A Student News Publication of Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial High School
September/October 2011 Issue 1 Volume 1
300 NW 2 Avenue Miami, Florida 33128 (305) 371-0400 www.schoolofjustice.dadeschools.net
Warrior Inauguration Principal’s Message
Dear Warrior Family,
I am very honored and proud to serve as the
principal of the Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial
High School family. The Law Enforcement Officers’
Memorial High School is a one of a kind high school that
is making a mark in the community, nation, and around
the world. As we embark on a new school year,
By:Lauren Llorca received their badges and pins my badge and pin,” said An- I expect excellence in all that we will do during the 2011-
Excitement and joy was on Thursday September 1, 2011. thony Mack, a freshman in the 2012 school year.
the mood as the class of 2015 White feels a special connec- Forensic Science Academy.
received their badges and acad- tion to LEOMHS. “My cousin This was the third badge
emy pins. The freshmen took is a detective, and he works next and pin ceremony held at I am confident that our staff, advisory board, and
their places in front of proud door.” LEOMHS. The class of 2015 community stakeholders are committed to the success of
family members and were of- Freshmen were both eager sponsor, Shelby Hamm said, every student that enters our doors. As we move forward
ficially inaugurated into Law and anxious as they stood in “I felt so very proud that these
their first official formation. “I 9th graders have accepted the
on the road to success we will continue to provide rigorous
Enforcement Officers Memorial
High School (LEOMHS). was really nervous,” said fresh- challenge of representing their curriculum specifically designed to provide relevant
“I felt like I accomplished man Maylin Ramos. class because 9th grade is a application to our academy programs and career options.
something. I came to this school While some students huge time for transition.”
to get away from my friends reported feeling anxious, others Congratulations to the class
so that I can focus,” said fresh- showed confidence, and pride in of 2015!
As Warriors we will make a difference in the
man, Alisia White. White was receiving their badges and pins, lives of our students and prepare them for post secondary
one of about 140 freshmen who showing their Honor, Respect, educational options, the global work force, and to be
and Integrity.“I was proud to get
productive citizens within our community and amongst all
of those who fight to protect rights and freedom of others.
WARRIOR FAMILY LOSS Pat Riley, the Heat’s general manager, describes it best
by stating, "Each warrior wants to leave the mark of his
By: Stephanie Mogollon Law Enforcement Bloom was the mother will and his signature on important acts he touches. This is
Officers’ Memorial High of Aisha Bloom and grand-
School experienced a mother of three children.
not the voice of ego but of the human spirit, rising up and
horrible loss with the Bloom graduated from declaring that is has something to contribute to the solution
passing of Blonzette M. Miami Jackson High School of the hardest problems no matter how vexing!"
Bloom. Cafeteria work- in 1981. She then earned
er, Delores Brayen said, her CNA (Certified Nursing
“It felt as if a part of Assistant) license. Follow- Once again, I look forward to an exciting school
you had been snatched ing that, she went to work at year and to working with you to provide a successful and
without warning.” Miami Jackson, where she
Bloom died on Fri- spent several years. On Au-
memorable high school experience to our students.
day September 30, 2011. gust 22, 2011 she became a
That same night she part of LEOMHS, working Together we are going to Soar Like Eagles!
had gone out with her in the cafeteria.
family in celebration of Bloom was described
her 48th birthday, which by her co-workers as being Sincerely,
was on Thursday Sep- “an Energizer bunny that
tember 29, 2011. Later would always uplift you.”
that Friday night while at Her passing leaves a void in
Christopher J. Shinn, Principal
home asleep, she died of an the LEOMHS family.
Beloved cafeteria worker apparent heart attack.
SGA Elects New Officers Warriors Reflect on 9/11 Sexting’s New Rules
Page 3 Pages 6-7 Page 8
PAGE 2 September-October 2011
OPEN HOUSE BRINGS RECORD TURNOUT
Chandra Davis. Open House night which featured princi-
By: Lauren Llorca began with the first official meet- pal Christopher Shinn
ing of the Parent, Teacher, Student and assistant principal,
Association (PTSA) meeting of the Davis.
