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Has Palmetto Done Enough Since MSD? (FACEOFF)

Nicole Markus and Samuel Stone

March 17, 2019


Filed under Faceoff, OPINION

Yes: (N.M) In the one year since the shooting that left 17 dead at Parkland on Feb. 14, 2018, Palmetto has taken many effective steps to ensure not only the safety of students but to ensure their peace of mind as well. Only a week after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting, Palmetto allowed s...

14 Days of Love Day 6: Is it Worth Continuing a Relationship After High School? (FACEOFF)

14 Days of Love Day 6: Is it Worth Continuing a Relationship After High School? (FACEOFF)

Jayden Woodfall and Chloe Gallivan

February 6, 2019


Filed under 14 Days of Love, Faceoff, OPINION, Top Stories

Yes: (J.W) Entering high school is similar to starting a new book: the possibilities are endless. Whatever plans made at the start, morph into new, unexpected things that many never see coming, and it’s only natural. People completely change in course of four years and make decisions they probably...

14 Days of Love Day 3: Should Parents Be Involved in Their Kids Relationships? (FACEOFF)

14 Days of Love Day 3: Should Parents Be Involved in Their Kids Relationships? (FACEOFF)

Natalie Askowitz and Sophia DeAlejo

February 3, 2019


Filed under 14 Days of Love, Faceoff, OPINION, Top Stories

Yes: (N.A) The classic saying that parents know their child best does not fade away as their child approaches adulthood. Teenagers tend to feel that their opinion is always correct, but although parents may have grown up in what seems like the prehistoric age, they know more than it may seem. ...

Is “Baby It’s Cold Outside” Demeaning Women? (FACEOFF)

Jayden Woodfall and Chloe Gallivan

December 17, 2018


Filed under Faceoff, OPINION

Yes: (J.W) Public outcry has called for the Christmas tune, “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” to be removed from all radio stations. The 1940’s classic song by Frank Loesser, an award-winning broadway songwriter and composer, has recently been slammed by radio-listeners for the inappropriate and forcible...

Should Science Classes Be Required? (FACEOFF)

Jane Heise and Jack Meyer

November 30, 2018


Filed under Faceoff, OPINION

YES: (J.H) Standard high school science classes provide basic knowledge to all future leaders of America. They can educate students on current worldwide issues such as climate change and sexually-transmitted diseases, while simultaneously teaching them about their own bodies and health. These classe...

Are School ID’s Necessary? (FACEOFF)

Chloe Gallivan and Nicole Markus

November 28, 2018


Filed under Faceoff, OPINION

Yes: (C.G) As a non-uniform school, Palmetto needs some form of identification. IDs make it possible for faculty to quickly and easily identify who enters and exits the school, making it important to monitor while creating safer school grounds. Even with the hassle and the detentions it may bring...

Should FLVS Take up a Class Period? (FACEOFF)

Lindsey Solomon and Nicole Markus

November 22, 2018


Filed under Faceoff, OPINION

Yes: (L.S) The bell rings at 7:20 a.m. and every Miami Palmetto Senior High Student gets ready to start their day except the FLVS students still at home. The bell also rings at 1:15 p.m., and students make their way to sixth period except the Florida Virtual School students. FLVS offers a var...

Should Elementary School Students Have Cell Phones? (FACEOFF)

Lindsey Solomon and Jane Heise

October 23, 2018


Filed under Faceoff, OPINION

Yes: (L.S) As the years go on, the use of technology continues to increase within all age groups. In society, it is the younger children who have now gained a fascination over the use of phones, iPads and laptops. The standards in society today are more acceptable to younger kids receiving phone...

Is it Worth it To Take Out Student Loans? (FACEOFF)

Joanna Salvat and Isabel Wilder

October 22, 2018


Filed under Faceoff, OPINION

Yes: (J.S) The issue of student loans plays a big factor when interpreting whether or not investing money into something will pay off in the long run. The average four-year college tuition in America can cost up to $35,000 yearly per student. This does not include room and board costs and most young ...

What’s Better, Online or Print? (FACEOFF)

Gemma Torras and Allison Strasius

October 12, 2018


Filed under Faceoff, OPINION

YES (G.T) In our tech-centric world, there are times in which we all need a way to unplug. Our print newspaper issues are the best way to delve into student journalism at Palmetto Senior High. To begin, print stories make a lasting impact on the school community. While online stories  may be ...

Is the Leak in the Trump Administration Justified? (FACEOFF)

Nicole Markus and Samuel Stone

September 30, 2018


Filed under Faceoff, OPINION

Yes (N.M) On Sep. 5, 2018, the New York Times published an anonymous Op-Ed, written by a senior Trump official. In short terms, the Op-Ed discussed that many of the Trump officials were a part of a “resistance” in office, and they served to stop President Donald Trump from some bad habits that...

Should Colleges Be Dropping the Standardized Testing Requirement (FACEOFF)

Nicole Markus and Benjamin Spiegelman

September 17, 2018


Filed under Faceoff, OPINION

Yes (N.M) When entering high school, and sometimes even before that, students hear about the importance of standardized tests such as the SAT or ACT. These tests seem like some of the most daunting and stressful tasks of high school, because they can make or break your college resume. However, colleg...

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