Planned Parenthood Faces Being Defunded Just Days After Trump’s Inauguration

By Valeria Bula On Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, Trump began exercising his executive power, issuing three executive orders that same day. Amongst those executive orders: defunding organizations around the world that deal with abortion, including the International Planned Parenthood Federation. Trump reinstated the “Mexico City Policy,” which blocks taxpayer dollars from being used to fund … Continue reading Planned Parenthood Faces Being Defunded Just Days After Trump’s Inauguration

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Wet Foot Dry Foot: The Aftermath

By Valeria Bula Swimming through perilous oceans— facing the threat of dehydration, starvation, drowning, heat exhaustion, and shark attacks— thousands of Cubans throughout the decades have traversed the 90 mile trek, many dying, in a desperate attempt to reach American soil. The majority reach the U.S. on make-shift rafts while others make it on motor … Continue reading Wet Foot Dry Foot: The Aftermath

Women’s March on Washington Spreads Around the World

By Sabine Joseph The day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, scores of marchers gathered in the capital, around the country, and around the world to make a statement for women’s rights in the Women’s March on Washington. Alarming comments about women made by the President  throughout his campaign sparked the marches. These comments struck fear … Continue reading Women’s March on Washington Spreads Around the World

Donald Trump’s Inauguration Ceremony

By Ericka Miller The red sea of republicans can be seen for miles, lending the sound of their almost never-ending ovation to the melody sung by Missouri State University’s 50-member Chorale— a list of musicians are opposed to singing in honor of Trump’s inauguration. They sang a song with a message of togetherness, “Now We … Continue reading Donald Trump’s Inauguration Ceremony

Students Use #FromThePeople to Address President Trump

By Jennifer Perez The 2016 presidential election was intense and surprised many by showing the division plaguing the nation. Donald Trump’s victory was a victory to some and disheartening to others, however, as today marked his inauguration as 44th President of the United States, the focus turned to the laws and policies that Trump will … Continue reading Students Use #FromThePeople to Address President Trump

Obama’s Final Moments as President

By Dru Barcelo Barack Hussein Obama II, the first African American President, served two terms—eight years of service to the American people. Despite this being his last month in office, he accomplished plenty before the end of his term. For the past year, President Obama has been working to ensure himself a lasting legacy in … Continue reading Obama’s Final Moments as President

MLEC Alumni Participate in College-Talk Panel

By Alexandra Reboredo Miami Lakes Educational Center’s auditorium was full of alumni on Thursday— some had successfully completed their first semester of college, others were getting ready to graduate, and a few were still battling finals. Taking to the stage, they all answered questions ranging from dealing with rigorous classes to living with strange roommates. … Continue reading MLEC Alumni Participate in College-Talk Panel

Obama Ends Wet Foot, Dry Foot Policy

By Daylin Delgado On January 12, 2017— a week before President-elect Donald Trump and his administration take office— the Obama Administration announced the end of the “wet foot, dry foot” policy. The termination of the policy is effective immediately. The “wet foot, dry foot” policy, part of the 1995 revision of the Cuban Adjustment Act … Continue reading Obama Ends Wet Foot, Dry Foot Policy

Streep’s Golden Globes Speech Gets Political; President-elect Trump Reacts

By Sabine Joseph The 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards took place on Sunday, Jan. 8, and prompted days of discussion in the media. Actress Meryl Streep was presented with the Cecile B. DeMille Award for her contributions to the entertainment industry. She turned her acceptance speech into a platform in which she expressed her feelings … Continue reading Streep’s Golden Globes Speech Gets Political; President-elect Trump Reacts

The 2016 Election and Russia: Hacking and Retaliation

By Valeria Bula The 2016 presidential election was more than what Americans could have ever imagined. From moments of hope to heartbreak and happiness to dread, the election had its share of controversies and scandals, even after its conclusion. Specifically, speculation and questions over Russia possibly changing the fate of the 2016 US presidential election … Continue reading The 2016 Election and Russia: Hacking and Retaliation