The news site of Miami Palmetto Senior High School

The Panther

Teacher-Coaches Cherish Added Responsibility

Mia Zaldivar, design editor

November 12, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, Top Stories

While some teachers leave their classrooms at 2:20, many also stay behind. These teachers that stay after dismissal say they find having after school roles rewarding. Head varsity boys basketball coach and P.E. teacher Marcos Molina has taught and coached at Palmetto since last fall. He came from Hiale...

After Irma: Power Struggle

After Irma: Power Struggle

Jack Cruz-Alvarez and Morgan Elmslie

October 13, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, Photoessay, Top Stories

As Irma neared and models shifted west, Miami-Dade County breathed a sigh of relief at the idea that it would be spared the worst of the storm. But, despite Dade receiving only category 1 force winds when we were expecting category 4 force winds, many residents of the county sustained significant da...

Crossing the Boundary

Virginia Boone, multimedia editor

September 27, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, Top Stories

She shuffles down the school hallway, head low and shoulders hunched as she grips onto the straps of her worn JanSport backpack, lugging around recently assigned textbooks and homework. Her attempts to go unnoticed each day harvest the reward of attending a quality school and fulfilling the academic d...

Countdown to Graduation Day 3: Graduation Speakers prepare for the big stage

Mia Zaldivar, Design Editor

May 29, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, Top Stories

On June 5, 2017, Miami Palmetto Senior High’s graduating class of 2017 will become Panther alumni at the Watsco Center at the University of Miami. Nostalgia will saturate the seats as several notable speeches will be presented that morning. Following Palmetto graduation traditions, speeches from Stude...

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

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

Marlowe Starling, Editor-in-Chief of The Panther

May 21, 2017


Filed under Events, FEATURE, Top Stories

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

A student’s dream to attend West Point is achieved

Sabrina Catalan

May 10, 2017


Filed under Events, FEATURE, Top Stories

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...

ICYMI: The Panther Voice offers faculty the spotlight

ICYMI: The Panther Voice offers faculty the spotlight

Alexandra Pedroso, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017


Filed under Events, FEATURE, Top Stories

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. ...

Meet the candidates: A preview of school elections

Meet the candidates: A preview of school elections

Susan Aghedo, Copy Editor

March 22, 2017


Filed under Events, FEATURE, Top Stories

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...

Syndee Winters: What a Ham(ilton)

Syndee Winters: What a Ham(ilton)

Marlowe Starling, Feature Editor

February 28, 2017


Filed under Events, FEATURE, Top Stories

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...

High school sweethearts tell their stories

High school sweethearts tell their stories

Morgan Elmslie, Copy Editor

February 15, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, Photoessay, Top Stories

In the four years we spend at Palmetto, many of us find ourselves, our passions, our best friends and our strengths. But some lucky ones find their soulmates. The same classes we sit in and the same hallways we walk in are the sacred meeting grounds for a few inseparable lovers. Maria Dao, ...

The news site of Miami Palmetto Senior High School
FEATURE