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Tablets coming into the classroom

Learning Aid: Brandon Lopez, 11, and other pupils use their eBolt tablets at the Alpha Charter School of Excellence. DANIEL BOCK / The Miami Herald         By KATIE LEPRI Read in Miami Herald Imagine a modern day David and Goliath story. But instead of slinging a rock at a giant competitor, Jose Espejo created his own tablet ...

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Dressed in scuba gear, FIU students raise water awareness

Students at Florida International University dress up in scuba gear to help raise awareness of rising sea waters. Photo by ABEL FERNANDEZ /South Florida News Service         By ABEL FERNANDEZ South Florida News Service On April 7, a group of students from Robert Stemple College of Public Health at FIU gathered at the Graham Center in celebration ...

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Trendsetter: Search for scalp solution leads Boynton Beach couple to launch Nature Beautanicals

Robert and Adriana Thomas with their Nature Beautanicals products in Boynton Beach. Photo By ALLEN EYESTONE / The Palm Beach Post           By Marisol Medina Read in the Palm Beach Post BOYNTON BEACH —  At age 11, Adriana Thomas was rushed to the hospital after a science project at school went wrong. A fire devoured her ...

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Society of Professional Journalists’ FIU chapter launches media conference

Lori Todd, social media manager for the Orlando Sentinel and Sun Sentinel, and Associate Dean Allan Richards listen as Miami Herald Caribbean correspondent, Jacqueline Charles, speaks at the social media panel at Listen Learn Connect, the media conference organized SPJ-FIU on March 21, 2014. Photo by JEFFREY PIERRE / South Florida News Service       By Marisol Medina South ...

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Alexander Gonzalez, 27, from Hialeah plays the character Oliver in front of the chorus during a performance of Oliver Button is a Sissy, a musical meant to teach kids about bullying, by The Miami Gay Men’s Chorus at Coral Gables Congregational Church in Coral Gables on Feb. 25. (Photo by Chris Curto / Miami Herald)

Miami Gay Chorus performance to highlight bullying

When Raul Morin was 15, he sat in front of the class jock in school, “the wrestler, football player, big, beefy guy,” who bullied him for being gay. “I was the class nerd, the closeted white elephant no one could talk about,” said Morin, now 33. The bully would write the word “fag” on the back of his shirt, in ...

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Young, Restless and Homeless

At left, Desiree Miller, 20, of New York, dropped out of school before winding up in south Florida.           BY KATIE LEPRI AND MATIAS JOAQUIN OCNER Read in Miami Herald Desiree Miller dropped out of high school in western New York, left her grandparents’ home at 17 with no good place to go, and, after a season ...

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Family’s tranquil garden becomes wedding venue

Alexander Rios, 17, a Homestead resident, stops at Redland Koi Gardens after school to look at plants. Ismeraly Torres/ South Florida News Service.         By Ismeraly Torres Read in Miami Herald After working for several years in finance in New York City in the early 1990s, Miguel Cruz decided to move his family to a more tranquil setting ...

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Bud’s marks 56 years of quick food service

The Brinkman brothers from left to right, Tim, Mark, Mike, and Tom run Bud’s Chicken & Seafood, a family-owned restaurant chain that has been serving Palm Beach County since 1957. Photo by Gary Coronado / The Palm Beach Post.       By Paula Callejas-Cuza Read in The Palm Beach Post As a teen-ager, Mark Brinkman smelled like chicken as ...

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Coffee kiosk branches out

Ilan Kottler of West Palm Beach, owner of Cappuccino Express. Photo by Thomas Cordy / The Palm Beach Post.           By Madison Fantozzi Read in The Palm Beach Post Ilan Kottler is more than a small business owner. As the operator of Cappuccino Express, he is responsible for fueling the doctors, nurses and patients with his ...

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Travel inspires seltzer business

Ryan Pinnell, founder and owner of Treasure Coast Seltzer Works, shown with Pat Byrnes, left, of West Palm Beach, at the West Palm Green Market. Photo by Gary Coronado / The Palm Beach Post.         By Michael Sharp Read in The Palm Beach Post When Ryan Pinnell, 35, traveled to Europe four years ago, he discovered something ...

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