(26 posts)

Miami Dade College’s Fermin Vazquez

Miami Dade College’s Fermin Vazquez shares how the school changed his life and empowers students

Today is the last installment of The New Tropic’s #ThrowbackThursday series spotlighting Miami Dade College. Today we’re throwing it back to just a few days ago for I AM MDC Day, which took place this past Monday. Every year on September 6, the college commemorates its opening in 1960 and invites Miamians to make a […]

community / September 8, 2021

History of Miami Dade College New Tropic Partnership

“Being part of the first class is always a source of pride”: One of Miami Dade College’s original graduates shares how the school put him on the path to success 

The New Tropic is continuing its ongoing series looking back at the history of Miami Dade College. These flashes from the past are all leading up to I AM MDC Day: Every year on September 6, the college commemorates its opening in 1960 and invites Miamians to make a financial donation to an institution that’s […]

Education / August 25, 2021

History of Miami Dade College New Tropic Partnership

Brush up on 5 fascinating facts from Miami Dade College’s rich history

The New Tropic is continuing its #TBT series celebrating the history of Miami Dade College. As we noted last week, this trip through the school’s past and contributions to the community is all leading up to I AM MDC Day: Every year on September 6, the college commemorates its opening in 1960 and invites Miamians […]

Education / August 18, 2021

Miami Dade College throwback thursday

“Everyone who lives in South Florida has been touched in some way by the college”: A chat with Rene Ramos on Miami Dade College’s history and impact

The New Tropic is turning back the clock with Miami Dade College to celebrate I AM MDC Day and the school’s six-decade history. (📸: Courtesy photo)  We’re doing something a bit different for today’s #TBT — and over the next few weeks. The New Tropic has partnered with Miami Dade College to celebrate the school’s […]

History / August 11, 2021

Save Biscayne Bay Environment sustainability

Sustainability goes beyond just Biscayne Bay

For the last three weeks, The New Tropic has partnered with Oolite Arts to spotlight Save the Bay, the arts organization’s campaign highlighting ways Miamians can take better care of Biscayne Bay. The initiative saw several local filmmakers craft PSAs that were equal parts personal and informational, with each reflecting the director’s particular vision on […]

Environment / August 10, 2021

Oolite Artists Save the Biscayne Bay Environmental Activism in Miami

Meet the Miami filmmakers imagining ways to Save the Bay

Cinema carries a transformative quality unlike any other artistic medium. Although it may go underappreciated in our age of constant saturation and infinite content, film’s capacity to immerse viewers in perspectives other than their own is massive, carrying the potential of leaving audiences with not only lasting impressions, but new insight, understanding, and empathy about […]

Environment / August 3, 2021

Local Miami artist Shireen Rahimi environmentalist Oolite artist

Save the Bay: Filmmaker Shireen Rahimi

Shireen Rahimi is one of the eminently talented Miami creatives who contributed to Oolite Arts’ Save the Bay campaign. Their PSA is one of the several shorts from the initiative highlighting how locals can do their part to preserve the water quality of Biscayne Bay. Now through Wednesday, August 11, you can rewatch their short […]

Environment / August 3, 2021

Local Miami artist Milly Cohen environmentalist Oolite artist

Save the Bay: Filmmaker Milly Cohen

Milly Cohen is one of the eminently talented Miami creatives who contributed to Oolite Arts’ Save the Bay campaign. Their PSA is one of the several shorts from the initiative highlighting how locals can do their part to preserve the water quality of Biscayne Bay. Now through Wednesday, August 11, you can rewatch their short […]

Environment / August 3, 2021

Local Miami artist Jayme Gershen environmentalist Oolite artist

Save the Bay: Filmmaker Jayme Gershen

Jayme Gershen is one of the eminently talented Miami creatives who contributed to Oolite Arts’ Save the Bay campaign. Their PSA is one of the several shorts from the initiative highlighting how locals can do their part to preserve the water quality of Biscayne Bay. Now through Wednesday, August 11, you can rewatch their short […]

Environment / August 3, 2021

Local Miami artist Helen Pena environmentalist Oolite artist

Save the Bay: Filmmaker Helen Peña

Helen Peña is one of the eminently talented Miami creatives who contributed to Oolite Arts’ Save the Bay campaign. Their PSA is one of the several shorts from the initiative highlighting how locals can do their part to preserve the water quality of Biscayne Bay. Now through Wednesday, August 11, you can rewatch their short […]

Environment / August 3, 2021