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Four Hostages Held in Texas Synagogue

Valentina Arias, Multimedia Photo Editor January 17, 2022

On Jan. 15, Malik Faisal Akram held four people hostage at the Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue in Colleyville, Texas. The standoff lasted about 10 hours, with only one of the four hostages being...

Florida Lawmakers Propose Bill Outlawing Abortion After 15 Weeks

Ella Pedroso, Design Editor January 16, 2022

On Jan. 12, 2022, the first day of Florida’s 2022 legislative session, Senator Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland and Representative Erin Grall, R-Vero Beach, filed bills banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Proposing...

Prince Andrew Loses Military Titles Amid Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

Nicole Martin, Copy Editor January 16, 2022

On Friday, Jan. 14., Prince Andrew — the second son of Queen Elizabeth II — was stripped of his military titles, charities and royal patronages as the result of a sexual abuse lawsuit held against...

Supreme Court Blocks Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Large Businesses

Katriona Page, Senior Copy Editor January 15, 2022

On Thursday, Jan. 13, the Supreme Court blocked the Biden administration’s mandate (in cooperation with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) that private businesses with 100 or more employees...

U.S. Top Schools Allegedly Partake In Illegal Conspiracy To Limit Student Financial Aid

Ava Garcia, Staff Writer January 12, 2022

Colleges around the United States are currently being sued for antitrust violations related to their ability to decide which students receive financial aid, including top schools like Yale, Georgetown...

Bob Saget Found Dead In Orlando Hotel at Age 65

Eitan Greenberg, Copy Editor January 11, 2022

On Jan. 9, 2021, television personality and stand-up comedian Bob Saget was found dead in an Orlando hotel. He was 65. Saget was in Florida for a comedy tour, and his plan was to travel to multiple...

FDA Approves Booster Shot for 12-15 Year Olds

Samantha Elkins, News Editor January 5, 2022

As students return to school from winter break, the Omicron variant has contributed significantly to a surge in recent COVID-19 cases. On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration officially approved...

Palmettos five Posse Scholars, pictured from left to right: Paul Yan, Gianna Hutton, Lily Rodriguez, Imani Mitchell, Janese Fayson. Photo credits to Linda Dwyer.

Panthers on the Move: Palmetto Announces Five Posse Finalists

Ana Martinez, Online Editor-in-Chief December 17, 2021

The Posse Foundation is a selective scholarship program that identifies, recruits and trains individuals with extraordinary leadership. This year, Miami Palmetto Senior High has five finalists off to...

Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho Accepts Potential Position in Los Angeles

Gianna Hutton, Senior Media Editor December 11, 2021

On Thursday, Dec. 10 at 1:30 p.m., Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho announced in a press conference that he will be entering “a phase of contract negotiations” to accept...

Three Dead and Eight Injured in Michigan High School Shooting

Jasmine Judge, Design Editor December 1, 2021

On Tuesday, Nov. 30, a shooting took place at Oxford High School in Oxford Township, Michigan, about 45 miles north of Detroit, leaving three students dead and eight others injured. The suspected shooter...

CNN Indefinitely Suspended Chris Cuomo

Kate Stuzin, Managing Editor December 1, 2021

CNN indefinitely suspended anchor Chris Cuomo on Tuesday following the release of documents detailing his efforts to assist his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, as he faced a series of sexual...

Virgil Abloh, Visionary and Designer, Has Died at Age 41

Michael Angee, Sports Editor November 30, 2021

Virgil Abloh, Louis Vuitton’s artistic director and founder of Off-White, the streetwear brand, has passed away from cancer at age 41.  Abloh died from a rare and aggressive form of cancer known...

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