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Tiger At High School Prom – Cool or Cruel?

Tiger At High School Prom – Cool or Cruel?

Chase Bagnall-Koger, Staff Writer

May 18, 2018


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion

Students attending Christopher Columbus High School’s "Welcome to the Jungle" themed prom were greeted with a surprise none of them could have predicted—a live tiger, pacing in its cage. Besides the tiger, the school also hosted a lemur, two macaws and an African fennec fox at the event, thus drawing...

Blue Wave Midterms: Will it Really Happen?

Blue Wave Midterms: Will it Really Happen?

Alexander Yagoda, Staff Writer

May 12, 2018


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion, Top Stories

Following the 2016 presidential election, President Trump's approval ratings were significantly below 50% and many people were extremely enthusiastic about the ability to toss out the current Republican Congress and vote in more Democrats for a majority. Over the past two years, this has been called...

Presidential Pardons: Should They Be Pardoned Off the Chopping Block?

Presidential Pardons: Should They Be Pardoned Off the Chopping Block?

Alexander Yagoda, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion, Top Stories

Over the last several days, there has been some controversy stirred up about the ability of the president to pardon anyone of any federal crime. This has largely come about due to New York's law regarding double jeopardy --that a person can't be tried for the same crime twice. New York's Attorney General,...

The Idea of Clear Backpacks is not so Crystal Clear

The Idea of Clear Backpacks is not so Crystal Clear

April 10, 2018


Filed under Domestic Affairs, International Issues, Opinion, Top Stories

Clear backpacks are a topic of much debate nation-wide. The concept of clear backpacks could greatly affect a multitude of students, providing more clarity in terms of security while restricting the privacy of said students.

Facebook: The New Broken Faucet?

Facebook: The New Broken Faucet?

Alexander Yagoda, Staff Writer

April 8, 2018


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion

Facebook is a company that is almost always facing some kind of criticism, like that the sole purpose of their platform is to make people addicted to it for profit. Nonetheless, the social media giant is facing trouble of another kind this time, related to the integrity of the company. Information has come out that a British political consulting firm called Cambridge Analytica (CA) has obtained...

Want More Sleep? Come to Florida

Want More Sleep? Come to Florida

Daymara Fernandez, Staff Writer

March 30, 2018


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion

In November and March, everyone seems to hate the biannual act of changing the time by an hour; however, once the clock rewinds, the hour of sleep along with the shorter days seems to make up for it. Recently, Florida's lawmakers passed the "Sunshine Protection Act," which is meant to maintain the daylight saving time permanently. All year long, we would maintain...

Boring Company Got Exciting

Boring Company Got Exciting

Alexander Yagoda, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion, Top Stories

Last week Elon Musk, CEO of companies that will revolutionize the future, like SpaceX and Tesla, unveiled plans for his newest company, The Boring Company (TBC). His original plan was to build subterranean tunnels through the busy hearts of metropolises with traffic problems, like Los Angeles, Washington...

West Virginia Teachers Go on Strike!

West Virginia Teachers Go on Strike!

Alexander Yagoda, Staff Writer

March 8, 2018


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion

Starting on Feb. 22 of 2018, teachers across the entire state of West Virginia began a strike that would last for more than a week, resulting in the closing of every public school in the state. All of this was caused by the teacher's simple request for a 5% increase in their pay, which was not received...

Enforcing the Uniform Policy: Useless or Protective?

Enforcing the Uniform Policy: Useless or Protective?

Chase Bagnall-Koger, Staff Writer

March 8, 2018


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion

Ever since Coral Gables Senior High first opened its doors in 1950, there has been some form of uniform policy, which has evolved over the years. Whereas students previously were only permitted to wear khaki pants and red, white, or black shirts, our current principal, Mr. Adolfo Costa, expanded the...

Should Teachers Be Allowed To Carry Guns?

Should Teachers Be Allowed To Carry Guns?

Chase Bagnall-Koger, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion

Since the shocking news of the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School, Coral Gables Senior High, along with other public schools in Miami, has dedicated its time to implementing a stricter code of conduct for students- along with a change in uniform policies and the time teachers release children f...

#NeverAgain: Memorial to Take the Place of Building 12

#NeverAgain: Memorial to Take the Place of Building 12

Chase Bagnall-Koger, Staff writer

February 24, 2018


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion, Top Stories

On Feb. 14, 2018, a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida claimed the lives of 17 high school faculty and students and injured 14 more. The perpetrator, 19-year-old Nikolas Jacob Cruz, was taken into police custody shortly afterwards and confessed to 17 count...

Is the Women of Color Healing Retreat Racist?

Is the Women of Color Healing Retreat Racist?

Jesse Zambrano, Staff Writer

February 18, 2018


Filed under Domestic Affairs, Opinion

There are moments in life when one just needs to get away from reality. In some cases, a spa day is exactly what one may need. When a woman of color walks into a spa, a spa that is frequently visited by white guests, she may be looked down on and, at times, even treated differently. This can lead to...

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