Top Florida Parks to Visit This Summer

By CARRIE PINKARD / Staff Writer If you grew up in Florida you’re probably already dreading the idea of another scorching, mosquito-filled summer, where temperatures reach 105 degrees and alligators roam around like stray cats. Most of you probably already have plans to board up inside sipping lemonade and blasting the AC until school starts…

North Carolina’s House Bill 2 Repeal

By KRISTIN ROMAN / Staff Writer On March 30th, the passing of House Bill 142 repealed North Carolina’s notorious bathroom bill, House Bill 2. This came after a near two-hour debate and a 70-48 vote in the Senate. H.B.142 repeals section one of H.B.2, which detailed that individuals had to use public facilities, such as…

No Such Thing as an Aspiring Writer

By TRICHA SAINTIL / Staff Writer Chefs cook, dancer’s dance and paper towel sniffers sniff; yes, this is an actual job Google it. What all of these jobs have in common is that they require little to no professional training, although some type of formal education wouldn’t hurt because good any good professional simply practices…

The Disappearing Bumble Bees

By MATTHEW DIFEDE / Staff Writer On February 10, the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) added the rusty patched bumble bee to the endangered species list. The listing of an endangered species gives authority to the FWS to buy important habitats, give aid to State wildlife agencies and carry out recovery plans.  The rusty patched…

Congressman Introduces New Veteran Support Act

WENDY PARKULO / NEWS TEAM Ted Deutch, a south Florida congressman, wants to help veterans in a huge new way. He, along with Tim Murphy and Brad Schneider, have proposed a bill entitled the “Homeless Veterans Assistance Fund Act”. Deutch and Schneider are Democrats while Murphy is a Republican. This bill would allow citizens to…