VIDEO: Talking Social Media with PantherNOW Editor-in-Chief Michelle Marchante

#ThursdayThrowback to when FIU’s Social Media Association interviewed me in the summer about PantherNOW’s social media strategy.

So used to being the reporter, it was strange being on the other side of the interview, but it was a lot of fun!

Thank you to FIU’S SMA for featuring me as part of their #WeAreFIU video series and to their member Michael Alard for filming and editing this interview!

Early voting has begun in Miami-Dade & Broward county. One of the voting sites is Florida International University.

Everything you need to know about early voting

Early voting has begun in Miami-Dade & Broward county. One of the voting sites is Florida International University.
Feature Image by Michelle Marchante/PantherNOW.

Early voting has begun in Miami-Dade & Broward county for the 2018 Midterm Elections but do you know where to go? What about the wait times or even what’s on the ballot?

Check out the list I’ve made for PantherNOW on everything you need to make early voting go smoothly here.

List of every early voting location in Miami-Dade & Broward County

Early voting will be taking place from Monday, Oct. 22 to Sunday, Nov. 4, in Miami-Dade & Broward County. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Use the map I created below to find the closest polling location to you. Click the icon on the top left to search for specific sites in each county.

Note: This map was used in an article about early voting for FIU Student Media PantherNOW on Monday, Oct. 22.

Florida’s Supreme Court has overturned a lower court’s ruling regarding three bundled amendments, ordering that they remain on the ballot in the upcoming midterm elections.

Florida Supreme Court rules on bundled amendments

Florida’s Supreme Court has overturned a lower court’s ruling regarding three bundled amendments, ordering that they remain on the ballot in the upcoming midterm elections.
This article was published in FIU Student Media’s PantherNOW on Monday, Oct. 22. Feature Image courtesy of Google Earth.

Michelle Marchante/Editor-in-Chief

Florida’s Supreme Court has overturned a lower court’s ruling regarding three bundled amendments, ordering that they remain on the ballot in the upcoming midterm elections.

The ruling comes after former Florida Supreme Court Justice Harry Lee Anstead and former Elections Commissioner Robert J. Barnas sued the state for allowing the Constitution Revision Commission to place bundled amendments in this year’s ballot.

A bundle amendment will require voters to say “yes” or “no” to two or more topics that may or may not be related.

Their lawsuit alleged that the CRC violated the First Amendment and Section 101.161 (1) of the Florida Statutes when it placed “independent and unrelated proposals” together in Amendments 7, 9 and 11, according to their attorney Joseph Little.

To read the full article, please click here.

Student Media was counting down the days until the University’s 2018 Annual Security and Fire Safety report was released because we knew it would be key to helping us create this week’s theme section.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Everything you need to know about campus safety

Student Media was counting down the days until the University’s 2018 Annual Security and Fire Safety report was released because we knew it would be key to helping us create this week’s theme section.
This Editor’s Note was published in PantherNOW’s magazine on Wednesday, Oct. 17. Graphic by Michelle Marchante/PantherNOW

Michelle Marchante is the Editor-in-Chief of FIU Student Media PantherNOWMichelle Marchante/Editor-in-Chief

Student Media was counting down the days until the University’s 2018 Annual Security and Fire Safety report was released because we knew it would be key to helping us create this week’s theme section.

Pictured below is the cover of PantherNOW’s “Campus Safety” themed magazine, featuring Sam, one of FIU’s police dogs and social media superstars. If you want to read more about what’s in this magazine, click here to read my Editor’s Note.

Campus Safety
Cover Design by Michelle Marchante/PantherNOW. Cover Photo by Gerard Albert III/PantherNOW.

 

This year, Student Media is participating in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, a national campaign led by the United States Department of Labor during October that focuses on raising awareness about “disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities,” according to their website.

EDITOR’S NOTE: October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

This year, Student Media is participating in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, a national campaign led by the United States Department of Labor during October that focuses on raising awareness about “disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities,” according to their website.
This Editor’s Note was published on Wednesday, Oct. 10, in PantherNOW magazine. Graphic by Michelle Marchante/PantherNOW.

Michelle Marchante is the Editor-in-Chief of FIU Student Media PantherNOW

Michelle Marchante/Editor-in-Chief

This year, Student Media is participating in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, a national campaign led by the United States Department of Labor during October that focuses on raising awareness about “disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities,” according to their website.

Pictured below is the cover of PantherNOW’s “Redefining Disability” themed magazine. If you want to read more about what’s in this magazine, click here to read my Editor’s Note.

This week's magazine theme focuses on the words "Redefining Disabilities."
Cover Design by Michelle Marchante/PantherNOW. Illustration by Guido Gonzalez/PantherNOW.
Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday, Oct. 6.

BREAKING: Brett Kavanaugh confirmed to U.S. Supreme Court

Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday, Oct. 6.
This breaking news article was published in FIU Student Media’s PantherNOW. Photo retrieved from Justice Brett Kavanaugh official Twitter account.

Michelle Marchante/Editor-in-Chief

Brett Kavanaugh has been confirmed to the United States Supreme Court with a final vote of 50-48 on Saturday, Oct. 6, following a controversial nomination process which included protests and a weeklong FBI investigation into allegations of sexual assault.

Crucial yes votes came from Republican senator Susan Collins of Maine, Democrat Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Republican senator Jeff Flake of Arizona.

Without Collins, Kavanaugh’s confirmation would not have been possible after Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, a possible swing voter, broke from her party and voted no Friday, stating that her conscious wouldn’t allow her to vote yes.

To read the full article, please click here.