Allison Light

Allison Light is from Little Rock, Arkansas. She’s a senior at Princeton University, where she is majoring in Spanish with minors in Creative Writing, Translation/Intercultural Communication, and Theater.

At Princeton, Allison is Artistic Director of her improv comedy troupe, Quipfire!, and Head Writer of the Triangle Club, which mounts an original, full-length, nationally-touring musical comedy show each year. This coming year she will host Princeton’s late-night talk show, All-Nighter.

Allison has spent the last two summers in Buenos Aires, taking classes, and Madrid, interning as a News Translator at the newspaper El País. Here in Miami, she is exploring the beach to make up for a lifetime of being landlocked, and also learning to cook.

Residents of Congressional District 26 gathered outside of Rep. Carlos Curbelo’s office on Thursday morning for a “Welcome Home” rally now that the representative has returned to South Florida for the August recess.

The organizers of the rally said  Curbelo, a Republican, has been evading their requests to host and attend a town hall on the health care needs of the district.

The Palm Beach County Sports Commission hosted the National Beep Baseball Association's World Series this past weekend, which brought between 400 and 500 blind and visually impaired athletes from across the U.S. as well as Canada, the Dominican Republic and Taiwan to Wellington, Florida.

The environmental advocacy group Miami Waterkeeper is suing Miami-Dade County for allegedly violating the Clean Water Act after finding a sewage pipe that might have been leaking into the ocean for almost a year.

The Waterkeepers filed a notice of intent to sue in 60 days. The lawsuit will ask the county to fix this leak and inspect all outfall pipes, as well as suggest that the county contribute to the Biscayne Bay restoration trust fund, instead of paying civil penalties.

Usually lifeguards on the beach are there to watch over swimmers. But earlier this week, 220 professional lifeguards took over Delray Beach to compete with each other and test their skills as part of the U.S. Lifesaving Association's Southeast Regional Championships.