Preventing Substance Usage: Where Do Schools Stand?

As the number of students using illicit substances rises, schools are trying to find solutions to keep their students drug-free.

Pablo Hanono, Staff Writer

November 10, 2017

Adolescence is a time in an individual’s life where the boundaries of what is acceptable are pushed to the limit, especially concerning drugs and alcohol. In fact, statistics indicate that 35.1% of 12th graders have smoked marijuana in the past year and 68% of 12th graders have tried alcohol. With t...


Protest erupts against President Trump's decision to ban transgender people from serving and protecting their country.

Yeileny Lopez, Opinion Editor

August 14, 2017

Instead of moving towards equality for everyone, society in 2017 finds itself once again shifting far from it. On July 26, Trump reached out on Twitter to state that the "United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military." The transgender...

House of Representatives Pass Anti-LGBT Bill

Just as soon as we were all becoming one, the House of Representatives passes a bill that roll backs the rights for those who belong to the LGBT community

Yeileny Lopez, Staff Writer

June 9, 2016

The discrimination of minority groups has always been an issue in society which has been due for a change. The LGBT society has been fighting for their rights for years and finally reached some success on June 26, 2015 when the U.S. supreme court legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states. Recently,...

The Pink Tax

The deodorant for women is $2 more expensive than the one for men, despite the fact  that the women's one is smaller.

Olivia Pelaez, Staff Writer

January 24, 2016

Not many consumers realize or question why products marketed towards women are typically more expensive than those marketed for men. This phenomenon is known as the pink tax, and it may be defined as the elevated pricing on selected items geared towards females while similar or identical produ...

Is the Government Getting a Little too Close?

The government can view just about everything you do on the computer and some people wonder if their actions infringe on our privacy rights.

Cavan Wilson, Staff Writer

April 24, 2015

As the world becomes more dangerous and as we see the continuous bombings and attacks within our country, the American government has seemed to increasingly monitor citizens' actions. There are many pros and cons to this close government-citizen relationship and supporters of both sides. Some think...

What Does Your Data Mean To You?

Though personal accounts are password protected with services such as Gmail and Outlook, they are still easily accessible to national security agencies that are interested.

Henry Santer, Copy Editor

February 15, 2015

The internet is incredible. It takes just seconds to be connected to your bank accounts, email accounts, social media accounts - everything. Almost all of the information that defines us is accessible online. And it is getting harder and harder to keep it safe. Around the globe, governments are looking...

“I Have a Dream.” But Did it Come True?

52 years ago, the famous

Robert DeDonatis, Staff Writer

January 28, 2015

On Jan. 15, 1929, a new era in United States history began; on that day, Martin Luther King Jr. was brought into the world. Throughout his entire life, King fought for equal rights for black Americans. From his "I have a dream speech" to the "March on Washington," his life's work helped ignite...

District Court of Appeals Field Trip

District Court of Appeals Field Trip

Court of Appeals, Contributor

October 22, 2014

Same-Sex Marriage to be Legalized in Florida

Howard Simon, executive director of ACLU, expands on today's Federal Court ruling on same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional because it violates due process and equal protection inside ACLU's Miami office.

Sabrina Ochoa, Editor-in-Chief

August 23, 2014

One of the most controversial topics of discussion has been, and always will be, same-sex marriages. On Thursday, August 21, 2014, a federal judge proclaimed that Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. As the issue of same-sex marriage spreads throughout the nation, state after state has changed its law...

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