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#ArtsMatter: Redefining The Importance Of Arts

#ArtsMatter: Redefining The Importance Of Arts

Amy-Grace Shapiro, Feature Editor November 29, 2021

In 2017, when AP Art History teacher Christine Moros created an Instagram page for the Visual and Performing Arts Department at Miami Palmetto Senior High School as a way to combine all the arts onto one...

Debunking Thanksgiving: Myths and Misgivings

Sara Paredes, Copy Editor November 28, 2021

On every fourth Thursday of November, Americans across the country come together to tell themselves a myth-ridden version of the story of the first Thanksgiving. In doing so, this severely misrepresents...

Celebrating World Hello Day

Michael Angee, Sports Editor November 28, 2021

A warm smile or a simple “hello” can change someone’s day for the better. World Hello Day recognizes and celebrates communication in a light-hearted manner. World Hello Day, celebrated on Nov....

Bye, Bye Black Friday: Why Black Friday is Becoming More Obsolete

Gianna Hutton, Senior Media Editor November 27, 2021

With bloated stomachs and wallets ready, thousands of Americans have historically flooded malls the day after Thanksgiving, eager to complete their holiday shopping. Between lines wrapping around malls,...

Giving Thanks this Fall Season: Palmetto’s Fall Festival

Nicole Martin, Copy Editor November 27, 2021

On Nov. 22, Miami Palmetto Senior High School’s Student Council and Activities Department held their annual fall festival.  The event, held in the main courtyard during both lunches, featured an...

A Traditional Thanksgiving in 2021? No, Everything has Changed.

A Traditional Thanksgiving in 2021? No, Everything has Changed.

Allison Gould, Print Editor-in-Chief November 27, 2021

2020 was one of the most pivotal years in the history of the world; a polarizing U.S. presidential election, a ramped pandemic that has killed 5.18 million people to date and social movements that resulted...

Kyle Rittenhouse Acquitted of all Charges

Ryan McKean, Multimedia Photo Editor November 22, 2021

After a 15 day trial, Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all charges, including first-degree reckless homicide, first-degree intentional homicide and two counts of first-degree recklessly endangering...

Diabetes Awareness Month: What is Type 1 Diabetes?

Diabetes Awareness Month: What is Type 1 Diabetes?

Bella Martin, Editor-in-Chief November 21, 2021

November marks Diabetes Awareness Month. Throughout the month, people all around the world team up to spread awareness of Type 1 Diabetes and highlight the need for a cure. So, what exactly is Type 1 Diabetes? Type...

Students on Chess Club learn and play chess during one of the clubs monthly meetings. Photo credits to the Chess Club Instagram.

Chess That Makes Change: An Inside Look at Palmetto’s Chess Club

Ana Martinez, Online Editor-in-Chief November 20, 2021

After surviving the COVID-19 pandemic, Miami Palmetto Senior High’s Chess Club has resumed its in-person meetings and begun a new chess club at Southwood Middle School. Established approximately...

FACEOFF: Is Daylight Savings Good Or Bad?

FACEOFF: Is Daylight Savings Good Or Bad?

Valentina Arias and Ava Garcia November 20, 2021

Good (A.G.): Daylight savings recently ended on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021. As many make a return to a time that causes the sun to rise earlier in the morning and set earlier in the afternoon, there is debate...

Mask or No Mask? MDCPS New Mask Mandate

Isabella Hewitt, Multimedia Photo Editor November 20, 2021

On Nov. 18, the Superintendent of Miami Dade County Public Schools, Alberto M. Carvalho, announced that facial coverings in schools are no longer mandatory and that the parental opt-out form has been removed...

HIP member Christina Perez (11) getting ready to present to classes in her HIP shirt.

Be Smart, Be Healthy, Be HIP!

Samantha Elkins, News Editor November 20, 2021

Often, when figuring out how to navigate school, homework and relationships, high schoolers become so preoccupied that it comes at the expense of their mental and physical health. On top of that, high...

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