in the world, greeted throngs of guests from across the globe. Held at the Miami Marine Stadium at Virginia Key, the exposition displayed a plethora of boats —  over 1,500 models both on land and i...

How to prepare for college

How to prepare for college

Thomas Morcillo, highlights contributor

February 25, 2019

Without any help or advice, college may seem like a daunting task that may be handled in the future. In reality, the choices a student makes throughout their high school career, along with factors like extracurricular activities and quality of applications, can all have an impact on how colleges recei...

The digital age of journalism

The digital age of journalism

Audrey Weigel, highlights contributor

February 25, 2019

As the journalism industry becomes more digitized and journalists grapple with how to use the Internet to reach their target audience, Google has started to work with the news industry to help journalism thrive digitally. In March, the company launched  The Google News Initiative, a three-year, $300...

Carvalho commemorates JROTC cadets

Carvalho commemorates JROTC cadets

Ruben Escobar and Thomas Morcillo, highlights contributor

February 8, 2019

On Thursday, February 7, the school’s own Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) took a trip to Tropical Park to attend the annual Superintendent’s Pass and Review. During the event, the school’s troops stood tall as Superintendent Alberto Carvalho expressed his pride in Miami-Dade...

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