By any measure, this year’s Open year. “Open house was
House was a success. “About 150 Parents and students then nice; our parents got to
people attended this year’s Open gathered in the cafeteria to learn see the school and all
House,” said assistant principal, more about the school’s academies of our teachers,”
and classes. Displays were set said Maylin Ramos,
up by each of the academies a freshman in the
and the PTSA. Parents could Forensic Science
ask about their children’s Academy. Counselor, Patrizio, signing parents in to Open House.
classes and activities. After home-
Michael Moss said, “I liked room, the stu- concern that they have for their
it because it was very informa- dents and parents walked through children’s education,” said speech
tive. It gives me insight into a student’s daily schedule. They teacher, Shelby Hamm.
what my daughter is doing in were able to meet their children’s The open house was held on
school.” teachers and learn about their cur- Tuesday, September 13, 2011. It
Shortly after, students riculum, activities, and lessons. was the third annual open house
and parents reported to their “I was impressed by the number held at Law Enforcement Officers’
first period class. There, they of parents that participated in open Memorial High School.
Parents listen during open house. watched an introduction video house and the amount of care and
GIVING IN A UNITED WAY
By: Joshua Carter be number one in the region
and, we have planned a more
It’s that time of year again. aggressive campaign,” said
No, it’s not Halloween, even Tirado.
though it’s around the corner LEOMHS activities this
too. It’s time to give; and what year include bake sales, jean
better way to make a contribu- days (students can pay $2.00
tion than to give to the United to wear jeans on Fridays),
Way. Coin Wars (a battle between
“The District supports the strands to raise the most
of a good life. They enhance money), and Pizza Party Pay-
United Way and it is the one Last year, the students at Law
the common good by helping off (the homeroom that raises
organization that we (LEOM- Enforcement Officers’ Memo-
children reach their maxi- the most money will receive a
HS) fund raise money for,” rial High School were ranked
mum potential and achieve in pizza party).
said activities director, Paola as number one in the region
school; empowering families The United Way fund
Tirado. in United Way contributions
and individuals to become fi- raising over $11,000. “Last raising campaign runs from
United Way of Miami-
nancially stable, economically year, we did not expect it. But, September 26 through Octo-
Dade focuses on improving
independent, and improving we had a very strong cam- ber 28.
education, financial stability
people’s lives. But reaching paign and all our effort paid
and health-the building blocks
these goals takes funding. off. This year our goal is to
FOUNDER | BAURSYSTEMS
NEWS PAGE 3
-Warrior Chronicle National News-
A Message From The APPLE FOUNDER STEVE JOBS DIES
The technology community received a great blow with the loss of
Apple founder, Steve Jobs, October 5,
Jobs was a visionary genius. He had
been on medical leave since January of
this year, due to pancreatic cancer. Jobs
As if you don’t hear this enough, welcome to the resigned on August 24, 2011 citing health
2011-2012 school year. I want to take the time to reasons. Jobs was the creative force
congratulate all the students on their accomplish- behind such technologies, including the
Apple computer, iPod, iPad, and iPhone.
ments so far. I would especially like to congratu- Jobs was married to Laurene Powell and
STEVE JOBS 1955 - 2011
late Destiney Jackson, Christopher Acevedo, Kami- had four children.
la Relegado, Yohandra Polanco and Sergio Cruz as
SGA President the newly elected officers for the Class of 2015. I
NBA LOCK-OUT DRAGS ON
Pre-season games were canceled as well as the first two weeks of
want to also congratulate members of my cabinet for
regular season, as a result of the ongoing National Basketball As-
being appointed to serve this school year. I look forward to working with
sociation lock-out. Representatives of the NBA and of the players’
union met for roughly two
each and every single one of you this school year and continue building
hours in order to make
the foundation for our school.
progress towards a new
labor agreement. No details
I also want to express my sincerest gratitude to the club
were provided. Recently,
advisers and presidents as they begin getting our students involved in
the league announced that
extracurricular activities. I ask that all students take the time to get
it will postpone training
involved in club activities and join as many as they possibly can. This
camps and cancel 43 pre-
season games. All exhibition
will not only propel and accelerate your high school experiences but
games from October 9th to October 15th have been cancelled.
your resume as well.
