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Welcoming the Class of 2024

Welcoming the Class of 2024

Arianna Hoyos, Staff Writer

September 10, 2020

The rush of walking into high school on your first day as one leaves their middle school years behind, the embarrassment that comes with getting lost the halls and asking seniors about how to get somewhere and making it to class late- these are just a few of the emotions freshmen encounter during their...

Time to Reflect: The Virtual Bell Schedule

During distance learning, school schedules have been pushed back an hour, starting at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 3:30 p.m. Positive effects are sure to be seen following this time change.

Mia Cabrera, Staff Writer

September 9, 2020

In light of COVID-19, many adjustments were made in order to effectively and safely restart school.  That being said, this 2020-2021 school year will be one like no other, starting completely virtually, beginning later in the year than usual and with a pushed-back bell schedule.  Some of these changes...

Miami’s Phase Two Reopening: Is it Worth It?

Indoor Dining is starting to come back as we approach Labor Day. This may lead to detrimental consequences such as a spike in cases.

Gabriela Moreira, Staff Writer

September 7, 2020

The past few months have been a stressful time for Floridians as we saw a spike in Coronavirus cases statewide which caused cities like Miami to become one of the global epicenters. Only recently have we been able to finally bring down the curve. Nevertheless, that does not mean precautions put in place...

Kamala Harris: Ready to Lead as the VP Nominee

Kamala spoke at the Democratic National Convention to accept her nomination.

Lucia Chico, Staff Writer

September 5, 2020

For the third time in history, a female has been put on the ticket of a major political party in the United States for the vice presidency; for the first time in history, that woman is one of color. Kamala Harris is running besides Democrat prospect and former vice president Joe Biden for the 2020 election....

Should Sports Players and Teams Acknowledge the BLM Movement?

Since Colin Kaepernick first knelt during the national anthem six years ago, protests against systemic racism have sparked many debates. However, they are important to establish dialogue surrounding important issues.

Maïa Berthier, Editor-in-Chief

September 4, 2020

With the latest upbringing of the Black Lives Matter movement, many sports teams and individuals in athletics have spoken out or protested regarding police brutality and systemic racism that the Black community currently faces. Below is a side-by-side piece representing both the positives and the negatives...

Should Teachers Have a Say in the Reopening of Schools?

As our government scrambles to decide whether or not to open reopen schools, they seem to leave teachers out of decision making even though they're the ones that will be heavily impacted.

Lauren Gregorio, Opinion Editor

August 17, 2020

With summer coming to an end and the 2020-2021 school year beginning, states are scrambling to determine whether it is safe to reopen campuses in person. Unfortunately, in many of these states, governmental officials with the backing of the president are pressuring school districts to reopen, as they believe ...

Dismissal of Science During COVID-19: Disastrous Impacts

Politicians and health officials are continuously arguing on what pre-cautions are efficient in helping stop the spread of this virus. This is ultimately leads to misinformation being given out to the American people.

Gabriela McGrath Moreira, Staff Writer

August 15, 2020

Over the past few months, millions of Americans have witnessed the detrimental effects of Coronavirus on everyday lives with many experiencing the loss of jobs alongside the possibility of contracting this deadly virus. As this pandemic worsens in the United States, residents are scrambling to find guidance...

The Blue and Red Approach to Reopening Schools

As Covid-19 cases continue to grow, as does the arguments between Democrats and Republicans who differ when deciding what possible solutions look like.

Lucia Chico, Staff Writer

August 13, 2020

The United States has become the epicenter of Coronavirus with over 4.8 million confirmed cases. Thus, state governments around the country struggle to get re-opening guidelines right as there seems to be no universal national plan in place. With the upcoming school year well on its way, governors n...

Have Our Leaders Done Enough to Help Stop the COVID-19 Spread?

Currently, masks are not mandated by Florida Governor DeSantis. However, it is vital to continue wearing them in public places because this simple activity is highly effective in lessening the spread.

Lauren Gregorio, Opinion Editor

July 22, 2020

Coronavirus has been the center of discussion all over the world. What started out as a small outbreak in Wuhan, China has transformed into a global pandemic. From wearing masks out to staying six feet apart, these precautions have become the new normal. In an attempt to mitigate the situation, lead...

Would Reopening Schools in the Fall be a Wise Choice?

The White House blocked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from testifying on reopening schools  in front of Capitol Hill lawmakers.

Allison Cajina, Staff Writer

July 22, 2020

As of July 2020, the state of Florida has surpassed 300,000 COVID-19 cases, quickly becoming the United States' epicenter of the virus. The surge of cases is due to many citizens refusing to wear masks with many also ignoring social distancing rules. The growing amount of individuals who do not believe ...

Is Now the Time to Reopen Florida’s Beaches?

As Coronavirus continues to spread throughout the world, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has decided to let cities open up their beaches this past week.

Nataly Leiva, Staff Writer

May 3, 2020

On April 17, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis began reopening beaches and parks in Jacksonville as more states have decided to loosen restrictions enforced during this pandemic. DeSantis stated that Florida municipalities have the authority to open up its beaches as long as people practiced social distancing...

Is Virtual Learning Becoming Too Much to Handle?

Online school is now in session for all of the Miami Dade County Students but is it too much?

Maria Puyana, Staff Writer

May 3, 2020

On March 12, the city of Miami declared a state of emergency for its citizens resulting in the closure of all schools and nonessential businesses. Teachers and administrators have been working hard in order to continue teaching the curriculum as if it was still being taught inside the classroom. By ...

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