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The student news site of Coral Gables Senior High School

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The various book removals have highlighted the ongoing debates and challenges surrounding them in Floridas classrooms.

Book Banning in the Sunshine State

Gabriela Vega, Staff Writer Oct 11, 2023

Florida's recent series of book bans, taking place from June 2022 to July 2023 in schools, has ignited a fiery national debate over freedom of expression, education and censorship. After signing the Curriculum...

Though the IB program is known to be rigorous, it is a program made to grow and shape the minds of our youth.
(Gabriela Vega)

Navigating the IB Program as a Junior & Preparing for Success

Gabriela Vega, Staff Writer Sep 30, 2023

The International Baccalaureate (IB) program is acclaimed for its very rigorous curriculum, which aims to foster critical thinking and prepare students for the challenges they will face when taking on...

With the advent of artificial technology, its development into day-to-day life raises concerns, especially in the classroom.

Will AI Revolutionize or Ruin the Education System?

Selena Feal, Staff Writer Jan 24, 2023

The increasingly prominent integration of artificial intelligence into various industries has sparked discussions about its potential impact on the education system. Some believe that AI has the ability...

Senior Grace Urbita poses with Principal Mr. Ullivarri, School Board Member Mari Tere Rojas and others at her SYIP internship.

Senior Grace Urbita Takes On the School Board Administration

Avril Donner, Staff Writer Sep 1, 2022

While returning back to the school system over the summer may seem like a humorous joke for some students, for Cavalier Grace Urbita, the classroom is her second home. Starting an internship with Miami-Dade...

Four hardworking Gables seniors set their sights on a debt-free future by applying for the Questbridge scholarship.

Building a Bridge to College: Questbridge Finalists

Lenny Roque and Danny Cen Nov 2, 2021

The cost of tuition for attending university is one of the major considerations for many seniors that determines whether or not they attend the school of their dreams. To combat this determinant, Coral...

Summer Rahma is a Senior at Gables, but has experienced several different academic atmospheres throughout high school.

International Traveler: Summer Rahma Returns From Turkey

Lenny Roque, Staff Writer Mar 7, 2021

Returning from Turkey is senior Summer Rahma, who recalls her time in the Southeastern European country. Rahma was a Cavalier during her sophomore year, but left Coral Gables Senior High to pursue her...

California teachers go on strike for better salaries, resources, and smaller class sizes.

Teachers Protest Education System in California

Adriana Castro, Staff Writer Jan 16, 2019

As the Los Angeles education funding plummeted, teachers and staff grew restless at the lack of funding for necessary resources in schools. This week, more than 30,000 teachers and their supporters gathered...

With so many controversial topics up in the air, people cant help but wonder if teachers should be allowed to address such topics in a classroom setting.

Should Teachers Discuss Controversial Topics?

Pablo Hanono, Staff Writer May 29, 2018

Teachers are often the first people, apart from parents, to educate children on controversial topics. They act as second parents, guiding and, at times, inadvertently molding children to think and behave...

Ceremony for the inauguration of the Teaching Academy at Gables.

Teaching Academy Partners With Miami-Dade College School of Education

Cameryn Padron, Photographer Jan 26, 2018

On Friday, Jan. 26, members of the Miami-Dade County School Board and school administrators joined in celebration of Gables' newly inaugurated Teaching Academy. The new academy aims to pave the way for...

The new teachers excited to take on the 2017-2018 school year.

A Year of Novelty

Vanessa Grau, Staff Writer Sep 3, 2017

In the 2017-2018 school year, Coral Gables Senior High has been gifted with the arrival of many new teachers, who come prepared and trained to offer their knowledge and techniques to new students. Tatiana...

School voucher programs create a heated dialogue amongst many.

Public Education to be Placed on the Endangered List

Emily Simon, Staff Writer Feb 21, 2017

School vouchers are created and distributed by state governments and allow parents to use public funds to pay for an alternative form of education for their child. Today, 12 states, Florida included,...

The Common Core State Standards Initiative aims to educate young minds. However, does it actually work?

Common Core? More like Common Bore!

Emily Simon, Staff Writer Nov 14, 2016

The Common Core State Standards Initiative was created to implement a set of high-quality requirements in the subjects of mathematics and English. These standards are meant to ensure that all students...

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