As president, I ask that we all seize the opportunities that are
available to us. Don’t just complain about things but offer solutions.
Don’t just sit on the sidelines, but become an active participant. Don’t be A LIFE OF PUBLIC SERVICE
a follower, be a leader.
The South Florida law enforce-
ment community lost one of its
We must make the best of what has been presented to us. We are
pioneers with the passing of for-
a growing school and a mighty one at best. I want you all to know that mer Broward County Sheriff, Nick
Navarro. Navarro was the sheriff of
SGA is working hard and getting the things that the student body needs. Broward County, Florida from 1985
through 1992. .
Please feel free to email me, text me, BBM me, call me or even He was best known for allowing
Facebook me if you have any questions or concerns. I am here for each Fox Television crews to ride along
with BSO deputies, which led to the
and every single one of you. television show COPS.
In 1993, Navarro founded Navarro
Sincerely, Security Group Ltd, a private secu-
rity service company.
On September 28, 2011 he died
JUDE BRUNO, SGA President
from cancer at the age of 81.
Nick Navarro (1929-2011)
KILLER MELONS WREAK HAVOC
The Center for Disease Con-
trol and Prevention(CDC)
released last week that 15
deaths have been linked to
tainted cantaloupes from
Colorado. The death toll
released by the CDC in-
cludes the states of Kansas,
Missouri, Nebraska, and
co, Oklahoma and Maryland.
Additionally, there have been at least 84 reported illnesses from the
melons. The tainted cantaloupes are contaminated with a deadly
pathogen known as Listeria.
From The Letters To The Editor
PAGE 4 September-October 2011
Editor’s Desk MICHAEL JACKSON TRIAL:
MANSLAUGHTER OR SUICIDE?
TOO YOUNG FOR TECHNOLOGY
I am very pleased to embark as this How young is too
year’s new Editor-in-Chief for the 2011 - young for children to
After reading get technology?
2012 school year. I know that I will be fill-
and hearing Is it really necessary
ing in big shoes, therefore, I want to make
about Michael for children of the age
each publication as memorable as the last.
As Editor -in -Chief, my primary focus is Jackson’s of six to get iPads? I think not. As technology
to bring our students a bimonthly issue of death, I can’t gains futuristic features, new generations
the Warrior Chronicle. believe that will slow down. Once this occurs, technology
As each publication is distributed, everyone is against Dr. Conrad Murray. will diminish from the world and we’ll have to
hopefully, you will, see my viewpoint What if they convict Dr. Murray when start as cavemen once more. The fact that
accompanied by the style of writing and he is actually innocent? Convicting him kindergarteners are using iPads is completely
the message into which it falls. As new would be useless since Michael Jackson, outrageous.
publications are released, they will sum already passed away and will not be
coming back to life. Although some state Melissa O. – 10th grade
up anything and everything that accounts
for your interests. The Warrior Chronicle that he drugged himself, there isn’t proof
will not bring you one point of view, but that Murray killed him. I find it hard to
on the contrary, it will highlight the differ- believe that the authorities want to make OBAMA THE UNDERDOG?
