Riane Roldan

Intern, Summer 2018

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.

Ways to Connect

Associated Press

The Florida Parent Teacher Association (PTA) temporarily suspended the operations of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) on Monday in order to conduct an audit of the association’s finances, according to a news release.

Peter Haden / WLRN

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.

MSD Public Safety Commission
Riane Roldan / WLRN

During the first five minutes of the state's second Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission meeting, the chair of the group, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, read a letter from Andrew Pollack, announcing his resignation from the commission. 


Riane Roldan / WLRN News

Cuban community leaders in Miami gathered Wednesday to launch a campaign to discourage tourists from visiting the island while it remains under communist control. The "Don't Aid" campaign aims to bring attention to issue by hosting events and posting billboards around the city.