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Reel Talk Tune in to The Reporter’s eight-page special section to get an inside scoop on this summer’s hottest flicks. Q&A With Bone Thugs’ Bizzy Bone Obama Gets Osama; Queen Elizabeth Furious An exclusive one-on-one interview with hip-hop icon Bizzy Bone of Bone Thugs -n- Harmony. A different look at the consequences emerging from the surprising death of Osama Bin Laden. TURN TO A&E, PAGE 21 TURN TO FORUM, PAGE 23 DON’T FORGET TO USE SUNBLOCK. 4VOL. 1, ISSUE 14—JUNE 13, 2011 SUMMER ISSUE VISIT US ONLINE: WWW.MDC.EDU/THEREPORTER MDC BASEBALL Making Major Moves Brian Goodwin, a 20-year-old Miami Dade College outfielder, was selected 34th overall in the 2011 Major League Baseball draft. TURN TO GOODWIN, PAGE 5 GREGORY CASTILLO/ THE REPORTER SGA: Campus By Campus Turning The Tassel Wrapping Up The Season Our three-page section introduces you to the leaders you voted for to lead your respective SGA offices and offers a detailed breakdown of the election results....................................PAGES 7-9 Miami Dade College held five graduation ceremonies in April to honor more than 14,000 graduates from eight campuses. Look inside for an inside peek on the festivities........PAGES 10-13 Catch our season wrap-up of Miami Dade College athletics in our two-page spread, and check out a statistical breakdown of some important players from each team..................PAGES 18-19 REGISTRATION STUDENT DEATH Certain Students Eligible For Early Enrollment West Campus Student Dies After Accidental Shooting Miami Dade College is initiating its new priority registration system for the Fall Term. Registration for students will be from June 22-25. By Monica Suarez Miami Dade College is restructuring its registration process by allowing students that fall within certain criteria the opportunity to register for classes early. Beginning June 22, early registration will be offered to students that are veterans; have been admitted to Limited Access Programs; are working toward a bachelor’s INDEX: PLEASE RECYCLE BRIEFING 2-3 degree; have applied for graduation; attend the School for Advanced Studies; or are degree-seeking and currently enrolled with at least 45 credits completed toward their degree. On June 23, students that are currently enrolled with at least 30 credits completed toward their degree can register for fall classes. “I am very happy that MDC is implementing this new system,” said Alysse Llerena, a business administration major at Hialeah Campus. “This will finally give me a chance to finish what I started and I won’t have to TURN TO REGISTRATION, PAGE 5 NEWS 5,7,8-13,15 West Campus student Andy Lucas died after being shot in the chest on May 23 outside his apartment. His neighbor was charged with one count of manslaughter. By Monique O. Madan Twenty-year-old John Lucas sits in his living room, eyes dazed. He sighs, then smiles at the memory of the last words his younger brother, Andy Lucas, muttered. “‘I’m okay,’” John said. “That’s what he kept repeating. It never even crossed my mind that he wouldn’t come back home.” SPORTS Got News? Let Us Know. Contact Us: (305) 237-1253 17-19 A&E Andy Lucas, 18, a criminal justice major at Miami Dade College’s West Campus, died after being shot in the chest on May 23 outside his apartment at 8851 NW Fontainbleau Blvd. His neighbor, twenty-one-year-old Felix Santana, was charged with one count of manslaughter, according to an arrest affidavit released May 23. He was released on $7,500 bond on May 24. A hearing is scheduled for June 22. “I don’t understand how this happened,” said Lucas’ 29-year-old brother Rolando Lucas Jr. “He was my little bro. I helped raised 20-21 TURN TO DEATH, PAGE 15 FORUM 22-23 THE REPORTER IS THE FREE BIWEEKLY STUDENT NEWSPAPER AT MIAMI DADE COLLEGE. ALL CONTENT IS PRODUCED BY MDC STUDENTS. THE REPORTER IS A PUBLIC FORUM FOR EXPRESSION.

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