The student news site of Coral Gables Senior High School

CavsConnect

The student news site of Coral Gables Senior High School

CavsConnect

The student news site of Coral Gables Senior High School

CavsConnect

2023-2024 Staff

Laura Ridoux
CavsConnect Co-Editor-in-Chief

Laura Ridoux

Laura Ridoux is a senior in the International Baccalaureate program. This is her third year in CavsConnect and she is very excited to return as co-editor-in-chief to lead her staff into her last year of high school, with plans...

Angelina Morffi
CavsConnect Co-Editor-in-Chief

Angelina Morffi

Junior Angelina Morffi has spent her past two years embodying the term, "school spirit," and it remains on the top of her agenda for her third year at Gables. She currently holds leadership positions in Future Business Leaders...

Marina Astorga
CavsConnect News Editor

Marina Astorga

As a sophomore in the International Baccalaureate program, Marina Astorga is excited to come back to CavsConnect for her second year in the publication. This year, she will return as News Editor and hopes to grow both as a person...

Aaron Rojas
CavsConnect Features Editor

Aaron Rojas

Entering his third year in CavsConnect, Aaron Rojas is the newest editor on the team for Features. As he enters the ranks of rising juniors in the International Baccalaureate program, Aaron dedicates his afternoons to various schoo...

Andres Rodriguez
CavsConnect Sports Editor

Andres Rodriguez

Andres Rodriguez is a junior and retains the title of CavsConnect Sports Editor. Studying in the International Baccalaureate program, Andres is looking forward to this year for many reasons. He runs for the boys cross country...

Emmanuelle Desmet
CavsConnect Opinion Editor

Emmanuelle Desmet

Emmanuelle "Emma" Desmet is a senior in the International Baccalaureate Program. This is her third year in CavsConnect and she is excited to gain more journalistic experience by leading the opinion section for the second time,...

Sophia Sol
CavsTV Managing Editor

Sophia Sol

Sophia Sol is a freshman in the International Baccalaureate program at Coral Gables Senior High. She is beginning her first year in CavsTV and plans to get involved in the school community as much as she can. Her favorite school...

Gabriella Roa
CavsTV Social Media Editor

Gabriella Roa

Gabriella Roa is a sophomore in the International Baccalaureate program at Coral Gables Senior High School. This is her second year in CavsTV and she is the social media editor. This year she looks forward to sharing her passion...

Gaby Blanco
CavsTV Photography Editor

Gaby Blanco

Gaby Blanco is a senior in the DEH academy at Gables. Being Gaby’s third year as the photography editor of CavsTV, she hopes to round off her year by winning awards for her work at FSPA and spreading her love for the hobby....

Lauren Kaler
CavsTV Video Editor

Lauren Kaler

Lauren Kaler is a sophomore in the International Baccalaureate Program at Coral Gables Senior High. As a second-year member of CavsTV,  she is also video editor along with Olivia Russo. Through this position she is able to sh...

Olivia Russo
CavsTV Video Editor

Olivia Russo

Olivia Russo is a sophomore in the IB program at Coral Gables Senior High. This is her second year in CavsTV, and she is already a video editor along with her partner Lauren Kaler. She’s happy to be a part of something and a...

Noa Belehssen
CavsTV Copy Editor

Noa Belehssen

Noa Belehssen is a senior in the International Baccalaureate program and this is her third year in CavsTV. She was in CavsConnect during her freshman year, but found that she enjoyed media, as in photography and film, and digit...

Alicia Buddle
CavsConnect Staff Writer

Alicia Buddle

Alicia Buddle is a freshman in the International Baccalaureate program at Gables. This is her first year in CavsConnect, and she hopes to improve her writing. Since she was younger, she has enjoyed writing and is excited for t...

Luke Savage
CavsConnect Staff Writer

Luke Savage

Luke Savage is a freshman at Coral Gables Senior High, working as a staff writer for Cavsconnect. He is an avid reader and runner who hopes to improve his writing and the skills involved with the triad throughout his Gables career. Additio...

Gracie Luzarraga
CavsConnect Staff Writer

Gracie Luzarraga

Gracie Luzarraga is a sophomore at Coral Gables Senior High and is a part of the International Baccalaureate program. She is a first-year member of Cavsconnect and very excited to be part of the staff and see how her writing improves ...

Barbara Teixeira
CavsConnect Staff Writer

Barbara Teixeira

Barbara Teixeira or Barb, as most people call her, is a sophomore in the International Baccalaureate program. Barbara joined CavsConnect to further her love of writing and to be able to bring her perspective to the Cavaliers through...

