Parking, traffic and classes: What to expect during Trump’s FIU visit

Florida International University students, staff and police are preparing for President Donald Trump’s visit Monday to speak about the current crisis in Venezuela. Here’s a list of things to keep in mind before the president arrives: The speech is at 4 p.m. and will take place in the FIU Ocean Bank Convocation Center at

2019-02-18T07:24:24+00:00 February 18th, 2019|Education, Featured, News, Politics, Public Safety|

Protests and cheers: FIU students prep for Trump’s Monday visit

As news of President Donald Trump’s visit to Florida International University percolates through the campus, some students are cheering on his Venezuelan policies, others are organizing protests and one group nearly lost its event space to a then-unidentified VIP. The Miami Herald first reported the visit on Feb. 13. On Friday, White House officials

2019-02-15T17:56:24+00:00 February 15th, 2019|Education, Featured, News, Politics|

Conference on Cuban Studies returns to FIU [Video]

The Twelfth Conference on Cuban and Cuban American Studies took place on Feb. 14 and 15 at FIU’s Modesto Maidique Campus. The two-day event featured panelists from across the United States and the Caribbean sharing their research on the island nation. This year’s theme was “Cuba and Puerto Rico: Two Wings of One Bird?”

2019-02-15T16:16:35+00:00 February 15th, 2019|Education, Featured, News, Politics|

Parkland, South Florida prepare for Stoneman Douglas anniversary

As the anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School approaches, the larger South Florida community is coming together in different ways to remember the tragic event -- as well as finding ways to cope. According to Dr. Luz Maria Berrio, a licensed clinical psychologist, anniversaries of a traumatic event can cause

2019-02-13T10:00:51+00:00 February 13th, 2019|Education, Featured, MSD Aftermath, News, Parkland, Politics, Public Safety|

FNU hosts march to raise awareness of human trafficking

Florida National University recently hosted its fourth annual human trafficking walk, which school officials say creates awareness in the community. Hundreds of students participated in a walk presented by Florida National University according to community relations director Rachel Tourgeman. The march occurred on Jan. 31 at 10 a.m. outside the institution located at 4425

2019-02-08T16:46:09+00:00 February 8th, 2019|Education, News, Politics|

Nicaraguan humanitarian crisis discussed at FIU panel

109 dead. 1,400 injured. 690 wrongfully detained. These stats, detailing the acts committed by the Nicaraguan government on its citizens from April 18 to May 30 of last year, are part of a report its authors say was suppressed by President Daniel Ortega’s regime. On Thursday, people connected to that

2019-02-08T18:29:08+00:00 February 8th, 2019|Education, Featured, News, Politics|

Journalism students visit Telemundo and NBC6

SPJ members and a group of FIU journalism students toured Telemundo and NBC 6’s facilities earlier this month in Miramar. The Nov. 16 tour, led by Vice President of Human Resources Javier Ortiz, showed students what a day at the studio entails. An information session held in the morning included talks allowed students to ask

2018-11-28T13:07:30+00:00 November 28th, 2018|Education, Journalism, News|

The SoFlo Scoop: Ron DeSantis Florida’s next governor; Broward misses recount deadline; 18.5 tons of cocaine seized

Hello South Florida. Today is Friday Nov. 16. We are going to experience chilly weather. Miami will encounter a high of 77 and a low of 65. Broward will have a high of 76 and a low of 66. Miami Beach will see a high of 77 and a low of 68. Seems like

2018-11-16T15:25:47+00:00 November 16th, 2018|Education, News, Politics|

FIU, MDC students say on-campus voting is a hit

College students at early voting sites on their campuses in Miami-Dade County say they are enjoying the convenience of being able to vote between classes, with some saying they believe it will significantly boost turnout. A decision allowing the sites was handed down July 24, a result of a lawsuit filed by the League

2019-02-04T11:50:07+00:00 October 26th, 2018|Education, Export, News, Politics|

Students Talkback: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close, SFNS asked students at Florida International University how they participated. "In the beginning of October, I reminded all my female family members to get mammograms," said Magenta Thomas, an 18-year-old communications student. "I know how important it is to get checked

2018-10-25T13:08:55+00:00 October 25th, 2018|Education, Lifestyle, News|