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Corona Virus Attacks Miami-Dade County School Field Trips

Corona Virus Attacks Miami-Dade County School Field Trips

Ketty Dones, Staff Writer

March 17, 2020

South Florida school districts are preparing for the spread of the Coronavirus, COVID -19. The Coronavirus has officially reached Miami-Dade County, so Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), has transitioned into online classes if to prevent the further spread of the disease. M-DCPS continues...

Second Anniversary of Parkland School Shooting Brings Reminders of Gun Violence

Second Anniversary of Parkland School Shooting Brings Reminders of Gun Violence

Sofia Cruz, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

The second anniversary of the infamous Parkland school shooting is approaching, casting a shadow over the upcoming Valentine's Day. On Feb. 14 of 2018, gunshots were reported at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School when a former student initiated one of the deadliest mass shootings in the history ...

The City Beautiful Votes Against Bike Paths

The City Beautiful Votes Against Bike Paths

Camryn Bagnall-Koger, Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

Coral Gables is known as one of the greenest and most environmentally friendly cities in South Florida, and the latest proposal to the Alhambra Street project could help cut down on emissions from cars by encouraging residents to ride bicycles instead. In 2004, city officials first proposed a bike path...

Miami Jewish Film Festival Impresses with Variety and Depth

Miami Jewish Film Festival Impresses with Variety and Depth

Alexander Tabares, Staff Writer

February 3, 2020

The twenty-third annual Miami Jewish Film Festival just finished up after being held across Miami, in many different venues from Jan.9-23. They had a variety of films spanning multiple nations of origin, languages, subject matters, time periods and amount of acclaim. The festival has changed a few...

New Year, New MDCPS Bell Schedules

New Year, New MDCPS Bell Schedules

Nataly Leiva, Staff Writer

January 13, 2020

On the week of Jan.6, Miami-Dade County Public Schools announced how they would be having an opinion survey for their new suggested bell schedules. The district hoped to divise bell times that would accommodate the health needs of its students along with transportation adaptability. The current bell schedule are high s...

Santa’s Enchanted Forest Hosts its Very Last Event Before Closure

Santa’s Enchanted Forest Hosts its Very Last Event Before Closure

Nataly Leiva, Staff Writer

January 12, 2020

After 37 years of being the first and largest Christmas themed amusement park in the world and the most "enchanted" place in Miami, Santa's Enchanted Forest has come to an end. Their $300,000 lease signed in 1992 ends this year on March 14. This week, Miami-Dade has been searching for those who are...

Art Basel and Art Miami 2019

Art Basel and Art Miami 2019

Maia Berthier, Opinion Editor

December 17, 2019

This past week of Dec. 2 to Dec.9, Miami residents and tourists alike gathered for the world renown week of art. Main exhibits such as Art Basel and Art Miami+Context attracted thousands of patrons each day. Everything and anything was incorporated into these exhibits—mirrors, TVs or miniature figurines,...

Hijacked UPS Truck Police Chase and Shootout Leaves Four Dead

Hijacked UPS Truck Police Chase and Shootout Leaves Four Dead

Annabella Rivera, Staff Writer

December 17, 2019

On Dec. 5, 2019, a police chase that ended in 4 casualties involving armed robbery suspects, Lamar Alexander and Ronnie Jerome Hill, both at the age of 41, began at a Coral Gables jewelry store on Miracle Mile and extended well into Miramar. "I remember that day I walked through Miracle Mile with...

Why You Should Join Relay for Life!

Why You Should Join Relay for Life!

Emma Garcia, Staff Writer

December 15, 2019

Relay for Life, a community-based fundraising event that raises money for cancer research and to support those battling cancer, will be held at Baptist Hospital (East Kendall) on March 14, 2020. The local chapter of this organization is part of a nation-wide effort to generate money for research on the...

The Importance of Bridge 4 Peace

The Importance of Bridge 4 Peace

Ingrid Moises, Staff Writer

December 8, 2019

 Every year, the International Baccalaureate Honor Society (IBHS) hosts an event called Bridge 4 Peace (B4P). B4P is a philanthropic event that raises money for causes that help people in need. The International Baccalaureate (IB) community supports an international issue that will benefit the lives of ...

The English Honor Society Attends the 2019 Miami Book Fair

The English Honor Society Attends the 2019 Miami Book Fair

Melanie Estrada, Managing Editor

December 1, 2019

On Nov. 23, students from the National English Honor Society, including some members of the Cavconnect staff,  along with the club sponsor, Ms. Delgado, and the Cavsconnect advisor, Ms. Passwaters, attended the Miami Book Fair on a school field trip. While on the trip, the students attended a session...

Students Take on Climate Change at Young Leaders Summit

Students Take on Climate Change at Young Leaders Summit

Maia Berthier, Opinion and Copy Editor

November 6, 2019

On Monday, Nov. 4, the second annual Young Leaders Summit was held at Pinecrest Gardens. The students that founded YLS (Coral Gables Senior High Alumni Nikita Leus-Oliva and William Breslin) passed the torch on to their 2019 organizing team. Among many others, the board included juniors Aya Hamza, Daniela...

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