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Posh Paris

Just recently, I took a trip to Paris, France. My experience will be a whole other story to be posted soon. For now, I want to share some unconventional photos with you, not photos of people in berets, smoking cigarettes, eating croissants, and definitely not of beautiful paintings, flowers, or monuments. Here's Paris, France in… Continue reading Posh Paris

Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart Visits MLEC

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By Alexandra Reboredo

There is always something going on at Miami Lakes Educational Center. Everyday, the halls of the school are traveled by ambitious students, a group of them being those in Dr. Raffington’s finance class, who were recently visited by Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart.

Those Entrepreneurship students participated in the “Capitol Hill Challenge: Stock Market” game, an online simulation of the global capital markets where our students engaged in investments, as well as personal finance. Each group was given a starting budget and the goal of making the most profit.

One of the participating groups presented their firsthand experience, as well as their final portfolio. Migdielis Diaz recounted her group’s experience of investing in company stocks like Apple, AT&T, and CVS, and how those affected their personal balance.

Although her group placed in the 1,000s out of over 3,000 participating groups, they were eager to have learned the ins-and-outs of…

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Here’s to Another Year

I am one who enjoys structure: knowing which classes I go to on what days, having a set syllabus, and knowing what to expect. But, when I lost my external hard drive, I felt as though I lost a piece of myself – my childhood photos, every single family holiday, my photography. I was the… Continue reading Here’s to Another Year

How to Photograph on the Move

I recently took a trip to England, where I was constantly on the move - no time to stop for photos. I realized that a photographer can make use of any scene in a short amount time. For those who are taking a trip soon, including a lot of walking or bus rides, these following tips will… Continue reading How to Photograph on the Move

London Attitude

A different continent is met with a group of 36 eager teenagers; blind-sighted, restricted to the comfort zone we consider our country. Our home, made up of every other country, stands nothing parallel to our destination. Yet, none of us knew what to expect. Our flight was with Virgin Atlantic Airlines on their Dreamliner plane.… Continue reading London Attitude

Social Media Posts Warn Drivers of Tactics Used by Human Traffickers

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By Alexandra Reboredo

Parents send their children off to school, expecting them to return home with knowledge and new friendships. But, some don’t return at all. It’s the chilling reality that no parent expects.

Human trafficking is an issue in the United States with about 100,000 cases reported each year. Florida accounts for about 400 of those cases. Overall, only one percent of sexual trafficking victims are identified. Of these trafficking victims, most common cases are usually associated with women.

Related: Teenage Sex Trafficking Happens, And It Happens Often

“What people don’t know is that about half of sexually trafficked teenagers are boys,” said Nathan Earl, founder of Ark of Freedom, a nonprofit anti-trafficking organization.

In order to combat these numbers, organizations like Ark of Freedom, Project GOLD, and Refuge for Women, make efforts to raise awareness on signs of trafficking.

For example, Jorge Veitia, the executive director of Life…

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What Is Happening to the Affordable Care Act

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By Daylin Delgado

President Donald Trump has been opposed to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), sometimes known as Obamacare, since the beginning of the campaign trail.One of his main goals as president has been to repeal and revise it, calling the revision the American Health Care Act.

According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT), the revision would cut federal deficits by $337 billion over the next nine years. The total would amount from $323 billion in on-budget savings and $13 billion in off-budget savings.

Most appealing to many Republicans is the amount of money that would be saved in the reduction of Medicaid expenses, however, there would also be an increased number of uninsured people in the United States.

The CBO and JCT estimated that 14 million people would go uninsured by 2018, and those numbers would rise to 52 million by 2026—…

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MDCPS Superintendent Carvalho Promises to Stand with Undocumented Students

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By Alexandra Reboredo

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho promised safety to all students in the district, reassuring students who felt scared of immigration enforcement.

“On behalf of every single kid in this community, over my dead body will any federal entity enter our schools to take immigration actions against our kids,” he said to CBS Local News.

During his visit on March 17 to Miami Lakes Educational Center, he said: “Number one, I have your back. I, too, am an immigrant.”

Carvalho stands with the thousands of immigrants—documented and undocumented—throughout Miami-Dade.

“At one point in this community, I was not a documented immigrant. So, I know the journey. I know the peril. I know the threat. I know the challenge. I know the fear.”

After President Trump threatened to remove funding from “sanctuary” cities, Miami-Dade County took quick action, becoming the first county to derail their sanctuary status…

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