Graduation Speech Audition Application

Daniel Toll, Editor-in-Chief

February 10, 2020

Seniors! Do you want to be considered as potential speaker at the Class of 2020 graduation ceremony? If so, please click on the link here  to access the application! Applications are due Thursday, March 12, and auditions for the speech will be on Tuesday, March 17, at 2:30 p.m. in the school auditorium....

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...

Michelle Obama Leaves Gables Community Inspired

The crowd listens intensely as Mrs. Obama delivers her personal message of why registering for voting is so important.

Jesse Zambrano, Features Editor

October 8, 2018

On Sept. 28, the Coral Gables community was shocked to hear that the former first lady, Michelle Obama, would be speaking in our very own backyard. Students and adults alike scrambled to pick up free tickets at several distributions sites in order to take part in the event held at the University of Miami...

The SAG Awards: There’s a Time and a Place for Poltics

Actors and actresses win SAG Awards after a long year of hard work!

Mia Galex, Staff Writer

February 8, 2017

The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards are a series of accolades given to actors and actresses to recognize outstanding performances in film and primetime television.  With so many other award ceremonies out there, it is hard to say if winning a SAG award is all that special. Not to mention, this year's...

Interested in Joining Speech and Debate?

¡Únete al Club de “Discurso y Debate”!

Catherine Healy, Business Manager

October 1, 2014

Speech and Debate's first general meeting will be next Wednesday, Oct. 8 right after school in Room 1211 (Mr. Benitez's Room). Please print the following Member Application and turn it in with your $25 fee to Mr. Benitez or bring it with you to the meeting....

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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