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Rachel Rodriguez

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Rachel Rodriguez is a senior majoring in digital journalism at Florida International University. She is interested in analyzing media trends and film. After graduation, she aspires to attend law school and become an attorney focusing on media law.
Roary the FIU mascot, photo courtesy of FIU

My journey: Three graduating seniors describe lessons learned at FIU

As the fall semester at Florida International University comes to an end, scores of seniors graduate and prepare to move on to a professional...

Are we becoming limited in how much we actually know? 

Since the dawn of language, there have been those who wanted to confuse the rest of society by spreading chaos and discord. The ascension...

Radioactive material will be used in Florida roads. Is it safe?

HB 1191 is a new law that will allow the fertilizer industry to use phosphogypsum, a radioactive byproduct of phosphoric acid production, in the...

Coral Gables Congregational Church hosts the Sanctuary for Banned Books

On Tuesday, June 6, the gathering hall of the Coral Gables Congregational Church was overflowing with citizens who stood against the removal of three...

Navigating the new normal: teachers reflect on the post-pandemic

The bell rings, marking the end of the day at an elementary school in Kendall. As kids file out of the classroom, Vivian Gil,...

Jimmy Cordovez illuminates artistic innovation

Nestled between the mangroves of an eclectic hub of shops formed out of an oldrailroad town where peacocks croon lies a store in which...

Anabella Mondi: musician, philanthropist and barista

On a typical, sunny morning in Pinecrest, the sounds of a coffee grinder can be heard outside the Wayside Market on Red Road. As...

Ten must-try Miami Spice restaurants before September ends

Miami Spice is one of the biggest events of the year for local restaurants. From the beginning of August to the end of September,...

Valeriia Popova: From Kremlin to freedom of the press

Video by Sophia Lama. Story by Rachel Rodriguez. Valeriia Popova, 29, is an advocate for free speech and an avid supporter of Ukraine as the...

Marlon Johnson’s documentaries tell the story of Miami and more

Picture this, a blank page, a million ideas swirling in your head, and a pen at the ready to write. Fast forward. Now you are...