ent voices, cultures and experiences that him go to jail or pay a fine. What’s the
encompass life at the Law Enforcement point? Jackson’s family won’t be happy Dear Editor,
Officers’ Memorial High School. nor it will cure the damage that has been
done. I recently read an article
Yours truly, on President Barrack
Aurora Borgen, Editor-in-Chief Alejandra H.- 10th grade Obama. In this article,
he states that he will
Warrior Chronicle APPLE CREATOR be the underdog of
Newspaper Staff the upcoming 2012
STEVE JOBS DIES election. I agree with
“A student news publication of Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial High School”
By: Aurora Borgen this statement simply
Editor-in-Chief Managing Editor Editor-in-Chief
Aurora Borgen Bianca Vazquez remains in turmoil. The American people
Technology wise- Apple is the
are very gullible and go along with the
universal manufacturer on the
News Editor — Lauren Llorca candidate that offers them more. If and when
Design Editor — Niya Biggs planet. This is due to the mastermind behind
their expectations aren’t met, they move
Production Manager— Nataly Hernandez these innovations that caused an uprising with
Features Editor — Stephanie Mogollon the bandwagon on to something else, in
the launch of the first Apple product in 1976.
Associate Editor — Roy Caneda this case, the republicans. The republican
Unfortunately, on October 5th, Apple
Associate Editor — Erick Kuchenbaur candidate for 2012 will offer and promise
lost its visionary genius, and the world lost an
Entertainment Editor — Natahalie Santana many things, and the citizens will forget about
Advertising Manager — Sarai Haris amazing human being, Steve Jobs. Jobs had
past issues that republicans have caused.
Photo Editor— Sucel Sanchez been on medical leave since January of this
Photographers year, battling pancreatic cancer;
Emily Morales Luis H. – 10th grade
According to a letter dated August 24,
2011, Jobs officially indicated that his time as
Account Executives Staff Writers Apple CEO had come to an end. He also indi- AMANDA KNOX SET FREE
Jeyny Garrido Joshua Carter cated that even though he would no longer be
Graciela Romero Nicolas Puerto
part of the Apple industry, the best days in the Dear Editor,
Juliette Pacheco company were yet to come. The recent news of the
Through this, we can only imagine Amanda Knox trial, about
Principal — Christopher Shinn what his mind had left to be discovered. This the jury overturning
Assistant Principal — Chandra Davis new era, without Jobs, has raised the ultimate their decision about her
Newspaper Adviser — Larcenia Turner-Dixon
$150 billion question. Who will be the next conviction, from being
CEO of Apple? This figure has been estimated guilty to being innocent relieved me so
Warrior Chronicle newspaper staff solicits advertising
to be the official value of the corporation at the much. I believe that Amanda Knox had been
from the community but reserves the right to reject end of 2011. wrongly accused of the murder of her Italian
any material deemed as libelous, disruptive, obscene, Before his passing, Jobs said Apple roommate.
or inappropriate. with the help of Tim Cook, will continue to
bring about new innovations that will outstrip After going over the evidence against her,
Editorial Policy what we know about technology today. it was proven that she was not the killer.
It is the policy of this educational institution that the Still, we continue to utilize, many of Investigators found DNA of a different person,
Warrior Chronicle is an official school sponsored
media and has been established as a forum for student
his products every day. Whether it is calling someone that’s not Amanda Knox. This
expression and as a voice in the uninhibited, robust, someone on the iPhone, photo-shopping a helped prove that she was not the one who
free discussion of issues. This medium will provide a digital picture,or simply listening to iTunes, killed her roommate. I felt that it was wrong
full opportunity for students to inquire, question and Jobs will never ever be replaced. His legacy that a she’s been on trial for the past four
exchange ideas. Content should reflect all areas of
for revolutionizing the communication process years. It looked like she was guilty, when in
student interest, including topics in which there may
be dissent or controversy. Opinions expressed in this
will continue every time we pick up the phone, reality; she was shown to be innocent of the
publication are that of the writer and do not represent type on a computer, or use an app. crime. She shouldn’t have been through the
the views of the editorial or staff of the Warrior Although we cannot replace Jobs, we trial and her conviction.
Chronicle. will reminisce, that his mind ultimately trans-
formed technology and created products that Patty C. – 10th grade
Special Thanks to Daniel Wilson, Media Specialist
revolutionized a generation..
