Wanted: Low-Income, High-Achieving Students by Samantha Cardet

With the cost of postsecondary education – public and private alike – skyrocketing annually, outstanding low-income students are often discouraged from applying to their dream schools simply because they don’t believe they will be able to afford them. Some of these elite schools, along with College Board, are working to fix that. Long recognized for … Continue reading Wanted: Low-Income, High-Achieving Students by Samantha Cardet

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Homecoming Proposals by Maria Vasquez

“Will you go to homecoming with me?” Come November, this is the question almost every girl dreams of being asked. Fortunately, for these girls, their wish was granted.              One Tuesday morning, Yennifer Dominguez was asked to homecoming by her boyfriend Adriel Martinez. She was caught by surprise and teared up as she entered C-Cafe. … Continue reading Homecoming Proposals by Maria Vasquez

A Night Right Out of a Movie by Ruth Reyes

It was the perfect night, that’s for sure. A masquerade right out of the Phantom of the Opera, filled with different faces, of all different shades and sizes, everywhere around you. Of course, unlike the wondrous musical, most Jaguars who attended this year’s Homecoming dance didn’t keep their masks on until midnight – nor did … Continue reading A Night Right Out of a Movie by Ruth Reyes

Affordable Care Act Problems by Elizabeth Martinez

It has been over a month since the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and the opening up of markets on healthcare.gov, and the administration is faced with a list of issues and glitches. With the end of November as the target date for when all the bugs should be fixed, the Obama administration announced … Continue reading Affordable Care Act Problems by Elizabeth Martinez

Holocaust Survivor Visits MLEC Again by Sana Chaudhry

“We are brought here today to learn the truth about the Holocaust,” said Neil Eichelbaum – Miami Lakes Educational Center’s retired American History teacher – on stage at the MLEC auditorium, in front of 300 students on November 5th, 2013. Mr. Julius Einsentein, 94 years old, is a survivor from the Dachau concentration camp and … Continue reading Holocaust Survivor Visits MLEC Again by Sana Chaudhry

Pope Francis Reforms Catholic Church by Lessenitt Campos

Pope Francis is showing his followers that although Catholics should follow the Church’s original teachings, the Church should also adapt to today’s changing world. Pope Francis, the first Jesuit priest to hold the papacy, has held tight to his ideals. He is saying goodbye to some of the old ways and customs – foregoing the … Continue reading Pope Francis Reforms Catholic Church by Lessenitt Campos

YouTube Comment Clean-Up by Maria Vasquez

When it comes to using the internet, many people feel like they are invincible behind their computer screen. They are much more willing to post negative comments when they are not being held accountable. YouTube is trying to fix that. According to YouTube Statistics, there are over three billion videos on YouTube. Two billion of … Continue reading YouTube Comment Clean-Up by Maria Vasquez

Chinese Surgeons Grow a Nose on a Man’s Forehead by Michan Walsh

In what is the first surgery of its kind, Guo Zhihui, a Chinese surgeon, says that he has constructed a nose out of a 22 year-old man’s rib cartilage and implanted it under the skin of the man’s own forehead for later transplant. Zhihui operates at the Fujian Medical University Union Hospital in China’s Fujian … Continue reading Chinese Surgeons Grow a Nose on a Man’s Forehead by Michan Walsh

The Holidays: A Time for Longer Work Hours by Alejandra Mendoza

On Thanksgiving Day, many stores will open in anticipation of Black Friday. Consumers will line up around dinnertime; they will have chosen to be there. The employees won’t.Last year, my mother, a saleswoman, worked on Black Friday, got home late, and woke up to return to work that Saturday. I didn’t sit down to have … Continue reading The Holidays: A Time for Longer Work Hours by Alejandra Mendoza

Online Black Market “Silk Road” Shut Down by FBI by Michan Walsh

On Wednesday, October 2nd, the online drug marketplace Silk Road was raided and shut down by the FBI, who arrested its alleged mastermind, Ross William Ulbricht, known online by his pseudonym “Dread Pirate Roberts,” named after the feared protagonist of the 1987 movie “The Princess Bride” Feds swooped in on Ulbricht in a San Francisco … Continue reading Online Black Market “Silk Road” Shut Down by FBI by Michan Walsh