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ICYMI: Merrick Park shooting details and information

Benjamin Spiegelman, Sports Editor
April 9, 2017
Filed under Local, News, Top Stories

At around 1 p.m. on 8 April, a gunman opened fire in the upscale shopping mall known as Merrick Park in Coral Gables at the Fitness Equinox Center. One person was pronounced dead at the scene and two others were injured with one being pronounced dead later at the hospital. Janine Ackerman, the gym’s ge...

A recap of the Muslim myth and perception Afternoon Lecture

A recap of the Muslim myth and perception Afternoon Lecture

Inez Laborn, Staff Writer
February 24, 2017
Filed under Events, Features, Local, Top Stories

Psychology Club held their monthly lecture was held in the media center about Islam yesterday, Feb. 23. Junior Karelis Martinez decided that this lecture should be held and heard. “I always had a lot of sympathy towards the culture,” Martinez said. “I found it unfair how people were oppres...

Short answers to tough questions about climate change in South Florida

Short answers to tough questions about climate change in South Florida

Allessandra Inzinna, Copy Editor
February 22, 2017
Filed under Local, News, Top Stories

How has climate change effected Miami? According to the Climate Reality Project, climate change has already victimized Miami. Flooding is now a normal occurrence, with higher tides moving progressively inland, made worse by rain and for traffic. A 300 million dollar project is expected to build pu...

Put a (junior) ring on it

Put a (junior) ring on it

Kalia Richardson, News Editor
February 2, 2017
Filed under Local, News, Top Stories

Jan. 31, 2017, Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium, students, friends and family attended the Junior Class Ring Ceremony. Sponsored by Herff Jones, who customizes class rings and graduation products, made the whole event possible. The ceremony began with welcoming words from our junior class st...

End of wet foot-dry foot policy causes uncertainty

End of wet foot-dry foot policy causes uncertainty

Thomas Martinez, Online Editor-in-Chief
January 14, 2017
Filed under Local, News, Top Stories

Decades of diplomatic tension continued to thaw between the United States and Cuba this Thursday, as President Barack Obama ended a policy that allowed for the mass exodus of Cuban refugees to come to our shores without a visa. It was President Bill Clinton’s democratic White House that battled wit...

The battle over solar panels in Florida

Kalia Richardson, News Editor
December 30, 2016
Filed under Local, News, Top Stories

In an effort to prevent the ever-rising temperatures in Florida, solar panels can seem like a viable solution. Amendment 1, did just that, as major utilities like Florida Power and Light influenced 4,560,580 voters into thinking the bill would promote the usage of solar panels. The bill allows Florida...

You may be unexcused

Carmella Jimenez, Senior Copy Editor
December 29, 2016
Filed under Local, News, Top Stories

A tire pops. Mom decides to have an untimely argument with the neighbor before slamming on the gas to get her teen through the gates before 7:20 a.m. A best friend that carpools with you left a project at home and failed to consider the unexcused tardy you would receive for the minivan that got turned...

Cold as ice

Maxwell Landy, Video Editor
December 23, 2016
Filed under Local, News, Top Stories

              Individuals who recently moved to Miami tend to notice the same thing: the lack of seasons. Miami features a wet season and a dry season, and rarely dips into low temperatures. Seeing that the locals had no idea what winter felt lik...

Making Palmetto pristine

Natalie Askowitz, Copy Editor
December 12, 2016
Filed under Local, News, Top Stories

A typical day at Miami Palmetto Senior High brings trash-covered hallways, disorganized bookshelves and cluttered workspaces. The administrators decided that it was time for a change. In the 2015-2016 school year, the administrators at Miami Palmetto Senior High school created Pristine Palmetto, a pr...

Remembering David Nardone

Remembering David Nardone

Natalie Askowitz, Copy Editor
December 11, 2016
Filed under Local, News, Top Stories

On Dec. 7, 2016 our community lost a special man. After having stage IV lung cancer, David Nardone passed away. Nardone worked as the drama teacher at Palmetto Middle School for many years. With many students at Palmetto High having attended Palmetto Middle, the loss deeply affects them. “He...

ICYMI: Panther for a Day 2016

Mia Zaldivar, Design Editor
December 7, 2016
Filed under Local, News, Top Stories

Panther for a Day is an opportunity for eighth graders from all around the district to get a taste of what life at Palmetto entails. From watching the performances of the performing arts department to getting the experience of a high school pep rally, Panther for a Day is designed to motivate students...

A song a day keeps the stress away

A song a day keeps the stress away

Atilla Dos Santos, Staff Writer
December 4, 2016
Filed under Local, News, Top Stories

Music shares a close relation with mood, as stated by Psychology Today. Listeners gravitate toward songs that them feel-- whether that is happy or sad, energetic or relaxed. Avid gym members rely on invigorating tracks to keep them motivated during a tough leg workout, and commuters rely on softer an...

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