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Day 14: The Big Disconnect

Day 14: The Big Disconnect

February 14, 2018


Filed under 14 Days of Love, FEATURE, Top Stories

As the 14 Days of Love series finally reaches its conclusion, we bridge the Love & Sex issue's feature story on dating in the digital age to personal accounts from Palmetto couples on how their reltionships started. Enjoy!...

Day 13: Sex Through The Ages

Day 13: Sex Through The Ages

Anastasiya Dudaryk, copy editor

February 13, 2018


Filed under 14 Days of Love, FEATURE

As technology and social media become more apparent in the lives of teenagers and younger adults, a generational divide forms over the morals and values associated with sex and relationships. The widespread praise of figures like Kim Kardashian has both empowered and enraged women with the growing acceptan...

Day 10: 18 & Engaged

Day 10: 18 & Engaged

Alex Pedroso, design editor

February 10, 2018


Filed under 14 Days of Love, FEATURE

In high school it is not expected that the person you are with is going to be the person you’ll be with forever. The likelihood of being married to that person is low since according to Huffington Post only 2% of new marriages in North America are considered high school sweethearts. Though it is rare,...

Day 3: #MeToo Among Generations

Day 3: #MeToo Among Generations

Allessandra Inzinna, feature editor

February 3, 2018


Filed under 14 Days of Love, FEATURE, Photoessay, Top Stories

Shared experiences regarding sexual harassment transcend generations, but the ability to publicly vocalize these concerns is something only younger generations have access to. The #MeToo movement gave victims of sexual harassment the microphone in mainstream media. The momentum, which stripped m...

Day 1: Why I Love…

Day 1: Why I Love…

February 1, 2018


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To kick off our annual 14 Days of Love series, we traversed the halls of Palmetto, asking students who and what they loved. Here were some of their responses. Enjoy!...

The Detriments of a Crowded Classroom

The Detriments of a Crowded Classroom

Allessandra Inzinna, feature editor

January 21, 2018


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In order to keep herself from burning out, French and Spanish teacher Sonia Nuñez takes a yoga class once a week. The yoga takes Nuñez’s mind off of the 200+ students she teaches at Miami Palmetto Senior High. She also often has students in different levels in each of her classes, a common situ...

Faces of Palmetto: Brenda McDonald

Faces of Palmetto: Brenda McDonald

Allessandra Inzinna, feature editor

December 4, 2017


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Brenda McDonald would get hand cramps from the dozens of signatures she prints everyday if not for the stress ball she keeps perched next to her on her desk. Many see her as the judge and jury that holds the power to decide whether to stamp their admits permissible or impermissible. But McDonald has a...

Women’s Position in Tech World Improving

Gemma Torras, staff writer

November 26, 2017


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Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates are known for their accomplishments of highly-esteemed work in the field of technology. In recent years, men have not been the only ones to rise in the technological world. Sheryl Sandberg, Susan Wojcicki and Safra Catz are women who today are some of the most ...

Teacher-Coaches Cherish Added Responsibility

Mia Zaldivar, design editor

November 12, 2017


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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...

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