The Lightning Strike

Alex R. Hibbert puts the

Alex R. Hibbert puts the “star” in S.T.A.R. Academy

Melissa Derzavich, Editor-in-Chief March 8, 2021

“Cameras on, please” has become a popular phrase for most high school students this past year. It can be intimidating to think that everyone is watching you on their screen — that all eyes are on...

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What can’t he teach? Thompkins takes on multiple APs

Ryan Curtis, Opinion Editor January 7, 2021

With more schedule changes in the last two years than the rest of his career combined, science teacher Todd Thompkins has saved multiple AP courses at Krop. From 2002 to 2008, Thompkins only taught...

Rest or Recovery: How Krop’s athletes face quarantine

Rest or Recovery: How Krop’s athletes face quarantine

Melissa Derzavich, Editor-in-Chief November 11, 2020

Due to COVID-19, many of Krop’s sports seasons came to an abrupt end, and our athletes experienced major shifts in their vigorous sport-consumed lifestyles. Since March 13, their team uniforms have remained...

From hands-on to hands-off: How Krop’s interactive electives have adjusted to an online platform

From hands-on to hands-off: How Krop’s interactive electives have adjusted to an online platform

Melissa Derzavich and Natalia Tapia November 10, 2020

While most teachers only have to hit “screen share” to transfer their lectures and powerpoints to remote learning, Krop’s hands-on courses such as Botany, Music and Art have had to wipe-out their...

No one left unregistered - Gaby Forbes is making sure everyone is headed to the ballot box

No one left unregistered – Gaby Forbes is making sure everyone is headed to the ballot box

Hannah Levin, Managing Editor October 26, 2020

While most students were spending their quarantine relaxing at home, watching Netflix or taking trips to the beach, senior Gabrielle Forbes was busy registering hundreds of students to vote, sitting on...

A Look into the the Medow’s Relief Project

Hannah Medow April 20, 2020

 Our names are Hannah and Harrison Medow, and we are starting a GoFundMe page to aid both the frontline Jewish and Muslim healthcare workers of Miami-Dade County, as well as kosher and halal-observant...

Overcoming Social Distancing

Overcoming Social Distancing

Agustin Zelikson April 15, 2020

  A month ago, I was able to go out and see my friends, my classmates and my family. Now, with the Covid-19 outbreak, I am left in quarantine with my parents and my brother, wanting to return to...

Mindful Monday Brings Meditation to Krop

Mindful Monday Brings Meditation to Krop

Hannah Medow, Staff Writer January 28, 2020

Assistant Principal Mrs. I'tita Finch, Guidance counselor Ms. Melissa Falco-Diaz, and SPED Ms. Philicia Ferguson are a leadership team at Krop who attended a leadership workshop over the summer and looked...

2 Krop Students Selected to Compete at 2020 Florida Regional Junior Science

2 Krop Students Selected to Compete at 2020 Florida Regional Junior Science

Sunny Dovek, Staff Writer January 6, 2020

Krop students Michael Odzer and Tali Finger were selected this week to represent our school in the 2020 Florida Regional Junior Science, Engineering and Humanities Symposium (JSEHS) STEM Research Competition. The...

Hafter and Smith Host Drive for Bahamas

Maya Poler , , and October 7, 2019

While Florida was spared from Hurricane Dorian, the Bahamas were devastated by the storm. Dorian hovered over the islands with Category 5 intensity and 185 mph winds for three days. There were over 50...

10 Things on Catalina Valera

10 Things on Catalina Valera

Melissa Derzavich May 30, 2019

  Catalina Valera loves coming to Krop to work because she loves kids and has new, exciting experiences every day. Seeing as Catalina's kids used to attend Krop, she took advantage of a job...

Meet Your 2019-2020 Student Government Candidates.

Meet Your 2019-2020 Student Government Candidates.

Galit Roffe April 30, 2019

The Student Government Association (SGA) is holding their annual elections this Friday during both lunches at the patio.  SGA represents the entire student body, and they focus on projects like broadcasting...

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