Matt Gaetz’s attitude should not be tolerated at a meeting about HR-8 again

Matt Gaetz’s attitude should not be tolerated at a meeting about HR-8 again

Matt Gaetz is an unprofessional and insensitive politician who only has an agenda of his own to follow, with no respect for Manuel Oliver, a Parkland parent whom he [tried to dismiss] during a meeting discussing HR-8, an idea for a potential bill regarding universal background checks. The House Committee on the Judiciary held the meeting in Washington D.C. on […]

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Photo by Nyan Clarke, graphics by Darian Williams

2018 marks monumental strides and conflict over the prominence of sexual violence in the U.S.

An age-old power struggle, a form of oppression that transcends every race and class, a timeless form of terrorism. There are infinitely many ways to describe sexual violence, as it haunts men and women from every generation and culture. From Hollywood to Washington, D.C., to college campuses and our own backyards, society is quick to taboo the idea of sexual […]

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Actress Alyssa Milano speaks about the importance of voting at the Actions for Change event in Parkland, Florida on Sept. 30. Photo by Nyan Clarke

Celebrities use platforms to become social and political activists

The idea of political activism has become increasingly prevalent in today’s society. With the increase of social media, many people have shared their political views, as well as endorsed particular candidates while making their opinions known. One particular group of people have been using their platforms to speak out about controversial issues: celebrities. The mere definition of a celebrity is […]

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Demonstrators opposed to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh protest inside the Hart building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.,  on Sept. 27, 2018. Photo courtesy of Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

Brett Kavanaugh should not have been confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court

Although President Trump and other Republican leaders are satisfied with Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice, he is not the right choice to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court nor is he the right choice for the future of the United States. A Supreme Court Justice should show an even-temperament, high moral standards and exemplary leadership skills, alongside […]

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Retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, administers the judicial oath to Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Monday, Oct. 8. Photo courtesy of Olivier  Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

Brett Kavanaugh confirmed to the Supreme Court

By one of the smallest margins for a U.S. Supreme Court nominee in American history, Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed on the Senate floor on Saturday, Oct. 6. This confirmation by a vote of 50-48 resulted in a major victory for the Republican party and a conservative majority in the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh was nominated by President Donald Trump in September […]

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2018 midterm elections shift power in U.S. Congress

2018 midterm elections shift power in U.S. Congress

On Tuesday, Nov. 6, the 2018 midterm elections took place, marked not only by intense polarization, but also historic voter turnout rates. This year, election issues were not just confined to the political world. With world leaders on Twitter, political advertising on Facebook and ad campaigns on Youtube, those of all ages were exposed to the debates presented in this […]

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A look into the Fortify Florida App and the Safer Watch App

A look into the Fortify Florida App and the Safer Watch App

Many phone applications, including the Fortify Florida App and the Safer Watch App, were created for students and parents to report suspicious activity.   The Fortify Florida App was created by Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office, officials from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Department of Education.   The app was created due to the lack of transmission between […]

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Candidate’s Academy prepares potential candidates for the election process

Candidate’s Academy prepares potential candidates for the election process

The professors of the United Faculty of Miami Dade College hosted their annual Candidate’s Academy at Ronald W. Reagan Doral High School on May 12. The program began at 9 a.m. and concluded at 3:45 p.m. UFMDC president Mark Richard and UFMDC Legislative Director Ana Ciereszko presented the opening remarks after a complimentary breakfast for all the attendees. The Candidate’s […]

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Leaders answer questions and discuss school safety. Photo by Dara Rosen

BCPS holds school safety forum

Broward County Public Schools announced on Tuesday, April 10 that they would hold a public forum to discuss safety issue in schools on Wednesday, April 18. The forum was held at Plantation High School and the Superintendent of BCPS, Robert Runcie, along with other Broward County leadership and BCPS school board members spoke. The forum was scheduled to start at […]

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Broward County School Board members stand together as they talk with the media on Feb. 23, 2018 in Parkland, Fla. Teachers and school administrators returned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for the first time after 17 victims were killed in a mass shooting at the school. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun Sentinel/TNS)

Broward County School Board votes against arming teachers

As a result of the events of Feb. 14, Florida lawmakers passed the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, which contains a provision for arming teachers. While the bill was met with support by the Parkland community as a step in the right direction, many disapproved of the idea of arming teachers. Broward County was offered gun training […]

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