Beatrice Stampino-Strain
CavsConnect Staff Writer

Beatrice Stampino-Strain

Beatrice Stampino-Strain is a sophomore in the International Baccalaureate program at Coral Gables Senior High. Following an insightful year in CavsTV, she has now started as a Staff Writer for CavsConnect, looking forward to...

Gabrielle Solomon
CavsConnect Staff Writer

Gabrielle Solomon

Gabrielle "Gabbie" Solomon is a freshman in the International Baccalaureate program at Coral Gables Senior High School. As she starts her four year journey in high school, she would love to express herself in her writing, pushing...

Santiago Rodriguez
CavsConnect Staff Writer

Santiago Rodriguez

Santiago Rodriguez is a current freshman entering the International Baccalaureate program here at Coral Gables Senior High. He hopes to pursue his interest in running by joining the Cross Country and Track and Field team. Despite...

Irela Montelongo
CavsConnect Staff Writer

Irela Montelongo

Irela Montelongo is a sophomore at Coral Gables Senior High. She joined CavsConnect in hopes of improving her writing and maybe one day following in the steps of her uncle who is a renowned Cuban author. Irela enjoys being able...

Yara Korse
CavsConnect Staff Writer

Yara Korse

Yara Korse is trying her best to cruise through her second year of high school in the International Baccalaureate program. Even with all the activities she does in school, she still finds a way to keep up her 4.0 Grade Point Average....

Valentina Gomez
CavsConnect Staff Writer

Valentina Gomez

Valentina Gomez is a freshman in the International Baccalaureate program in Gables. Although it may be her first year in CavsConnect, she is looking forward to a fun academic year. She enjoys playing sports she is bad at. When...

Gianna Figueroa
CavsConnect Staff Writer

Gianna Figueroa

Gianna Figueroa is a sophomore in the International Baccalaureate program at Gables and this is her first year writing for CavsConnect. Looking for more ways to be involved at Gables, she saw CavsConnect as the perfect opportunity...

Sabrina Daly
CavsConnect Staff Writer

Sabrina Daly

Meet Sabrina Daly, a determined freshman in the Academy of Finance enthusiastically going into her first year of Cavsconnect. Sabrina is a warm-hearted Cavalier who not only has passions outside of school, but academically as...

Elijah Cima
CavsConnect Staff Writer

Elijah Cima

Elijah Cima is a senior in the Business Management and Information Technology academy coming in to his first (and only) year as a Staff Writer for CavsConnect. He joined CavsConnect hoping to improve his writing skills and get...

Elyse Harris
CavsConnect Staff Writer

Elyse Harris

Elyse Harris is currently a sophomore in the International Baccalaureate program at Coral Gables Senior High. This is her first year in CavsConnect, and she is thrilled to start her journey in the publication, hoping to improve...

Emma Rivera
CavsConnect Staff Writer

Emma Rivera

Emma Rivera aims to make the most of her junior year. Rivera joined Gables as part of the Academy of Finance due to her interest in business. Fascinated by music and arts, she hopes to join creative and community service clubs. H...

Kate Kuryla
CavsConnect Staff Writer

Kate Kuryla

Kate Kuryla is a sophomore in the International Baccalaureate program who is excited to return to Cavsconnect for her second year as a staff writer. Aiming to improve since her previous year as a freshman, Kuryla is entering ...

Selena Feal
CavsConnect Staff Writer

Selena Feal

Meet Selena Feal: a spirited sophomore navigating her way through the Health Science, Public and Law academy. Going into her second year in CavsConnect, Selena's vibrant energy extends beyond her academic pursuits, as she not on...

Gabriela Vega
CavsConnect Staff Writer

Gabriela Vega

Gabriela Vega is a junior in the International Baccalaureate program at Coral Gables Senior High School. This is her third year in the publication, and she proudly owns up to her spot as a staff writer. Along with be...

Anthony Fajardo
CavsConnect Staff Writer

Anthony Fajardo

Anthony Fajardo, a junior in the International Baccalaureate magnet program at Coral Gables Senior High School, is gearing up for his third year as a writer for CavsConnect. With a strong passion for journalism, Anthony is exci...

Lorena Acevedo
CavsConnect Staff Writer

Lorena Acevedo

Entering her final year at Coral Gables Senior High, senior Lorena Acevedo hopes to make this her most notable year yet. As returning member of Cavsconnect, she aims to continue doing what she loves most, write. She considers her ...

Aidan Remedios
CavsTV Staff

Aidan Remedios

Aidan Remedios is a sophomore in the International Baccalaureate Program. It is his first year with CavsTV, and he is extremely thrilled to be part of this publication. He was born in India and moved to Miami last year. Aidan...

