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Should Teachers Be Able to Show Movies After AP Exams?

Alexis Garcia- Ruiz and Olivia Solomon

May 20, 2018


Filed under Faceoff, OPINION

Yes: AG One of the greatest criticisms of the modern, standardized-test-reliant educational system is the fact that teachers are instructed to teach to the test. While this may be unfortunate, and a lot of the integrity and sincerity in teaching may be lost along the way, it is alas true that most...

Infinity War Represents Marvel’s Fun But Dangerous Future

Jack Cruz-Alvarez, staff writer

May 13, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Marvel Studios’ highly anticipated “Avengers: Infinity War” sought to combine nearly every Marvel storyline from the past ten years into one symphony of a superhero movie. And while I enjoyed the movie, I am not going to lie, it has me concerned (DO NOT CONTINUE IF YOU DO NOT WANT SPOILERS). ...

It’s not December, so please, don’t “Christmas-Tree” it

Marlowe Starling, editor-in-chief

May 6, 2018


Filed under Editorial, OPINION

The month of May is arguably the most horrible time of the year (unless you have a birthday - in that case, then May is definitely the most horrible time of the year and I apologize for the bad timing of your birth). It marks the end of the school year, and with it, a slew of exams awaiting the lead t...

An Open Letter to the Editor

Drew Latta (guest writer)

May 1, 2018


Filed under Editorial, OPINION

This is a response to The Panther’s Issue 4 Feature regarding gun control in the wake of the Parkland shooting and subsequent shootings.   In the wake of the Parkland shooting, there has been an immense push for legislation to protect students from gun violence. It is easy to propose knee...

Cellular Complications

Gemma Torras, design editor

April 25, 2018


Filed under Editorial, OPINION, Top Stories

In today’s day and age, students are surrounded by constant growth and advancement in the latest technology. Every few months, Apple releases a new product, such as the recent iPhone X. As our technological world advances, our attachment to technology increases. However, in this fast-paced iPhone-centr...

Supreme Leader Bezos

Olivia Solomon, staff writer

April 24, 2018


Filed under Editorial, OPINION, Top Stories

 In 1995 when Amazon.com was first launched to the public, the world questioned whether it would survive. Fast forward 22 years and that question has altered to whether the world can survive without it. Since its creation, Amazon has multiplied in its services and essentially monopolized.  Amazon continu...

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...

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