• A Hurricane I Won’t Forget

    A Hurricane I Won’t Forget

    Justin Pradere, Editor in Chief

    September 26, 2017

    The howling winds and pouring rain outside woke me as Hurricane Irma passed over. I listened to the storm's unfamiliar sounds outside my window; I wondered if we had prepared enough. South Florida, despite being hit by Hurricane Andrew in 1992, was largely unsure of what to prepare for; Irma seemed larg...

    Hurricane Irma causes uprooted tree to block local street on Sept. 11.

    Justin Pradere

  • Hurricane Harvey Hits Close to Home

    Hurricane Harvey Hits Close to Home

    Alejandra Nogueira, Section Editor

    September 6, 2017

    On Aug. 25, Hurricane Harvey struck U.S. soil as the largest hurricane in over decade. The Category 4 hurricane entered through Rockport, Texas, and was the worst storm the Texan coast had encountered since Hurricane Carla in 1961. Charles A. Wax, Rockport’s mayor, urged residents to evacuate the city ...

    Satellite image of Hurricane Harvey as it makes landfall in Texas. Courtesy: ABC News

  • A Farewell to the School Year

    A Farewell to the School Year

    Justin Pradere, Editor in Chief

    June 7, 2017

    Thank you all for making this an amazing year for us. We look forward to new faces coming into the classroom and expanding our publication next year. Have a great summer! - The TERRAByte Staff ...

    The TERRAByte staff members finish another school year.

  • Moving forward: Students look to the future

    Moving forward: Students look to the future

    Justin Pradere, Samantha Garcia, Sophia Cruz-Peraza, Alejandra Nogueira, Maria Vilchez, Emilie Santirzo, and Kristine Toraya

    June 5, 2017

    As the school year ends, various staff reporters take a look at how each class level feels going into their next academic year. From the perspective of a freshman, a sophomore, a junior, and a senior, these stories reveal the expectations and goals for the upcoming year. Moving forward: Freshmen to Sophomores In a mat...

    TERRA Environmental Research Institute closes off another year.

  • Senior Luau

    Senior Luau

    Justin Pradere, Editor in Chief

    April 28, 2017

    As the school year comes to an end, one of the last experiences before graduating and entering the next chapter of the seniors’ lives is the annual luau. On Thursday, Apr. 20th, the Class of 2017 spent the day at the Kendall Indian Hammocks Park as a part of Senior Week. Among the activities at the lua...

    Seniors pictured at the annual luau on Thurs. Apr. 20th.

    Justin Pradere

  • Environmental Students Take On Kayaking

    Environmental Students Take On Kayaking

    Justin Pradere, Editor in Chief

    March 29, 2017

    On Mar. 17th, students in the Environmental Academy spent the day at the Virginia Key Outdoor Center as a regular Friday turned into a kayaking trip through the waters of Key Biscayne. Science teacher Ms. Lyanne Abreu, five chaperones, and thirty students partook in this experience that was one to reme...

    Juniors and seniors in the Environmental Academy spent the day at Virginia Key Outdoor Center on Mar. 17th. Credit: Lyanne Abreu

  • A Day at the Zoo

    A Day at the Zoo

    Justin Pradere, Editor in Chief

    March 17, 2017

    On Friday, Mar. 10, the Zoology classes of TERRA visited Zoo Miami and got up close and personal with the many animals in their habitats. Zoology teacher Ms. Erica Echeverri has engaged her students in an ongoing conversation about conservation and endangered species; making it her mission to educat...

    Ms. Erica Echeverri's zoology students spent the day at the zoo on Mar. 10th. Credit: Erica Echeverri

  • Tracking with the Pack at Busch Gardens

    Tracking with the Pack at Busch Gardens

    Kristine Toraya and Emilie Santirzo

    March 10, 2017

    Every year, the activity students look forward to the most is their class trip. This year, the Class of 2018 went to Busch Gardens in Tampa. Unlike other amusement parks, Busch Gardens holds one of the largest zoos with safaris and animals to correlate to its African theme. It has 6 top rated, thrilling r...

    Juniors Victoria Flynn and Sandy Dominguez at Busch Gardens on Mar. 4th

    Justin Pradere

  • Future Pathway for the Class of 2017

    Future Pathway for the Class of 2017

    Kaitlyn Parada and Isabella Montano

    March 10, 2017

    As the school year comes to an end, seniors are finding out whether or not they got accepted to the colleges they have applied to. For most seniors, the application process is the most strenuous part of the year, filled with meeting deadlines, writing essays and asking for recommendation forms. But o...

