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Should Conversion Therapy be Legal?

Should Conversion Therapy be Legal?

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Conversion therapy, a method of indoctrinating a person in hopes of changing their sexual orientation, is an outdated practice that has recently been called into question.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

Guest Speaker visits Gables to Inspire HSPL

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, Blue Light, One Light, Two Light

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

Laying Down the Law with Mr. Garcia

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 visit Gables

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: Writer

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

The Right to Die

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?

Should Anyone Be Above the Law?

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

Learning the Law

Albany Muria, Staff Writer

April 5, 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...

Mission Accomplished

Mission Accomplished

Sophie Feinberg, Staff Writer

March 3, 2014

Imagine. You’re a second year lawyer.  It is your first jury trial. You’re opponent- one of the largest retail corporations in the world, Walmart. This sounds like a daunting task, whether you are an experienced lawyer, or not. Yet, Lisa Cabrera, a Gables alumni, won the case due to her hard work...

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