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Standout Seniors honored with Passion For Life award

Olivia Solomon and Chloe Gallivan
May 10, 2017
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Today, May 10, 2017, seven seniors were recognized for their constant positivity, school spirit, and friendly attitudes with the Passion For Life award. The Passion for Life award all started with the tragic death of Angel Diaz in 2007. Angel was a positive and spirited Palmetto panther who constantly...

Female Academic Competitors hurt by lack of Club Funding

Allessandra Inzinna, Copy Editor
May 9, 2017
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Women make up just 13 percent of the industries of science, math, engineering and math. Most of the reasoning behind this comes from stereotypes placed on girls at a young age, leaving the chemistry sets to the boys and the dolls for themselves. According to Nature, female scientists still receive less payment than their similarly ...

ICYMI: Merrick Park shooting details and information

Benjamin Spiegelman, Sports Editor
April 9, 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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              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
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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...

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