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ICYMI: Former U.S. Surgeon General urges Palmetto students to combat e-cigarette usage

Murthy addresses a large crowd of MPSH students and faculty about the dangers and causes of increased levels of e-cigarette use among teens.

Marlowe Starling, Editor-in-Chief of The Panther

May 21, 2017

On Thursday, May 18, the U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy walked down the aisle of the Miami Palmetto Senior High auditorium amidst a roar of applause from students and faculty. After three years of informing the American public about the dangers of cigarette and alcohol use as the Surgeon Gene...

A student’s dream to attend West Point is achieved

Photo courtesy of Allison Strasius

Sabrina Catalan

May 10, 2017

On May 10, 2017, Justin Ortiz, a senior at Miami Palmetto Senior High, accepted his certificate of appointment from the United States Military Academy at West Point. It was a big achievement for Ortiz, who had been looking to attend West Point since he was in the seventh grade. “This is just something...

Prom 2017: Preparation and Reflection

Kalia Richardson, News Editor

April 28, 2017

As the countdown to schools’ end takes flight, seniors take their last major event to great measures. In preparing for prom, the dress comes first. While dress prices normally range in the triple digits, senior Samantha Fitzgerald conveniently finds an overwhelmingly low price on top of limited tim...

ICYMI: The Panther Voice offers faculty the spotlight

ICYMI: The Panther Voice offers faculty the spotlight

Alexandra Pedroso, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017

On Tuesday April 18th, Palmetto Senior High’s teachers sang on stage and performed for our entertainment. The event was sponsored by the class of 2018 and amused all the other classes. The Panther Voice started off by introducing the three judges, Danny Pita, Natalia Ortega, and Charles Noguera. ...

Palmetto Class of 1967 takes a stroll down memory lane

Palmetto Class of 1967 takes a stroll down memory lane

Natalie Askowitz, Jack Cruz-Alvarez, and Marlowe Starling

March 28, 2017

Gray skies loomed over the Miami Palmetto’s entrance on Mar. 3, but that did not stop the Palmetto Class of 1967 from showing their pearly whites in bright smiles. In a spur-of-the-moment decision, the few alumni able to reconvene in Miami decided to plan a reunion, resulting in an inevitably...

Jen Namoff: Fulfilling a legacy

Jen Namoff stands alongside Helen Witty's family.

Marlowe Starling, Feature Editor

March 27, 2017

Co-founder of Soffer/Namoff Entertainment Jen Namoff once found a safe haven in room 118 at Palmetto; now she leads the busy life of a highly acclaimed Talent Manager and Producer in the Big Apple. Over the phone, I hear an automated female electronic voice requesting change. “Sorry,” she says. ...

Meet the candidates: A preview of school elections

Meet the candidates: A preview of school elections

Susan Aghedo, Copy Editor

March 22, 2017

On Tuesday, March 21, Student Council and Student Government candidates campaigned during both lunches in Panther Square. Lined with banners and littered with bodies, the square was loud with shouts of who to vote in the election, which will be held on Thursday, March 23, during both lunches as well...

ICYMI: 2017’s Miami Film Festival

Photo courtesy of Anjuli Sharpley

Alexandra Pedroso, Staff Writer

March 15, 2017

From March 3 to March 12, creative filmmakers from all over the world shared their films at Miami Dade College’s annual Miami Film Festival, where judges honored their work in a variety of competitions. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation provided the winner of their competition, the Knig...

Syndee Winters: What a Ham(ilton)

Syndee Winters: What a Ham(ilton)

Marlowe Starling, Feature Editor

February 28, 2017

On Jan. 30, a Broadway actress took the Miami Palmetto auditorium stage for perhaps the hundredth time since she began her career as a performer. Syndee Winters, who most recently has acted as the understudy for all the lead female roles in Broadway’s smash hit “Hamilton: An American Musical,” returne...

A recap of the Muslim myth and perception Afternoon Lecture

A recap of the Muslim myth and perception Afternoon Lecture

Inez Laborn, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017

Psychology Club held their monthly lecture was held in the media center about Islam yesterday, Feb. 23. Junior Karelis Martinez decided that this lecture should be held and heard. “I always had a lot of sympathy towards the culture,” Martinez said. “I found it unfair how people were oppres...

A recap of Mr. Panther 2017

Mr. TVP wins Mr. Panther and the other contestants lift him up and cheer him on.

Alexandra Pedroso, Staff Writer

February 16, 2017

In front of a screaming crowd, twenty shirtless Palmetto boys strutted around the auditorium stage, competing for the Mr. Panther title. The boys came on stage with a dance choreographed by four variations girls, who stated that in practice they had a hard time paying attention. The danced to “Gre...

Performing Arts department puts Panthers in the holiday spirit

Performing Arts department puts Panthers in the holiday spirit

Marlowe Starling, Feature Editor

December 17, 2016

On Thursday, Dec. 15, the Palmetto Performing Arts department displayed all the wit and talent of its students. As the jazz band played the classic ballads that come with the season, viewers in the halls outside the auditorium soaked in the Art Walk, featuring the works of Palmetto’s Fine Arts stude...

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