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Tragedy In Parkland: What To Know About Stoneman Douglas Shooting

Olivia Solomon, staff writer

February 14, 2018

At 3 p.m. the Broward Sheriff’s Office answered to a call of an active shooter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Around 3:40, dismissal time, students and faculty heard sounds of gunshots coming, enacting an immediate code red lockdown.The faculty and 3,208 students enrolled at...

Panic in Paradise: The False Alarm That Shook Hawaii

Olivia Solomon, staff writer

January 25, 2018

On Jan. 13, residents of Hawaii woke up to an alert of a ballistic missile heading toward the island. The alert surfaced around eight a.m., interrupting all phones and television programs. The alert read: “Ballistic missile  threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill.” ...

Palmetto Bay Bridge Proposal Sparks Debate

Palmetto Bay Bridge Proposal Sparks Debate

Allison Strasius, staff writer

January 23, 2018

A proposal to build a bridge over the Cutler drain canal on 87th Avenue continues to spark major controversy among Miami residents even 40 years after its initial proposal.   The bridge would join the ends of 164th Street and 163rd Terrace, with the goal of reducing the heavy traffic that ba...

To Be or Not To Be a Cuban Citizen

Brianne Guanaga, news editor

January 22, 2018

On Jan. 4, the Cuban government passed a law allowing the children of Cuban parents to obtain citizenship without requiring residency on the island. Because of Cuba’s climate, the increasing number of Cubans seem to flee to the U.S. to live in a free and economically-stable country, despite Obama’s end to the “wet f...

Palmetto’s Parking Problems Seek Attention with Imminent Construction

Sabrina Catalan, copy editor

January 21, 2018

The prospect of construction at Palmetto represents the idea of a more efficient school. One issue for students, parking, is seeking administrative attention with the arrival of new buildings on campus. Seniors Michael Fein and Drew Latta, members of The Educational Excellence School Advisory Coun...

School Renovation Kicks Off

School Renovation Kicks Off

Gemma Torras, staff writer

December 9, 2017

After five years of planning, the reconstruction of Miami Palmetto Senior High began with a kick-off ceremony Friday, Dec. 8. The renovation, part of the county’s General Obligation Bond Project, will incur $44 million in costs before its planned 2020 completion. The meeting included speeches by t...

Marines Appoint First Female Infantry Officer

Gemma Torras, design editor

October 18, 2017

On Sep. 25, 2017, the Marine Corps made history by appointing the first female infantry officer. The position entails leading and commanding the main land combat force for the Marines. The lieutenant, who has withheld her name, graduated with this honor in Quantico, Virginia. Of the 131 lieutenants that beg...

A Briefing of Recent White House News

Attila Dos Santos, Staff Writer

May 16, 2017

When the investigation on President Trump’s ties to Russia began to slowly narrow down, Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. The President accused Comey of failing to find the people responsible of the multiple leaks that have occurred, including the ones that led the Washington Post to suspect, in...

Trump nullifies the Clean Power Plan

Attila Dos Santos, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017

  In an effort to revive the coal mining industry in the United States, as he promised coal miners during his 2016 campaign, President Trump signed an executive order on DAY, March 28 that will dismantle late-President Obama’s efforts to counter man-made climate change. The move to put coal mi...

BREAKING NEWS: UK Parliament under attack

Attila Dos Santos, Staff Writer

March 22, 2017

In the early afternoon of Wednesday, March 22, a terrorist attack took place in London. The assailant, thought to have acted alone, drove a large SUV across Westminster Bridge in a rampage, ramming into and injuring at least 40 people in the process. At least five of those people are confirmed dead at th...

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