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The exterior view of the aftermath of the fire’s damage to the house.

Pinecrest House Fire Highlights the Importance of Community

Kate Stuzin, Managing Editor January 23, 2022

On the night of Dec. 31, 2021 a fire broke out at a Pinecrest home on the corner of 73rd Avenue and 120th Street, just a few blocks away from Miami Palmetto Senior High. The house was unoccupied at...

Colombia’s Presidential Elections

Tomas Curcio, Staff Writer January 20, 2022

On May 29, the Colombian presidential election will take place. On March 13, Colombia will also host its legislative elections. This upcoming election in Colombia comes four years after the previous...

Tonga In Dire Situation After Volcano Eruption

Tomas Curcio, Staff Writer January 20, 2022

On Jan. 14, the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcanic island erupted. This volcanic island lies on an uninhabited portion of the archipelago that belongs to the Pacific Island nation of Tonga. The volcanic...

Bloody Money: Elizabeth Holmes Convicted of Criminal Fraud

Bloody Money: Elizabeth Holmes Convicted of Criminal Fraud

Tomas Curcio, Staff Writer January 18, 2022

On Jan. 3, 2022,  a federal judge found Elizabeth Holmes guilty on four counts of fraud, three counts of wire fraud, fraud through telecommunications or the internet and one count of conspiracy to commit...

Four Hostages Held in Texas Synagogue

Valentina Arias, Multimedia Photo Editor January 17, 2022

On Jan. 15, Malik Faisal Akram held four people hostage at the Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue in Colleyville, Texas. The standoff lasted about 10 hours, with only one of the four hostages being...

Florida Lawmakers Propose Bill Outlawing Abortion After 15 Weeks

Ella Pedroso, Design Editor January 16, 2022

On Jan. 12, 2022, the first day of Florida’s 2022 legislative session, Senator Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland and Representative Erin Grall, R-Vero Beach, filed bills banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Proposing...

Prince Andrew Loses Military Titles Amid Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

Nicole Martin, Copy Editor January 16, 2022

On Friday, Jan. 14., Prince Andrew — the second son of Queen Elizabeth II — was stripped of his military titles, charities and royal patronages as the result of a sexual abuse lawsuit held against...

Supreme Court Blocks Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Large Businesses

Katriona Page, Senior Copy Editor January 15, 2022

On Thursday, Jan. 13, the Supreme Court blocked the Biden administration’s mandate (in cooperation with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) that private businesses with 100 or more employees...

Shortys Bar-B-Q remains open next to U.S-1 after celebrating 70th anniversary.

Staple Miami Barbeque Restaurant ‘Shorty’s’ Land Sold For $14.5 Million

Sara Paredes, Copy Editor January 13, 2022

Shorty’s Bar-B-Q has been a South Miami favorite for over 70 years; however, time may have caught up to the classic barbeque destination.  On Jan. 4, the restaurant’s owners and the South Florida...

University of Florida President Kent Fuchs Steps Down

Michael Angee, Sports Editor January 12, 2022

University of Florida President Kent Fuchs announced on Jan. 5 that he plans to step down from his current post and transition to that of a professor. In 2015, Fuchs became the 12th president of the...

U.S. Top Schools Allegedly Partake In Illegal Conspiracy To Limit Student Financial Aid

Ava Garcia, Staff Writer January 12, 2022

Colleges around the United States are currently being sued for antitrust violations related to their ability to decide which students receive financial aid, including top schools like Yale, Georgetown...

Goodbye Delta, Hello Omicron: A Breakdown of the CDC’s Newest Protocols

Amy-Grace Shapiro, Feature Editor January 11, 2022

In light of a surge in COVID-19 cases as a result of the Omicron variant, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have made modifications to their COVID-19 protocols and guidelines. On Dec. 27,...

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