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Amy Coney Barrett Confirmed to Supreme Court

Jack Meyer, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 27, 2020

On Oct. 26, Amy Coney Barrett made history as she was officially confirmed as the next Supreme Court justice of the United States of America. After several weeks of high intensity meetings, hearings and questioning, Barrett became the newest member of the nation’s highest court after a 52-48 vote in the S...

Miami Palmetto Senior High Confirms COVID-19 Cases, Quarantines Students

Information and image courtesy of the MDCPS COVID-19 Dasboard. MDCPS has confirmed two cases of COVID-19 at Miami Palmetto Senior High.

Nicole Markus, Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2020

On Saturday, Oct. 24, Miami Palmetto Senior High administrators called some students and teachers to inform them they must remain virtual for 14 days due to direct contact with COVID-19 in school. This quarantine, which has affected multiple classes, accompanies a confirmed update to the MDCPS COVID-19...

Purdue Pharma Pleads Guilty in OxyContin Case

Angelina Astic, Copy Editor

October 25, 2020

Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of the prescription opioid OxyContin, reached an agreement with the Justice Department to plead guilty to three federal criminal charges.  The agreement includes a payment upwards of $8 billion in restitution for Purdue Pharma’s contribution to the widespread na...

Recap of the Oct. 22 Presidential Debate

Katriona Page, Contents/Copy Editor

October 24, 2020

On Thursday, Oct. 22, Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden faced off against Republican presidential candidate and sitting President Donald Trump in the second and final presidential debate of 2020.  At Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, moderator Kristen...

Miami Dolphins Plan to Start Tua Tagovailoa

Allison Gould, Life Editor

October 21, 2020

On Oct. 20, the Miami Dolphins announced that they have changed their starting quarterback to rookie Tua Tagovailoa. Football fans had assumed that he would take over for Ryan Fitzpatrick, the former starting quarterback, but it was unclear when the switch would happen.  So far, the Dolphins have played six games i...

Thirteen Men Arrested in Plot to Kidnap Michigan Governor

Ella Pedroso, Design Editor

October 15, 2020

On Oct. 8, The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Michigan state authorities revealed that a militia group conspired to kidnap Michigan governor, Gretchen Whitmer. Authorities arrested 13 men from two anti-government groups who planned to kidnap the governor and take her to a “secure location”...

MAST Academy Closes After Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

Valentina Arias, Multimedia Photo Editor

October 14, 2020

On Monday, Oct. 12, MAST Academy closed due to two students testing positive for COVID-19. Instead of being able to do in-person learning, they switched back to online learning after being in school for less than one week. They returned to school Tuesday after staff properly cleaned the school. These st...

An Analysis of The Antibody Cocktail Trump Received

Jacob Grindstaff, Opinion Editor

October 12, 2020

On Oct. 1, President Donald Trump tested positive for SARS COVID-19 via rapid test following a visit to a campaign fundraiser in Bedminster, New Jersey.  Following a second more thorough test on Thursday, the President tweeted that he had tested positive for COVID on Friday, Oct. 2.  That same ...

Controversial Diabetes Drug Recalled

Sofia Vinueza, Business Manager

October 12, 2020

On Oct. 5, 2020, Marksans Pharma and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries recalled Metformin, a diabetes drug, because of traces of carcinogen NDMA, nitrosodimethylamine, found in the drug. Much controversy has surrounded this drug since Dec. 2019. The first statement released in Dec. 2019, written by director o...

Nobel Prize Winners 2020

Priscilla Bermudez, Senior Copy Editor

October 12, 2020

The Nobel Prize is an international set of awards given to people and organizations that have contributed to society the most in the previous year. The awards include six different categories: chemistry, economic sciences, literature, peace, physiology or medicine and physics.  Nobel Prize winne...

Clemson Tigers Overwhelm Miami Hurricanes in Top Ten Matchup

Luca Rodriguez, Staff Writer

October 11, 2020

After a hard-fought game, the Miami Hurricanes football team lost to the number one ranked Clemson Tigers. The highly anticipated matchup, scheduled as the game of the week, had two Associated Press top 10 teams facing off for the first time this year. Hurricane fans have looked forward to this game sin...

Rock Legend Eddie Van Halen Passes Away

Isabel Lopez, Multimedia Photo Editor

October 7, 2020

Eddie Van Halen, the legendary icon of  American rock band Van Halen, passed away on Oct. 6 2020 after a long fight with cancer. He died at age 65 at Santa Monica Hospital in California. Known for his talent among the rock and roll generation, Halen assembled the band which became one of the most po...

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