VIEWPOINT PAGE 5
SOCIAL NETWORK BECOMES MORE SOCIAL
By: Aurora Borgen, Editor -in- Chief Facebook also launched Smart Lists,
enabling users to connect to their closest
Take a look at your Facebook page today; friends. Friends are sorted into designated
you’ll be able to recognize alterations fuelled lists, automatically arranged to fit prior
by the creator itself – Mark Zuckerberg. These background history.
changes include the addition of Facebook Time- Remember when all you could do was
line, Smart Lists, Facebook Gestures, which are ‘Like’ something? Now, you will be able
the primary features presented. to follow up on a minute by minute ba-
I believe that these changes creates a sis, accepting alerts on exactly what your
more user friendly environment to see the world friends are doing. This is one of the fea-
in a new way. tures on Facebook Gestures.
Facebook’s Timeline allows users to Gestures also allows you to create
shape their personal profile into whatever they any verb into a button. This however, will
want it to be based on past and current events. generate a profound way of “over sharing”
It’s kind of along with accumulating on your news
like your life’s feeds.
album. So Despite these modifications,
the further Mark Zuckerberg - “When you give everyone a Facebook, still remains an internation-
you scroll voice and give people power, the system usually ends ally recognized icon enlightening
up in a really good place. So, what we view our role users to achieve maximum usage for
as, is giving people that power.” their daily activities.
along Perhaps, Facebook’s motive is to
people will view your history; your become the social layer that supports, powers, and connects every piece
birthday, parties attended, apps you of the web, no matter who or what it is, or where it lives.
have used, and personal stories.
BY: ERICK KUCHENBAUR Associate Editor
SHE SAID... BY: NIYA BIGGS Copy Editor
Throughout my years at I believe that a friend has all those
characteristics and more. Unfor-
L.E.O.M.H.S (Law Enforcement
tunately, there are many people
Officers’ Memorial High School)
I have seen what has happened to who “pretend” to have those char-
my friends and friendships. When acteristics. There are some people
school starts to demand attention who pretend so well that they
for work, it’s interesting to watch trick you into thinking that you
what happens with people we con- can trust them. In some extreme
sider to be friends. cases, those people can take your
I thought I knew a person
trust and turn it against you. You
really well. This person had been
WHAT IS A FRIEND?
there for me, day in and day don’t want somebody who calls
out. Suddenly, this person themselves your “friend” to talk
just disappeared. That same about you behind your back, or
person I knew for so long is start rumors about you, or even
just a person that I barely say “hi” With so much work to do and so “Friends. How many of us steal your boyfriend or girlfriend
to nowadays. many new responsibilities that away from you. The imaginary
have them? Friends. Ones we can
In high school you go from come with the high school experi- depend on.” More than just lyrics friendship code is not carried out
having a lot of friends your fresh- ence it may seem like you don’t in a song, many people have many like it should be and that is very
men year to having just a handful have time for friends. But friends
of them your junior year. In high names for friends, whether they’re sad.
are the people that you can go to
school you become the person you classified as associates, buddies, It is very important to
if you need a shoulder to cry on or
said you would never be in middle just because you’re stressed about pals, besties, closties, or trusties. find out who your real friends are
school. schoolwork. But what is a friend? Many people ASAP. It may take some work,
Things change all the time; We all have issues, time believe that friends are people but it will all turn out well in the
sometimes for the better, some- commitments and problems. end. At the end of the day, 10% of
who have your back when you’re
times for the worse. At the end we Through all problems that many in need. Maybe you believe that people care about your problems
wish that we all could just come people may have there is one
together. After all, we all come a friend is someone who you can and 90% of them are happy that
thing that can make them smile.
together at one point or another, come to when you need some you have them. So who are your
It is knowing that someone cares.
whether it’s at lunch or in the Knowing that someone wants to help. Maybe you believe that a true friends? Who has your back
library. It may be even at a study to help you and guide you and not friend is someone who you can when you need them? Who can
group while we’re preparing our- hurt you or watch you drown is trust with your utmost darkest you trust? Who is your friend?
selves to become something in life. worth the effort it takes to make secrets.
and keep a friend.
