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Students Take on Climate Change at Young Leaders Summit

The organizing team of Young Leaders Summit 2019 cheers in celebration of their hard work.

Maia Berthier, Opinion and Copy Editor

November 6, 2019

On Monday, Nov. 4, the second annual Young Leaders Summit was held at Pinecrest Gardens. The students that founded YLS (Coral Gables Senior High Alumni Nikita Leus-Oliva and William Breslin) passed the torch on to their 2019 organizing team. Among many others, the board included juniors Aya Hamza, Daniela...

Amazon Rainforest: Why is it burning?

Man-made fires are damaging the Amazon Rainforest, but also affecting the enviornemnt on a global scale

Lisbeth Arrieta, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

Home to thousands of species and indigenous tribes, the Amazon Rainforest is burning at a record rate. The rainforest covers many South American countries, including the northwest region of Brazil, Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru and Bolivia. Brazil’s largest city, São Paulo, felt the effect of ...

How Much Does Your Diet Affect Climate Change?

Meat consumption has a massive impact on climate change, and it is growing more and more evident by the day.

Stephanie Andrade, Staff writer

September 30, 2019

Whether it is chicken, beef or pork, meat is practically in every American meal, and in the past few years, a new wave of people have chosen to be pescatarian, vegetarian or vegan for a multitude of reasons. These ever-increasing trends prompt a crucial question: exactly how much of our actions, even...

A Clap of Thunberg: Climate Activism in Our Generation

16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg attends a climate change protest.

Ariana Alvarez, Staff Writer

September 15, 2019

With the rising awareness of climate change and its impact on today's world, many people—especially young students—want to help slow its effects but are not sure how to do so. However, one young person knows exactly what needs to be done and how; 16-year-old Swedish student Greta Thunberg has been...

Climate Change Solutions Lie In The Hands Of Individuals

With daily sustainable efforts from humans, we can change our future for the better.

Ingrid Moises, Staff Writer

September 8, 2019

Climate change has been one of the most significant global issues of today's day and age. Air pollution, water pollution, overuse of fossil fuels, deforestation, habitat and animal degradation are all results of human action and causes of climate change. With its increasing urgency, people all over t...

A Warning and a Wake-Up Call: The Loss of the Okjökull Iceberg

The site where Okjökull once stood was a beautiful landscape; through the effects of climate change, the Okjökull iceberg and icebergs all over the world have suffered tremendous losses of coverage.

Amanda Perez, Staff Writer

September 1, 2019

On Aug. 18th, 2019, a number of scientists held a funeral for the first iceberg lost due to the consequences of climate change. The iceberg, given the name of Okjökull (Ok Glacier), was a glacier in western Iceland on top of the volcanic mountain called "Ok". The glacier that once stretched approximately...

Samantha Gazda For Future Miami

Students gather to protest in front of Miami City Hall.

Allison Cajina, Staff Writer

August 15, 2019

Samantha Gazda is a rising junior in the International Baccalaureate program. When she is not juggling a busy school schedule, she is one of the head organizers for Miami's Fridays For Future (FFF) branch. This began as an international movement in which students from all over the world decided t...

Recap: March 7 – 13

Stabbing in Israel, nuclear threat from Iran, Sanders takes Michigan, youth sues for measures against climate change and more in this week's recap.

Sophie Feinberg, Editor

March 13, 2016

International Affairs American student killed in 1 of 3 terror attacks in Israel during Biden visit "An American student from Vanderbilt University was stabbed to death in one of three bloody terror attacks that  rocked Israel Tuesday, just as Vice President Biden arrived in Tel Aviv to meet ...

Roads Melt in India

Studies show that this will become common for summers to come.

Catherine Healy, Business Manager

May 28, 2015

India, one of the hottest places on the planet, has set a new excruciating limit. The last 10 days (May 18-28, 2015) have reached some of the hottest temperatures ever recorded in the area. On Wednesday, temperatures hit 116.6 degrees Fahrenheit, according to CNN. Change in climate patterns caused by the burning of fossil fuels has warmed ...

Climate March 2014

A young boy takes a stand at the Climate March.

Lane Morris, Staff Writer

October 2, 2014

On Sunday, Sept. 21, more than 400,000 people took part in the Climate March in New York City. This was just days before the scheduled United Nations Climate Summit, in which more than 120 world leaders would come together to discuss how to address climate change. Participants at the march wanted to ra...

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