BEFORE LOVE CAME TO KILL US: Jessie Reyez’s Album Review

By Jaylyn Gonzalez and Carla Rubio With a powerful, aggressive, and hard to match sound, Jessie Reyez is an ever-growing R&B-Soul artist who not only reaches her fans with her heart-wrenching lyrics but also through her bold persona.  This young Colombian-Canadian singer and songwriter has grown roots in her Canadian city, Toronto, where the variety … Continue reading BEFORE LOVE CAME TO KILL US: Jessie Reyez’s Album Review

Trans Rights Are Human Rights

By Vanessa Falcon In a country where equality is preached, and freedom and justice for all is promised, minorities still face the harsh reality of America— for the Trans community, this is the case for freedom of expression and identity.  Transgender men and women, especially of color, have received hatred for decades, even from other … Continue reading Trans Rights Are Human Rights

“The Invisible Man” Review

By Kelly Sanchez Spoilers Ahead When I first saw the trailer for “The Invisible Man,” it instantly caught my attention. One could tell the producers wanted to make it simple and clear — it’s an invisible man haunting his ex-girlfriend, and the concept (while seemingly impossible), didn’t seem hard to grasp. But, it doesn’t take … Continue reading “The Invisible Man” Review

03.15.20: Gambino’s Synthesis of Genres

By Samantha Jimenez Through chaotic beats, rhythmic romance, and personal concerns expressed through his lyrics, Childish Gambino returns to the music scene with an amalgamation of hard-hitting tracks. Donald Glover, who goes by his stage name Childish Gambino, has not released a full length album since Awaken, My Love! in 2016. Some singles and EPs … Continue reading 03.15.20: Gambino’s Synthesis of Genres

National Food Days: Days You Can’t Miss This Week

By Roxana Casanueva Food is the root of everything. It evokes memories, creates experiences, and is so cherished around the world that there are several holidays dedicated to its celebration. It’s fascinating how relationships and cultures are built around appetizing cuisines.  Spring break is here, and while we might be stuck at home, this week … Continue reading National Food Days: Days You Can’t Miss This Week

Animal Crossing: New Horizons — Review

By Luis Mila An infinite bounty of bugs, fish, shells, oranges, pears, apples, peaches, coconuts, bells, and debt to pay – Animal Crossing is a series beloved by many. It’s newest edition, “Animal Crossing: New Horizons,” features a deserted island getaway package where the player is recognized as the representative resident. This means the player … Continue reading Animal Crossing: New Horizons — Review

How to Stay Spring Fashion Ready, Even During Quarantine

By Kymani Hughes Who says you can’t embrace your spring fashion wardrobe during quarantine?  Sure, the coronavirus might have everyone in a panic but the season has only just begun, and a little time indoors shouldn’t stop you from pulling out those florals and bright patterns.  Spring can be a little tricky at times, the … Continue reading How to Stay Spring Fashion Ready, Even During Quarantine

Precaution, Confusion, and Shutdowns

By Fabiha Faruque Airing on the side of precaution, the Board of Education has ordered the shutdown of all schools—from elementary schools to university campuses—as the coronavirus spread has tackled a higher population nationally. The closing down of schools has, of course, created a mixed reaction among students. High School students have celebrated across social … Continue reading Precaution, Confusion, and Shutdowns

The World Wasn’t Wide Enough

By Karla Perez This past Friday, seventy students from Miami Lakes Educational Center (MLEC) made their way through crowds of raging hormones and excited squeals of other High School students to witness one of the most well-renowned musicals in American history: Alexander Hamilton. The iridescent lights of Adrienne Arsht Center shined on the performers and … Continue reading The World Wasn’t Wide Enough

Miami-Dade County School Shut Down

By Fabiha Faruque M-DCPS has officially closed all schools, giving students a break longer than expected. Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho just announced this afternoon that all schools in Miami-Dade County will be closed for the week of March 16, which will be extended into Spring Break as well. Just yesterday, Superintendent Carvalho (along with Broward … Continue reading Miami-Dade County School Shut Down

The Environment Cannot Endure a Second Presidential Term

By Kymani Hughes   When people consider the possible outcomes of a second Trump presidential term, a nuclear war or the downfall of American democracy might come to mind.  But in reality, the damage might be far less obvious. Our lives will continue to go on. News will continue on with their cycle of Trump headlines. … Continue reading The Environment Cannot Endure a Second Presidential Term

Black History is American History : MLEC Black History Showcase

By Ajmaanie Andre "The word I would use to describe black history is "powerful."  If we eliminate our history, we would forget who we are as a people— we would eliminate ourselves," said Malique Lewis, the Vice President of Black History Club at Miami Lakes Educational Center (MLEC) this past Friday. For centuries, the black … Continue reading Black History is American History : MLEC Black History Showcase

How Black Fashion Has Made Its Mark on American Culture

By Kymani Hughes Black people—the innovators, the originators, and most importantly, the trendsetters. There’s no denying that the American fashion industry has found inspiration within Black culture. Whether it’s bursting down runways, in stores, or online—everywhere you look—style influenced by African-Americans is embedded in today’s fashion for people of all colors, races, and status. But … Continue reading How Black Fashion Has Made Its Mark on American Culture

We Are Proud and Always Will Be: Dominican Independence Day

By Angely Peña Dios, Patria, y, Libertad. These three words founded a nation that was in ruins. They gave glory to those who fought for liberty with their hearts, mind, and soul—and they removed the shackles of a country plagued by despotism. From a land ruled with hatred to a land built on trust and … Continue reading We Are Proud and Always Will Be: Dominican Independence Day

We Are One Pandemic Away from Mass Destruction And Here’s Why

By Fabiha Faruque Outbreaks of the current infectious disease, the Coronavirus, has instigated fear worldwide as people are concerned that the fast-spreading virus may inflict far too much harm before health officials can find not only a cure, but also a way to halt its expansion. The first case was detected in December 2019, and … Continue reading We Are One Pandemic Away from Mass Destruction And Here’s Why

Two Years After Parkland: #MSDSTRONG

By Michelle Mairena Updated version from an article we published last year. The morning of February 14, 2018 seemed like the start of any other school day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.  What made this day special for students was that it was Valentine’s Day, and the campus was filled with clusters of students … Continue reading Two Years After Parkland: #MSDSTRONG