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Why “My Body, My Choice” Doesn’t Apply to Vaccines

Ella Pedroso, Design Editor September 24, 2021

Pro-choicers have long used the “my body, my choice” argument when defending reproductive rights, and while that argument holds validity with regard to abortions, using “my body, my choice” when...

Recycling bin used at Miami Palmetto Senior High School classroom.

Respect the Chasing Recycling Arrow

Cayetana Jaramillo, Opinion Editor September 22, 2021

As consumers, we constantly come face to face with the chasing green arrows designating an item as recyclable. We enjoy that pat-on-the-back feeling after selecting the cereal box with the recycling symbol...

A Letter to the World About the Women of Afghanistan, From an American Girl

Angelina Astic, Contents/Copy Editor September 21, 2021

The odds have always been stacked against women. Since the beginning of time, despite our intellect, unwavering strength, innate aptness to support others and ability to carry and bring life into the world,...

Schools Should Make the Switch to Paperless Classrooms Right Now

Schools Should Make the Switch to Paperless Classrooms Right Now

Katriona Page, Senior Copy Editor September 19, 2021

At the beginning of the pandemic, it was a mess: teachers desperately recreating and modifying curriculums for virtual formats, tests and quizzes transferred to Schoology and Microsoft Teams and Edmodo,...

Dear Seniors: Thank You for Your Courage

Dear Seniors: Thank You for Your Courage

Angelina Astic, Copy Editor May 25, 2021

Oftentimes, I feel we learn the most about ourselves in the most trying times of our lives. Heartbreak, loss, pain and a multitude of other events can render many of us inconsolable. However, it is the...

Almost There: Why You Should Keep Wearing a Mask Just a Little Longer

Almost There: Why You Should Keep Wearing a Mask Just a Little Longer

Katriona Page, Senior Copy Editor May 24, 2021

It has been a long year of mask-wearing. It is not so much the mask itself that is the problem (some masks are extremely comfortable). But the trapped breath, sweaty lower face and remembering the mask...

Camryn Givens, 10th grade, with her first dose.

Do Your Part to End the Pandemic: Get the Vaccine

Nicole Markus, Editor-in-Chief May 21, 2021

For the people waiting around for the “perfect moment” to get their COVID-19 vaccine, the time has come. The U.S. has enough doses so that realistically, one can make an appointment at their earliest...

FACEOFF: In-Person vs Virtual AP Exams

Isabel Lopez and Cristele Moztarzadeh May 18, 2021

Virtual AP Exams (C.M.) From the beginning, the COVID-19 pandemic has created many obstacles for students. Because of this, Miami Palmetto Senior High School students have the option of taking certain...

Famous Faces: Why Outsiders Should Be Encouraged To Discover Their Roles in American Politics

Angelina Astic, Copy Editor May 11, 2021

The U.S. has seen its fair share of politicians who say they can do it all. Campaigning on promises for real change, usually focused on a plethora of fiscal and social issues, many Americans place their...

Dear American Liquor Industry: Stop Commercializing Cinco de Mayo

Gianna Hutton, Senior Design Editor May 10, 2021

Every year, millions of Americans flood to nearby bars to drink as many margaritas as humanly possible in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. The U.S. liquor industry has spearheaded the disturbing commodification...

More Students Should Take Gap Years

More Students Should Take Gap Years

Katriona Page, Contents/Copy Editor April 28, 2021

Every spring, there is palpable excitement as seniors hear back from colleges. It seems as though most conversations are about the future, seniors’ “next steps” and the new life awaiting them in...

Typing Courses Should Be Mandatory

Typing Courses Should Be Mandatory

Priscilla Bermudez, Senior Copy Editor April 26, 2021

With many people’s responsibilities moving to digital formats, such as school or work, it highlights the necessity of learning how to type to create a more productive and effective digital environment. During...

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