LIVE 2018 FLORIDA MIDTERM ELECTIONS COVERAGE

I’ll be covering the 2018 Midterm Elections in Florida live all day today with my class. So make sure you check out Panther News on Facebook to stay up to date 😉

You can also tune in to my Twitter @TweetMichelleM or my Instagram Stories @michellemarchante as I’ll be sharing content there throughout the day too.

 

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.

 

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.