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Female sea turtle lays eggs in South Florida, a first this year

David Fleshler, Sun Sentinel

February 19, 2015

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. A female leatherback turtle weighing hundreds of pounds crawled onto Singer Island one night last week, becoming the first known sea turtle to lay eggs in South Florida this year. Nesting season officially...

Florida leads US again in shark attacks, report says

David Fleshler, Sun Sentinel

February 12, 2015

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. Florida again led the United States in shark attacks last year, with 28 incidents and no fatalities, according to a report released Wednesday by the International Shark Attack File at the University of Florida. The...

Pope Francis to address Congress

Kurtis Lee, Los Angeles Times

February 10, 2015

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced Thursday that Pope Francis would visit the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 24 and become the first head of the Roman Catholic Church to address a joint session of Congress. "It will be a...

Monsignor Romero to be beatified, overcoming conservative opposition

Alvise Armellini, Contributing Writer

February 4, 2015

(TNS) VATICAN CITY _ Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero _ an iconic figure worshipped in Latin America and beyond, but long seen with suspicion by conservatives will be beatified this year in his home nation of El Salvador, the...

Hidden reality of high school “stress”

Ryan Cullinane, Staff Writer

December 11, 2014

When you say that you feel the stress and pressure of school, friends and extracurricular activities starting to get to you, you aren’t alone. In fact, more than a quarter of high school students say that they experience “extreme...

Father Hendry’s Pilgrimage to Rome, Italy

John Kieler, Staff Writer

December 11, 2014

Clearwater Central Catholic’s campus chaplain, Rev. Gerald Hendry, recently returned from a five-thousand mile, seven day pilgrimage to Rome, Italy. While he was on his excursion, Father Hendry visited places like Assisi...