Jorge Valero: Long Live Mexico, and Long Live World Peace

During the final week of October, Jorge Valero visited Mexico to learn about Hispanic culture and was allowed to share his experiences through the Scholas Occurrentes organization with Mexican citizens.

Melanie Ozuna, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

As  senior Jorge Valero reviewed his emails in hopes of finding college updates on his admission status, he discovered an invitation that would change his life forever. An email sent by the Scholas Occurentes organization led him onto a journey he never thought possible. Scholas Ocurrentes, a Mexican scholars program d...

Combatting America’s Number One Fear: Public Speaking

Combatting America's Number One Fear: Public Speaking

Emily Simon, Staff Writer

January 27, 2017

Most people are more terrified of public speaking than they are of death. Topping the list of people's worst fears, the art of public speaking can not only be nerve-wracking but also difficult. Although the fear of presenting to the public may never fade, here are a few tips that can assist in making...

Speech & Debate: Public Speaking Never Felt So Good

Students always find ways to have fun at competitions!

Olivia Pelaez, Staff Writer

May 19, 2016

Do you love new experiences and arguing higher-level topics with others? Speech and Debate may be the right club for you! While most schools have a debate class, Gables has a club instead. It creates a unique dynamic where students motivate and help each other to do the best they can at competitions. Students...

Conquering the Audience

Public speaking can be easy to overcome if you handle it right.

Kelsy Pacheco, Staff Writer

May 9, 2014

We all know that feeling of nervousness before standing up in front of a class to present an essay or a project. Some people stutter. Others forget what they were going to say. These are all common symptoms of a fear of public speaking. With these simple steps, you might be able to overcome this widespread.    ...

Debate Competiton

The Coral Gables Speech and Debate Club after winning big at Coral Springs.

Camilo Bacca, Staff Writer

December 23, 2013

On December 14, the Coral Gables Debate Club competed at the National Forensic League competition at Coral Springs High School; the team entered in a variety of competitions that encompassed both speech and debate. With the highest turnout the Debate Club has ever had for any individual completion,...

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