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FIU-SPJ Receives Recognition at National Conference

Left to right: Barbara Corbellini Duarte, Katie Lepri, Allan Richards, Chris Delboni, Raul Reis, Marisol Medina.           By Kathleen Devaney South Florida News Service Florida International University’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists recently coveted two awards at the SPJ annual national convention. For the second consecutive year, FIU-SPJ was bestowed the Outstanding Campus Chapter ...

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Briana Vega

Fishing tournament to raise money for leukemia research

IN HONOR OF THE LITTLE WARRIOR: Briana Vega, a 12-year-old student at Westminster Christian School, lost her battle to acute myeloid leukemia in February. Students and educators from Westminster have teamed up with the Live Like Bella Foundation and created a fishing tournament at Shake-A-Leg Miami in Coconut Grove to raise funds for research in AML.   By Kristina Coronel ...

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Society of Professional Journalists name FIU professor with outstanding adviser award

The Society of Professional Journalists has named Chris Delboni, Florida International University faculty member and South Florida News Service news director,  as the David L. Eshelman Outstanding Campus Adviser Award recipient. Delboni is a professor at FIU teaching news writing and multimedia courses, while also advising the student SPJ chapter. The award, initiated in 1978, is presented annually to a ...

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A workout for the body and soul at Supreme Fitness

Prayer Circle: After every class, trainers and founders of Supreme Fitness, Joe Perdomo and Horacio Rodriguez, lead a prayer circle. Maria Soledad Lorenzino / South Florida News Service         By Maria Soledad Lorenzino Read in Miami Herald At the beginning of the year, Vanette Guerra, 30, was getting ready to be a bridesmaid in two weddings and wanted to ...

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Training Saturday in South Miami for would-be therapy dogs

Training a dog: Amaris Hess tests a dog’s temperament to see if he can qualify to be a therapy dog. Dogs must be calm, collected and open to a stranger’s touch to become certified therapy dogs. Mike Gerneau.         By Maria Soledad Lorenzino Read in Miami Herald For the last year, David Moss, 66, and his 3-year ...

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Take the test, you could win a Vespa

By Abraham Galvan Read in Miami Herald For LGBT pride month, Out of the Closet thrift stores throughout South Florida are giving away five new Vespa scooters to encourage HIV testing. “The mission is for more individuals, gay men in particular, get tested and know their status,” said Will Acosta, 25, assistant manager of Out of the Closet in Wilton Manors. “This will ...

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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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Jennifer Puig Class

Dance movement therapy is incorporated into preschool curriculum

Jennifer Puig, 30, the creative movement teacher and certified dance movement therapist at Play and Learn Preschool in Miami, Fla., teaches her students how to express themselves through body movement. Photo by: Matias J. Ocner / South Florida News Service     By Crystal Chew and Matias J. Ocner At Play and Learn Preschool, 10 children gather around a blue and red ...

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A newborn gets a second chance at life at Miami Children’s Hospital

Gaetano Picarelli, 3 months old in this photo, with his parents, Melissa DiBiasi and Brendan Picarelli. Gaetano was born with a condition that prevented his right lung from developing. He was rushed from Fort Meyers to Miami Children’s Hospital, where he was treated for three months. His parents will speak Thursday at a fund-raising event for the hospital. Photo by ...

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Founder Marta Viciedo shares her vision of transit for Miami at TrAC’s launch party held on Sept.,15, 2013.  Photo by Rachel Johnson.

Nonpartisan PAC aims to increase the priority of public transportation in Miami-Dade

  Founder Marta Viciedo shares her vision of transit for Miami at TrAC’s launch party held on Sept.,15, 2013. Photo by Rachel Johnson.       BY PAULA CALLEJAS-CUZA Read in Miami Herald For Carolina Levy, a South Miami resident, public transportation is a necessary hassle. “If you don’t have a car here, it’s really hard to get around,” said Levy, ...

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