The Student News Site of Dr. Michael M. Krop

The Lightning Strike

The Student News Site of Dr. Michael M. Krop

The Lightning Strike

The Student News Site of Dr. Michael M. Krop

The Lightning Strike

ROCKET FIRE: Missles fired by Gaza from Palestine over the Israeli city of Netivot are intercepted by Israel’s “Iron
Dome” defense system

War in the Middle East: Israel under attack

Daniella Froimzon, Editor-in-Chief June 11, 2024

On the morning of Oct. 7, Hamas initiated rocket attacks and deployed fighters into central and southern regions of Israel by means of land, sea and air, taking the country by surprise, and sparking the...

AI TAKEOVER: Forms of artificial intelligence are present all across the high school scene. Chat GPT being the most famously used, has over 60 million
users per day

Artificial Intelligence makes its way into the classroom

Antonio Telaya, Staff Writer June 10, 2024

Since being introduced to Siri in 2011, artificial intelligence (AI) has slowly integrated itself into our lives. With the release of ChatGPT and other AI tools, students and teachers are starting to see...

MOVING ONLINE: Beginning in 2023, all students are now able to take the
digital SAT at all testing centers.

College Board announces digital SAT

Valentine Purcell, Staff Writer June 10, 2024

    On Jan. 25, 2022, College Board announced that the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) will be taken digitally as of spring 2024.       In November 2021, College Board piloted the SAT digitally...

Schedule switch; from six to eight class periods

Marilyn Amair, Staff Writer June 10, 2024

At the end of the 2022-2023 school year, faculty voted for a switch to eight periods from the six-period schedule that had been in place since Krop opened. The switch has caused changes affecting both...

GROUP PHOTO: Krop’s Silver Knight nominees pose next to Activities Director Michelle Russell and Principal Lee Krueger following the announcement their nomination.

Seniors vie for knighthood

Seth Cohen, Spread Editor May 10, 2024

     Every year, Miami-Dade and Broward County schools nominate seniors for the Miami Herald Silver Knight award. Each nominee is chosen for the service they provide to their school and community.      Senior...

Biden or Trump? A guide to the 2024 election

Taira Astete, Copy Editor April 28, 2024

On Nov. 5, Americans will once again exercise their right to vote for president. The 2024 presidential elections are set to determine the country’s future for the next four years, in which voters...

SECURITY GUARD: Phillips smiles for a picture as he monitors the halls.

Coach Philips Returns

Jaylene Filpo, Staff Writer April 28, 2024

After an almost year-long hiatus, security guard Kevon Phillips has made his way back to Krop.  At the end of last school year, Phillips left in order to move up in the educational field and potentially...

HARD AT WORK: CAP Adviser Jan Spivak works at her desk.

CAP Club creates a scholarship

Marilyn Amair, Staff Writer April 24, 2024

This school year, the College Assistance Program (CAP) club has launched its first scholarship, giving students a chance to earn financial aid for college with their academic accomplishments. A flyer...

CLUB FUNCTION: First Priority Bible Club meets for an event, before the club
would be affected by form 2424.

Club permission slips create curveballs

Jake Goldsmith, Staff Writer April 24, 2024

This school year, Miami-Dade County Public Schools and other Florida school districts issued an extension to the Florida Parental Rights in Education Law, known as the “Don't Say Gay” bill. This extension,...

MAGNET AWARD: The seal representing the Magnet Award of Excellence, which was awarded to Krop.

Krop becomes a magnet for excellence

Gabrielle Magalhaes, Staff Writer April 24, 2024

Krop has been awarded a “2024 Magnet School of Excellence,” the highest recognition for a magnet school.  The work of magnet students from the strands of specialization: Chorus, Dance, Band/Orchestra,...

Changes to graduation requirements explained

Marilyn Amair, Staff Writer April 24, 2024

Eligibility for senior activities and graduation requirements have undergone some changes this school year, giving students more chances to cross the stage come May, and participate in activities in between.  For...

Order in school court

Makayla Simeon, Staff Writer February 28, 2024

If you have ever gotten in trouble in school and felt that your punishment was harsh, unfair or unnecessary, you can take your issues to student court where students can argue for a better suited consequence...

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