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Gen Z’s Duty: How to Be Civically Engaged

To devote ourselves to the future, Gen Z should make a commitment to civic engagement.

Abigail Felan, Staff Writer

September 15, 2020

For many people, the word “politics” drives them to look the other way or say that they prefer to not get involved. In reality, politics should not be something people avoid. With everything occurring in the United States, such as the presidential election and various protests, it is easy to pass...

The City Beautiful Votes Against Bike Paths

The proposals of having bike paths in Coral Gables has stirred controversy within the local community, upsetting several Coral Gables residents.

Camryn Bagnall-Koger, Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

Coral Gables is known as one of the greenest and most environmentally friendly cities in South Florida, and the latest proposal to the Alhambra Street project could help cut down on emissions from cars by encouraging residents to ride bicycles instead. In 2004, city officials first proposed a bike path...

The Impact of Your Christmas Tree on the Environment

Your Christmas tree significantly affects the environment when they are being bought on a global level, so be sure to make the appropriate choice this holiday season.

Annabella Rivera, Staff Writer

December 23, 2019

With Christmas coming up and the winter holidays being a time for excessive spending, do people ever stop to think about how their purchases affect the environment? Every wrapping paper roll and every present bought will eventually end up in a landfill, with their destiny of polluting the earth being...

Top Places to Study at in Miami

Melanie Ozuna, Staff Writer

September 9, 2019

When looking for a place to study, a student wants a place to finish homework, read a good book and focus on what needs to get done. Every student's study habits and preferences are unique; some enjoy a place that serves food or has a wide variety of books, while others seek the calmness of the outdoors....

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...

Being Greener as a Student

There are many things you can do to help our Earth and its environment. The most minimal daily tasks can eventually add up to make a big difference. Don't let being a student stop you from helping our climate and living a greener life!

Annabella Rivera, Staff Writer

September 2, 2019

In this day and age it is important to be educated on the impact we have on the environment. But, most people may already be aware of our ecological footprint and may be thinking, "what can I do to help?" There are many everyday things people can do to be greener. Just because you are a student does...

The Truth Behind the Health Craze

Common health fads such as avocados and almond milk do more harm than good.

Emma Vela, highlights contributor

March 22, 2019

For years, social media and other platforms have been glamorizing certain foods labeled as healthy, but have been ignoring the worsening negative effects that these fads have on the environment. These foods are being grown, shipped and bought year-round despite not being in season. The mass production ...

SNHS: Saving the World One Less Paper at a Time

The Science National Honor Society board members promoting their paperless initiative.

Adriana Castro, Staff Writer

October 15, 2018

Many students and staff do not realize the effect that their vast use of paper has on the environment. On the first day of school alone, there are at least 24,500 sheets of paper printed and distributed to students by the administration at Coral Gables Senior High. Add on the fact that at least 28,000...

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center: a secret weapon for saving our beaches

 A small sign, partially hidden in the bushes, greets Nature Center visitors.

Alma Martinez, highlights contributor

October 7, 2018

For years, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center (MSDBNC) has been educating the future generations on the importance of ocean conservation. Located in the heart of Biscayne Bay near Miami Seaquarium and founded by Marjory Stoneman Douglas, a conservationist who advocated against th...

What You Need to Know About the Dakota Access Pipeline

Native Americans and environmental activists protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Natalia Torres, Staff Writer

November 14, 2016

The Dakota Access Pipeline Project (DAPL) has become a topic of controversy in the last half of 2016, especially amongst Native Americans.  The pipeline will enable domestically produced crude oil to reach refining markets in a more environmentally conscious and cost effective manner.  The 1,172 mile...

Save the Bees!

Bees have been added to the endangered species list for the first time in the history of the United States.

Natalia Rodriguez, Staff Writer

October 16, 2016

Yes it is true: the bees are dying at an alarming rate. For the first time in the history of the United States, bees have found a spot on the endangered species list. As one of the most hardworking animals on the planet, bees are key components in ensuring the survival of plants, animals, and especially...

Earth Cleaners

The Gables Earth board jumps with joy behind the newly installed bike rack.

Lane Morris, Staff Writer

December 21, 2014

Nicolas Viglucci is a Senior at Gables who is passionate about the Earth and loves to share that interest with others. Q: What is your name and grade level? A: My name is Nicolas Viglucci. I am a senior. Q: What made you interested in joining this club? A: I had always been interested in th...

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