MDCPS #GOBond Town Hall Meeting by Stephanie Brito

“The days of ‘turn off your device’ when you come to school are over,” said Alberto Carvalho, Miami Dade Superintendent, at the General Obligation Bond (GOB) Progress town hall meeting that took place at Miami Lakes Educational Center on August 28, 2014. The superintendent, along with the rest of the school board, has taken the … Continue reading MDCPS #GOBond Town Hall Meeting by Stephanie Brito

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The Fall TV Season Has Returned by Lessenitt Campos

After the summer has ended, some of the hit TV shows face a contract renewal with their network. Fear not, as not all the popular shows have said goodbye, and new pilots are in the works this season.GothamThis action-packed superhero series follows the story of Detective James Gordon from the DC Batman comics and The … Continue reading The Fall TV Season Has Returned by Lessenitt Campos

FLVS/Dual Enrollment Guide by Ruth Reyes

Tedious but relevant - those are the two words I’d use to describe FLVS and dual enrollment classes. I mean, if normal classes are overwhelming already, why would anyone torture themself further by taking extra ones? Well, unfortunately, you should be raising your hand right now.Florida Virtual School (FLVS) and dual enrollment (DE) classes are … Continue reading FLVS/Dual Enrollment Guide by Ruth Reyes

School for Refugees by Stephanie Brito

Since the start of the Syrian crisis–a crisis that has only gotten worse with progression–over 2.8 million Syrians have registered with the United Nations High Commission of Refugees.The civil war in Syria began in 2011 as a result of the Arab Spring when protesters were arrested for displaying opposition to their president, Bashar Al-Assad. The … Continue reading School for Refugees by Stephanie Brito

High School Misconceptions by Salwa Raza

This school year marks the beginning of a new chapter in some students' lives and marks the end of one for others. For both freshman and seniors, this year will be an important one. However, like many students, they may be starting this year with certain ideas or beliefs that may not be exactly true.The … Continue reading High School Misconceptions by Salwa Raza

Transitioning from Summer to School by Gabriella Indart

Although no one wants to hear the dreaded s-word, school is here and it’s here to stay for another 180 days. From the looks of it, every student will be begging for their summer to come back with bags under their eyes on the first day back to school. In order to avoid falling asleep … Continue reading Transitioning from Summer to School by Gabriella Indart

Class of 2015’s Senior Crowning by Stephanie Brito

The word resonated as the Class of 2015 picked up their crowns from the Principal’s Patio. On what would become their last first day of school, the seniors expressed their seniority by following MLEC’s tradition: senior crowning.For some, the crown represents three years of hard work, stressful days, and lifetime memories created at MLEC. For … Continue reading Class of 2015’s Senior Crowning by Stephanie Brito

Fall Fashion: Incorporating It Into Your Uniform by Laura Gonzalez

This past summer, many styles of clothing seemed to have been switching in and out of what most would consider “trendy.” Fashion went from lace to crochet to crop tops and from cut out skirts to jumper pants to high waisted cut out jeans. However, now with school taking its influence, and Miami Lakes Educational … Continue reading Fall Fashion: Incorporating It Into Your Uniform by Laura Gonzalez

Thrift Stores Are Getting Expensive by Maria Vasquez

As an avid thrift shopper, I enjoy going to GoodWill at least once a week. I am constantly drawn to thrift stores because I enjoy what I buy and most importantly, the great prices. Lately, that has not been the case.Because thrift shopping is becoming more popular in the fashion scene and especially with teens, … Continue reading Thrift Stores Are Getting Expensive by Maria Vasquez