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Dear Independent Moms: I See, Respect and Admire You

Dear Independent Moms: I See, Respect and Admire You

Sara Paredes, Copy Editor May 8, 2022

6:15 a.m. every day, five days a week; packing lunches, preparing breakfast, exercising, walking the dogs, getting ready to go to her office. My mom, my biggest hero, confidant and the woman who is raising...

A Love Letter to My Fleeting Days of High School

A Love Letter to My Fleeting Days of High School

Angelina Astic, Contents/Copy Editor May 1, 2022

As I experience my final days of high school, I am struck by the countless ways in which Miami Palmetto Senior High — my teachers, faculty, administration and peers — have helped shape and change my...

Leaving My Hispanic Family for College is the Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Done

Leaving My Hispanic Family for College is the Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Done

Denise Vaque, Design Editor May 1, 2022

Going off to college is a traditional right of passage for many American teenagers. Whether they are going to the university down the block or one across the country, gaining independence is a freedom-granting...

A Slap to Be Forgotten: Analyzing the Will Smith and Chris Rock Incident

A Slap to Be Forgotten: Analyzing the Will Smith and Chris Rock Incident

Julia Strasius, Business Manager April 26, 2022

The 94th Annual Oscars definitely left an impression. The news of Will Smith slapping Chris Rock across the face on live television spread like wildfire across media, shocking audiences as they resorted...

What Planet Earth Means to Me

What Planet Earth Means to Me

Jasmine Judge, Design Editor April 26, 2022

With Earth Day having happened on April 22, I have been forced to travel back to my childhood and reflect on what this day and this planet mean to me. Almost every little girl’s dream is to travel the...

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Five Things Seniors Should Do Before Leaving Miami

Cayetana Jaramillo, Opinion Editor April 26, 2022

1. Cafe Versailles Miami’s crown jewel, center of Cuban cuisine and shining star of Little Havana, this authentic Cuban restaurant serves the best croquetas in all of Miami-Dade County. Despite the...

Knowing When to Give and How to Grow: How Navigate a World Where We Settle For Less Than We Deserve

Knowing When to Give and How to Grow: How Navigate a World Where We Settle For Less Than We Deserve

Angelina Astic, Contents/Copy Editor April 25, 2022

As the world, society and our generation grow older, we do not always grow wiser with it. There is a lot that we, because we are human and make mistakes, allow ourselves to put up with. We see the good...

High School Isn’t Like the Movies and That’s OK

High School Isn’t Like the Movies and That’s OK

Katriona Page, Senior Copy Editor April 18, 2022

I was never one of the Disney Channel kids, the term I used for those fortunate enough to have parents who turned on “Hannah Montana,” “Zoey 101” and “High School Musical” when they came home...

Ten Songs That Remind Me of Miami

Ten Songs That Remind Me of Miami

Cayetana Jaramillo, Opinion Editor April 16, 2022

1. Oye Como Va By Santana  A perfect mesh of tropical melodies with a salsa beat that reminds anyone of warm beaches and long, hot summer days. Santana’s hit reminds me of my dad’s favorite music...

A College Admissions Anecdote: Understanding the Unexpectedness of the Process

A College Admissions Anecdote: Understanding the Unexpectedness of the Process

Allison Gould, Print Editor-in-Chief April 14, 2022

When I began the college admissions process, I could not have imagined the path it would take me down. Throughout my high school career, I had always had a “dream school,” the institution in which...

The Bloodshed for Democracy: A Letter to Russia and Ukraine From an Outsider

Angelina Astic, Contents/Copy Editor April 3, 2022

Just over a month ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin commanded members of his armed forces to invade Ukraine, wreaking havoc across the nation with ramifications felt across the globe. As tensions rise,...

Senior Year Is Unnecessarily Expensive and I Am Not Here For It

Senior Year Is Unnecessarily Expensive and I Am Not Here For It

Denise Vaque, Design Editor April 2, 2022

Do you remember when our school supply lists consisted of crayons, ziplock baggies and folders in every color of the rainbow? Every year would be a great year as long as we had our post-its and packs of...

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