New Year’s Superstitions and Traditions

By Juanita Cardona Everyone has their own unique way of celebrating when the clock strikes 12 on New Years, be it running around the neighborhood with a suitcase to welcome travel in the new year or eating 12 grapes and making a wish for each one, to make the end of the year special to … Continue reading New Year’s Superstitions and Traditions

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Texting and Driving Remains a Problem

By Luz Mosquera Miami is known for its traffic-jammed lanes, from the streets to the Palmetto expressway. Every day, workers and students are faced with long lines of cars moving an inch forward every minute. This leads to many losing their patience and turning to their phones out of boredom Distracted driving is now a … Continue reading Texting and Driving Remains a Problem

Nightmare on Christmas: Bad Gifts and How To Deal with Them

By Valeria Bula It’s Christmas Eve and the anticipation of what gifts you’re going to get is eating you up. However, let’s not forget that certain relative that never fails to come through with the least enjoyable gift. It can be tough accepting these gifts and displaying utmost gratitude when you don’t want to be … Continue reading Nightmare on Christmas: Bad Gifts and How To Deal with Them

Technology’s Effect on the Holidays

By Nathalie Del Valle The holidays arrived once again and families prepare to gather and catch up and bond with each other. However, the living room is almost completely silent as a few adults chat in the kitchen and the youngest members of the family sit silent on the couches, hypnotized by their devices. Now, the … Continue reading Technology’s Effect on the Holidays

Sandy Hook: What the Death of Twenty Angels Has Taught Us

By Veronica Rarick Four years ago, just two weeks before Christmas, Adam Lanza killed 28 people— twenty children, six teachers, his mother, and himself. He walked into two different classrooms where children and teachers hid under desks and dove into room closets. Witnesses to the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School described the gunman meticulously … Continue reading Sandy Hook: What the Death of Twenty Angels Has Taught Us

Seven Year-Old Bana Alabed Uses Twitter to Share the Reality of Living in Aleppo

By Ericka Miller  Syria’s largest city, Aleppo, has been dealing with a war for the past four years that has killed hundreds of thousands of Syrians and displaced thousands more. As homes have turned into rubble and family possessions left behind and burned, the battle of Aleppo has ruined the lives of countless victims, fighting … Continue reading Seven Year-Old Bana Alabed Uses Twitter to Share the Reality of Living in Aleppo

25 Traditions for a Merry, Merry Christmas

By Nathalie Del Valle  Christmas is so close you can hear bells jingling and smell the peppermint hot chocolate in the air. Families happily await the season throughout the year and create unique ways to celebrate the holiday all throughout the month of December, leading up to Christmas Day. Here are some classic traditions to … Continue reading 25 Traditions for a Merry, Merry Christmas

What the Taiwan-Trump Call Means for the U.S., Taiwan, and China

By Cesar Zafra On Friday, December 2, president-elect Donald J. Trump received and answered a phone call from the president of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen, who congratulated him on his recent election win. Trump congratulated her on being elected into office earlier this year. During the conversation, both parties recognized the close economic and security ties … Continue reading What the Taiwan-Trump Call Means for the U.S., Taiwan, and China

Colombia and FARC Sign Revised Peace Deal

By Luz Mosquera On November 30, Colombia signed a new and modified version of the peace deal with rebel group FARC. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos continued his plan to sign the peace deal that would end a war with FARC that has lasted 52 years, resulted in many deaths, and created vast numbers of refugees. … Continue reading Colombia and FARC Sign Revised Peace Deal