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Day 1: Why I Love…

Day 1: Why I Love...

February 1, 2018

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

Ms. Sonia Nuñez's speaks to her overcrowded third period, French 2 class

Allessandra Inzinna, feature editor

January 21, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Murthy addresses a large crowd of MPSH students and faculty about the dangers and causes of increased levels of e-cigarette use among teens.

Marlowe Starling, Editor-in-Chief of The Panther

May 21, 2017

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

Photo courtesy of Allison Strasius

Sabrina Catalan

May 10, 2017

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...

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