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Should We Have a Girls Football Team?

Should We Have a Girls Football Team?

Olivia Solomon, Business Manager

January 14, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Top Stories

Contrary to popular belief, male genitalia is not a necessity to play football. While majority of other sports have both men and women leagues, football remains the exception. Although society has become more conscious of the absurd notion that females cannot play contact sports, high schools across...

Faces of Palmetto (VIDEO)

Annette Gonzalez, Garrett Livingston, Benjamin Spiegelman, Natalie Askowitz, Mia Zaldivar, and Allessandra Inzinna

January 7, 2019


Filed under FEATURE, Multimedia

The Panther Online takes a closer look into the people featured in our latest issue: Faces of Palmetto.

The Views on the Bump Stock Ban

Nicole Markus, Copy Editor

December 26, 2018


Filed under OPINION

The Las Vegas shooting in October of 2017 that killed 59 people and injured 800 others remains a prime example of a deadly attack carried out by bump stocks. Bump stocks, an accessory to a firearm that allows it to shoot at a quicker pace, essentially convert a semi-automatic rifle into a fully automatic ri...

Is “Baby It’s Cold Outside” Demeaning Women? (FACEOFF)

Jayden Woodfall and Chloe Gallivan

December 17, 2018


Filed under Faceoff, OPINION

Yes: (J.W) Public outcry has called for the Christmas tune, “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” to be removed from all radio stations. The 1940’s classic song by Frank Loesser, an award-winning broadway songwriter and composer, has recently been slammed by radio-listeners for the inappropriate and forcible...

In Memory of Alan An

Allessandra Inzinna, Senior Copy Editor

December 12, 2018


Filed under FEATURE

On Dec. 1, 2018, senior Alan An passed away at the age of 18. An was known throughout the school as quiet in large groups, but funny with a dry sense of humor in individual conversations. “If you got him one-on-one, he was jokey,” pre-calculus teacher Cheryl Ruffin said. “He would be the first in...

Banned Juul Pods and Palmetto’s Anti-Vaping Campaign

Banned Juul Pods and Palmetto’s Anti-Vaping Campaign

Allison Strasius, Feature Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under FEATURE, Top Stories

On Nov. 13, Juul Labs announced their decision to retract and ban the majority of flavored pods from retail stores in an effort to curb current underage use. The creation of the Juul in 2015 came as a supposedly healthier alternative to smoking, as well as a method of quitting unhealthy smoking habits. ...

Being Raised Multicultural

Being Raised Multicultural

Olivia Solomon, Business Manager

December 2, 2018


Filed under FEATURE, Top Stories

In previous decades, communities did not accept marrying and starting a family with someone of a different race, religion or culture. Relationships like this became thought of as taboo. However, these prejudices faded as society became more accepting over time, establishing America as more racially and...

Palmetto Teachers Trying Trends (VIDEO)

Jenna Bondy, Camilla Bondy, Garett Livingston, and Annette Gonzalez

December 2, 2018


Filed under FEATURE, Multimedia, Top Stories

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Should Science Classes Be Required? (FACEOFF)

Jane Heise and Jack Meyer

November 30, 2018


Filed under Faceoff, OPINION

YES: (J.H) Standard high school science classes provide basic knowledge to all future leaders of America. They can educate students on current worldwide issues such as climate change and sexually-transmitted diseases, while simultaneously teaching them about their own bodies and health. These classe...

Are School ID’s Necessary? (FACEOFF)

Chloe Gallivan and Nicole Markus

November 28, 2018


Filed under Faceoff, OPINION

Yes: (C.G) As a non-uniform school, Palmetto needs some form of identification. IDs make it possible for faculty to quickly and easily identify who enters and exits the school, making it important to monitor while creating safer school grounds. Even with the hassle and the detentions it may bring...

Pinecrest Bakery vs. Vicky’s Bakery

Pinecrest Bakery vs. Vicky’s Bakery

Sophia DeAlejo, Life Editor

November 26, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Top Stories

On Sunday morning in Pinecrest, residents who may crave warm bakery food have two popular bakeries to choose from, Pinecrest or Vicky’s Bakery. Both bakeries offer a variety of cuban foods, and many question which is better. Pinecrest Bakery, located on South Dixie Highway, is the heart of the various lo...

An Analysis of the Midterms

Allessandra Inzinna, Senior Copy Editor

November 26, 2018


Filed under FEATURE

Around 113 million voters across America showed up to the polls in the 2018 midterm elections, pushing the turnout rates higher than seen in any midterm in half a century, according to the New York Times. “The turnout was a lot higher than we typically see in midterms,” AP U.S. government teacher Kennet...

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