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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

courtesy of politico.com

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...

El ecosistema de la Florida: estamos en peligro

Estas algas tóxicas están consumiendo nuestras costas.

Daniela Parra Del Riego, Staff Writer

August 19, 2018

La Florida es conocida por sus costas hermosas y la biodiversidad que existe en la península. Hoy en día, la naturaleza de la Florida se ve amenazada a un punto preoccupante por varias razones. Dos amenazas grandes a la naturaleza  en la Florida son la marea roja y la decadencia de los Everglades. E...

A Q/A with Florida’s next governor

Pictured above is gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum.

Alexander Sutton, highlights contributor

June 5, 2018

Andrew Gillum is coming for you, Florida. The 38-year-old Tallahassee Mayor has announced his candidacy for Governor of Florida, and is one of four candidates running in the Democratic primary, whose elections take place on Aug. 28. Gillum is running on a progressive platform that emphasizes increasing work...

State of Florida Passes New Gun Legislation

The Florida Senate Chamber in session.

Pablo Hanono, Staff Writer

March 19, 2018

In the wake of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, a tsunami of activism and public support for gun reform hit the state of Florida. The state legislative session, which first convened in January, has been dominated by a passionate political debate over gun reform....

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