The Lightning Strike

Award-winning teachers make change in and out of classroom

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

Classrooms full of laughter, teaching and eager students line the school’s hallway, with rooms 2160 and 2245 bursting with opportunity and love. Crowned Krop’s Rookie Teacher and Teacher of The Year,...

Florida midterms election update: what changed in our state

Taira Astete, Staff Writer March 3, 2023

On Nov. 8, Americans exercised their right to vote for leaders and reform bills at the U.S. midterm election. Since then, various changes have been made to the country and state’s legislatures. The...

Affirmative action is soon to be absent

Josh Katz, Managing Editor March 3, 2023

As of October 2022, with updates to be issued in June 2023, the Supreme Court began listening to cases challenging affirmative action policies by students at the University of North Carolina and Harvard...

Brightline bustles straight into Aventura

Gabriel Orozco, Spread Editor March 3, 2023

Boarding residents of South Florida since 2018, Brightline recently launched its next stop at Aventura, which opened Dec. 21, 2022. The Brightline train company provides transportation around South Florida,...

Students win big across the board

Noga Shami, Copy Editor March 3, 2023

Krop has had a strong start to 2023 with students bringing in a multitude of awards and achievements in various categories.   FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) placed in the top two at the...

Back again, Krop’s 2022 club fair

Alexandra Serenko, Staff Writer February 27, 2023

On Sept. 7,  Krop hosted its annual Club Fair during both lunches, giving all students the opportunity to learn about the array of clubs offered, and sign up for those they were interested in.  Club...

Regal files for bankruptcy as COVID return lags sales

Josh Katz, Managing/Opinion Editor February 27, 2023

Regal Cinemas, known for its 4DX immersive theaters, reclining seats, and in-house bars, may soon be forced to shut down. Although the company raked in over $1 billion in 2021, Regal Cinemas’ owner,...

Parkland shooter case resumed

Joshua Sadov, Health & Science Editor February 27, 2023

In light of new evidence and discussion, the sentencing trial of the now 23-year-old Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz has been further postponed, raising the probability of a mistrial. Nikolas Cruz,...

Retired government workers to teacher positions

Noah Yecutieli, News Editor February 27, 2023

Since the reopening of schools in the fall of 2020, effects of a national teacher shortage have burdened working teachers, politicians and students alike.  To lighten the load of teachers affected...

Your ride along to parking permits, simplified

Lucchesi Vieux and Noah Yecutieli February 27, 2023

In order to legally park on school grounds, you are going to need a parking permit. The process of obtaining one can be challenging for some, but this guide will help break it down.  The application...

Historically Black Colleges and Universities: A Step Towards Greater Education

Alexis Chery, Staff Writer February 27, 2023

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have been around for many years, the majority originating before the Civil Rights Act in 1964 with the intention of serving the African-American community.  HBCUs...

End the employee fight, it’s time to know your workers’ rights!

Taira Astete, Staff Writer February 27, 2023

Workers’ rights are given to workers by the Department of Labor. Labor laws are implemented to help ensure a safe and fair work experience for employees, including that of teens. According to the...

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