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  • Chris Delboni, second from left, with workshop attendees.

SPJ-FIU sponsors mobile video workshop

Chris Delboni, the former news director for the South Florida News Service, hosted a video and editing workshop on Thursday afternoon in the Department of Journalism newsroom. The event was sponsored by the FIU chapter of the Society of Professional

  • From left to right, FIU students Marlon Inestroza, Daniel Fernandez and Leonoria Beasly discuss the assault allegations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Student Talkback: the Kavanaugh nomination

As Brett Kavanaugh, a potential member of the U.S. Supreme Court, faces down allegations of sexual assault by Professor Christine Blasey Ford, students at Florida International University’s BBC and MMC campuses weighed in this week how fair the process

  • Basketball hoop (Photo by Steve Johnson from Pexels)

The SoFlo Scoop: Dwyane Wade to take final bow; Stoneman Douglas graduate on November ballot; Protest at “Salt Bae’s” restaurant

Good morning South Florida! Here's your week in review. Today is Friday, September 21. Miami is expected to experience  a high of 89 and a low of 79, while Key West will be dealing with a high of 86 and a low

Lifestyle & Sports

  • The Alchemist logo inside The Alchemist Aventura (Photo by: Victoria Salas)

Coffee Shop Talk: Maluma album cover controversy

Maluma, the Colombian reggaeton singer, has received a significant amount of pushback in the last few weeks about his latest album cover. This is not the first time the singer has been accused of being sexist. In 2016 a

  • Juventus launch party set up at The Wharf (Photo by: Humberto Mendez)

Italian soccer team opens official fan club in Miami

Earlier this month, Juventus opened an official fan club in the Magic City, holding a launch party at The Wharf Miami. Established in 1897 in Torino, "La Vecchia Signora" (the old lady) is one of the most successful clubs

FIU students receive free admission Tuesday to Brazilian film fest

FIU students will receive free admission to the Brazilian Film Festival Monday and Tuesday. BRAFF, held at various venues in Miami and Miami Beach,  is now in its 22nd year. It started on Sept. 14 and runs through Sept. 23.

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Italian soccer team opens official fan club in Miami

Earlier this month, Juventus opened an official fan club in the Magic City, holding a launch party at The Wharf Miami. Established

Opinion: Sports betting is destroying fantasy sports

Just two weeks ago, I was invited to play the role of commissioner at a fantasy football draft party among my friends.

Florida woman to paddleboard from Cuba to Key West with hopes of breaking world record

A South Florida athlete from Fort Lauderdale will stand-up paddleboard from Cuba to Key West as she attempts to break the Guinness World Record.

Politics

Student Talkback: the Kavanaugh nomination

As Brett Kavanaugh, a potential member of the U.S. Supreme Court, faces down allegations of sexual assault by Professor Christine

Coffee Shop Talk: Do Trump Tweets help or hurt?

On a recent Tuesday, patrons and workers at The Alchemist coffee shop in Aventura were asked about whether they feel

Why did you vote? South Florida responds

As election day for the Florida Primary approached, students from Florida International University asked voters throughout South Florida why they

Noticias

Miami Gardens busca reducir su mala reputación con nueva tecnología

La ciudad de Miami Gardens, Florida, tiene dos grandes desafíos: reducir el crimen con el apoyo de nuevas tecnologías y

Diáspora nicaragüense apoya la lucha contra el régimen de Ortega

“Nicaragua no está sola, estamos con ellos”, exclamó una joven nica con lágrimas rodando por sus mejillas mientras reafirmaba su

Testimonio de la represión sandinista

“En Nicaragua existe una crisis de derechos humanos; mi hijo fue el caso de una tortura. Atentaron contra todos sus

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Opinion: Sports betting is destroying fantasy sports

Just two weeks ago, I was invited to play the role of commissioner at a fantasy football draft party among my friends. I chose not to participate in the league this year because it involved having to pay a wager.

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Florida Believe it Or Not

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Florida Believe it or Not: Man wears inmate’s ear as a necklace; Naked man sets house on fire while baking cookies; Man shot during fight over tattoo

We’ve made it past the worst of the heat, yet the Floridian weirdness continues to rise. The strange coexistence of Halloween decorations and spray fans are a staple of this time of year, and the oddities don’t stop there.

Florida Believe it or Not: Man steals sausage; Father charged for making pot brownies; Students bring dead alligator to dorm

From selling pot brownies and stealing sausage, to being choked at Disney world, the news in South Florida remains the same – strange. Two students from Palm Bay High School were sent to the hospital after eating pot brownies at

Florida Believe it or Not: Man sets rabbit on fire; Teenager survives shark attack; Santa Claus look-alike arrested on cocaine charges.

From animal cruelty, to Christmas coming early and Santa Claus only bringing cocaine, the news in South Florida strives to remain strange. A man from Sarasota has been charged with aggravated animal cruelty for intentionally setting a pet bunny on

Arts & Culture

  • The Alchemist logo inside The Alchemist Aventura (Photo by: Victoria Salas)

Coffee Shop Talk: Maluma album cover controversy

Maluma, the Colombian reggaeton singer, has received a significant amount of pushback in the last few weeks about his latest album cover.

FIU students receive free admission Tuesday to Brazilian film fest

FIU students will receive free admission to the Brazilian Film Festival Monday and Tuesday. BRAFF, held at various venues in Miami and Miami

Tiki’s Great Escape [Video]

On June 9, Tiki, a soft keel-billed toucan, escaped Flamingo Gardens in Davie. Michael Ruggieri, Director of Animal Care, said that a

Music

  • The Alchemist logo inside The Alchemist Aventura (Photo by: Victoria Salas)

Coffee Shop Talk: Maluma album cover controversy

Maluma, the Colombian reggaeton singer, has received a significant amount of pushback in the last few weeks about his latest

  • Christian Dam enjoying a beer. (Photo by Sebastian Ballestas)

Churchill’s Pub celebrates 39 years of variety

People from all over the world came to Churchill's Pub in Little Haiti to celebrate its 39th anniversary this week,

  • Ken Davidoff on stage at the 50th anniversary of the Miami Pop Festival (Photo by Lukas Alzate)

HistoMiami celebrates iconic rock ‘n’ roll festival [Video]

HistoryMiami Museum hosted the 50th anniversary of the Miami Pop Festival on May 19. The museum exhibited photographs taken by Ken

Food & Dining

  • A dog receives a meal from his owners. (Courtesy of the restaurant)

Doral restaurant extends welcome to often-ignored members of family [Video]

A Doral restaurant is catering to a new breed of diners with its special “Woof Menu,” designed for canines who can

  • Cameron Baird in his Gaiji Taiyaki Stand (Photo provided by Gaijin Taiyaki)

A couple sells Japanese treat with American twist – people can’t get enough

In an ordinary kitchen in Deerfield Beach, a husband-wife duo bakes a traditional Japanese snack with a delicious American twist. They

  • Crowd at Yellow Green Market (Photo by Paola Alarcon)

A farmer’s market brings in thousands of people every weekend [Video]

Right off I-95, nestled between Sheridan and Taft Street, the Yellow Green Farmer’s Market is located right in the heart of