PAGE 8 September-October 2011
SEXTING IS NOT SEXY
By: Nataly Hernandez and Stephanie misdemeanor. After that, a third strike will This is fairly common. More females “sext”
Mogollon be considered a felony, and the person could than males. Girls think it is flirty and fun and
guys think it’s hot so they share it
“Send me a picture ;)” Have
with their buddies.
you ever received one of these
messages and been a part of a sexting According to The National
conversation? This is probably Campaign to Prevent Teen and
one of the many conversations that Unplanned Pregnancy, 20% of teens
parents haven’t talked to their teens ages 13-20 and 33% of young adults
about. “Don’t send nude photos of ages 20-26 have sent nude or semi-
yourself out into cyberspace”. Well nude photographs of themselves
it’s too late now because they already electronically. But this trend of
are. sending sexting messages has an
even darker side.
“If I received a sext I would
delete it because I would be afraid “The pressure and the anxiety of
that the authorities would track me not knowing if the person you sent
down,” said a female student who it to will expose you can drive you
asked that her name be withheld. insane” says unnamed source. The
Her sentiment is exactly right. majority of these “sexting” stories
Although sexting is a very recent end begin and end in the same way.
fact that has been increasing in its A lot of teens get bullied and
popularity, it is also a crime. harassed and are not able to handle
Male LEOMHS students read an interesting text message.
As of Saturday October 1, 2011, the pressure so they decide to take
teen sexting is now illegal in Florida. drastic measures. Some teenagers have
The consequences will be determined by the receive a sentence of five years maximum. committed suicide due to these sexts.
amount of times the law is broken. The first “I know of a girl who sent a naked In the end, it’s important to know that
offense will result in completing eight hours picture to her boyfriend, then he showed it to what may seem as fun, sexy, and sensational
of community service or paying a $60 fee. A other boys,” said an unnamed freshman female. can lead to something that may have an awful
second offense will be considered a first-degree effect.
Metal Mouth Malaise
By: Pamela Whinstanley Daniel. Braces come with both
advantages and disadvantages. An
Braces, are they a high school teenagers’ obvious advantage is getting perfect
worst nightmare or a new bold fashion state- straight teeth; on the other hand, a
ment? Who knows? What is known, is that a disadvantage would be feeling that
teenager will see braces come and go. Some pain every time they are tightened.
teens like their braces while others don’t. “It’s like a headache that won’t go
“They make me feel attractive, people away, even if you take any type of
notice my almost perfect smile and most guys pain relievers,” says Graciela Rome-
find braces to be cute,” said junior Chione ro. After they get tightened most
teens aren’t able to
eat some types of
foods because of the
to cope with the situation is totally up to the
pressure that they feel.
individual in the long run. “Going every month
Some teens however,
for a check-up is very annoying even though
are willing to put up with the
my teeth are getting fixed I really want them off
pain for the sake of appearance.
as soon as possible,” said sophomore Nathalie
Sophomore Raul Ortiz said, “I
felt like I had an ugly smile, now
Through the pain, insecurities, and time
that they’re off I’m not as self-
spent at the orthodontist, braces pay off in the
conscious about my smile.”
end with a perfect smile.
Having braces comes
with many obligations. Ulti-
mately, how a teen chooses
FEATURES PAGE 9
Robocop-Unplugged DO YOU KNOW MR. DOUCIMO?
Godoy is a member of U.S.
Customs and Border Protection Doucimo joined LEOMHS
Explorer Post #99. after many years at Miami-Dade
Military roots run deep in County Public Schools. “I came
Godoy’s background. In fact, from Hialeah Miami Lakes Senior
they were the inspiration for High School. I taught at the same
him joining the Explorers. “I
school as Mr. Shinn. I’ve been
had one cousin in the Explor-
ers who is now currently in the teaching for seven years now,” said
U.S. Navy,” said Godoy. Doucimo.
