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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 7, 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...

After Irma: Is Price Gouging Justified?

After Irma: Is Price Gouging Justified?

Alle Inzinna, feature editor

October 10, 2017


Filed under Editorial, OPINION, Top Stories

About a week before the Irma models displayed the monster storm shifting west, many people looked to evacuate to the northern parts of Florida or out of the state entirely. Traffic blocked virtually every inch of highway from Miami to Georgia as one of the biggest evacuations in U.S. history took place. Yet...

Does Removing Confederate Statues Hinder our Historical Education?

Mia Zaldivar, design editor

October 9, 2017


Filed under Editorial, OPINION, Top Stories

Educational institutions implement history classes as a mandatory requisite to evade mistakes people have made before us. Within the past year, the controversial topic of removing confederate statues has come into query. Beginning in 1619, the first Africans came to the U.S. in the Virginia colony, l...

Is the iPhone X Worth the Price?

Jack Cruz-Alvarez and Alexis Garcia-Ruiz

September 28, 2017


Filed under Faceoff, OPINION, Top Stories

Yes: Jack Cruz-Alvarez Apple surprised many at their last product launch event when they revealed not one, not two, but three new iPhones. The most impressive of these new models was the iPhone X (which is pronounced “iPhone Ten” contrary to popular belief). The phone includes a variety of new featu...

Does Palmetto Push Too Many AP Classes?

Olivia Soloman, staff writer

September 28, 2017


Filed under Editorial, OPINION, Top Stories

Before entering high school, students are told about Advanced Placement classes and their importance. But, they are not the best option for everyone. Beginning in 1955, the College Board created AP classes which were intended for high schoolers to experience college level courses and challenge thems...

How Pets Impact Mental Health

How Pets Impact Mental Health

Alex Pedroso, Life Editor

September 27, 2017


Filed under Editorial, OPINION, Top Stories

Studies show that pets have a positive impact on the mental health of their owners. Pets act as emotional companions, providing people comfort and joy. With just a single stroke, stress levels diminish. Interactions with animals can increase levels of oxytocin, the hormone related to stress and a...

Is this generation overly sensitive?

Camila Myers and Mia Zaldivar

June 6, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Faceoff, OPINION, Top Stories

This face-off was originally slated to be posted in our recently published issue of our publication but due to a printing error, the wrong article was published instead. Here is Issue 8's face-off, with Insight Editor, Camila Myers, arguing that our generation is too sensitive to criticism and Design Edi...

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