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EDITORIAL: Governor DeSantis, We Are Not Your Political Pawns

Angelina Astic, Copy Editor

October 8, 2020

On Mar. 13, the lives of my fellow peers and I transformed as the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to shut down. In the interest of protecting our people — governors around the country implemented school closures, mask mandates and social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Seven months, one mil...

Personal Essay: How COVID-19 Has Affected Me

Kate Stuzin, Copy Editor

March 31, 2020

Amidst packing bags, getting a cat sitter and renewing our passports, my family and I turned on the news  to learn that President Trump had enacted a new travel ban on people coming into the U.S. from European countries. Due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus, we could no longer travel to Israe...

Why Students Should Receive Excused Absences for Climate Strikes

Why Students Should Receive Excused Absences for Climate Strikes

Gianna Hutton, Design Editor

November 13, 2019

The Sept. 20 climate strike gave many students like myself their first taste of climate activism and has left me with a yearning to participate more. But for students who are penalized for missing school to attend these strikes, an unexcused absence is a luxury many cannot afford. So as we fight for the ...

Senior Advice to a Freshman

Senior Advice to a Freshman

Allison Strasius, Editor-in-Chief

September 23, 2019

Dear MPSH freshman,  Whether you feel comfortable and optimistic about the next four years or the absolute furthest thing from it, just hear me out.  Now I have to start with a disclaimer. I would feel safe betting that my freshman experience began different than most. Transitioning from a tiny pr...

It’s not December, so please, don’t “Christmas-Tree” it

Marlowe Starling, editor-in-chief

May 6, 2018

The month of May is arguably the most horrible time of the year (unless you have a birthday - in that case, then May is definitely the most horrible time of the year and I apologize for the bad timing of your birth). It marks the end of the school year, and with it, a slew of exams awaiting the lead t...

An Open Letter to the Editor

Drew Latta (guest writer)

May 1, 2018

This is a response to The Panther’s Issue 4 Feature regarding gun control in the wake of the Parkland shooting and subsequent shootings.   In the wake of the Parkland shooting, there has been an immense push for legislation to protect students from gun violence. It is easy to propose knee...

Cellular Complications

Gemma Torras, design editor

April 25, 2018

In today’s day and age, students are surrounded by constant growth and advancement in the latest technology. Every few months, Apple releases a new product, such as the recent iPhone X. As our technological world advances, our attachment to technology increases. However, in this fast-paced iPhone-centr...

Supreme Leader Bezos

Olivia Solomon, staff writer

April 24, 2018

 In 1995 when was first launched to the public, the world questioned whether it would survive. Fast forward 22 years and that question has altered to whether the world can survive without it. Since its creation, Amazon has multiplied in its services and essentially monopolized.  Amazon continu...

Why Assassin Should Rest In Peace

Marlowe Starling, editor-in-chief of The Panther

March 12, 2018

It all seems harmless. What’s a little water splashed here and there? What’s wrong with having a little fun senior year? What’s wrong with teaming up with a best bud, or significant other, to make use of all that extra time (some) second-semester seniors now have on their hands? My answer: nothing....

Day 9: Trump’s Empty Promises

Day 9: Trump's Empty Promises

Jack Cruz-Alvarez, online managing editor

February 9, 2018

Donald Trump’s promises to be friendly to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer community as president sparked the absurd #GaysForTrump movement. Now we have definitive evidence from the past year that these promises were false. As the chief executive, Trump’s actions have attempted to reve...

Day 8: How Aziz Ansari Allegations Are Redefining The #MeToo Movement

Day 8: How Aziz Ansari Allegations Are Redefining The #MeToo Movement

Alexis Garcia-Ruiz, copy editor

February 8, 2018

When the #MeToo movement emerged, it was met with great support from women and sexual assault activists and victims because it addressed an issue that we, as a society, have neglected far too long. It served as a huge step toward the retaliation against widespread sexual harassment and abuse, and paved...

Hey Jeff, Things Aren’t Working Out Between Us

Original photo courtesy of The PalmEcho

Thomas Martinez, online editor-in-chief

February 6, 2018

Love and business do not like each other. As Amazon continues its process of finding its second headquarters to accompany Seattle’s, don’t expect Jeff Bezos, Palmetto class of 1982 valedictorian, to choose the city that raised him because it has a special place in his heart. Bezos, the founde...

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