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Environmental Impacts of COVID-19

Katriona Page, Copy Editor

April 2, 2020

COVID-19 has led to mass pandemonium, wreaking havoc on lives, economies and toilet paper aisles around the world. However, the pandemic has a few silver linings: significant declines in pollution and NO2 levels, resulting in better air quality; clear waterways in Venice and animals able to freely roam...

BREAKING NEWS: The Panther Reveals Student Council Election Results

BREAKING NEWS: The Panther Reveals Student Council Election Results

Nicole Markus and Joanna Salvat

March 13, 2020

Student Council Board: President: David Spiegelman (11) Vice President: Sam ZZZ Zelaya (11) Secretary: Samantha Berlan (11) Treasurers: Nicole Markus (11), Daniel Solomon (10) Underclass Treasurer: Cooper Menachem (9) Chief-of-Staff: Jade Pita (11), Catherine Bales (10) Chief-of-Sen...

LATEST NEWS: NBA Suspended Due to Coronavirus

Jack Meyer and Valentina Caceres

March 12, 2020

On Mar. 11, the NBA announced the suspension of the season until further notice. The news came after the abrupt cancellation of Wednesday’s game between the Utah Jazz and the Oklahoma City Thunder right before tipoff, due to the revelation that Utah player Ruby Gobert tested positive for COVID-19. ...

LATEST NEWS: Palmetto Bay Declares a Climate Emergency

Gianna Hutton, Design Editor

March 3, 2020

On Mar. 2 at a village council meeting, Palmetto Bay council members unanimously voted to declare a climate emergency. The legislation, introduced by the Youth Community Involvement Board, namely senior Nicole Gazo, serves as the first step in a mobilization solution to the climate crisis.  What is a...

BREAKING NEWS: City of Miami Passes a Climate Emergency

Nicole Markus, Print Editor-in-Chief

November 24, 2019

On Nov. 21, 2019, the city of Miami underwent a climate emergency after months of protests and pressure from local youth activists, including some at Miami Palmetto Senior High School. The largest one occurred on a day of global climate strikes, where dozens of Palmetto students missed school to atten...

Breaking News: New Information on Alabama Abortion Law

Nicole Markus, Print Editor-in-Chief

November 12, 2019

In May 2019, Alabama passed a controversial abortion bill which aimed to ban abortions in all cases, with a few exceptions, according to CNN. In Georgia, lawmakers introduced the Fetal Heartbeat Bill in May 2019, which served to ban abortions after the six-week pregnancy mark. Other states soon followed suit, passing l...

BREAKING: US and Turkey Reach Ceasefire in Syria

Jack Meyer, News Editor

October 17, 2019

On Oct. 17, Vice President Mike Pence announced that the Turkish government has agreed to a permanent ceasefire in Northern Syria. Pence — accompanied by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien — met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, seeking to reach a ce...

The Amazon is Burning

The Amazon is Burning

Gianna Hutton, Design Editor

September 5, 2019

Burning for more than three weeks, the Amazon Rainforest needs saving, or one of our major oxygen sources will cease to exist. Four times the size of Alaska, the Amazon plays a key role in resisting climate change and serves as a vital carbon sink, according to the Washington Post. On Tuesday, Brazilian...

Palmetto Has No Official School Walkout Planned for Columbine Anniversary

Palmetto students participate in a school-sanctioned walkout on the field on March 14 in remembrance of the Parkland shooting victims. The walkout took place a month after the shooting and included a moment of silence that lasted 17 minutes, one minute for each victim. Photo by Allessandra Inzinna.

Jack Cruz-Alvarez, online managing editor

April 19, 2018

According to administration officials and student organizers, Palmetto has not planned an official walkout on Friday, April 20 in support of stricter gun control measures. The National School Walkout movement has organized walkouts in protest of gun violence in schools across the country to begin at 10 a.m....

Students Walk Out, Show Solidarity For MSD

Students Walk Out, Show Solidarity For MSD

Allessandra Inzinna, feature editor

March 15, 2018

Joining thousands of walkouts across the nation, around 2,500 of Palmetto’s students walked out at approximately 10:00 AM today to pay tribute to the 17 victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. After attendance was taken the beginning of third period, students were dismissed building...

Rejecting Roundup

Allison Strasius, staff writer

March 12, 2018

The current spraying of the chemical weed killer Roundup around the perimeter of the school has recently prompted backlash from some students at Miami Palmetto Senior High School. Drew Latta, a senior, is spearheading the campaign to end the use of Roundup on school grounds. “Roundup is one of the...

Activists Teach Palmetto Students How To Protest Effectively

(from left to right) Phillip Agnew, Nicole Markus, Monica Espitia and Juan Cuba lead a discussion about how to protest effectively at a meeting on March 7 after school in the media center. Students have organized a walkout for March 14 at 10:00 a.m.

Jack Cruz-Alvarez, online managing editor

March 7, 2018

Though Palmetto’s February 21 walkout against gun violence did not go as she had planned, freshman Nicole Markus thinks that next week’s protest on March 14 at 10:00 a.m. will run much more smoothly. “I am extremely hopeful about this protest because I truly believe that everyone has it in the...

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