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Analyzing the Manipulation of History Textbooks in School

Kun Liu, Staff Writer

June 1, 2020

Two highly developed states, two dominating parties, and two different ideologies have turned students’ textbooks into battlegrounds of propogandas. By alternating textbook materials to meet political purposes, America has extended its eroded problems, which dates back to the declaration of independence, to be settled...

Personal Essay: I Have White Privilege and I Will Use It to Protect Those Who Do Not

Personal Essay: I Have White Privilege and I Will Use It to Protect Those Who Do Not

Olivia Solomon, Advertisement Chair

May 30, 2020

In the past month there were four nationally-reported murders of black people in America. This does not include the numerous other hate crimes against them that did not make national news. If you do not feel disgusted, furious or appalled at this display of pure ignorance and racism, then you clearly do...

Living Through COVID

Allison Gould, Opinion Editor

May 29, 2020

COVID-19, the global pandemic that has taken the world by storm, changed daily life as a collective community once knew it. From once partaking in gatherings and festivities with at least 50 people, to now only seeing such functions on the news, the world flipped upside down. Every single person ri...

The Problems of Hate Speech in Online Games

Gianna Hutton, Design Editor

May 28, 2020

Gaming has inarguably taken over the entertainment industry, providing amusement to millions of players and standing as the fastest growing form of media worth $160 billion, according to Forbes. However, as a more diverse group of people joins the online gaming community, the toxicity flourishing in text and in-game voice chats has become apparent in a world where players prioritize ...

Is Zoom Safe for Schools to Use?

Isabel Wilder, Senior Copy Editor

May 26, 2020

In the wake of a pandemic, everyone has put their lives on hold. Over 36 million working Americans have filed for unemployment and students nationwide have switched to virtual school to finish the rest of the 2019-2020 academic year. Zoom, a video-conferencing platform, has become many teachers’ go-to way to ...

2019-2020 School Year: For Better And For Worse

Nicole Markus, Editor-in-Chief

May 24, 2020

The end of the year quickly approaches after one of the most tumultuous years in Miami Palmetto Senior High School history.  MPSH started the year welcoming the freshmen Class of 2023. The new members of Palmetto held Student Council elections and were introduced to the world of high school — ...

Were the New AP Exams Fair?

Were the New AP Exams Fair?

Gemma Torras, Senior Design Editor

May 23, 2020

    When everyone signed up for AP exams at the beginning of the year, no one expected a worldwide pandemic to bring everything to a screeching halt. After months of intensive studying and preparing, the circumstances made it seem like AP exams would be cancelled. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, sch...

The Importance of Rules During Reopening

Priscilla Bermudez, Senior Copy Editor

May 21, 2020

On May 14, 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis gave the greenlight for Miami-Dade and Broward counties to begin the process of reopening. This reopening includes restaurants and other non-essential businesses. These counties will start the process on Monday, May 18, unlike the rest of Florida, which started reopening on May 4. As...

Pandemics and Climate Change

Pandemics and Climate Change

Gianna Hutton, Design Editor

May 5, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the daily lives of Americans. Inarguably a health crisis, U.S. cases currently total around 852,253, according to the New York Times. Unknown to many, this serves as a mere preview of what the future holds if we do not take climate action.  Experts susp...

The Gap Between Celebrities and the Real World

Priscilla Bermudez, Copy Editor

April 18, 2020

     In the U.S., COVID-19 has halted all activities. The CDC has recommended that all citizens, including celebrities, stay home to “flatten the curve” and lower the number of cases. Throughout this whole situation, celebrities have expressed their thoughts online, many facing backlash because th...

How Lockdown Has Led to More Family Time

Kristine Villarroel, Life Editor

April 16, 2020

The closing of schools and jobs has led to families reuniting in a unique way during social distancing. For many, school, homework, extracurricular activities and jobs take up the limited hours available to share with family. Social distancing brings an opportunity to reconnect with the people that ...

Fear Mongering in the News

Isabel Wilder, Senior Copy Editor

April 15, 2020

As someone who prides herself on being well-versed in news topics and encourages others to stay informed, I have some issues to take up with media outlets. In the midst of a pandemic, it is difficult to think of anything other than the ever-increasing death tolls and the threat of contracting COVID-19 ...

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