Godoy feels that his train- Doucimo’s desire to teach
Adolfo Godoy aka Robocop
ing gives him an advantage was formed at an early age. “My
that others don’t have. “I push grandmother was a teacher and
myself to be prepared for any- Todd Doucimo, Reading teacher
By: Nicolas Puerto she guided me towards teaching;
He trains extensively on his thing.” His training includes
my family inspired my passion to
body, as well as with firearms. running, push –ups, and even
By : Nathalie Santana teach.”
He does acts of community the fireman’s carry. His official
certifications are in: FEMA, His marriage of two years
service on a daily basis. He has
already been a drill sergeant. And CPR, First Aid, and shooting. “All children can learn. It is all has also given him the strength
yes, he’s a Law Enforcement Of- In the future, Godoy sees to continue teaching. Other than
a matter of the teacher determin-
ficers’ Memorial High student. himself in the military. He said, teaching and reading, he loves to
“After 911, I felt the country ing how each student learns and
You may know him as “Ro- make stained glass art. He’s not only
needed people to help keep its then meeting those precise needs
bocop” or the rising star in the an extraordinary man, an amazing
Police Explorers program. He is defense, and defend our free- through their way of learning.” This
dom.” He intends to defend this is the philosophy on education of teacher, and a loving husband, but
Junior, Adolfo Godoy.
country’s freedom, and give it Todd Doucimo, an extraordinary also a warrior! Welcome to the war-
“I actually like it when people
call me Robocop. It makes me the help it needs, and deserves. new Reading teacher at LEOMHS. rior family, Mr. Doucimo!
feel motivated,” said Godoy.
LAW & ORDER
FOREIGN LANGUAGE Forensics Club
-This club - Aspiring criminologists, forensic S.H.A.P.E -
“Anyone who has a heart to vol-
presents engineers or anything of that na-
mock trial ture would unteer and
competi- be inter- help the
tions and ested in commu-
is involved the foren- nity should
with the sics club. join,” said
community. Participants receive -These students go on field trips to Participants Jennifer
community service hours and meet see exhibits and foreign language take part in Brown.
community leaders. Meetings are music and movie festivals. The case inves- They have
on Wednesdays with club sponsor, club sponsor, Barbara Cornacchia tigations, fund raisers benefiting various or-
Tangela Ramos in room 358. in room 408. crime scene investigations, fin- ganizations. For more information
gerprinting, blood sampling, hair see Jennifer Brown in room 357.
sampling, and autopsies. Contact
Kerry Hinton can in room 416 for
SALSA CLUB Key Club more information.
FPSA - The Flori-
Feel the rhythm of the music with
-Key club helps students meet da Public Service Association will
a Spanish flare! Beginners and
requirements of community host a series of competitions this
experts learn steps to help you im-
service hours in a year where students will get an op-
prove your - The club is
fun way. This portunity to compete in categories
salsa. Meet- now recruiting
looks such as CPR, traffic stops, open-
ings are on more members
good ing statements, public speaking,
Mondays. and adding to
on college and crime scene investigations.
For more its roster to tutor
appli- cations. See Those who win the competitions
informa- students who
Marcia Chisholm in room will earn ribbons, medals, and of
tion contact need help with
419 or Juliette Sierra, President, course bragging rights! For more
Barbara math. Club meets room 402 for an
for dates of meetings. information visit Adriana
Cornacchia hour after school. Gonzalez in room 336.
in room 408.
