FIU’s Green School holds “Forum on Immigration Reform”

Earlier this month, three Green School doctoral students organized a half-day event on Florida International University's main campus about immigration reform.  The forum included three panels and a series of scholars and practitioners who spoke about the treatment and hardships of immigrants. Maria Barbero, Karina Livingston and Jack Maguire put together the symposium.

2018-10-24T10:33:08+00:00 October 24th, 2018|News, Politics|

Student Talkback: Do You Feel Safe on Campus?

In the past year, shootings and assaults on campuses across the nation have made many students, staff and faculty wonder if they are safe. Active shooter trainings have become a norm, and an assault on two Mast Academy High School students took place last month on Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay campus. SFNS asked

2018-10-23T16:30:48+00:00 October 23rd, 2018|News, Public Safety|

Overtown’s Beautification Team improves both sidewalks and people

A program funded by the city of Miami employs members of the community to maintain and landscape the historic Overtown area, improving both the lives of those involved and the neighborhood as a whole, say officials. Also known as “Blue Shirts,” members of the Beatification Team can be seen around the Northwest Third Avenue

2018-10-26T14:24:20+00:00 October 18th, 2018|Business, Enviroment, News|

FIU’s NAHJ chapter launches “Voces del Periodismo” journalism contest

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists chapter at Florida International University has launched a journalism contest open to students in South Florida called "Voces del Periodismo." The deadline is Nov. 9, and an awards ceremony will follow on Nov. 16. Entries may be in either English or Spanish in three categories: text, video or

2018-10-18T14:45:12+00:00 October 18th, 2018|Business, Journalism, News|

Florida Believe it or Not: Man cuts off penis of ex’s new boyfriend; Ocala woman sets underwear rack on fire; Woman removed from plane for bringing “emotional support squirrel”

Although Floridians don't experience the eerie bare trees and the crunch of dead leaves at this time of year, we continue to have weird news that takes a dark turn. A Tallahassee man was charged with attempted murder in Illinois for allegedly cutting off the penis of his ex-girlfriend’s new

2018-10-18T19:35:05+00:00 October 18th, 2018|Florida Believe It Or Not, News, Roundups|

Election workshop held at FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus

About two dozen people – including FIU students, FIU professors, and professionals  – gathered at the Biscayne Bay Campus last week to participate in a workshop focused on covering the midterm elections. The bilingual training on Oct. 12 was hosted by the Florida Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalist as part of

2018-10-17T11:20:01+00:00 October 17th, 2018|Journalism, News, Politics|

Trust counselor gives students opportunity to explore Florida’s backyard

At Hialeah Gardens High School, a high school trust counselor inspires adolescents to do more for the environment through the Florida parks program.  In addition to his day job, Tom Binder is also a sponsor of National Park Ambassadors club at the school -- a program which gives students the

2018-10-17T13:11:32+00:00 October 16th, 2018|Education, Enviroment|