Home Alone: The Summer Version by Alina Lopez 

Summer break is finally here. I’m sure many teachers are relieved that this time has finally come and they can take a break from the classroom for a bit and I’m sure many students are just as ecstatic to be on a school break for about two months. Some parents on the

School Shootings: Mental Illness or Pure Evil? by Alina Lopez

The devastating incident at Uvalde, TX, trails recent mass shootings that have occurred in our country. We are mourning and outraged, especially with what happened at Uvalde, because it took the lives of 21 innocent victims: 19 of them children between the ages of 9 and 11. After every such terrible event,

National Police Week – Honoring Our Law Enforcement Officers by Alina Lopez

There isn’t a more dangerous and unpredictable career than that of law enforcement. Every year nationwide, we lose officers in the line of duty to murders, car or motorcycle accidents, on the job injuries, illnesses, and recently to COVID. Aside from the physical perils law enforcement agents face, there’s also the psychological

Staying Safe While Finding Love Online by Alina Lopez 

Oh love...For the most part, everyone is looking for that forever partner to share their life with. It is a wonderful feeling to love and be loved. In today’s day and age, online dating has become a popular method to meet “the one”. Of course, traditional modes to meet someone still stand,

Road Rage – the Real Fast and the Furious by Alina Lopez

Recent incidents of road rage have made news locally, especially because these cases have resulted in the victims being gunned down on the highway. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have seen a sharp increase of these cases; perhaps because the pandemic has introduced new stressors into people’s lives or exacerbated

Teen Suicide – Factors and Prevention by Alina Lopez 

A common misconception about suicidal talk and suicidal attempts is that it’s a bid for attention or a “cry for help.” Kids who speak of killing themselves are dismissed as being overly dramatic, but a threat of suicide should never be over looked. A leading cause of suicide is an underlying mental

Teen Dating Violence by Alina Lopez

Dating is an integral part of people’s lives that many experience for the first time as teenagers. Once a milestone for high schoolers, romantic relationships have been blooming in earlier teen’s lives, as early as 12 or 13. A  healthy relationship requires open communication, safety, trust, and respect. Teens are still developing

Kindness is Catching: YCW Kindness Week Campaign by Alina Lopez 

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” - Dalai Lama  Sometimes it may feel that the world we live in is riddled with hate, negativity, and uncaring, rude individuals. People are all out for themselves without regard to how they treat others or how their actions can impact someone else. In

Stalking – Know It. Name It. Stop It. by Alina Lopez   

Some of us may have heard or even said something in the likes of “I totally Facebook stalked him/her!” or “We should totally stalk him/her.” Using the term in such content lessens the seriousness of this act, but the truth of the matter is that stalking shouldn’t be taken so lightly as

Citizen’s Crime Watch of Miami-Dade

Citizens’ Crime Watch is a nonprofit county-wide crime prevention program funded by the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners, grants and donations.