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Friday, September 30, 2022

Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill further stigmatizes LGBTQ+ kids, will lead...

The “Parental Rights in Education'' bill (HB 1557/SB 1834) has been described by some lawmakers as a means of giving parents in Florida more influence on their children’s education. I

Op-Ed: The Miami Marathon’s recognition of transgender athletes could not have...

Athletes as young as ten have faced transphobic vitriol not only from fellow competitors and sports fans, but from government officials. Last year, for instance, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law a bill preventing public school students who were assigned male at birth from playing girls’ sports. One especially controversial section of the law enables parents of cisgender-female student athletes to sue schools that allow their children to have transgender teammates.

Drug decriminalization is a popular alternative to preventing drug abuse

Drug decriminalization laws fall in line with the principles of harm reduction, a theory of substance abuse treatment that views drug addiction as a problem to be solved by healthcare rather than law enforcement.

Policymakers need to aknowledge causes of changing climate rather than damage...

College students have grown up in an age where climate change is at the forefront of public discussion. The symptoms of climate change have been normalized, especially for those of us living in the temperamental conditions of South Florida.

Op-Ed: Innocents suffer in cross-fire between De Santis and Biden after...

Governor Ron DeSantis ignited fear among workers at federally funded shelters after he directed the Florida Department of Children and Families to cease the...

Editorial: Navigating shifting policy from UM and the CDC

When the first case of the omicron variant in Miami-Dade County was reported on Dec. 10, Mayor Daniella Levine-Cava described the news as “a...

Florida manatees are in danger, again

Florida manatees are in jeopardy. Florida’s East and West coasts have been unseasonably warm in 2021, yet Florida manatees have been a resilient symbol...

The Holocaust and freedom of speech at UM

Last Tuesday, November 2, Glenn Youngkin became the first Republican to win statewide office in a dozen years in Virginia. His election was seen...

Social media censorship, a threat to democracy

On Wednesday, September 22, I got up at 5 a.m. to prepare my daily “Break with Baila” news update. After several hours of recording and editing, I realized my content would never see the light of day: I had again been banned by TikTok.

Why media outlets need to rethink the way they report on...

Gabby Petito’s disappearance — and later-confirmed death — caused a huge media outrage and made the front page of numerous international publications. Just weeks...

Is this the end for standardized testing in Florida?

Having grown up in the Florida public school system, I can attest that the FSA tests did not give me the chance to demonstrate the knowledge and skills I learned throughout the school year. I found myself studying test-taking tips, understanding the “ideal” responses that FSA graders were looking for and memorizing multiple-choice style content instead of implementing what I learned in school.

The U.S. should welcome displaced Haitians instead of attack them

Many Americans are shocked to witness yet another atrocity taking place at the southern border. But, to many Black people, the abuse of Haitian...