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.

Robots are invading Broward County Public Schools.

On Wednesday, a “Battle of the Bots” capped off three days of robot training for about 100 Broward teachers who will be bringing the robots to their classrooms this fall. The robots are being provided by a grant from NASA and the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation to give students hands-on building, coding and engineering experience.

The Cuban government is putting the breaks on the bustling private taxi industry. It has released a proposal for a state-run taxi cooperative, and though membership will be optional, drivers are being enticed to join with incentives like cheaper gas and exclusive access to certain routes.

The announcement comes about a week after the government stopped issuing licenses for new private businesses in lucrative areas, including restaurants, Bed and Breakfasts, home rentals, web development, and tutoring.

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 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.

 

On Tuesday morning, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee is expected to vote in favor of a bill cutting the EPA's budget by 7 percent. The Environmental Defense Fund and its partner advocacy organization, EDF Action, are denouncing the move.