A stubborn state: Florida’s refusal to drop testing requirements is driving high school seniors sick
BY SASHEEN JOSEPH Florida is known for being different, but right now isn’t the time for that.  Since the school year just started, many high school seniors have had their email inboxes full of everything that has to do with college and when the word ‘college’ is mentioned, ‘test’... Read more
Looking on the bright side: A recap of the  positive things that have happened in 2020
BY SOFIA MENDEZ These are difficult times for the world as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread. The number of infections and deaths is increasing day by day, many cities and even countries are in quarantine and millions of people are forced to isolate themselves. However, amid all the... Read more
Dual opinion: The debate over doxing
BY NICOLE NADLER AND ELENA ASHBURN Amidst a global pandemic and rising social tensions, many people are utilizing the internet to advocate for change. Social media-centered activism is becoming increasingly more prevalent, and as more social movements take place digitally, doxing, or leaking someone’s personal information online, is becoming... Read more
The unconventional classroom: How distance learning puts students’ disabilities and mental health at risk
BY ADDISON ROBERTS When Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a new approach to learning had to be implemented. Students and teachers at CCHS have had to adjust quickly to the new style... Read more
When a thousand words are not enough: Protests are not a cute photo op
BY KAREN SUROS The Black Lives Matter movement is nothing new; it has been around since 2013, when George Zimmerman was acquitted for the murder of Trayvon Martin. However, the movement was given new life this year, after the death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers... Read more
Not too young: Gen Z is overly criticized as the world evolves
BY SOFIA MENDEZ The end of the millennial reign is quickly approaching and they will soon be a part of history because it is now Generation Z’s time.  Those who make up Generation Z are born between 1994 and 2010, a time period aligned with the rise and development... Read more
Not just yet: States are reopening too early and this has dangerous implications
BY JOSEPH STURGEON Since around mid-March, most states in the U.S. have issued stay-at-home orders to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Now, roughly two months later, many states are developing plans to lift these orders and reopen public spaces. As COVID-19 is still spreading, and no approved... Read more
Lack of essential supplies: The shortage of protective equipment is risking the lives of healthcare workers worldwide
BY ALYSSA KHAN The effects of the coronavirus are global, causing catastrophic consequences throughout the world. It’s bad enough that the pandemic is continuously spreading, but the fact that healthcare workers aren’t able to be properly taken care of and protected makes it worse. This is because of the... Read more
SAT solutions?: The impacts of College Board’s controversial test cancellations in light of COVID-19
BY EMMA HUERTA It’s no lie that the coronavirus pandemic has taken the world by storm. Students have especially been affected as schools remain closed, classes and events turn virtual and days are indefinitely spent at home.  Besides the evident toll COVID-19 has taken on schools and their students,... Read more
Florida is mishandling its prisons in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic
BY JOSEPH STURGEON Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, experts have warned that a slew of communities will be disproportionately affected by it. Among these groups is America’s vast prison population. For decades, the presumed land of the free has specialized in holding people captive. Now, in the... Read more