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This Week in News: March 4-11

This Week in News: March 4-11

Maia Berthier, Staff Writer

March 13, 2019


Filed under Community, International & Domestic, News

This week has been extremely eventful, both on the local and international scale. Some of the most important things that happened this week are: Local News: Little Havana was celebrating during the Calle Ocho Music festival! On Mar. 10, different Latinx artists performed and showed off their cul...

The Crisis in Venezuela

The Crisis in Venezuela

Daniela Parra Del Riego and Chase Bagnall-Koger

March 1, 2019


Filed under International & Domestic, News, Top Stories

The global spotlight has been on Venezuela recently as Juan Guaido, the interim president, attempts to fix the corruption that has plagued the country for decades. Many countries have expressed their support for this new capitalist regime, but Nicolas Maduro, the president who Guaido seized power from,...

21 Savage: Not So Savage?

21 Savage: Not So Savage?

Daniela Parra Del Riego, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019


Filed under International & Domestic, News

On Sunday, Feb. 3, acclaimed hip-hop artist 21 Savage was arrested in Atlanta by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE). 21 Savage, whose real name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was captured and found to have a United Kingdom (UK) Citizenship. Shortly after his capture, Abraham-Joseph confirmed...

Netflix Raises Prices for Subscribers

Netflix Raises Prices for Subscribers

Guiliana Garces, Staff Writer

January 22, 2019


Filed under International & Domestic, News

For the fourth time since this streaming service launched, Netflix is raising its prices by five percent, the company's biggest price increase. As the number of Netflix original movies and TV shows increases, they need to finance the huge investments they have made. In addition, they have taken on a...

Teachers Protest Education System in California

Teachers Protest Education System in California

Adriana Castro, Staff Writer

January 16, 2019


Filed under International & Domestic, News, Top Stories

As the Los Angeles education funding plummeted, teachers and staff grew restless at the lack of funding for necessary resources in schools. This week, more than 30,000 teachers and their supporters gathered in downtown Los Angeles to strike for educational justice. The strike begun on Monday Jan. 14...

How the Partial Government Shutdown is Affecting Low Wage Workers

How the Partial Government Shutdown is Affecting Low Wage Workers

Maia Berthier, Staff Writer

January 10, 2019


Filed under International & Domestic, News, Top Stories

After almost three weeks of a partial government shutdown, low-wage government workers have had to handle their lives without a steady income. The length of this shutdown has made it difficult for families with one sole provider to pay for food, bills or even rent. The numbers are not completely clear,...

News at a Glance: Nov 25- Dec 1

Daniela Parra Del Riego, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under Community, International & Domestic, News

Read below to see what happened this week: Local News: On Saturday, Nov.24, the University of Florida (UF) football team beat the Florida State University (FSU) football team 41-14. This victory came as a surprise to many because this was their first win in five years against FSU, their main ri...

A Blue and Red Congress

A Blue and Red Congress

Maia Berthier, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


Filed under International & Domestic, News, Top Stories

The 2018 midterm elections have reflected the importance of voting more than ever before. Rick Scott won Florida’s Senate seat by only 0.4% of the vote, and it was not the only close call this cycle. Democrats took back the majority in the House of Representatives, but the Republicans gained at le...

A Catastrophic Start to October

A Catastrophic Start to October

Miguel Lemus, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018


Filed under International & Domestic, News

With hurricane season coming to a close in the Eastern Atlantic region, Floridians did not expect storms in October, so they were surprised when Hurricane Michael intensified overnight to category four, causing catastrophic damage to Florida's Panhandle. With no time to spare, residents worked tirelessly...

Nobel Peace Prize Recipients Fight Against Sexual Violence

Nobel Peace Prize Recipients Fight Against Sexual Violence

Maia Berthier, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under International & Domestic, News

The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize was presented to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad on Oct. 5 by Berit Reiss-Andersen. The honor is given annually to people who have worked to promote peace globally and have made a lasting impact on communities and countries. Both of the awardees have been working to end crimes...

Nike Signs First Athlete With Cerebral Palsy

Nike Signs First Athlete With Cerebral Palsy

Pablo Hanono, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018


Filed under International & Domestic, News

Nike is indubitably the company most people think about when seeking to buy athletic-wear. Valued at over 23 billion dollars and growing every day, Nike's colossal socioeconomic role in the athletic world cannot be underestimated. In a pioneering move, the company signed, for the first time, a pro-athlete con...

Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation: The Final Decision of the Supreme Court

Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation: The Final Decision of the Supreme Court

Melanie Estrada, Staff Witer

October 11, 2018


Filed under International & Domestic, News

After a long and tumultuous confirmation process, Congress voted Brett Kavanaugh onto the Supreme Court on Oct. 6. As President Donald Trump's pick, his conservative views will shift the ideology of the highest court in the nation for decades to come. The Republican majority in the Senate aided in...

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