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The Americanization of Saint Patrick’s Day

Keith Richards, Report Editor

March 17, 2016


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The story of Saint Patrick, the man who brought Christianity to Ireland, is retold every Mar. 17 to children in elementary school and through celebrations across the nation in the form of parades and parties. Saint Patrick’s Day holds such a powerful sway over America that the consumption of Guinnes...

A Synopsis of Separation and Segregation in the Modern Day Classroom

A Synopsis of Separation and Segregation in the Modern Day Classroom

Morgan Elmslie, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016


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From the lower level English classes at Palmetto to the Advanced Placement (AP) courses, the percentages of differing social classes changes drastically. As curriculum level increases, so too does classism and racism. Tenth grade English teacher Ms. Keisha McIntyre-McCullough took note of the segregation an...

Kurt Panton: Palmetto’s Teacher of the Year

Kurt Panton: Palmetto’s Teacher of the Year

Isabelle Carbajales, Editor-In-Chief

February 10, 2016


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Find what you love and do it. Mr. Kurt Panton, has used this motto to guide his own life and imparted it upon all of his students. While most teachers only have one course area that they teach, Mr. Panton has four: journalism 1, English IV Honors, yearbook and newspaper. Each student that walks into ro...

A Wild Ride: Being an Uber Driver

A Wild Ride: Being an Uber Driver

Emily Diez, Report Editor

February 9, 2016


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The Panther: How did you find out about Uber? Hector Echeverria: “I used to see ads on Facebook and then I started to read about it. I had some extra time at home and it sounded convenient. You make money and then visit interesting places.” TP: Is that why you became a driver? HE: “Yes.” TP...

Ms. King in Focus

Chrystal Peterson, Design Team

January 19, 2016


Filed under Archive, Arts, FEATURE

When some people hear the word “job,” a wave of disgust hits them. Get up, get dressed and drive to someplace where getting paid so little costs you your own happiness. Then again, there are cases, like Ms. King’s, where the exact opposite takes place. Born and raised in Miami, Ms. Katherine King...

Panther for a Day

Panther for a Day

June 26, 2013


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For incoming freshmen, “Panther for a Day” evokes mixed emotions: big scary seniors, a giant school, and an ongoing list of unknowns. Panther for a Day has been a tradition at Palmetto for many years, where eighth grade students from Palmetto Middle and Southwood Middle visit the school and get a...

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