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Coronavirus School Closures Conserve Public Health

Coronavirus School Closures Conserve Public Health

Anthony Russo, Staff Writer

March 18, 2020

In late 2019, a new strand of the Coronavirus, which started spreading in Wuhan, China, took the world by storm and quickly spread across the world. Although the virus does not seem to cause permanent damage to the majority of the population, it is extremely contagious and the fear of spreading it is ...

The Pros and Cons of Testing

The Pros and Cons of Testing

Sofia Cruz and Ariana Alvarez

March 9, 2020

When testing season comes around, it is not always welcome. Just like any other school, exams make Coral Gables Senior High a hectic environment. Some may wonder, why do students even take exams? It is important to be aware of both the advantages and disadvantages of high school assessments so that Cav...

The Miami Marlins: Was Yet Another Rebuild Worth the Wait?

The Miami Marlins: Was Yet Another Rebuild Worth the Wait?

Anthony Russo, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

Ever since the Florida Marlins' 2003 magical playoff run that ended in a World Series title, they have been hovering over mediocrity for nearly two decades. That was the case until the team's former owner, Jeffrey Loria, sold the team in the summer of 2017 for $1.2 billion dollars to the Miami Marlin...

Mental Health Crisis Solved by Edgenuity!

Mental Health Crisis Solved by Edgenuity!

Maia Berthier, Opinion and Copy Editor

February 26, 2020

Thank you, Florida Department of Education! Because of your five hour Edgenuity course, I am completely devoid of all mental health issues. I’ve never felt better then when I play my videos with the volume down, wondering to myself why I have to do this. The state of Florida is not getting to the root...

Texting and Driving: Put it Down to Arrive Alive

Texting and Driving: Put it Down to Arrive Alive

Amanda Perez, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

In this day and age, technology is an integral part of our daily lives. Almost everyone is entirely reliant on their devices, constantly feeling the need to check to make sure they are up to date with news and social media. Text messages, emails and phone calls are very tempting to check while drivi...

Hallmark Pulls Same-Sex Ad Amidst Controversy

Hallmark Pulls Same-Sex Ad Amidst Controversy

Nataly Leiva and Stephanie Andrade

December 24, 2019

Early in the week of Dec. 16, the famous media company Hallmark Channel aired a commercial by Zola, a wedding planning company, that included a marriage of a same-sex couple. One Million Moms, a branch of the conservative American Family Association, published a petition and boycotted Zola’s commerc...

MDCPS’s Newest Policy: Signs of the Times

MDCPS’s Newest Policy: Signs of the Times

Daniel Toll, Editor-in-Chief

December 18, 2019

On Wednesday, Nov. 20, it was announced by Miami-Dade County Public Schools' Superintendent, Alberto Carvalho, that the school board is deliberating on the concept of later start times for schools around Miami-Dade. Below is a side-by-side piece juxtaposing the benefits and drawbacks of this proposed...

Instagram’s New Update: Likes Cannot Buy Happiness

Instagram’s New Update: Likes Cannot Buy Happiness

Allison Cajina, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

For as long as social media has existed, it has been a popularity contest that warrants deep social comparison and division. In particular, Instagram is infamous for its "likes" system, which allows individuals to double-tap on a post they find appealing and in return the one who posts receives a “like”...

Co-Star: How Accurate Can a Pseudoscience Be?

Co-Star: How Accurate Can a Pseudoscience Be?

Maria Puyana, Staff Writer

December 1, 2019

Exploding in popularity since its release, the new Co-Star app has become a daily necessity for millions of people, providing its users with daily horoscopes using their astrological information and allowing them to compare their charts to their friends and family. Co-Star gathers its information by...

Baby Boomers and Their Wounded Egos

Baby Boomers and Their Wounded Egos

Audrey Simon and Annabella Rivera

November 16, 2019

In the past several weeks, the phrase "ok, boomer" has become prominent on nearly every Generation Z social media platform. Used as a "clap-back" of sorts in arguments, "ok, boomer" is essentially meant to point out the mindset prevalent in baby boomers. Boomers argue that this is the highest of insults,...

Do Not Get Tricked Into Not Treating This Year

Do Not Get Tricked Into Not Treating This Year

Anthony Russo, Staff Writer

October 28, 2019

Trick-or-treating is the classic involving kids and adults dressing up in costume costumes and moving from house to house in hopes of getting a sweet treat and, while parents often take their children trick-or-treating  as their kids get older, the inevitable question arises: are you ever too old to...

Blizzard Hong Kong

Blizzard Hong Kong

Alexander Yagoda, Co Editor-in-Chief

October 28, 2019

As far as video game companies go, Blizzard has always been on the bleeding edge of things, essentially pioneering the modern MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) game with their massively popular "World of Warcraft". The game has been so successful, it pioneered the way forward for another major breakthrough...

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