The Death of George Floyd and The Chaos that Followed

By Ajmaanie Andre and Michelle Mairena   On Monday of this week, the internet was set on fire after a video depicting an arrest in Minneapolis, Minnesota was published.  In the video, George Floyd, a 46-year-old African-American man, is handcuffed and pinned to the ground by a white police officer. After pinning Floyd to the … Continue reading The Death of George Floyd and The Chaos that Followed

Work, Work, Work

By Vanessa Falcon The quarantine has sent everyone into a panic— students, parents, teachers alike have been grasping at strings on what to do. Now that school has become an online thing for the rest of the year, and possibly for the beginning of next year as well, students are getting comfortable at home with … Continue reading Work, Work, Work

Plandemic: Misinformation Amid a Pandemic

By Ajmaanie Andre On May 4th 2020, a 26-minute video was uploaded to YouTube and garnered millions of views, hitting mainstream media immediately. This, of course, happens often in the platform: videos go viral all the time on YouTube. But this video was different. The video, a conspiracy film entitled "Plandemic,” was produced by Mikki … Continue reading Plandemic: Misinformation Amid a Pandemic

Eid al-Fitr 2020: A Holiday Amidst a Pandemic

By Fabiha Faruque This weekend, Muslims all over the world are celebrating one of the most significant holidays in the Islamic calendar — Eid al-Fitr. What is known to be the “Festival of breaking fast,” marking the end of the synchronically observed holy month of Ramadan, is commemorated on different days across varying regions. The … Continue reading Eid al-Fitr 2020: A Holiday Amidst a Pandemic

Taste of Education: MLEC’s Culinary Strand Competition

By Kelly Sanchez From Our March-April Issue In their first ever competition, Miami Lakes Educational Center’s (MLEC) culinary strand beat out the competition at the “Taste of Education,” an event founded by the Education Fund. “About 30 schools compete each year. This is the 5th year that we’ve hosted this event, but this is the … Continue reading Taste of Education: MLEC’s Culinary Strand Competition

In MLEC’s World of STEM: TSA

By Karla Perez From our March-April Issue Miami Lakes Educational Center (MLEC) is known for its particularly strong academic achievements, but its strengths when it comes to extracurriculars often go overlooked. Our school has several clubs, all of which focus on a variety of interests, including STEM. One of our STEM-centered clubs recently earned some … Continue reading In MLEC’s World of STEM: TSA

Hatian Heritage Month: The First Black Republic

By Ajmaanie Andre For our country, For our forefathers, United let us march. This is the first sentence of La Dessalinienne, the Haitian National Anthem, which serves as a symbol and constant reminder of the pride within Haitian heritage and the country’s grueling fight to freedom. “I am proud to be Haitian regardless of what … Continue reading Hatian Heritage Month: The First Black Republic