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Banned Juul Pods and Palmetto’s Anti-Vaping Campaign

Banned Juul Pods and Palmetto’s Anti-Vaping Campaign

Allison Strasius, Feature Editor

December 5, 2018


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On Nov. 13, Juul Labs announced their decision to retract and ban the majority of flavored pods from retail stores in an effort to curb current underage use. The creation of the Juul in 2015 came as a supposedly healthier alternative to smoking, as well as a method of quitting unhealthy smoking habits. ...

Being Raised Multicultural

Being Raised Multicultural

Olivia Solomon, Business Manager

December 2, 2018


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In previous decades, communities did not accept marrying and starting a family with someone of a different race, religion or culture. Relationships like this became thought of as taboo. However, these prejudices faded as society became more accepting over time, establishing America as more racially and...

Palmetto Teachers Trying Trends (VIDEO)

Jenna Bondy, Camilla Bondy, Garett Livingston, and Annette Gonzalez

December 2, 2018


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An Analysis of the Midterms

Allessandra Inzinna, Senior Copy Editor

November 26, 2018


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Around 113 million voters across America showed up to the polls in the 2018 midterm elections, pushing the turnout rates higher than seen in any midterm in half a century, according to the New York Times. “The turnout was a lot higher than we typically see in midterms,” AP U.S. government teacher Kennet...

Voter Suppression in This Past Election

Nicole Markus, Copy Editor

November 14, 2018


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The midterm elections have been anticipated for months, and the excitement surrounding voting and volunteering is at a high. However, in states like Georgia and North Dakota, voters are finding it difficult to be able to vote. In some instances, these voters were informed that their voter registration w...

Voting for Our Voices

Joanna Salvat, Life Editor

November 6, 2018


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In the past couple years, students participation in political discussions have significantly increased.  This year’s midterm elections begin on Nov. 6, where representatives for different states will be elected. Since the 2016 presidential election, the common dissatisfaction with current political decision...

Exclusive Q&A With College Admission’s Officers (FAQ’S)

Camila Myers and Benjamin Spiegelman

October 16, 2018


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With application deadlines creeping closer and closer, we interviewed both the Florida International University and Florida State University admissions directors to get many common questions regarding the college application process answered.   Is a B in an AP class weighted the same ...

A Miami Makeover

Jayden Woodfall, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018


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Miami is expanding. Several new multi-million dollar projects are on the horizon and only a vote away from coming to reality. Places we love and places that we might grow to love are soon to be built or rebuilt. With the help of David Beckham, a retired soccer player, Miami may soon get a major lea...

Inside the Darkroom: Photography Class Profile

Inside the Darkroom: Photography Class Profile

Sabrina Catalan, copy editor

April 30, 2018


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The tapping of a pen on a desk, the flipping pages of a textbook, the ringing of a bell, the bustling in the hall. Take in a breath, and it starts all over again in a slightly different seat. At times, high school may seem like a monotonous routine. Thus, creative electives, such as photography,...

Meet The Candidates: Prospective Student Representatives Make Their Case

Meet The Candidates: Prospective Student Representatives Make Their Case

Camila Myers, Life Editor

April 4, 2018


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With the election for Student Council and class representatives for the 2018-2019 school year quickly approaching, all the candidates running for office met in Panther Square during both lunches today, Apr. 4, to campaign for the election tomorrow. The candidates handed out candy, food and stickers an...

Hear Them Roar: What the March for Our Lives Protesters Have to Say

Hear Them Roar: What the March for Our Lives Protesters Have to Say

Jack Cruz-Alvarez, Alexis Garcia-Ruiz, and Alex Pedroso

March 25, 2018


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Over a month after a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida left 17 dead, student activists helped coordinate March for Our Lives events across the US and the world on Saturday, March 24. With the help of groups like Everytown for Gun Safety, MSD students have organized mar...

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