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Why Assassin Should Rest In Peace

Marlowe Starling, editor-in-chief of The Panther

March 12, 2018


Filed under Editorial, OPINION, Top Stories

It all seems harmless. What’s a little water splashed here and there? What’s wrong with having a little fun senior year? What’s wrong with teaming up with a best bud, or significant other, to make use of all that extra time (some) second-semester seniors now have on their hands? My answer: nothing....

Day 9: Trump’s Empty Promises

Day 9: Trump’s Empty Promises

Jack Cruz-Alvarez, online managing editor

February 9, 2018


Filed under Editorial, OPINION

Donald Trump’s promises to be friendly to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer community as president sparked the absurd #GaysForTrump movement. Now we have definitive evidence from the past year that these promises were false. As the chief executive, Trump’s actions have attempted to reve...

Day 8: How Aziz Ansari Allegations Are Redefining The #MeToo Movement

Day 8: How Aziz Ansari Allegations Are Redefining The #MeToo Movement

Alexis Garcia-Ruiz, copy editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under 14 Days of Love, Editorial, OPINION

When the #MeToo movement emerged, it was met with great support from women and sexual assault activists and victims because it addressed an issue that we, as a society, have neglected far too long. It served as a huge step toward the retaliation against widespread sexual harassment and abuse, and paved...

Hey Jeff, Things Aren’t Working Out Between Us

Hey Jeff, Things Aren’t Working Out Between Us

Thomas Martinez, online editor-in-chief

February 6, 2018


Filed under 14 Days of Love, Editorial, OPINION, Top Stories

Love and business do not like each other. As Amazon continues its process of finding its second headquarters to accompany Seattle’s, don’t expect Jeff Bezos, Palmetto class of 1982 valedictorian, to choose the city that raised him because it has a special place in his heart. Bezos, the founde...

Should There be a Limit on APs?

Garett Livingston, Opinion Editor

January 22, 2018


Filed under Editorial, OPINION, Top Stories

Oftentimes students will try and measure their success in high school by the amount of Advanced Placement classes they took in the time they spent there, using them as a benchmark of how hard they worked. Students will take as many AP courses as they can to make their transcript as impressive as pos...

Hold Your Fire: The Tipping Point in Gun Control

Alle Inzinna, feature editor

December 15, 2017


Filed under Editorial, OPINION, Top Stories

America may have reached a tipping point in its gun conversation. In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history and the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history last month, a majority of Americans support stricter gun control, according to a poll by Politico. Sixty-four percent of voters...

Convenience vs. A Healthy Diet

Olivia Solomon, staff writer

December 4, 2017


Filed under Editorial, OPINION, Top Stories

You're running late for a meeting as your stomach growls, so you pull into the first fast food drive-through you see. Unfortunately, sometimes convenience wins over health. While the food is served fast, we become blinded to the cholesterol clogging truth behind fast food.     Since 1955, McD...

How To Approach Curricular Projects

Allison Strasius, staff writer

November 26, 2017


Filed under Editorial, OPINION, Top Stories

Big assignments and projects are extremely daunting for any high school student. Phrases such as, “Research paper due next week!”, or “We’re starting a project!” instantly activate a panic attack within them. Lengthy and strenuous assignments appearing as monstrosities give students little motivation...

Which Music-Streaming Service Is More Worth It: Apple Music Or Spotify

Annette Gonzalez and Garrett Livingston

November 8, 2017


Filed under Faceoff, OPINION, Top Stories

Opinion Editor, Garrett Livingston, and Multimedia Editor, Annette Gonzalez, debate whether Apple Music or Spotify is more valauble to potential consumers. Garrett argues Apple Music is superior and Annette believes Spotify is more worth its price. Enjoy! Apple Music: Music streaming was first intr...

Think Twice Before You Juice

Allison Strasius, staff writer

November 7, 2017


Filed under Editorial, OPINION, Top Stories

Juice cleanses, pinr juice fasts, are among the numerous diets and fads of today, consisting of drinking nothing but fruit and vegetable juices from as short as a few days to multiple weeks. This can be done at home, or through the ordering of juice packages: shipments of a set of juices meant to be ...

Are Horror Movie Getting Better or Worse?

Chloe Gallivan and Came Myers

October 24, 2017


Filed under Editorial, OPINION, Top Stories

Why Horror Movies Are Getting Better (Chloe Gallivan): As technology has improved dramatically with cameras and visual effects over the last few decades, the remakes of classic horror films are becoming increasingly popular in the 21st century. The horizon for horror movies has expanded throughout the yea...

After Irma: Unprepared

After Irma: Unprepared

Allison Strasius, staff writer

October 12, 2017


Filed under Editorial, OPINION, Top Stories

Despite a week’s notice prior to the arrival of Hurricane Irma and a grand total of $3 billion spent over 11 years by Florida Power & Light to “strengthen” power lines, the homes of over 10,000 people fell into darkness once the Category 1 storm made landfall. The $3 billion spent by FPL supposedly contr...

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