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All the info you need on masks, including how to make one!

All the info you need on masks, including how to make one!

Alexis DeAngelis

April 13, 2020

Since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, the belief that wearing masks helps prevent the spread of the virus has been at question for many people around the world.  Originally, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said that masks should only be worn by those who are sick and medical care wo...

Tesla and Apple Announce Coming Products

Samy Alfandary

April 4, 2019

During the past month, major companies, like Tesla and Apple, announced their latests improvements and technologies that will be released. Elon Musk announced the all new Model Y SUV. The car will sell at a price of $39,000 for the most basic type and up to $60,000 for models with more battery ran...

GSA takes a stand against LGBTQ+ bullying

Student Keren Yehezkely holds a rainbow flag on Diversity Day to represent support for the LGBTQ+ community

Galit Roffe, Staff Writer

March 12, 2019

     Bullying occurs in just about every school in the nation, but sometimes it can be targeted to certain teens. LGBTQ+ youth have been main victims of bullying in America, in fact, according to, “More U.S. high school students who self-identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual (L...

Miami events this weekend: April 13-15

Miami events this weekend: April 13-15

Mercedes Hipolito, Creativity Director

April 13, 2018

Beautiful beaches, shining sun and cool breezes are minor features of Miami’s core. Need fun activities to do with your friends and family? This is a weekend guide of some places to go and things to do. Friday, April 13,2018 Art Attack Go enjoy the arts and exhibits at the Patricia & Phillip...

7 tips for holiday shopping on a budget

Shoppers rush to purchase goods at the Eaton shopping center in Toronto, Canada.

Mercedes Hipolito

December 14, 2017

The holiday season is officially in full swing. To commemorate this time of the year, here are seven shopping tips to bring your family and friends cheer. Early Birds Get the Worm:     Procrastination brings unnecessary stress and anxiety. Proper time management to find presents is helpful in th...

Cockroaches: the cows of the future

The common cockroach, the Pacific Beetle Cockroach, have a nutritious milk.

Maria Menezes, staff writer

October 13, 2017

Cockroaches may be disgusting, but scientists say that their milk is extremely nutritious. Pacific beetle cockroaches give birth to their offspring and feed them with a liquid substance. Cockroach milk may be the milk of the future. Unlike other roaches, pacific beetle cockroaches do not lay eggs. They keep...


The Electra Townie® Go! is an easily accessible electric bicycle with a surprising amount of power. It'll

Alexis Sanford, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017

Arriving to school dripping in sweat is reality for students living within a two mile radius of Krop and when walking or riding their bike is their only option. Electric bikes, or E-Bikes, have become more accessible and affordable over the years and are being demanded by children and younger riders...

The Benefits of Singing

The Benefits of Singing

Tamia Streeter, Feature Editor

September 25, 2017

Whether you sing professionally or you casually sing in the shower, you may be improving your health. Singing has been proven to provide physical, mental and social health benefits. A study by Tenovus Cancer Care and the Royal College of music found that singing can strengthen your immune system....

Want a swole mind? Don’t train your brain

Want a swole mind? Don't train your brain

Ariel Hartzy

June 8, 2017

Above- An image found on luminosity's website, a brain training site, promises improved brain flexibility, memory, attention, focus and speed. Improved memory, attention, brain speed, focus and creativity are all things brain training sites claim that their programs provide. But can a couple hours...

Are we “addicted” to smartphones?

Are we

Tiffany Schram

May 25, 2017

Above: An info-graph by Shutterstock shows the amount of time the average smartphone user is on their phone during various activities.  A smartphone is like another world at your fingertips. But people can get lost in this world and lose touch with real life. The uses of the smartphone are endless,...

The world’s first clear coffee

The world's first clear coffee

Mercedes Hipolito

May 25, 2017

Above: The world's first clear coffee, now available in the United States and the United Kingdom. Coffee can be made in a variety of ways: black, sweet, hot, and cold. But clear? Everyone please give a round of applause for the first clear coffee to be created. Sold under the brand name CLR CFF,...

5 reasons to shop at farmers markets

5 reasons to shop at farmers markets

Ariel Hartzy

May 23, 2017

Above: Yellow-Green Farmers Market- A farmers market in Hollywood, Florida is known for its large variety of products. Yellow-Green offers fruits, vegetables and even artwork. The picture above displays a vegetable booth.  The supermarket is a common destination when purchasing groceries. Most do not e...

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