PAGE 10 September-October 2011
Chris Brown Comes to Town
By: Niya Biggs getting dressed, and texting friends and a significant other were
“Your beauty is inside you. Don’t let them bring you shown.
down, no”. These are lyrics from Chris Brown’s Beautiful People. The explosive show ended with a light extravaganza. Brown
If you didn’t know already, Chris Brown was at the American Air- and his entourage of dancers appeared in light-covered suits and
lines Arena on October 5, 2011 performing the FAME Tour with face masks. He danced the night away to Beautiful People hyp-
Tyga, T-Pain, and Bow Wow. Miami welcomed him with a full notizing the audience with his wondrous dance moves. At the
arena. He made his grand entrance with a bang with light shows conclusion of the show, he tells everyone in the audience how
and a dance performance of a lifetime. The set was heart pound- much he loves and appreciates them, giving a special shoutout to
ingas excitement ran high. The stage had five cylinders on the Team Breezy. After this performance, it’s easy to see that Brown
floor with CB in center stage. In the end, there was a plethora of exhibits attributes in common of that of the King of Pop, Michael
ladders, ramps and stairs showcased to thousands of his fans. He Jackson. With Miami’s super active crowd, the performance was
performed songs including Deuces, Paper Scissors Rock, No BS the cherry on top of a world renowned artist.
and All Back. During intermissions, videos of him in the bathroom
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While the final page may have deceased headmaster’s brother.
By: Aurora Borgen,
Editor -in- Chief
The final scene at Platform 9¾
been turned four years ago, One of the film’s downsides is is poignant, stirring up a decade
the much-beloved Harry Pot- that Aberforth’s story is never of memories. Some fans may rec-
ter saga truly ended on July 15, explored, not allowing the audi- ognize the music from the end of
2011. Since the book release ence to learn about Albus Dumb- “Sorcerer’s Stone,” when Harry
of Deathly Hallows four years ledore’s past. is returning to Privet Drive. In
ago, this film has been the most The highly anticipated Battle retrospect, making a return in
anticipated of the series. Beloved of Hogwarts was among the most what will probably be the most
characters that fans have watched dramatic action scenes in the tear-jerking part for many who
grow up before their eyes would film series. While some may have remember that scene of our boy
be lost and the final battle be- worried about the changes made wizard telling his friends that he
tween good and evil fought. The to Snape’s scene, Alan Rickman wasn’t going home, “not really.”
film wastes no time in setting the truly shines and surprises every- “Harry Potter and the Deathly
scene, showing the dark, somber one. The film is fast-paced, has- Hallows – Part 2” is a brilliant
Hogwarts with Snape as head- tening the already short movie. end to a truly magical series.
master. Meanwhile, Harry, Ron, Certain moments that book fans While it omits some parts of
and Hermione have to break may have been looking forward the book and shortens others, it
into Bellatrix Lestrange’s vault to were cut, leaving room for stays true to the heart-wrench-
at Gringotts in order to find an- Harry and Voldemort’s final ing, pulse-pounding excitement
other Horcrux.From that point face-off, when only one would that J.K. Rowling wanted her
on, the film is non-stop action. emerge alive. I’ll stop there. fans to experience. It definitely
While the scene at Gringotts While most of you already doesn’t disappoint. And now,
is exciting, we’re anticipating know the outcome, I don’t want after more than a decade, Harry
the trio’s return to Hogwarts, to ruin it for anyone who has Potter enthusiasts can consider
as they sneak in with the help of been living under a rock for the mischief managed.
Aberforth Dumbledore, their past four years.
Life at LEO... By: Stephanie Mogollon
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HALLS HIGHLIGHT HERITAGE
By: Lauren Llorca migration Exhibition,” said Hector Huertas, “I thought it would be great for my students
eleventh grade English teacher. to explore immigration in Miami and to put
Students have noticed a change in the
These pictures were taken by students that into an art form,” said Huertas.
halls of LEOMHS the past few weeks.
which represent culture and heritage. The Throughout the halls of LEOMHS there are
Photographs illuminate the fourth floor.
exhibit is just in time for Hispanic Heritage various displays, be sure to take a look.
“The title of the project is the Uprooted Im-
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