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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 ...

Carole Baskin Killed her Husband, Whacked Him

Tiger King was released on March 20 and has already surpassed 30 million views.

Allison Cajina, Staff Writer

May 16, 2020

As every American knows, Florida is infamous for its' questionable news headlines. Every day, you hear "Florida Man..." this or "Florida Man..." that, but ever since Netflix released "Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness", it is safe to say that Don Lewi's "disappearance" is the cherry on top of Florida's...

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...

Is Playing One Sport Worth It In the Long Run?

In an era where so much is expected out of young athletes, it is quite convincing to drop all other activities and focus on one sport in order to excel, but is the small advantage worth all of the disadvantages that come along with it?

Anthony Russo, Staff Writer

April 28, 2020

Every young kid at some point has had the dream of playing a sport and becoming the best athlete to ever do it. Although the odds of reaching the peak of the mountain are extremely low, these ambitious kids attempt to give themselves the best odds by specializing in one specific sport. Although research...

Flattening the Curve: The Importance of Social Distancing

Essential workers, such as people in the healthcare system, protect themselves with masks and latex gloves to work during this uncertain time.

Maia Berthier, Opinion and Copy Editor

April 5, 2020

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the globe, people from every part of the world are searching for a solution to this health crisis. With the number of cases only increasing in the U.S. this far, our nation is looking for guidance as to what can be done to stop this virus. Besides...

Testing Takes a Toll on Teens

Ariana Alvarez, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

Only a few months ago, the school year began. Now, testing season is fast approaching and yet another April and May are on track to be ruined by standardized testing. While we all have our own opinions on testing, it is clear to say that standardized testing's cons outweigh its pros because it is an...

Mental Health Crisis Solved by Edgenuity!

A student begins their Edgenuity assignment as they log in through the student portal.

Maia Berthier, Opinion and Copy Editor

February 26, 2020

Thank you, Florida Department of Education! Because of your five hour Edgenuity course, I am completely devoid of all mental health issues. I’ve never felt better then when I play my videos with the volume down, wondering to myself why I have to do this. The state of Florida is not getting to the root...

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Step Down From the Royal Family

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and their son, Archie laughing during an interview.

Emma Garcia, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

On Jan. 8, the former Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, revealed that they will be stepping down from the royal family to become financially independent and live their lives the way they please. Even prior to the couples’ marriage, the media has been quick to attack Markle on everything and anything. Many were very upset over the news, but failed to realize that the duke and duchess are capable of making their own decisions. Markle signed a contract with the Walt Disney Company, which indicated that she wants to pursue new endeavors, a...

Texting and Driving: Put it Down to Arrive Alive

Starting on January 1, texting while driving became illegal in Florida, a law passed by the Florida Legislature.

Amanda Perez, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

In this day and age, technology is an integral part of our daily lives. Almost everyone is entirely reliant on their devices, constantly feeling the need to check to make sure they are up to date with news and social media. Text messages, emails and phone calls are very tempting to check while drivi...

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...

A Later Start to School? No, Not the Time

Maia Berthier, Opinion and Copy Editor

December 18, 2019

Last month, on Nov. 20, Superintendent Alberto Carvalho tweeted that the school board is currently discussing starting all schools in Miami-Dade County at 8:00 a.m. or later. This may seem to be a blessing, because who would reject an extra hour of sleep? Well, the issue is not that simple.  It has ...

Hijacked UPS Truck Police Chase and Shootout Leaves Four Dead

Photos taken from the aftermath of the shootout and victim Frank Ordonez, taken hostage by armed robbers.

Annabella Rivera, Staff Writer

December 17, 2019

On Dec. 5, 2019, a police chase that ended in 4 casualties involving armed robbery suspects, Lamar Alexander and Ronnie Jerome Hill, both at the age of 41, began at a Coral Gables jewelry store on Miracle Mile and extended well into Miramar. "I remember that day I walked through Miracle Mile with...

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