Is Community Service Really Done Out Of The Goodness Of People’s Hearts? by Melanie Maestre

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Simply put, the answer can be yes and no. It can vary from person to person, but when taking the majority into account, it can seem as if people are driven by making good impressions on their college applications.

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Journalism Day at FIU 2014: A Day of Great Events

So glad I finally went 🙂

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By Vivian Bermudez

On Saturday, October 25, 2014, the annual Florida Scholastic Press Association Day (Journalism Day) took place at the Florida International University (FIU). Journalism Day brings students journalists from all over District 6 – Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High, MAST, Columbus High School and our very own MLEC students to name a few – to learn about their jobs.

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Young Minds Lost in Gunshots

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Facing a bloody war for over nine months, South Sudan’s citizen are losing their lives by the minute. The war doesn’t appear to be cooling down anytime soon and as a result, the government has resorted to using their last – and illegal – source to try to end the fighting: children. Continue reading “Young Minds Lost in Gunshots”

This week on Instagram

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Its been an exciting first week in Paris. I have enjoyed exploring my neighborhood meeting with new friends and catching up with old ones. The fall is turning quickly here and its been a mix of sun and rain but I am thrilled to be back. Tomorrow I am off to Roma and exploring Italy. You can find me on instagram as I travel and photograph some of my favorite places.


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100 steps ,the Paris Apartment

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Today I arrived in Paris. My flight was delayed two hours coming in which meant technically I had two more hours to sleep on the plane. Instead it really meant I had an extra two hours to toss and turn with excitement. I had a little difficulty with the code to the apartment but I finally arrived hungry (when am I not?) I knew I was on the 5th floor which in French terms thats 6 flights with no lift. I tried to remind myself of this when I was packing but it didn’t work out too well. 50lbs of luggage went up the stairs along with my camera equipment, computer ect. The stairs are tight and narrow and I swear get smaller in length as I climb. I reached the top and as I called out for my landlady the 50lbs of luggage tumbled down the flight of stairs…

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