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Texting and Driving: Put it Down to Arrive Alive

Texting and Driving: Put it Down to Arrive Alive

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

The Impact of Your Christmas Tree on the Environment

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 extra hour of sleep? Well, the issue is not that simple.  It has bee...

Hijacked UPS Truck Police Chase and Shootout Leaves Four Dead

Hijacked UPS Truck Police Chase and Shootout Leaves Four Dead

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...

Instagram’s New Update: Likes Cannot Buy Happiness

Instagram’s New Update: Likes Cannot Buy Happiness

Allison Cajina, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

For as long as social media has existed, it has been a popularity contest that warrants deep social comparison and division. In particular, Instagram is infamous for its "likes" system, which allows individuals to double-tap on a post they find appealing and in return the one who posts receives a “like”...

Co-Star: How Accurate Can a Pseudoscience Be?

Co-Star: How Accurate Can a Pseudoscience Be?

Maria Puyana, Staff Writer

December 1, 2019

Exploding in popularity since its release, the new Co-Star app has become a daily necessity for millions of people, providing its users with daily horoscopes using their astrological information and allowing them to compare their charts to their friends and family. Co-Star gathers its information by...

Baby Boomers and Their Wounded Egos

Baby Boomers and Their Wounded Egos

Audrey Simon and Annabella Rivera

November 16, 2019

In the past several weeks, the phrase "ok, boomer" has become prominent on nearly every Generation Z social media platform. Used as a "clap-back" of sorts in arguments, "ok, boomer" is essentially meant to point out the mindset prevalent in baby boomers. Boomers argue that this is the highest of insults,...

Formulaic Frights: Are Horror Movies Really Repetitive and Old?

Formulaic Frights: Are Horror Movies Really Repetitive and Old?

Annabella Rivera, Staff Writer

October 25, 2019

Whether they like them or not, everyone has seen a horror movie at least once in their lives. If you begin a trend of watching horror movies, you start to notice a type of formulaic aspect to them. Most people's complaint about horror movies, besides the fact that they are made to scare you, is that...

China’s Concentration Camp Secrets are a Blatant Ethnic Injustice

China’s Concentration Camp Secrets are a Blatant Ethnic Injustice

Annabella Rivera, Staff Writer

October 19, 2019

Since 2014, Muslims residents of Xinjiang, China have been mysteriously admitted into "re-education" camps, and these camps are extremely secretive and kept from the public eye. Until recently, the Chinese government had these camps under wraps and the majority of citizens were unaware of what was going...

Donald Trump: The Presidential Impeachment of a Criminal in Office

Donald Trump: The Presidential Impeachment of a Criminal in Office

Camryn Bagnall-Koger, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

Impeachment rumors have swirled the Donald Trump's presidency since inauguration day, first because of Russian interference in the 2016 election, then for his private businesses and now for allegations of colluding with Ukraine to win the 2020 election. While this is still a developing story, there is already enough disturbing evidence...

“Joker”: A Source of Controversy On and Off the Silver Screen

“Joker”: A Source of Controversy On and Off the Silver Screen

Natalie Abrahantes, Staff Writer

October 6, 2019

In the weeks leading up to its release, “Joker”, written and directed by Todd Phillips  has opened doors to floods of criticism due to its glamorization of mass killings. Warner Bros., the studio behind the gruesome film finds itself in a crisis after family members of the victims in the Aurora, Co...

Political Parties Argue Over Kavanaugh Controversy

Political Parties Argue Over Kavanaugh Controversy

Annabella Rivera, Staff Writer

September 23, 2019

Since 2018, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has been accused of three different cases of sexual misconduct. These allegations have not only caused conflict with the American people, but this has been a particularly notable subject between the Republican and Democratic parties, so much so that th...

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