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Tis The Season: Fantasy Football Outlook

Camila Myers and Benjamin Spiegelman

Each year around September, football season starts and right along with it, comes fantasy football. It overcomes team owners and becomes the main topic of conversation from 7:20 to 2:20. Drafts begin and the rest of the world cuts out. As an avid fantasy football participant myself, this time of year is taken very seriously. In some leagues, the winnings can climb ...

September 5, 2017No Comments

Previewing 2017 Panther Football

Benjamin Spiegelman, Sports Editor

Last season, the Panther football team beat every single team except for Southridge, completing one of their best seasons in years by finishing 9-2. The tempo for this team is undergoing a turnaround for the better and the players are expected to perform just as well if not better this upcoming season. Under the leadership of coach Michael Manasco and the rest of th...

August 25, 2017No Comments

How CTE continues to be treated

Benjamin Spiegelman, Sports Editor

The sport of football has gained the reputation of being violent and has always been dominated by muscular men. One of the main characteristics in football is the act of tackling, which can lead to many concussions. The disease Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy is the consequence of repeated blows to the head in sports like football. When CTE was discovered by the Nigerian-...

May 28, 2017No Comments

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FEATURE

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

Mia Zaldivar, Design Editor

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 Student Council President, Jonathan Roth, Senior Class president, Natalia...

May 29, 2017No Comments

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

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 ...

May 21, 2017No Comments

A student’s dream to attend West Point is achieved

A student’s dream to attend West Point is achieved

Sabrina Catalan

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...

May 10, 2017No Comments

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LIFE

Graduation Day: Every Which Way to College: the Non-Traditional Routes

Kalia Richardson, News Editor

One way ticket, please. When studying abroad, a single plane ride takes someone to anywhere they desire, leaving behind the American culture they’ve come prone to over the years. A journey so vast has a substantial purpose. For senior Fiona Stoerrdequeiro, home lies in Osnabrueck, Germany (Though born in Brazil, she moved to Germany at three). Stoerrdequeiro plans to...

June 5, 2017No Comments

Exploring the female buzzcut trend

Exploring the female buzzcut trend

Kalia Richardson, News Editor

Millie Brown. Binx Walton. Amber Rose. Cara Delevingne. Katy Perry. All these women have taken the daring action of mowing off their locks for a buzz. Buzzcuts as an emerging...

June 4, 2017No Comments

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OPINION

Is this generation overly sensitive?

Camila Myers and Mia Zaldivar

This face-off was originally slated to be posted in our recently published issue of our publication but due to a printing error, the wrong article was published instead. Here is Issue 8's face-off, with Insight Editor, Camila Myers, arguing that our generation is too sensitive to criticism and Design Editor, Mia Zaldivar, presenting a counterargument. Yes: The curre...

June 6, 2017No Comments

Countdown to Graduation Day 7: Doomsday has arrived – time to switch teams!

Marlowe Starling, Editor-in-Chief of The Panther

For those of us sports fans, the most dreaded day of our lives is not the day we start paying taxes, not the day we sit in purgatory and not even the first time we get fired -- it is the day we must come to terms with our adult decisions and realize that college will force us to switch team loyalties. Ouch! It seems hard to believe that after rooting for a particular...

June 4, 2017No Comments

Does Being an Athlete Help You Get Into Top Colleges?

Does Being an Athlete Help You Get Into Top Colleges?

Benjamin Spiegelman, Sports Editor

The application process, which can seem daunting, may be a little less frightening for star high school athletes. If a university wants to have successful athletics, they...

May 31, 2017No Comments

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BLOGS

Leap of faith

Leap of faith

Remy Farkas, Editor-in-Chief of The Panther

We have reached the final quarter of the final year of high school. These last nine weeks consist of countless decisions and a sense of excitement combined with nostalgia. The t...

March 31, 2017No Comments

Thomas Perez: A Disappointing Appointment

Thomas Perez: A Disappointing Appointment

Attila Dos Santos, Staff Writer

If boredom and stale, unsuccessful politics had a face, it would be that of former Labor Secretary under President Obama and newly appointed leader of the Democratic party ...

February 27, 2017No Comments

TPP #3: Anti-semitism or anti-Trumpism?

Attila Dos Santos, Staff Writer

Here we are again, going over yet another accusation on President Trump; only now he is not a fascist but an anti-semite. This allegation arose after a wave of threats towards Jewish communities and buildings spread throughout the U.S. The count keeps climbing, with over 50 threats on 54 Jewish communities since the beginning of the year, according to the JCC Associatio...

February 23, 2017No Comments

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