Category: POLITICS & ACTIVISM

Growing Green. Elyse Jones waters marijuana clones at the Harborside Health Center medical marijuana dispensary on May 14, 2015, in San Jose, Calif. Photo courtesy of LiPo Ching, Bay Area News Group/MCT Campus

Florida passes medical marijuana amendment

*This story was originally published in the December 2016 print edition of The Eagle Eye.* Florida became one of the three states–along with North Dakota and Arkansas–to legalize medical marijuana on Nov. 8.  According to the New York Times, 9.1 million people voted, passing the Amendment 2 with an overwhelming 71 percent. The amendment only needed 60 percent to pass. […]

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The tomb of Fidel Castro at the Cemeterio Santa Ifigenia in Santiago de Cuba on December 4, 2016. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald/TNS)

Students react to Fidel Castro’s death

Fidel Castro, former dictator of Cuba has recently passed away on Nov. 25, 2016. People all around the world have reacted differently towards this event causing some political unrest. In Cuba a large funeral commenced that paraded his body across the country. Hundreds of thousands of Cubans payed their respects to his body. After one week, his ashes were laid […]

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Electors remain loyal to Trump and formally elect him as president

Electors remain loyal to Trump and formally elect him as president

Exceeding the required 270 votes to assume the presidency, on Dec. 19 Trump received 304 electoral votes and took the next step in the process to be declared President of the United States. While Clinton received 277, she won the popular vote by more than two percentage points. The official Electoral College results will be authorized on Jan. 6 by […]

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Trump wins presidency and America speaks up

With 279 electoral votes, Republican Donald J. Trump has been elected as the new President of the United States starting in 2017, surpassing Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, by just 51 electoral votes. In Trumps subsequent victory speech, he announced that Clinton called him to congratulate his victory. “I hope he will be a successful President,” Clinton said at a press conference […]

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Members of the MSD politics club show their support for Clinton at one of her rallies.

Trump takes presidential title

The insanity that was the 2016 presidential election has finally come to an end. Republic nominee Donald Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States of America. Trump defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s 218 electoral votes with a whopping 289 votes. Trump’s success can be credited to his huge wins in swing states Florida, Michigan, Texas and Pennsylvania, though Clinton claimed […]

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Hillary Clinton rallies support in Coral Springs

Hillary Clinton rallies support in Coral Springs

After hours of waiting in line, enduring the sweltering heat of the South Florida sun, enthusiastic fans of Hillary Clinton entered the Coral Springs Gymnasium dripping in passion (and for some, sweat). The Sept. 30 rally in support of the Democratic presidential candidate started on time, with doors opening around  1:30. It lasted nearly four hours. The venue was packed […]

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Students set to meet US Secretary of Education

Students set to meet US Secretary of Education

On Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, Marjory Stoneman Douglas’ Mentoring Tomorrow’s Leaders chapter will attend the National Youth Empowerment & Solutions Conference (Y.E.S) Teen Summit, hosted by the Trayvon Martin Foundation at the Deauville Beach Resort in Miami Beach. This empowerment summit aims to promote leadership among minority groups at schools throughout the state. Mentoring Tomorrow’s  Leaders is a state-wide program that […]

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