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Scott Fried: Kindness Week

Kevin Bauernfeind, Online Content Editor

April 12, 2018

On April 10, students attended an assembly hosted by Inspirational Speaker Scott Fried about self-worth and being #enough

From the classroom to the main stage

Kaitlyn Guise and the other winners perform at the 2018 Piano Slam. The group of artists performed at the Knight Concert Hall alongside the Trivella Piano Duo.

Tamia Streeter, Feature Editor

March 16, 2018

When Senior Kaitlyn Guise walked into her creative writing class during the first marking period and saw actress Deborah Magdalena she would not have imagined that the experience would lead to her performing her poetry in a theatre full of people at the Adrienne Arsht Center and putting $100 dollars...

Over 1400 Miami-Dade Schools students attend HIP health seminar

HIP reaches over 33,000 ninth grades a year. HIP's annual health summit occurred on Mar.13, 2018 this year.

Tamia Streeter, Feature Editor

March 13, 2018

Every year on Mar. 13, HIP peer health educators (PHEs) across the county meet up at University of Miami’s Watsco Center for “HIP Day.” HIP Day allows PHEs to meet PHEs from other schools and share their experiences. They also enjoy speeches from community leaders and HIP Alumni. Last year’s k...

Catherine Raymond visits Ms. Leonard’s environmental class to evaluate the NASA project

Student Aiyana Lespinasse (left), evaluator Catherine Raymond (middle), and science teacher Amy Leonard (right) speak about the growth of plant #7 which has grown over eight centimeters.

Tiffany Schram

October 31, 2017

This month, environmental science teacher, Amy Leonard begins a project in her classroom that will help NASA astronauts grow plants in space. Leonard simulates a garden inside her classroom which Fairchild provided for the project. More than 130 classes participate in the Fairchild challenge, that's m...

Netflix, Snapchat as homework? Only in forensics

Forensic investigator works at a crime scene. Krop added forensic science to their electives during the 2015-2016 school year.

Tamia Streeter, Feature Editor

October 24, 2017

Walking into Ashley Munzenberger’s forensic science class is like taking a step into the future. You’ll see students typing away at their laptops while watching a movie, or catching up on Netflix’s Mindhunter - but don’t worry that's just their homework. In forensics, technology is fully embraced....

Why does Ewart assign journals?

For her sixteenth journal sophomore Daniela Hauser writes about Halloween. In a  casual, conversational tone, she writes about her perception of Halloween, its dangers and how it has changed over the years.

Hilly Yehoshua, Spread Editor

October 13, 2017

It was another day grading essays at Broward College in 2006 when English teacher James Ewart decided that he was going to change his students' choppy, incoherent writing. It was then when the idea of "daily journals" came up. He wanted to give students ten minutes of quiet space dedicated to writing...

Why the Raw Jüce coupons?

Why the Raw Jüce coupons?

Aidan Singer, Business Manager

September 22, 2017

Within the first two weeks of school, students have lined up at local smoothie place Raw Jüce to use their coupon for one free juice or acai bowl promoted by the PTSA on the first day. Distributed by homeroom teachers, the voucher excited students for the two weeks to follow until the ticket expires. "I'm...

Ways to help victims of Hurricane Harvey

A resident of Houston  (right) rescues a stranded woman (left) from a flooded area.

Alexis Sanford and Alan Imar

August 29, 2017

Hurricane Harvey struck Texas as a category 4 hurricane between the cities of Port Aransas and Port O’Connor. With winds of 130 miles per hour and rainfall of 15 to 25 inches, at least five deaths and over a dozen injuries have been reported. While many cities in the hurricanes path evacuated, some...

Teachers enjoy their summer break

Teachers enjoy their summer break

Nicolas Chimielewski

June 1, 2017

When the last school bell rings on June 9, students aren’t the only ones excited for their summer vacations. Teachers alike plan to relax, take trips around the world, and spend quality time with family members.With nearly three months without school, students and teachers have enough time to accomplish ...

Lincing Hernandez manages busy schedule

Tamia Streeter

May 25, 2017

Lincing Hernandez is more than a teacher. She is also a coach, nurse and a counselor. Her busy schedule leaves everyone in awe of how she does it all. But she can credit her success to both luck and hard work. In 2007, she began teaching anatomy and chemistry at Krop, and a year later, she replaced...

Kevin Ordet, Mathematical Genius, Star Sports Player

Kevin Ordet, Mathematical Genius, Star Sports Player

Federico Waldman

May 25, 2017

Above: Kevin Ordet is competing in the National Scholastic Chess Tournament When people think of a mathematical genius they tend to picture a person with wild hair who sits all day making calculations and blocks out the world. In Kevin Ordet’s case, this couldn't be any more different. Though he...

Kohen, Cazes, Romagnoli Start Online Business

Alan Imar

May 24, 2017

Crowded into a small bedroom in Aventura on a late summer day in 2016, juniors Netanel Kohen, Alex Cazes and Roberto Romagnoli brainstormed productive ways to make money. The three had an idea to start a phone case company, now known as Casey Cases. The three students planned their business during...

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