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How to approach doing homework over the break

Mia Zaldivar, Design Editor

January 5, 2017


Filed under Culture, LIFE, Top Stories

Despite winter break being a two-week break from school, teachers still assign homework. Many teachers believe giving homework over the break is necessary for students to remember what they learned over the year. In addition, some classes have a strict pacing guide in order to cover what will be on the...

Litmas tree

Olympia Rodriguez, Design Editor

December 25, 2016


Filed under Culture, LIFE, Top Stories

Step 1: Gather your materials which include a bright array of lights, nails with an accompanying hammer and chalk for those of us that enjoy taking it to the next level. Step 2: Mark the key points in the formation of your tree (the chalk comes in handy with this step). Then, using caution, hammer a ...

How to throw the perfect Christmukkah party

Camila Myers and Mia Zaldivar

December 24, 2016


Filed under Culture, LIFE, Top Stories

Ever wonder if there was a way to celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah at once? Well now you can! Here are a few steps for throwing the best Chrismukkah party ever. Step one: Invite all your friends, Jews, Catholics and all others, over on a certain day. Make sure it is not during Hanukkah or on Christmas...

‘Tis the Season holiday playlist

‘Tis the Season holiday playlist

Brianne Guanaga and Sydney Sancho

December 21, 2016


Filed under Culture, LIFE, Top Stories

Although Jack Frost will not be nipping at your nose, this perfect holiday playlist will allow you to savor the festivities by an open fire. With classic artists like Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole, featuring jazzy twists and modern bops with Justin Bieber and Michael Bublé, this compilation of ico...

Perfect winter vacation destinations on a budget

Kalia Richardson, News Editor

December 18, 2016


Filed under Culture, LIFE, Top Stories

              Make way. Winter break approaches, a break well-deserved in students’ eyes. Only how do they plan to end such an eventful year with a bang? Despite rising and falling prices, affordable vacationing is a viable option. Here’s why...

Open letter to our innocent self

Open letter to our innocent self

Carmella Jimenez, Senior Copy Editor

December 14, 2016


Filed under Culture, LIFE, Top Stories

              Dear innocent self, You roll around in a sea of wrapping paper, surrounded by siblings at home on Christmas morning. You watch the stockings slowly fill everyday and wonder what waits inside the Star Wars container of Princess Leia in your hand-sewn Winnie the Pooh stockings. Even the air se...

Are grades really that important?

Attila Dos Santos, Staff Writer

December 8, 2016


Filed under Culture, LIFE, Top Stories

The importance of grades weighs heavily on students anxiously asking themselves whether they are a failed test away from not getting into the college they want. Strong grades do offer greater chances of getting into certain colleges and also receiving award-based merit scholarships. This applies in p...

An autumnal playlist

An autumnal playlist

Brianne Guanaga, Photographer

November 23, 2016


Filed under Arts, Culture, Top Stories

With Thanksgiving day approaching fast, the most essential part of the holiday is a perfect playlist. Although Miami does not get to enjoy cooler weather and the leaves do not fall in beautiful golden hues, we still get to play the part with autumnal music. Here is your essential fall playlist, filled with coffee shop music transporting you to New York City’s autumn with soft melo...

If you snooze you win

Maxwell Landy, Video Editor

November 16, 2016


Filed under Culture, LIFE, Top Stories

With a 7:20 a.m. start time, most high school students start the day wishing they had just a few more hours of sleep. Each school day millions of teenage students agonize as they try to stay awake in class, failing to comprehend vital information. Teachers will call on sleeping scholars daily and ask...

To kiss or not to kiss

Kalia Richardson, News Editor

November 9, 2016


Filed under Culture, LIFE, Top Stories

No harm in just a kiss, right? Yes and no. The sensual feeling unleashed when two people lock lips does not fully amount to what happens inside the body and later transmits into the partner’s body. The wrong kiss from the wrong person can lead to an influx of bad bacteria. The Academy of General D...

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