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The Student News Site of Dr. Michael M. Krop

The Lightning Strike

The Student News Site of Dr. Michael M. Krop

The Lightning Strike

Krop is STEAM-ing ahead!

Denzel Augustin, Guest Writer November 10, 2023

     STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. It is widely renowned in Miami-Dade County as their schools pride themselves in recognizing their students’ ability...

A glimpse into the life of Coach Phillips

Jonathan Gorin, Staff Writer May 8, 2023

     Known around campus as Coach Phillips, Ke'von Phillips manages to engage with students while working as one of our security guards and coaches.       Graduating from Miami Carol City high...

The masterminds behind the Mile High Pegasus Club

Noah Yecutieli, News Editor March 3, 2023

Soaring past the painted walls of the Krop hallways, two tech-savvy students ride their ambitions on a flying pegasus. They follow a digital dream that binds the boys to one devoted mission: change the...

Exotic animals; students’ unique pets

Alexandra Serenko, Staff Writer March 3, 2023

While we think of pets as ordinary animals like dogs or cats, a few students would beg to differ. Exotic animals are infrequent, unusual and are generally considered wild as opposed to domesticated. A...

Senior nominees make a difference in our communities

Talia Robbins, Staff Writer March 3, 2023

The Silver Knight Award is a scholarship program recognizing students who exhibit exemplary academic success and contribute significant service to their schools and communities. High school seniors in...

New principal Krueger bring change

Casey Critz, Editor-in-Chief March 3, 2023

As scared underclassmen and ego-boosted upperclassmen walked into Krop on Aug. 17, Principal Lee Krueger waited to make his first impression. With a schedule as rigorous as the students he supports, Krueger...

Getting to know the crew behind the counter

Gabriel Orozco, Spread Editor February 27, 2023

Before a student’s alarm is close to ringing, before many bus drivers begin their route, cafeteria workers are starting their day when they begin preparing breakfast for the incoming mass of students...

Follett takes charge

Casey Critz, Editor-In-Chief February 27, 2023

Now in his fourth year as the NJROTC Lightning Battalion Senior Naval Science Instructor (SNSI), Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Follett’s contributions to the unit’s achievements are as impressive as his prolific...

Entrepreneurs of our generation

Jahyie Petit-Pointe, Staff Writer January 31, 2022

An Alaska Business study found that out of 500 adult entrepreneurs, 13 percent started their first business at 18 or younger. Krop’s students have proven to be a part of this percentage, with many of...

From Krop student to teacher, Mr. Rosenthal wins RTOTY

Gabriel Orozco, Spread Editor January 31, 2022

Krop alumnus Ben Rosenthal, our new Communications Technology teacher and Technical Education Department Chairperson, has been awarded Rookie Teacher of the Year.      Before coming to Krop in...

Mr. Reich, from TV extra to TOTY

Josh Katz, Managing Editor January 31, 2022

Language Arts teacher Andrew Reich’s resume may come as a surprise. From author to free-lance journalist to actor, Reich has pursued many career paths. Returning for his 21st school year, Reich was nominated...

The Yearbook staff is bringing us closer in a year of distance

The Yearbook staff is bringing us closer in a year of distance

Casey Critz, Staff Writer May 25, 2021

Due to the pandemic, most in-person events have been canceled and the majority of our student body is learning from home. This has made the process of making the yearbook harder, with Krop’s 19-student...

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