Andres Florentino
CavsTV Staff

Andres Florentino

Andres Florentino is a sophomore in the International Baccalaureate Program. This is his first year in CavsTV and he is super excited to be part of the publication. He was born in Boston in an Italian/Dominican family and moved to Miami when ...

Mateo Blaschke
CavsTV Staff

Mateo Blaschke

Mateo Blaschke is a sophomore in the International Baccalaureate Program, and this is his first year in Cavs TV. He is a very social, outgoing, and charismatic person who loves to make new friends, something he looks forward to d...

Alexander Tam-Solis
CavsTV Staff

Alexander Tam-Solis

Alexander Tam-Solis is a sophomore in the IB program at Coral Gables Senior High. This is his first year being a member of CavsTV and he hopes to make the most out of it as well as in his following years at Coral Gables High. Whi...

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CavsTV Staff

Anastasia Sanders

Anastasia Sanders is a sophomore in the International Baccalaureate program. She is excited to jump into her first year in CavsTV and get the chance to work with new people. You can usually find her at the beach with a book in...

Brianna Ruiz-Bolanos
CavsTV Staff

Brianna Ruiz-Bolanos

Brianna Ruiz is a sophomore in the IB Program at Coral Gables Senior High. This will be her first year in CavsTV and she can’t wait to get to know the rest of the staff. She enjoys spending time with her friends, going on vaca...

Eliem Salazar
CavsTV Staff

Eliem Salazar

Eliem Salazar is a sophomore in the IB program at Coral Gables Senior High. She is a new CavsTV staff member but is very excited to start the class and get to know the rest of her team. She is looking forward to interviewing people ...

Felipe Valdes
CavsTV Staff

Felipe Valdes

Felipe Valdes is a senior in the International Baccalaureate program. This is his first year in Cavs TV and he is excited to learn an array of skills encompassing photography, media production, and beyond, while also forming ...

Eros Vinnecey
CavsTV Staff

Eros Vinnecey

Eros is a junior in the Academy of Finance, he is on the board of FBLA and very invested in finance. He was inspired to join CavsTV after living deep in nature since his early childhood and eventually developing a strong passion...

Jeff Sanchez
CavsTV Staff

Jeff Sanchez

Jefferson Sanchez is a sophomore at Coral Gables Senior High. This is Jeff’s first year in Cavs TV and he is looking forward to making new friends and giving the school media that they want to see. Jeff is a Salvadoran born ...

Johnny Barahona
CavsTV Staff

Johnny Barahona

Johnny Barahona is a senior in the Business Management and IT academy; he is planning on making the most out of his last school year. Even though this will be his only year in CavsTV he’ll make sure he leaves his mark. His tw...

Olivia Manas
CavsTV Staff

Olivia Manas

Olivia Mañas is a freshman in the International Baccalaureate program. Throughout her first year at Gables she would like to be involved in clubs, attend games, and attend pep rallies. Olivia's favorite subjects are math and...

Natsumi Crowe
CavsTV Staff

Natsumi Crowe

Natsumi Crowe is a freshman in the International Baccalaureate program at Coral Gables Senior High School. She is excited to be a part of CavsTV and create content for the school. Going to events and being involved in the schoo...

Rafael Hanono
CavsTV Staff

Rafael Hanono

Rafael Hanono is a sophomore in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. He swims and plays Water Polo for Gables and is the only goalie on the team. He has been playing guitar for the past five years. Moreover, this is his...

Rosalia Ledesma
CavsTV Staff

Rosalia Ledesma

Rosalia Ledesma is a freshman in the CAF&DM academy at Coral Gables Senior High. She was born in Kendall, Florida but has Cuban roots. She chose CavsTV because she believes it's a good start to make memories  for her fres...

Vivian Pritchett
CavsTV Staff

Vivian Pritchett

Vivian Pritchett is a freshman in the International Baccalaureate Program. This is her first year in the publication, she looks forward to attending and covering many sports events. Some of Vivian’s hobbies include baking, diving ...

Paz Chico
CavsTV Staff

Paz Chico

Paz Chico is a sophomore in the International Baccalaureate program at Coral Gables Senior High. She is now a two year member of the publication, CavsTV and is hoping to become an expert in photography as she practices more and more....

Matthew Castano
CavsTV Staff

Matthew Castano

Meet Matthew Castano, a talented junior in high school who serves on the boards of FEA, FBLA, and AOF. With a passion for videography and photography, Matthew uses his creativity to capture vivid moments and bring ideas to life...

Joseph Abrahantes
CavsConnect Business Manager

Joseph Abrahantes

Joseph Abrahantes, a sophomore in the International Baccalaureate program and second year member of CavsConnect, is excited to come back as the publication's Business Manager. Hoping to work in STEM in the future, Joseph plans...

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