  • Seniors Embark on a Safari

    Seniors Embark on a Safari

    Kyannah Diaz, Section Editor

    March 2, 2017

    The Class of 2017 packed their bags and went on a safari to Jungle Island for the annual senior breakfast on Jan. 31. When the seniors arrived at the venue, they made their way to the Treetop Ballroom which had been set up and decorated by the class officers. Senior Sofiah Santamaria said, “The officer...

    Seniors Lauren Baldaccini, Stephanie Ocejo, Adriana Pizarro, and Aliyah Basit at Senior Breakfast at Jungle Island on Jan. 31 Photo credit: Stephanie Ocejo's Twitter account.

Entertainment and Technology

Coldplay in Miami

Coldplay in Miami

Kristine Toraya, Section Editor

Since 1996, lead singer and pianist Chris Martin, along with guitarists Guy Berryman and Jonny Buckland and drummer Will Champion have been a part of one of the biggest bands of all time — Coldplay. This English rock group has do...

Ed Sheeran Shows Ambition in ÷

Ed Sheeran Shows Ambition in ÷

Ana Diaz and Lizth Romero

Ed Sheeran released his new album, ÷ (Divide), on Mar. 3rd. The album is part of the trilogy “+” and “X”, which came out in 2011 and 2014, respectively. Fans have waited two years for this album release. Sophomore Iyla Mad...

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Features

A Hurricane I Won’t Forget

A Hurricane I Won’t Forget

Justin Pradere, Editor in Chief

The howling winds and pouring rain outside woke me as Hurricane Irma passed over. I listened to the storm's unfamiliar sounds outside my window; I wondered if we had prepared enough. South Florida, despite being hit by Hurricane...

September 26, 2017No Comments

Coldplay in Miami

Coldplay in Miami

Kristine Toraya, Section Editor

Since 1996, lead singer and pianist Chris Martin, along with guitarists Guy Berryman and Jonny Buckland and drummer Will Champion have been a part of one of the biggest bands of all time — Coldplay. This English rock group has do...

September 6, 2017No Comments

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Student Life

Moving forward: Students look to the future

Moving forward: Students look to the future

Justin Pradere, Samantha Garcia, Sophia Cruz-Peraza, Alejandra Nogueira, Maria Vilchez, Emilie Santirzo, and Kristine Toraya

As the school year ends, various staff reporters take a look at how each class level feels going into their next academic year. From the perspective of a freshman, a sophomore, a junior, and a senior, these stories reveal the expect...

June 5, 2017

AP Testing Season is Coming

Desiree Pico, Managing Editor

For many students, the arrival of April marks the beginning of the countdown to summer vacation, yet it also ushers in the beginning of something a little more stressful: AP class crunchtime. These classes offer multiple incentives to t...

May 1, 2017

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Sports

Pitching an Impressive Season

Pitching an Impressive Season

Samantha Garcia and Delaney Granados

Baseball season has begun and the TERRA baseball team is working hard every day for the season. The team won their first game 5-2 on Feb. 21 against Coral Gables Senior High. The Wolves overall game record is 2-4. Lefty p...

March 10, 2017

Go Hard or Go Home

Go Hard or Go Home

Nicole Hernandez and Brandon Lara

The month of February is filled with tension and excitement as the season for softball begins. Tryouts took place Jan. 30 through Feb. 2 and were coached by Mr. William Healy and Gus Ramirez. Many who tried out had little or no ...

March 10, 2017

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Games This Week

Bowling: October 11 against Sunset at 3:00 @ Bird Bowl

 

Bowling: October 13- GMAC at 8:00am @ Bird Bowl

 

Cross Country: October 13 -Jr. Orange Bowl at 2:00 (Away @ Larry & Penny Thompson)

 

Girls’ Volleyball: October 9 against Killian at 3:30 and 5:00 (Away @ Killian)

 

Girls’ Volleyball: October 11- GMAC – Location and Time is TBA  (Away )

 

Girls’ Volleyball: October 12 against Varela and Braddock at 3:00 and 4:30 (Away @ Braddock)

 

Swimming: October 10 against Southwest at 5:00 (Away @ Tamiami Pool)

 

Recent Sports Scores

  • Thursday, August 24

    Girls' Volleyball (V)

    TERRA 3 - Miami Springs 0

  • Thursday, August 24

    Girls' Volleyball (JV)

    TERRA 0 - Miami Springs 2

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