First Day of School: Students Return for Physical Classes

Students chat outside the Gables campus on Oct. 9, wearing masks on their first day back to school.

Massimo Aguila, Staff Writer

October 17, 2020

  Oct. 7 was the first day in the transition back to the classroom for students who chose to attend physically, with freshmen and sophomores returning first. Juniors and seniors joined the underclassmen on Friday, Oct. 9, in order to split up the groups and ease students into using one-way ha...

Emergency MDCPS School Board Meeting Results in In-Person Learning Starting Oct. 5

The MDCPS emergency school board meeting on Sept. 29 resulted in the surprising announcement that in-person learning will be returning as soon as Oct. 5.

Massimo Aguila, Staff Writer

October 1, 2020

The Miami Dade County School Board held an emergency meeting on Sept. 29, following state pressures to open up schools on Oct. 5 instead of the previously determined Oct .14. The emergency meeting was held after Florida’s Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran’s request to open up schools on the...

Governor DeSantis Announces Phase 3 of Reopening

Phase Three of Florida's reopening following its peak of COVID-19 cases will bring crowds back to dine-in restaurants, nightclubs, and sporting events within the next few weeks.

Massimo Aguila, Staff Writer

September 27, 2020

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced Friday, Sept. 25 that the state would be moving into “Phase 3” of reopening business and the lifting of restrictions. Florida, being home to over 21 million people and having one of the largest population densities of the country, quickly became a hotspot for COVID-19 and has reported just under 702,000 cases since the pandemic started. With states and nations strug...

Closing Credits: COVID-19’s Impact on Cinema

Onward, Pixar's latest flagship movie was anticipated to hit theaters on March 6. However, due to recent events, it has been put on Disney+.

Japheth Oyedepo, Staff Writer

April 14, 2020

The coronavirus has put many common activities on temporary hold, and going to the movies is one of them. Movies have not been immune in this crisis as the number of coronavirus cases surge and businesses all around the country take a punch to the gut. So how have many of the big-budget movies been dealing...

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...

Cruising for Heroes: Royal Caribbean’s Good Deed

A Royal Caribbean ship out at sea.

Emma Garcia, Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

Not too long ago, Australia had a breakout of wildfires that severely affected the land, people and the animal population. Unfortunately, the fires are still continuing but, luckily, many first responders from Australia, the United States and many other countries have put their lives on the line to help...

Second Anniversary of Parkland School Shooting Brings Reminders of Gun Violence

The Parkland Shooting in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is still relevant two years later as those affected remember the tragedy.

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 proposals of having bike paths in Coral Gables has stirred controversy within the local community, upsetting several Coral Gables residents.

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

The 23rd Annual Jewish Film Festival went on from Jan. 9 to 23.

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

Miami-Dade County Public Schools has proposed two ideas of new bell schedules that hope to favor their students' well-being.

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

The annual Christmas-themed park,

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 Miami+Context included a variety of different works, such as this golden gorilla.

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,...

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