Leah Ronkin

[Opinion]: President Trump is putting people in danger with his health suggestions

[Opinion]: President Trump is putting people in danger with his health suggestions

On April 23, President Trump gave a press conference intended to brief reporters on the White House’s response to COVID-19 that shook the nation. Amid the current pandemic panic, he, along with many other countries, has been scrambling to find a miracle cure for the […]

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Teachers Jeff Foster and Ronit Reoven host ‘Tea Time’ Zoom call

Teachers Jeff Foster and Ronit Reoven host ‘Tea Time’ Zoom call

On Friday, April 17, AP Government teacher, Jeff Foster, and AP Psychology teacher, Ronit Reoven, hosted an informal zoom call for their students called “Tea Time.” The name stemmed from the phrase “spilling the tea,” as the two aimed to share news and discuss opinions […]

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[Opinion] High school workloads make students resent reading

[Opinion] High school workloads make students resent reading

In elementary school, reading for fun is emphasized as one of the best ways to sharpen students’ intellect. As kids progress through the school system, the emphasis stays the same while the workload gets more intense. Eventually, reading becomes less of a treat and more […]

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U.S. President Donald J. Trump speaks during the Coronavirus Task Force press briefing on the coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic, on Monday, March 30, 2020 in the Rose Garden at the White House, in Washington, D.C. (Pool/Abaca Press/TNS)

[Opinion] President Trump severely mishandled a reporter’s important question

On Mar. 20, President Trump held a coronavirus press conference where he lashed out at NBC reporter Peter Alexander over a question concerning what he would tell the Americans who feel scared right now.  “I say that you’re a terrible reporter, that’s what I say. […]

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Children of all ages play and enjoy the new Princess Meadow playground, equipped with monkey bars, swirly slides and other amentities, while their families watch over them. Parents and gaurdians were also able to appreiciate the play area as they mingled while their kids played. Photo by Maria Vera

Princess Meadow’s Playground officially opens to public

Princess Meadow’s Playground, a project 18 months in the making, formally opened on Saturday, Jan. 4 at 10 a.m. This project was intended to honor Meadow Pollack, who died in the Feb. 14, 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.  The playground, which is […]

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Royal Fun. Children of all ages play and enjoy Princess Meadow’s playground, equipped with monkey bars, swirly slides and other amenities, while their families watch over them. Parents and guardians were also able to appreciate the play area as they mingled while their kids played. Photo by Maria Vera

Princess Meadow’s Playground officially opens to public

Princess Meadow’s Playground, a project 18 months in the making, formally opened on Saturday, Jan. 4 at 10 a.m. This project honors Meadow Pollack, who died in the Feb. 14, 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.  The playground, which is located at Betti […]

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"For Which We Stand" by Jeff Foster, AP Government teacher, is to be released on Sept. 1. Photo courtesy by Scholastic

AP government teacher Jeff Foster publishes the book ‘For Which We Stand: How Our Government Works and Why It Matters’

AP Government teacher Jeff Foster has written a book on government. The book, entitled “For Which We Stand: How Our Government Works and Why It Matters,” is aimed at 8-14-year-olds and is intended to give an overview of the way the U.S. government works. It […]

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[Review] The future looks bright for ‘Steven Universe Future’

[Review] The future looks bright for ‘Steven Universe Future’

When the “Steven Universe movie” premiered on Cartoon Network this summer, fans of the critically-acclaimed show felt themselves satisfied, however many turned off their TVs with questions still unanswered. This is where Steven Universe Future came in, which was announced very shortly after the movie’s […]

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Petition to cancel school on Nov. 1 reaches 62,000+ signatures in five days

Petition to cancel school on Nov. 1 reaches 62,000+ signatures in five days

A petition has been started to cancel school on Friday, Nov. 1 for Broward County Public Schools. The petition started on Change.org, by Hollywood resident Karen Doberman, has reached over 62,000 signatures since its creation on Oct. 24.  “I believe that since Thursday is the […]

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“Guac: My Son, My Hero” performed as a tribute to Joaquin Oliver

“Guac: My Son, My Hero” performed as a tribute to Joaquin Oliver

On Friday, Sept. 20, Manuel Oliver’s latest protest project, “Guac: My Son, My Hero” was performed at the Colony Theater in Miami Beach. Following the release of several art projects dedicated to his son, Oliver presented a one-man show that both encaptured the life of […]

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