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Florida’s primary election: A voter’s guide

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Isabella Morales, highlights newsmagazine contributor

August 18, 2020

 On Aug. 18, residents of the state of Florida will vote in a closed primary election to determine the fate of at least 97 competitive races and their state alike for the next four years. As the coronavirus pandemic consumes the lives of Americans, unemployment rates surge past 10%, according to th...

Have Our Leaders Done Enough to Help Stop the COVID-19 Spread?

Currently, masks are not mandated by Florida Governor DeSantis. However, it is vital to continue wearing them in public places because this simple activity is highly effective in lessening the spread.

Lauren Gregorio, Opinion Editor

July 22, 2020

Coronavirus has been the center of discussion all over the world. What started out as a small outbreak in Wuhan, China has transformed into a global pandemic. From wearing masks out to staying six feet apart, these precautions have become the new normal. In an attempt to mitigate the situation, lead...

Would Reopening Schools in the Fall be a Wise Choice?

The White House blocked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from testifying on reopening schools  in front of Capitol Hill lawmakers.

Allison Cajina, Staff Writer

July 22, 2020

As of July 2020, the state of Florida has surpassed 300,000 COVID-19 cases, quickly becoming the United States' epicenter of the virus. The surge of cases is due to many citizens refusing to wear masks with many also ignoring social distancing rules. The growing amount of individuals who do not believe ...

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...

On the Front Lines: a Look into the Fight Against COVID-19

Andre Gutierrez's career as a firefighter and first responder has led him to the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Chase Bagnall-Koger, News Editor

April 24, 2020

Andre Gutierrez begins his 12-hour shift in a now-closed community pool house, equipped with his head cap, full gown, gloves, boot covers, and the “luxury” of a 3m respiratory mask to answer the first call of the day.  As the phones begin to ring, the tiny subunit of the St. Petersburg fire ...

DeSantis support for parental consent causes stir

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Melanie Nuñez, Staff Writer

April 13, 2020

 Abortion has become an increasingly controversial topic in politics.  One issue that has circulated through Florida is the bill SB 404 that would require minors to have parental consent before an abortion is performed, regardless of situational circumstances, which is unsound.  Governor Ron D...

2020 FSU Youth Scholars Program

Chase Bagnall-Koger, News Editor

January 23, 2020

The FSU Youth Scholars program is a six-week residential science and mathematics summer program for Florida high school students with significant potential for careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It is open to all rising high school seniors who attend a public...

Florida Minimum Wage Set to Increase for Third Consecutive year

The increase in minimum wage will affect high schoolers who work to help their families afford the high cost of living in Miami.

Alexander Tabares, Staff Writer

January 10, 2020

On Jan. 1, 2020, the minimum wage in Florida is set to increase again. This is the third consecutive year that growth has been experienced, and it may continue as a proposal to increase the minimum wage to fifteen dollars by 2026 to be voted upon next year. An increase in wages is often a heavily...

The Best Miami Sports Moments of the Decade

The 2010's were an eventful ten years  for Miami sports. Full of passion, grit, and pure emotion, every sport had something to offer. As we close out 2019, it is time to relive every single one of them.

Anthony Russo, Staff Writer

December 23, 2019

Looking back at all of the Miami sports moments throughout the decade, Miami sports teams have had quite the stretch. The 305 has watched Most Valuable Players (MVPs) suit up to play, legendary dynasties being established and brand new stadiums being created. Not to mention, Miami has seen some of the...

Have Yourself a Merry Little Florida Christmas

It such a tropical city like Miami, it may be challenging to find holiday spirit.

Amanda Perez, Staff Writer

December 23, 2019

As December rolls in and the holiday season begins to unfold, Floridians might have a bit of a difficulty to find Christmas spirit. With sunny days and weather not passing below the 50's, its hard to feel like it's Christmas time at all. Although this might be true, there are many different types of...

Tropical Storm Gordon: Came Weaker than Expected

Tropical storm Gordon made landfall in the border of Alabama and Mississippi with winds of 70mph.

Miguel Lemus, Staff Writer

September 7, 2018

Almost a year ago, Hurricane Irma made landfall on the Florida Keys, leaving thousands of Floridians to deal with property damage, a lack of electricity and coastal flooding.  Fear of a similar situation ensued within Florida communities after Tropical Storm Gordon's trajectory was projected towards...

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