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Countdown to Graduation Day 3: Graduation Speakers prepare for the big stage

Countdown to Graduation Day 3: Graduation Speakers prepare for the big stage

Mia Zaldivar, Design Editor
May 29, 2017
Filed under FEATURE, Top Stories

On June 5, 2017, Miami Palmetto Senior High’s graduating class of 2017 will become Panther alumni at the Watsco Center at the University of Miami. Nostalgia will saturate the seats as several notable speeches will be presented that morning. Following Palmetto graduation traditions, speeches from Stude...

ICYMI: Former U.S. Surgeon General urges Palmetto students to combat e-cigarette usage

ICYMI: Former U.S. Surgeon General urges Palmetto students to combat e-cigarette usage

Marlowe Starling, Editor-in-Chief of The Panther
May 21, 2017
Filed under Events, FEATURE, Top Stories

On Thursday, May 18, the U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy walked down the aisle of the Miami Palmetto Senior High auditorium amidst a roar of applause from students and faculty. After three years of informing the American public about the dangers of cigarette and alcohol use as the Surgeon Gene...

A student’s dream to attend West Point is achieved

A student’s dream to attend West Point is achieved

Sabrina Catalan
May 10, 2017
Filed under Events, FEATURE, Top Stories

On May 10, 2017, Justin Ortiz, a senior at Miami Palmetto Senior High, accepted his certificate of appointment from the United States Military Academy at West Point. It was a big achievement for Ortiz, who had been looking to attend West Point since he was in the seventh grade. “This is just something...

ICYMI: The Panther Voice offers faculty the spotlight

ICYMI: The Panther Voice offers faculty the spotlight

Alexandra Pedroso, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Events, FEATURE, Top Stories

On Tuesday April 18th, Palmetto Senior High’s teachers sang on stage and performed for our entertainment. The event was sponsored by the class of 2018 and amused all the other classes. The Panther Voice started off by introducing the three judges, Danny Pita, Natalia Ortega, and Charles Noguera. ...

Meet the candidates: A preview of school elections

Meet the candidates: A preview of school elections

Susan Aghedo, Copy Editor
March 22, 2017
Filed under Events, FEATURE, Top Stories

On Tuesday, March 21, Student Council and Student Government candidates campaigned during both lunches in Panther Square. Lined with banners and littered with bodies, the square was loud with shouts of who to vote in the election, which will be held on Thursday, March 23, during both lunches as well...

Syndee Winters: What a Ham(ilton)

Syndee Winters: What a Ham(ilton)

Marlowe Starling, Feature Editor
February 28, 2017
Filed under Events, FEATURE, Top Stories

On Jan. 30, a Broadway actress took the Miami Palmetto auditorium stage for perhaps the hundredth time since she began her career as a performer. Syndee Winters, who most recently has acted as the understudy for all the lead female roles in Broadway’s smash hit “Hamilton: An American Musical,” returne...

High school sweethearts tell their stories

High school sweethearts tell their stories

Morgan Elmslie, Copy Editor
February 15, 2017
Filed under FEATURE, Photoessay, Top Stories

In the four years we spend at Palmetto, many of us find ourselves, our passions, our best friends and our strengths. But some lucky ones find their soulmates. The same classes we sit in and the same hallways we walk in are the sacred meeting grounds for a few inseparable lovers. Maria Dao, ...

The Instagram Age

The Instagram Age

Mia Zaldivar, Design Editor
February 2, 2017
Filed under FEATURE, LIFE, Top Stories

There are 600 million monthly active users on Instagram as of December of 2016, and over 90% of users aging under 35.  The social media platform that swept our generation has taken over their lives without even noticing. The Pew Research center surveyed 3,000 people and 88% of their participants ag...

Performing Arts department puts Panthers in the holiday spirit

Performing Arts department puts Panthers in the holiday spirit

Marlowe Starling, Feature Editor
December 17, 2016
Filed under Events, FEATURE, Top Stories

On Thursday, Dec. 15, the Palmetto Performing Arts department displayed all the wit and talent of its students. As the jazz band played the classic ballads that come with the season, viewers in the halls outside the auditorium soaked in the Art Walk, featuring the works of Palmetto’s Fine Arts stude...

Convergence

Convergence

Marlowe Starling, Feature Editor
October 10, 2016
Filed under FEATURE, Features, Top Stories

Two alumni Palmetto wrestlers cross the borders of friendship throughout their lives, and it started with the craving for competition The Lightweight Kevin Pedersen lives each day with his past and Christ in mind. He served in the military and became the highest award-winning Drug Enforcement Ag...

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