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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.

Four U.S. presidential candidates came to South Florida on Tuesday to address the National Association of Black Journalists. Senators Cory Booker and Bernie Sanders, Southbend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and former Massachusetts Governor and Republican challenger Bill Weld each spoke separately, in an evening that highlighted differences over how best to address institutional racism. 

This week, 20 Democratic presidential hopefuls debated the issues—and each other. Under Florida’s ‘closed’ primary system, only registered Democrats can vote for any of them during the primary election next March. But that could change in future primary seasons. 

The Florida Supreme Court is reviewing a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow all registered voters in Florida—including the 3.2 million who are unaffiliated—to cast ballots in a primary election.