Students dissatisfied with lack of available summer classes

In August, Shannen Germain will be moving to North Carolina to start her new job.

That is, if she can enroll for summer classes.

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TEMPORARY CLOSURE: Double left turn lanes from westbound SW 8th St. to southbound Turnpike ramp

The two left turn lanes from westbound Southwest Eighth Street to the ramp accessing the southbound Turnpike are temporarily closed for intersection reconstruction, according to a Florida Turnpike representative.

To learn more, please click here.


Image retrieved from Flickr.

Traffic update following University City Bridge collapse

I’ll be providing continuous updates for Student Media on the traffic situation surrounding Florida International University’s Modesto Maidique campus following the collapse of the newly-installed 950-ton section of the University City Bridge, which left six people dead and multiple injured.

To read the traffic updates, click here.

Feature Image retrieved from the email External Relations sent to members of the University community on Tuesday, March 20. 

What we know so far after FIU’s bridge collapsed

With so much information going around about the FIU Bridge collapse, I’ve created an easy-to-read Student Media “What we know” about the collapse and will be continuously updating it.

Click here to read it.

I’ll also be updating our PantherNOW Twitter and Facebook continuously over the weekend as developments in this story continue.


Feature Image by Nicholas Poblete/PantherNOW

Claw & Growl Radio DACA Special Friday, March 9, 2018

Led the initiative to create Student Media’s first ever radio panel special, which was recorded on Thursday, March 8, 2018 and aired on Friday, March 9, 2018 from 10-11 a.m. and from 4-5 p.m on 95.3FM in Miami, 96.9FM in North Miami and 88.1 in Kendall/Homestead. It also streamed at

On this show: The Claw & Growl hosts Student Media’s first ever radio panel special. Panel topics revolve around all things DACA with a concentration on how it specifically affects students from the Caribbean. Topics range from what DACA is, to what’s currently happening now with DACA and what its future seems to be. Panel also discusses the mental health side of the conversation.

As News Director, I moderated the panel along with the Opinion Director. Panel includes members of FIU’s Caribbean Student Association, a representative from FIU’s Counseling & Psychological Services, an FIU DACA recipient, and the director of the Carlos A. Costa Immigration and Human Rights Clinic.

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