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Class of 2021’s Top 3 Senior Crowns

Condoleo’s crown has a blue glitter base, black border and has the words “senior’21” bedazzled.

Audrey Simon, Staff Writer

September 17, 2020

A lot of Gables’ spirit comes from the many traditions that are practiced school-wide and by each grade level. Each student eagerly waits as their senior year approaches to participate in an exciting senior tradition: The Senior Crown Contest. This competition is when all seniors begin with a simple...

New School Year, New PTSA: Presenting the New PTSA Board Members

Official PTSA Board Members for the 2020-2021 school year!

Ariana Alvarez, Staff Writer

September 5, 2020

As we welcome the incoming freshmen and new students, Coral Gables Senior High is also giving a big welcome to the new Parent Teacher Student Association board members for the 2020-2021 school year. As members, they each have a different role in the PTSA, connection to the school and goals for the new...

Alexandra Torres: Digital Design Etsy Entrepreneur

Deisgn by Alexandra made for Gables alumna Juliana Bonavita modeled after an image of her and her boyfriend.

Abigail Felan, Staff Writer

August 13, 2020

Ever picked up a new hobby? Quarantine has had many people learning new ways to fill their time with productive activities. From perfecting the best banana bread recipe to learning how to make colorful friendship bracelets, people have been finding new ways to bide their summertime from home until school...

Shining a Spotlight on Miami Sports: BTSBMiami

Alumni Daniel Toll has taken the time during this summer to create his very own website,

Ariana Alvarez, Staff Writer

August 13, 2020

The summer of 2020 has been a quiet one, lacking in excitement for most of us. A majority of students have been exploring new hobbies and interests to fill our time such as cooking, baking or even starting our own at home business. However, a Coral Gables High alumni of the class 2020 took this time...

After 11 Years, Principal Costa’s Time at Gables Comes to an End

Principal Costa stands with the CavsConnect staff after awarding them a Sunshine Standout plaque.

Maia Berthier, Editor-in-Chief

July 14, 2020

From construction to the Coronavirus, this year has been a whirlwind for administrators, teachers and students alike. Through it all, Principal Costa has been able to keep Gables running smoothly, motivating students and faculty to always do their best and persevere. Unfortunately, this momentous year also marks ...

Stephanie Duque: Making Masks for Frontline Workers

Stephanie Duque wearing one of her first masks she made.

Allison Cajina, Staff Writer

May 25, 2020

Sophomore Stephanie Duque has taken it upon herself to make her own masks due to shortages of them around the nation. With COVID-19 spreading rapidly throughout Florida, citizens have purchased or taken most surgical masks available in stores and hospitals which inevitably affected those who were not...

Lieutenant Ishmael Roig: Fighting Fires Since 2006

Alumni of class of 2010, Lieutenant Ishmel Roig, suited up in his gear.

Ariana Alvarez, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

From training in the Coral Gables Fire Explorer program to fighting fires for the Coral Gables Fire Department, Ishmael Roig has always been passionate about saving lives. Lieutenant Roig is an alumnus of the Coral Gables Senior High Class of 2010. He began his fire rescue career early by being apart...

Not All Heroes Wear Capes: Alumni Jennifer Mooney Piedra

Jennifer Mooney Piedra standing next to Magic Johnson. Piedra is an alumna of Coral Gables Senior High School, and is now at Jackson Hospital working to fight COVID-19.

Ariana Alvarez, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

The year 1998 was a year to remember for Jennifer Mooney Piedra, Senior Director of Communication and Outreach at Jackson Hospital. That was the year she graduated from Coral Gables Senior High and began the journey that lead her to where she is today. Throughout her high school experience, Piedra...

Sofia Bronstein: Doing What She Does Best

Sofia Bronstein: Doing What She Does Best

Ariana Alvarez, Staff Writer

April 15, 2020

Here at Coral Gables Senior High, every student is achieving great things and reaching their goals, but sometimes they exceed the expectations made of them, as Sofia Bronstein - a current freshman - has done this year. Sofia Bronstein is currently an SIT, Staff Member in Training, for Camp Coleman. Ca...

Next Stop, New World: Jorge Valero Pursues His Passion for Theatre

Senior Jorge Valero excited to represent New World School of the Arts College.

Allegra Sharp, Staff Writer

April 13, 2020

Senior Jorge has led an interesting school year. At the start of the year, he was invited by the SCHOLAS Organization to fly to Mexico and work with the Pope and others in hopes of working to bridge together different cultures and communities. Their main points of discussion were better the community...

The Cavalier Teaching Academy: Teaching Students to Educate

Through the school year, The Cavalier Teaching Academy will teach it's students about time-management, analytical and problem solving skills, as well as leadership skills.

Amanda Perez, Staff Writer

March 27, 2020

Along with the other academies Gables has to offer, the school also features a Teaching Academy for those students interested in becoming future educators or working with developmental education.  The 'Cavalier Teaching Academy' was started during the 2017-2018 school year. Since its successful start,...

David Abraham Kuper: A One-Man Show

David Kuper, DAK, spending his lunch time surrounded by his closest friends.

Allison Cajina, Staff Writer

March 18, 2020

David Abraham Kuper is a sophomore here at Gables, known for being referred to as DAK, and this unique nickname is something people always interrogate him about. The nickname DAK stemmed from his parents piecing together his initials without thinking too of it. One day Kuper decided to write DAK on...

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