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Honors College freshman remembered as spunky, compassionate and humble

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Jael Valencia, who passed in November 2016

Photo courtesy of Legnay Fernandez.  As professor Mercedes Medina read the words of Jael Valencia, a Wolfson Campus Honors College student, she had no idea the trouble they foreshadowed. “The one thing I would change about my life right now if I could, would be having separated parents,” the 18-year-old […]

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Politicking for the GOP

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Marlon Montero at a rally against Hilary Clinton.

Photo courtesy of Omar Negrin / The Reporter. Marlon Montero calls himself a surrogate of the Grand Old Party. The 18-year-old freshman political science student took a stand in this turbulent electoral season and started a new political student organization: Miami Dade College Republicans—Kendall Campus. “I’m very proud to lead […]

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Boot camp program offers young offenders a second chance

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the boot camp's bunk beds, where cadets sleep.

Photo courtesy of Omar Negrin / The Reporter. Russell Gerald listens attentively to his professor during a North Campus manufacturing construction class. His shorn head, black jacket, slacks, white dress shirt and thin tie set him apart from his classmates who are dressed in jeans and T-Shirts. The attire marks Gerald […]

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Bilbao leaves legacy of art and kindness

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Maria 'Toni' Bilbao in 2009

Photo courtesy of MDC Media Services.  With 156 students enrolled, empty offices and ongoing construction, Maria ‘Toni’ Bilbao paved the way for West Campus since its opening in 2006. From furnishing the building and covering its walls with artwork to hiring staff and touching the hearts of students and colleagues, […]

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UNC student faces several charges after Sunday’s high-speed chase

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Damage to the Bell Tower's Hedges

Photo courtesy of Nile Iverson / The Daily Tar Heel. Multiple students near the Bell Tower heard a car swerving on Oct. 8 around 3 p.m., followed by a loud crashing sound. “Everyone was kind of shocked and stood up to look out the window,” said Laura Rodriguez Estevez, a UNC international […]

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Man found swimming in lake at Kendall Campus

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The lake at the Kendall Campus' Environmental Center, where the man was found swimming.

Photo courtesy of Omar Negrin / The Reporter. A man was found swimming in a portion of the lake at the Environmental Center at Kendall Campus that is about 20 feet deep on Jan. 13 around 12:45 p.m., according to a public safety report and College officials. The swimmer, whose age […]

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Classes canceled at Miami Dade College Due to Hurricane Matthew

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MDC campuses are closed because of Hurricane Matthew

On Thursday morning the College announced it will remain closed until Monday Oct. 10 As a precautionary measure, classes at all eight campuses of Miami Dade College have been canceled on Wednesday, Oct. 5 after 3 p.m. and all day on Thursday, Oct. 6, according to a press release sent […]

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String of wallet thefts reported at Kendall Campus

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Miami Dade College Kendall Campus Library

Public safety officials are on the lookout for thieves who have stolen at least nine wallets from Miami Dade College students at the Niles Trammell Building in the Kendall Campus since July, according to public safety reports. The thefts have occurred at the computer courtyard and the library, both are […]

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CHHS interim principal sends profane newsletter to parents

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Picture of Chapel Hill High School

Photo courtesy of Alex Kormann / The Daily Tar Heel. Every week Chapel Hill High School parents receive a newsletter with school announcements and updates. This week, the school’s interim principal used profanity, derogatory slang and a reference to sex in the newsletter sent Sunday evening. “There are only three profane words. […]