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Should Halloween Be Canceled This Year? (FACEOFF)

Camilla Bondy and Isabel Lopez

October 24, 2020

Yes (C.B.) One of my favorite holidays is Halloween, because I get to dress up with my friends and spend the night with them.  When I celebrate Halloween, I usually go door-to-door and get as much candy as I can. After we knock on every door we can get to, we go back to one of our houses and c...

Irresponsible Parties During COVID-19

Irresponsible Parties During COVID-19

Michael Angee, Design Editor

October 14, 2020

Throughout the seven month period of COVID-19 quarantining, people have urged others not to gather in large groups in order to remain safe. Although everyone knows the risk  of spreading COVID-19, people have still gathered in the same manner as they did before the pandemic.  Governor Ron DeSantis recently moved Miami i...

Analyzing the Effects of the White House’s COVID-19 Outbreak

Allison Gould, Life Editor

October 13, 2020

On Oct. 2, 2020, President Donald J. Trump and the First Lady, Melania Trump, announced they had tested positive for the coronavirus. Hope Hicks, the advisor to the president, tested positive herself, prompting the president to test for the virus.  After finding out about the president’s positive test, 23 more...

Would a Hybrid Schedule Be Beneficial? (FACEOFF)

Samantha Elkins and Katriona Page

October 10, 2020

Samantha: No   During these unprecedented times, no one knows how to approach going back to school. The school district, parents, students and the government all have something to say  — no answer is completely right or wrong.  Many people who have health conditions or live with at-risk family memb...

Why Judgement in Breonna Taylor’s Case was Lackluster

Valentina Arias, Multimedia Photo Editor

October 9, 2020

On Friday, Mar. 13, Breonna Taylor was shot and killed inside of her apartment in Louisville, Kentucky by Louisville police officers Jonathan Mattingly, Myles Cosgrove and Brett Hankison. When her family members and relatives asked the grand jury to charge the officers for the murder, they rejected t...

EDITORIAL: Governor DeSantis, We Are Not Your Political Pawns

Angelina Astic, Copy Editor

October 8, 2020

On Mar. 13, the lives of my fellow peers and I transformed as the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to shut down. In the interest of protecting our people — governors around the country implemented school closures, mask mandates and social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Seven months, one mil...

What Went Wrong in the First Debate

What Went Wrong in the First Debate

Cristele Moztarzadeh, Copy Editor

October 6, 2020

While Republicans and Democrats disagree on most topics, many from both sides heartily dubbed last week’s Presidential Debate the worst in history. Approximately 73 million people watched the debate, which resembled an immature spat between two unprepared men.  How is it that two presidential candidates ...

The Importance of Voting

Valentina Arias, Multimedia Photo Editor

October 3, 2020

In 2020, all eligible Americans can vote for the next president of the U.S. Many may decide to vote on Nov. 3, and those who do not plan on it should reconsider. It is important to let your voice be heard, and voting does just that because it lets people choose who they want to represent the U.S. Ever...

Taking A Break From Social Media

Taking A Break From Social Media

Katriona Page, Contents/Copy Editor

September 28, 2020

In late 2019, I took a break from social media — all of it. I went through my phone and deleted Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, even Pinterest. For a long time, I had been a very casual user, spending only maybe an hour or two on social media each week. As the year progressed, however, I found myself spendin...

Online Learning VS In-Person Learning (FACEOFF)

Samantha Elkins and Camilla Bondy

September 22, 2020

Online (S.E.) Staying safe, being in the comfort of my own home and having a later wake up time are some examples of how online learning is more favorable than returning to in-person school.  Both students’ and teachers' lives were heavily impacted once COVID-19 shut down schools this past Ma...

Why Teachers Should Give Their Students a Break Halfway Through Class

Ella Pedroso, Design Editor

September 22, 2020

This year, Miami Palmetto Senior High instituted block scheduling, increasing class time from one to two hours. The beginning of a school year can be frustrating by itself;  but introducing brain breaks in the middle of class would take away some of this. Students have enough on their plates already,...

A Love Letter to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Nicole Markus, Editor-in-Chief

September 20, 2020

Dear Notorious RBG, You were my hero, truly. Every day of this nightmare since the election, I thought of you and knew that the American people could continue fighting with you on the front lines. I knew we would be okay as long as you were. When I heard the news that you passed away, I felt my ...

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