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The year of the woman starts now

The year of the woman starts now

Melanie Nunez, highlights contributor

March 22, 2019

An unexpected rush of female dominance has swept across the nation, implementing itself in all fields - from politics to Hollywood to businesses. The common trend of 2018 was a record number of women holding positions of power, which is now referred to as the “pink wave.” At least 110 female officials h...

How the Partial Government Shutdown is Affecting Low Wage Workers

How the Partial Government Shutdown is Affecting Low Wage Workers

Maia Berthier, Staff Writer

January 10, 2019

After almost three weeks of a partial government shutdown, low-wage government workers have had to handle their lives without a steady income. The length of this shutdown has made it difficult for families with one sole provider to pay for food, bills or even rent. The numbers are not completely clear,...

Partial Government Shutdown Continues over Funding for Border Wall

Partial Government Shutdown Continues over Funding for Border Wall

Chase Bagnall-Koger, News Editor

December 26, 2018

Federal employees across the nation can expect to work without pay or remain home after the end of winter vacation, as the government remains partially shut down. With no end in sight to the disagreement about the budget for a potential border wall on the Mexico-United States frontier.  Government workers...

Enemy of the People?

Enemy of the People?

Patrick Ales, Staff Writer

November 21, 2018

The latest dispute between President Donald Trump and the media has resulted in the first use of Trump's discretionary power to restrict access to his White House. CNN's Chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta has been an outspoken critic of the President and his relationship with the media. Their...

What the Midterms Mean For Us

What the Midterms Mean For Us

Daniela Parra Del Riego, Staff Writer

November 10, 2018

The low voter turnouts in previous years mixed with the recent political turbulence have finally culminated in what is considered one of the most important elections in recent history - months of campaigning and convincing voters are over. But now with the decisions made, what does that mean for us?...

A Blue and Red Congress

A Blue and Red Congress

Maia Berthier, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018

The 2018 midterm elections have reflected the importance of voting more than ever before. Rick Scott won Florida’s Senate seat by only 0.4% of the vote, and it was not the only close call this cycle. Democrats took back the majority in the House of Representatives, but the Republicans gained at le...

Bye-Bye Brazil: The Far Right Wins

Bye-Bye Brazil: The Far Right Wins

Daniela Parra Del Riego, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018

Brazil can be considered one of the major powers in Latin America; as home to the majority of the Amazon Rainforest, Brazil also has the largest GDP in the region. Despite its thriving economy, Brazil has high crime rates and corruption, with the impoverished favelas in the cities taking up a large percen...

Political Activity that Extends Beyond a Vote

Political Activity that Extends Beyond a Vote

Daniela Parra Del Riego, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018

We live in a politically turbulent time; from the local to the international level, many citizens have strong opinions about what our politicians are doing. There has been a recent emphasis on conversations surrounding the younger generation and how current politicians' actions and decisions will affect...

Voters determine Florida’s 46th gubernatorial representatives

Voters determine Florida’s 46th gubernatorial representatives

Isabella Villarroel, highlights contributor

September 21, 2018

With Florida’s gubernatorial seat up for grabs, politicians throughout the state have competed for the past few weeks in hopes of winning their party’s vote in the primaries. The primary elections are when voters elect someone to represent their party in public office. The general elections take plac...

The Age of Accountability

The Age of Accountability

Patrick Ales, Staff Writer

September 19, 2018

It is fair to say that public officials get held to a higher standard than the average citizen; they are elected or appointed to serve the best interests of the people and should act accordingly. Making the distinction between how a certain action is seen when committed by a public official or a private...

Blue Wave Midterms: Will it Really Happen?

Blue Wave Midterms: Will it Really Happen?

Alexander Yagoda, Staff Writer

May 12, 2018

Following the 2016 presidential election, President Trump's approval ratings were significantly below 50% and many people were extremely enthusiastic about the ability to toss out the current Republican Congress and vote in more Democrats for a majority. Over the past two years, this has been called...

Civic Engagement with Will Breslin

Civic Engagement with Will Breslin

Pablo Hanono, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018

High school is a place where many students mature and discover their interests. Every school year brings with it different experiences and social climates that can spawn bright and highly motivated students. This sentiment is clearly displayed in William "Quinto" Breslin's actions. A senior at Coral...

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