2017 Oscars Recap: A Roller-Coaster of Humorous, Exciting and Poignant Moments

By Cesar Zafra Yesterday’s Oscars started with Justin Timberlake’s performance of “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” which was nominated for Best Original Song. This year, Jimmy Kimmel hosted the awards show, doing a good job of keeping the crowd entertained and riled up with witty humor and the right amount of satirical jabs. The highlight of … Continue reading 2017 Oscars Recap: A Roller-Coaster of Humorous, Exciting and Poignant Moments

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Under Miami’s Moonlight: New Film Brings Perspective

By Alexandra Reboredo  Moonlight is a film that reaches the audience in a way no other production piece has done before — it realistically depicts how difficult it is to be black, gay, and poor as the main character struggles through drug abuse, bullying, and street violence. Set in Miami, the film follows Chiron, a young … Continue reading Under Miami’s Moonlight: New Film Brings Perspective

The Musical to Save All Musicals

By Elizabeth Gonzalez La La Land is a film for the dreamers and the romantics. No matter which category you fall into, you end up falling in love with La La Land’s protagonists: Mia and Sebastian. This film leaves watchers feeling a whirlwind of emotions by the time the credits roll in or singing one … Continue reading The Musical to Save All Musicals

Recap of the 2017 Senior Spirit Week

By Ericka Miller This week was the 2017 senior's first and last Senior Spirit Week , and they didn't hold back. Each day they showed off their class spirit with outrageous costumes with various detail. Their four day week started off with Senior Citizen Day when the seniors dressed up in cardigans, old slippers paired … Continue reading Recap of the 2017 Senior Spirit Week

The 2017 Oscar Nominees, Presenters, and Performers

By Robyn Forbes The Academy Awards, commonly referred to as the Oscars, has long been home to the best and brightest in the motion picture industry. This year’s Oscar award ceremony will welcome both seasoned actors like Denzel Washington and Meryl Streep and new, fresh faces like that of Moonlight star Alex R. Hibbert. This … Continue reading The 2017 Oscar Nominees, Presenters, and Performers

Rediscovering the Past: Hidden Figures

By Nathalie Del Valle Hidden Figures, based on the true stories of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, brings forth the hardships of three black women working for NASA. Being the first African-American women to reach their respective achievements, they faced many challenges. Katherine Johnson and Mary Jackson were one of the main contributors … Continue reading Rediscovering the Past: Hidden Figures

Coping with College Decisions

By Sarah Lemos Many students grow up with the idea of a dream college, obsessively creating a path for themselves to arrive to the campus of their choice. Anticipation eats away at hopeful students until the very moment they open the letter or email with the answer to the next step of their lives. Whatever … Continue reading Coping with College Decisions

Michael Flynn Resigns from Position as National Security Advisor

By Nathalie Del Valle On Monday, February 13, Michael T. Flynn resigned his position as national security advisor to President Donald Trump. He reasoned his leave to be due to the fact that he misled Vice President Mike Pence as well as other high ranking officials in the White House about his conversations with the … Continue reading Michael Flynn Resigns from Position as National Security Advisor

Betsy Devos: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of New Education Secretary

By Daylin Delgado On February 7, Betsy DeVos, Republican billionaire, was confirmed the position of the United States Secretary of Education. The Secretary of Education is the head of the Department of Education and controls national education policy. DeVos won by a vote of 51-to-50; the tie-breaker was Vice President Mike Pence’s vote. Her confirmation … Continue reading Betsy Devos: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of New Education Secretary

What a 20 Percent Tariff on Mexican Imports Means

By Carolina Espinal Throughout the campaign trail, the Trump administration vowed to build a wall alongside the U.S.-Mexico border. Weeks into his presidency, Trump has issued a litany of executive orders, ranging from impromptu actions regarding immigration, the Keystone XL pipeline, and TPP. Now, discussions to build a wall intensify. During a speech at the … Continue reading What a 20 Percent Tariff on Mexican Imports Means