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5 Facts You Need to Know About Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that celebrates Mexico's victory over France in the Battle of Puebla.

Karen Portillo, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

Cinco de Mayo is a day where people celebrate Mexico's victory over France in the Battle of Puebla. Unlike many holidays, Cinco de Mayo is commonly mistaken as Mexico's Independence Day. Although this holiday is not widely celebrated in Mexico, in the United States, it has become a day to recognize Mexico's...

Bored? Take A Harvard Class For Free At Home

Bored? Take A Harvard Class For Free At Home

Charlize Quinto, Staff Writer

May 2, 2020

Staying at home for days and having to practice social distancing has left us all feeling a bit bored. Instead of scrolling through your TikTok “for you page” for countless hours or napping all day, how about taking some time to learn something new? EdX is a popular non-profit online-based lea...

What It’s Like Having Parents on the Front Lines of COVID-19

My parents, Tess and Carlo, coming home from the hospital after another day battling the Coronavirus pandemic.

Charlize Quinto, Staff Writer

May 1, 2020

As the evening rolls in, I get a text message from my mom asking me to open the garage for her so she and my dad can enter the house safely, without contaminating anything or anyone.  My siblings and I say our hellos, giving both of them an “air hug” six feet away. After disinfecting their things...

Three Great Indie Games to Play This Month

Indie games continue to impress video game fans to this day.

Ryan Jayne, Staff Writer

May 1, 2020

A big genre of games that has emerged over time is called “indie games.” These games are different from the mainstream line of “AAA” games which are funded by massive companies and publishers. Instead, indie games are developed by small development teams or even teams of just one individual. T...

Keeping Tradition Alive With Virtual Open Mic

Keeping Tradition Alive With Virtual Open Mic

Christopher Vargas, Staff writer

April 21, 2020

It’s been one month since online learning began. And despite the distance, Senior English teacher Mrs. Schroader is keeping school traditions alive. Throughout the school year, Mrs. Schroader arranges one day where students can have an open mic. This event was generally the last school day of the ...

How COVID-19 Affects Religious Holidays

Churches, synagogues, and mosques must find new ways to celebrate.

Nafiah Choudhury, Staff Writer

April 12, 2020

April 2020 is loaded with a myriad of holidays from the world’s major religions. Passover, Easter, and Ramadan will be observed by billions around the world this year in the confines in their own homes rather than in congregations or large family meals. Passover began on the evening of April...

Homemade Masks

The CDC advises the public to use face masks or cloth coverings to help slow down the virus from spreading.

Karen Portillo, Staff Writer

April 12, 2020

In the midst of the Coronavirus, there has been a shortage of thousands of supplies and materials, one of which is face masks. As days go by, the demand for medical equipment increases which is beginning to alarm many health care workers especially when Florida's peak for COVID-19 is expected to be on...

Chief Wins District Art Contest

Chief Wins District Art Contest

Staff Report

April 7, 2020

Congratulations to Maria Perez-Granados, a student in Ms. Hussein's art class. She won the "Celebrate Our Heroes Gold Star Family Poster Competition" in the high school category with her patriotic design. Maria won a $100 Visa gift card and will be awarded a Gold Star Family Medallion. In addition, when...

What is Wrong with Free College?

Free college would only cover tuition for students enrolled in public universities. https://nces.ed.gov/programs/dropout/

Lauren Klemowich, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

Free this and free that has become the new slogan around the 2020 presidential election, with many of the past democratic candidates creating their own plans for what they would make free. One of these leading issues that has pulled many Americans in and will affect many Americans is free college. B...

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