Sophia Cai

Sophia is a rising junior at Princeton, majoring in politics and pursuing certificates in journalism and gender studies.

She caught the journalism bug two years ago reporting on New Jersey's Guatemalan immigrant community for a class assignment and has since covered an array of issues including renewable energy, business, and human rights.

She serves as Vice President of the University Press Club, an organization of Princeton undergraduates who write professionally for local, regional, and national publications. Previously, she interned at the Barrons and the Business TOPICS Magazine, and her work has appeared in the Trenton Times and the Princeton Alumni Weekly among other publications.

Thousands of college-age students come to Florida every year as part of a federal cultural exchange program that has been accused of fostering abuse and exploitation, including cases of human trafficking, according to a national report released this summer.

Dozens of Broward teachers gathered Wednesday to push for higher wages and voice their opposition to for-profit charter schools, high-stakes testing and armed teachers, which they say are hurting public education. 

The demonstration, called by the Broward Teachers Union, was held outside Broward College prior to the Florida Board of Education meeting in Fort Lauderdale. The six-person appointed board meets monthly to vote on policy proposals and hear recommendations. 

Broward County is the second largest public school district in Florida by enrollment.

Secondary houses called accessory dwelling units, or ADUs, will remain unlawful in Lake Worth City's single-family neighborhoods. The Lake Worth city commission voted 3-2 on Tuesday to dismiss a proposal to allow them following a heated round of public discussion.

Omari Hardy, the City Commissioner who first proposed the bill, suggested allowing more residents to build extra dwellings on their property would keep housing affordable and boost businesses, among other benefits.