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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 ...

Protecting Our COVID-19 Heroes

Schools open up to give meals to families that only have access to food in a school day. Police officers ensure the safety of the community and making sure everyone is taking precaution.

Ingrid Moises, Staff Writer

April 26, 2020

As many of us are aware, the Coronavirus pandemic has drastically affected millions of people around the world and the number of infected people is increasing largely on a daily basis. In light of all of the chaos, essential workers have stepped up to the greatest challenge they could have been faced with...

Dear Seniors

in 2019, the graduating class of Cavalier seniors celebrated their graduation ceremony at the Watsco Center in the University of Miami, but the Class of 2020 may not be able to celebrate in the same way due to the events that have developed surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic.

The CavsConnect Team

April 17, 2020

Dear Seniors, The world we are living in today is unfathomable. To think that five weeks ago we were all in school feels like something out of a dream and, unfortunately, it is one that has taken an unexpected turn for the worse. Every day now, it seems like our daily lives grow more and more strange...

Coronavirus School Closures Conserve Public Health

On Mar. 13, Carvalho made the decision to shut down all public schools in Miami Dade for an indefinite amount of time due to the widespread fears of the Coronavirus.

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

PSAT practice books are used to prepare students for the SAT tests during their junior and senior years.

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 latest renovations at Marlins Park show that the team's new executive leadership is not only embracing change from the team rebuild on the field, but off of the field as well.

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!

A student begins their Edgenuity assignment as they log in through the student portal.

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

Starting on January 1, texting while driving became illegal in Florida, a law passed by the Florida Legislature.

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 took down a commercial made by the wedding planning website, Zola, due to One Million Moms' boycott.

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

Miami-Dade County Public Schools is considering this change to be one that improves the lives of the students, but the helpfulness of the change is up for tremendous debate, with supporters and opponents of the policy proposing several justifiable arguments.

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

In various select countries, Instagram has already begun removing likes on posts.

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”...

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