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Miami Commissioner Ken Russell Announces He Will Run Against Marco Rubio for U.S. Senate

Gianna Hutton, Senior Media Editor June 4, 2021

On Thursday, June 3rd, current City of Miami Commissioner Ken Russell announced in a series of videos on Twitter that he plans to challenge Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio in 2022.  Starting...

A Wrap-Up of Palmettos Silver Knight Nominees

Isabel Lopez, Multimedia Photo Editor May 23, 2021

On May 21, the Silver Knight ceremony announced the 2021 winners of the prestigious award for seniors. Miami Palmetto Senior High School had one Silver Knight winner, Robert Mazer, and five Honorable Mentions:...

Miami Heat Clinch Sixth Seed in Eastern Conference En Route To NBA Playoffs

Jack Meyer, Online Editor-in-Chief May 19, 2021

Following a 129-121 victory against the Boston Celtics on May 11, the Miami Heat clinched their second consecutive playoff berth and are set to defend their Eastern Conference title.  The Heat had...

Colonial Pipeline Shuts Down After Cyber Attack

Michael Angee, Design Editor May 15, 2021

 The Colonial Pipeline system provides about 45% of the fuel for the east coast. The company recently underwent a ransomware attack and got temporarily shut down.  The hacking of the Colonial Pipeline...

Instagram Adds New Pronouns Feature

Ana Martinez, Online Editor-in-Chief May 13, 2021

A May 11 update to the social media site Instagram now allows users to input their pronouns in a specific place on their profile, rather than in their bio. Users can now choose from a variety of pronouns,...

FDA Authorizes Pfizer Vaccine for 12-15 Year Olds

Samantha Elkins, Multimedia Video Editor May 12, 2021

On Monday, May 11, the FDA approved BioNTech and Pfizer’s request for 12 to 15 year olds to receive the vaccine on an emergency-use basis. The FDA may make an official announcement as early as Thursday,...

Broadway Set to Return This September

Kate Stuzin, Managing Editor May 6, 2021

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday that Broadway can reopen at 100% capacity starting Sept. 14. Show ticket sales may officially begin today. The Broadway League plans on releasing...

The Supreme Court Plans To Review New Second Amendment Case

Luca Boccalato, Staff Writer April 28, 2021

On Monday Apr. 26, the Supreme Court announced its decision to review a case testing how far a state can go when regulating whether an individual may carry a gun outside the home. The case regarding...

New CDC COVID-19 Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Americans

Katriona Page, Contents/Copy Editor April 28, 2021

On Apr. 27, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced updated COVID-19 recommendations for fully vaccinated individuals. The new guidelines describe a variety of activities those who are...

Derek Chauvin Found Guilty for the Murder of George Floyd

Valentina Arias, Multimedia Photo Editor April 23, 2021

On Apr. 20, 2021, Derek Chauvin was found guilty for the murder of George Floyd. Eleven months have passed since Floyd’s death, and the trial has come to an end with a verdict convicting Chauvin of all...

Miami-Dade Schools Scheduled to go 100% Clean by 2030

Isabella Hewitt, Multimedia Photo Editor April 22, 2021

Miami-Dade County Public schools plan to switch to 100% clean energy by the year 2030. With the increasing problem of climate change, schools have started to take action. Miami-Dade is the first southern...

Bubble Tea Shortage Hits the U.S.

Kate Markus, Copy Editor April 22, 2021

Bubble tea, a tea-based drink made primarily with chewy tapioca balls, is experiencing an industry-wide shortage. The drink originated in Taiwan in the 1980s at a tea stand, and has since become popular...

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