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Case Closed: Gables Dominates District Mock Trial Competitions

Gables' mock trial team prepares its case files and evidence for their presentations as they wait for the trial to start.

Sofia Cruz, Staff Writer

February 24, 2020

After months of nonstop practices, Gables' mock trial team was finally able to compete in its district competitions. The rewards for their laborious preparations finally culminated in the high-quality performances they presented to the panel of judges. The competitions lasted two days, Feb. 20 and 21...

Should Conversion Therapy be Legal?

This image is considered the logo for those against gay conversion therapy.

Maia Berthier, Staff Writer

February 16, 2019

Conversion therapy, a method of indoctrinating a person in hopes of changing their sexual orientation, is an outdated practice that has recently been called into question. A Tampa judge partially blocked a ban that was previously on it because of a lawsuit that was filed by a Christian legal advocacy...

Guest Speaker visits Gables to Inspire HSPL

Michelle Devos, a motivational speaker and recent graduate of the University of Miami law school, partnered with CGHS through the Street law Program to give an anti-bullying presentation on campus.

Chase Bagnall-Koger, News Editor

February 1, 2019

Coral Gables senior high welcomed Michelle Devos, a motivational speaker and recent graduate of the University of Miami law school, on Friday, Jan. 25 to give a presentation to a part of the academy. Just 23 years old, Devos is a part of the Street Law program Through the University of Miami (UM),...

Red Light, Blue Light, One Light, Two Light

Red light cameras have become increasingly controversial in Miami-Dade.

Natalia Rodriguez, Staff Writer

May 25, 2017

As technology continues to develop at an exponential rate, governments have found ways to incorporate the new developments in law enforcement. In recent years, one of the most common uses has been the red light traffic camera. For the most part, the cameras can be found at busy intersections where there...

Laying Down the Law with Mr. Garcia

Mr. Garcia teaches students the intricacies of the Law.

Natalia Rodriguez, Staff Writer

May 11, 2017

This year, Gables's own Mr. Julio Garcia was honored with the title of 2017 Street Law Educator of the Year. The award is presented annually, and educators of all levels from across the nation are considered to receive the honorary title. Even though Garcia didn't start out teaching law, his passion...

Law Students Attend Mock Trial

Law Students Attend Mock Trial

Jordan Payne- Contributor, Camilo Bacca, and Orestes Gonzalez

May 1, 2015

On Friday, May 1 Academy Leader of Health Science, Public Service and Law (HSPSL), Julio Garcia, took a group of approximately 20 students to the Coral Gables Courthouse for a mock trial.

Lawyers visit Gables

Lawyers Naomi Alzate and Veronica Gordon teach Mr. Garcia's 4th period.

Lane Morris, Staff Writer

February 26, 2015

On Feb. 4, two lawyers, Naomi Alzate and Veronica Gordon visited Mr. Garcia's law classes. Alzate and Gordon are associates at the Bilzin Sumberg law firm, visiting through a program called "Street Law" which has local lawyers visit high schools and give the students an introduction and a glim...

James Grippando: Writer

James Grippando showing off his soon to be released book.

Hannah Cordes, Sports Editor

February 12, 2015

James Grippando started out as a young lawyer in a busy law firm, with a dream of writing. As a lawyer, he specialized in crimes, which served partially as inspiration for being a writer of crime and mystery. Ever since he was young, Grippando has always loved telling and writing stories for his friends...

The Right to Die

Brittany Maynard learned about her rare form of brain cancer shortly after getting married.

Bhargavi Pochi, Staff Writer

November 9, 2014

On November 2, 2014, Brittany Maynard, a woman who suffered from an aggressive form of brain cancer, opted for a physician-assisted suicide in which she ingested prescribed barbiturates. She did not want her friends and family to watch her slow and painful demise. Her suicide has sparked controversy throughout...

District Court of Appeals Field Trip

District Court of Appeals Field Trip

Court of Appeals, Contributor

October 22, 2014

Should Anyone Be Above the Law?

If people act out irrationally, should they be fully punished?

Robert DeDonatis, Staff Writer

September 29, 2014

Celebrities constantly bend the rules, yet often go unpunished. A recent occurrence of this is Florida State University's starting quarterback Jameis Winston receiving only a one game suspension after yelling profanities in the student union. When a highly recognized public figure such as him commits...

Learning the Law

Gables students at the law firm of Bilzin Sumberg learning the key points to different parts of being an attorney.

Albany Muria, Staff Writer

April 6, 2014

On Wednesday April 2, 2014 Mr. Garcia's law studies 1 students had the privilege of visiting a prestigious law firm in Brickell known as Bilzin Sumberg. Then, on April 3rd, the students got a chance to learn from the students of the UM Law program. This experience allowed the students to learn- hands...

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