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Should Candidates’ Ages Affect Votes?

Samuel Stone, Opinion Editor

June 4, 2019

With the incoming 2020 presidential election,  the candidates are all attempting to distinguish themselves from the rest of the pack. The different approaches to domestic and foreign policy overpower the concerns for the ages of the candidates. The values and positions that many candidates take are o...

Should We Continue Learning After AP Exams? (FACEOFF)

Jane Heise and Lindsey Solomon

May 30, 2019

NO (J.H.) An AP course contains college-level information taught in a high school setting. These courses embellish college applications and prove one’s capability of both retaining complex information and surpassing high school academic expectations to universities. High school students use Advanc...

Earth Day, Day 7: Celebrating Our Earth

Earth Day, Day 7: Celebrating Our Earth

Isabel Wilder, Copy Editor

April 21, 2019

April 22 is Earth Day — a day dedicated to the planet and a day that serves as a reminder that humans must take action towards protecting the Earth. The holiday has existed for almost 50 years, but its origins remain widely unknown to younger generations. A result of grievances such as increasing amoun...

Earth Day, Day 6: Climate Change…Are We In Hot Water?

Earth Day, Day 6: Climate Change…Are We In Hot Water?

Sydney Campbell and Camilla Bondy

April 20, 2019

Climate change reflects the major differences seen in weather patterns over an extended period of time. Many today debate whether humans cause climate change or if weather patterns actually change naturally. One type of climate change that currently affects the Earth is Global warming. According t...

Earth Day, Day 2: Politicians, Time to Step It Up On Climate Change

Earth Day, Day 2: Politicians, Time to Step It Up On Climate Change

Nicole Markus, Copy Editor

April 16, 2019

Climate change discussions in the government of multiple countries around the world highlight just how much people want climate change action. Those discussions, however, are not due to the willingness of politicians to adapt to change when needed. Any and all climate change action should remain att...

Maddie Cakes; Mom and Daughter Bakers Fighting Childhood Cancer

Maddie Cakes; Mom and Daughter Bakers Fighting Childhood Cancer

Olivia Solomon, Business Manager

April 9, 2019

  On Oct. 31, 2018, Melissa Nunez received news that her once healthy four year old daughter, Maddie, now was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Since then, Maddie’s life plays out according to a strict chemotherapy treatment plan that changes every month. But for her and her fami...

Why the U.S. Needs the Background Check Expansion Act

Nicole Markus, Copy Editor

April 7, 2019

If S.42, or the Background Check Expansion Act, passes in the Senate, the loophole that allows gun show sellers to sell a gun without performing a detailed background check will close. With the passing of this act, American senators finally have the chance to prove they can act in the best interest of...

Has Palmetto Done Enough Since MSD? (FACEOFF)

Nicole Markus and Samuel Stone

March 17, 2019

Yes: (N.M) In the one year since the shooting that left 17 dead at Parkland on Feb. 14, 2018, Palmetto has taken many effective steps to ensure not only the safety of students but to ensure their peace of mind as well. Only a week after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting, Palmetto allowed s...

Is The Death Penalty Justified?

Jane Heise, Copy Editor

March 1, 2019

The controversies surrounding the death penalty have plagued governments across the world. Many major global powers still enforce the death penalty; these countries include the U.S., China, Iran and Saudi Arabia. However, the U.S. stands as the only Western country that still performs capital punishment. Th...

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