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Voters determine Florida’s 46th gubernatorial representatives

Voters determine Florida’s 46th gubernatorial representatives

Isabella Villarroel, highlights contributor

September 21, 2018


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With Florida’s gubernatorial seat up for grabs, politicians throughout the state have competed for the past few weeks in hopes of winning their party’s vote in the primaries. The primary elections are when voters elect someone to represent their party in public office. The general elections take plac...

The price you pay to live in Miami

The price you pay to live in Miami

Oraida Rodriguez, highlights contributor

September 21, 2018


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Rising economic inflation has managed to affect the lives of mostly all Miami business owners, families and students alike. The weight of the problem seems to stem from mainly one recurring issue: inflation. Sixty-five percent of homeowners reported struggling to get by with these set prices according...

The Game that Brought Tragedy to Jacksonville

The Game that Brought Tragedy to Jacksonville

Melanie Estrada, Staff Writer

September 2, 2018


Filed under International & Domestic, News

On Aug. 26, 2018, Jacksonville's Gaming tournament turned into one of the most devastating days of the participants' lives. The players were competing for the chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to Las Vegas, where they would have had the chance to play for glamorous prizes in Sin City's famous Madden...

Spin scooters arrive in Coral Gables

Spin scooters arrive in Coral Gables

Lisbeth Arrieta, highlights contributor

August 22, 2018


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This summer, Coral Gables has teamed up with “Spin,” a company based in San Francisco, in hopes of easing traffic in the area. The company, founded in 2016, works on providing major cities in the United States with dock-less electric scooter rentals, which cost up $1 for every half hour, as an alternati...

City of Coral Gables Public Safety relocates

City of Coral Gables Public Safety relocates

Amanda Pallas, highlights contributor

May 25, 2018


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The Coral Gables Public Safety building, which stands on Salzedo St. in Coral Gables, will no longer house the city’s firefighters and police officers. The city is moving forward with plans to relocate to a more updated modern building. According to the Miami Herald, the city approved a land swap to ...

Miamians prepare for the upcoming Colombian presidential election

Miamians prepare for the upcoming Colombian presidential election

Alexander Sutton, highlights contributor

May 11, 2018


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For many Colombian citizens living in Miami, being able to vote for the leader of their own country while living in the U.S. is a poignant emotional experience.

City of Coral Gables Annexes New Neighborhood

City of Coral Gables Annexes New Neighborhood

Amanda Pallas, highlights contributor

April 25, 2018


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This year, residents of the High Pines and Ponce-Davis areas have expressed their interest in becoming part of the City of Coral Gables. Given that the City of Coral Gables surrounds this area on three sides, the city has spent the year trying to gather the impressions of the residents. On March 27, ...

Collapse of Pedestrian Bridge at FIU leaves Miamians Shocked and Grieving

Collapse of Pedestrian Bridge at FIU leaves Miamians Shocked and Grieving

highlights contributor

March 20, 2018


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The collapse of a pedestrian bridge over SW 8 Street near Florida International University’s (FIU) Sweetwater campus shocked and saddened the community as six people died and 10 were injured, according to the Associated Press. The long-awaited bridge had been eagerly anticipated by the surrounding ...

U.S. Ending El Salvadorian Citizens’ Temporary Protection Status

U.S. Ending El Salvadorian Citizens’ Temporary Protection Status

Daniel Cortes, highlights contributor

January 18, 2018


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The Trump Administration has announced that immigrants from El Salvador have lost their protection to stay in the United States. In 2001, the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) was granted to citizens of El Salvador after the country was struck with two major earthquakes that left many with nowhere to ...

highlights Staff Applications 2018-2019

highlights Staff Applications 2018-2019

January 12, 2018


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Do you enjoy writing? Do you like photography? Do you enjoy working with layout design? highlights, the official Coral Gables Senior High news magazine, is now accepting staff applications for the 2018-2019 school year. Click the link below for the application!

The FCC’s Decision on Net Neutrality

The FCC’s Decision on Net Neutrality

Alexander Sutton, highlights contributor

December 16, 2017


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The Trump administration’s chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Ajit Pai, is seeking to change the very nature of the internet. Net Neutrality rules, established in 2015, may be in danger, as Pai seeks to repeal them and give internet users less control. In 2015, the FCC passed Title II of the Comm...

Check Out French Honor Society!

Check Out French Honor Society!

Alfredo Wolfermann, highlights contributor

October 29, 2017


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Emerging from juniors Natalia Rodriguez and Angie Lopez, the French Honor Society club is a new project in the works at the school. The idea dates back to Rodriguez’s freshman year when she noticed that the school had the Spanish National Honor society and an Italian club, but not a French one. Com...

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