Palm Beach State College

Lily Oppenheimer / WLRN

There weren’t just ducks swimming in the lake at Florida International University's main campus this week. 

FIU just held its 30th annual ‘Walk On Water’ Competition, where architecture students from FIU and Palm Beach State College design and construct so-called “shoes” to help them float to the finish line and cross a 175-foot lake. 

Emily Michot / Miami Herald

South Florida’s community college presidents are fighting a legislative proposal they argue would especially hurt low-income people and minorities — who make up the majority of their student bodies.

The leaders of Miami Dade College, Broward College and Palm Beach State College — whose schools enroll about half of all community college students in Florida — are teaming up to oppose Senate Bill 540, a chief priority of Republican Senate President Joe Negron.