Baltimore Riots Causes Violence and Looting in City’s Streets

by Elizabeth Martinez Freddie Gray, who mysteriously died from a spinal injury in police custody on April 19, was laid to rest Monday morning. Immediately following the burial, violent riots broke out  beginning in West Baltimore, and by midnight, reached East and Downtown Baltimore. At least 20 officers were wounded in the unrest, with one … Continue reading Baltimore Riots Causes Violence and Looting in City’s Streets

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Michelle Romero: A Life Well Lived

By Nathalie Mairena Michelle Romero was passionate. She immersed herself entirely into every minute of every day, squeezing out every second of life, relishing in her great loves: family and her pursuit of career.  She took every moment -- good and bad -- and lived through them, dreaming of a happily ever after. 'Passivity' was … Continue reading Michelle Romero: A Life Well Lived

First Annual Social Media Journalism Forum #MDCPSconnects

By Nathalie Mairena The first annual Social Media Student Journalism Forum was held Friday, April 10, 2015. Hosted at the School Board Administration Building downtown and by the School Board of Miami-Dade County, the forum advertised as a way for student journalists to use and interact virtually using social media. The forum began with introductions … Continue reading First Annual Social Media Journalism Forum #MDCPSconnects

DECA Fashion Show: What to Expect

By Lessenitt Campos During weeks of preparation, the models devote their attention and time to be a part of MLEC’s very own New York Fashion Week- the DECA Fashion Show. The Fashion Show will be held on April 10th at 7:00 pm. This is where students go to pose on a catwalk, modeling gowns and … Continue reading DECA Fashion Show: What to Expect

Campaigning Tactics

By Carolina Espinal That time of the year has arrived again: dozens of multi-colored posters hang against the walls, hallways, doors and staircases, flooding the school’s atmosphere with slogans that usually sound a little like, “Vote for Me Because I’m the Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread.”  Getting Noticed Many of the jaguars at MLEC are … Continue reading Campaigning Tactics

MLEC Celebrates #GOBond Renovations by Amanda Delgado

After seven months since the General Obligation Bond Progress town hall meeting in Miami Lakes Educational Center, Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, School Board Chair Perla Tabares Hantman, as well as other school board members and community leaders, visited MLEC to commemorate improvements made to the school. The ribbon cutting event on April 2nd celebrated the GO bond, … Continue reading MLEC Celebrates #GOBond Renovations by Amanda Delgado

Wasted Tax Dollars over Reinstatement: Former Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi Fights for Office

By Gabriella Indart, Melanie Maestre, Ana Mijares, and Christine Romero In 2013, former Miami Lakes Mayor, Michael “Muscles” Pizzi, was suspended from office on bribery charges in a federal bogus grant scheme. As his replacement, his rival in the 2012 mayoral election, Wayne Slaton, was given a special election and gained the position of mayor. … Continue reading Wasted Tax Dollars over Reinstatement: Former Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi Fights for Office