Riane Roldan

Riane Roldan is a Miami native and a rising senior at Emerson College in Boston, where she is the news editor at the student newspaper, The Berkeley Beacon.

This summer, she looks forward to returning to her hometown and finally having some of her abuela’s pastelitos de guayaba. Always an avid reader, Riane is most content when she has herself, a book and an open space to let her imagination roam. After considering careers in Egyptology, professional tennis playing and law, she realized journalism would allow her to do all three (sort of). But it wasn’t until working at the student newspaper at Miami Dade College, The Reporter, that her passion for the penned-profession was truly solidified. Since then, she’s interned at The Medill Justice Project, transferred to Emerson College, and landed a spot at the New York Times Student Journalism Institute.

At WLRN, she looks forward to covering issues of identity, race and ethnicity, and social justice while telling the stories of the crazy, sunshine-filled city she calls home.

They call themselves the coral whisperers: a global band of scientists working together to save the world's coral reefs.

While South Florida continues to have the highest rates of new HIV diagnoses in the country, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that Latino men have the highest rates of HIV infection among different demographic groups. 

The South Florida United States Attorney’s Office announced 124 charges against South Florida doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals on Thursday as part of what authorities are calling the largest nationwide takedown on health care fraud and those fueling the opioid crisis.

A group of Democratic lawmakers criticized what they say is a slow response from Governor Rick Scott to the Trump administration policy of separating migrant families at the border.

State Representative Javier Fernandez, a Democrat from South Miami, said during a Tuesday conference call that Scott has a track record of being hostile towards immigrants. Fernandez's main concern is to make sure that state resources aren’t used to enforce what Democrats say is a “cruel and inhumane policy.”

Members of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission drilled presenters from the Department of Education Friday, on the second and final day of meetings for this month.