The Panther

What’s Better, Online or Print? (FACEOFF)

Gemma Torras and Allison Strasius

October 12, 2018


Filed under Faceoff, OPINION

YES (G.T) In our tech-centric world, there are times in which we all need a way to unplug. Our print newspaper issues are the best way to delve into student journalism at Palmetto Senior High. To begin, print stories make a lasting impact on the school community. While online stories  may be ...

The Hazards of Homeschooling

Mia Zaldivar, Print Managing Editor

October 7, 2018


Filed under OPINION

While students attend school for academic intent, some fail to realize the additional benefits of going to school. School inadvertently prepares students for the real world with the exposure to different types of people, and with that, students learn valuable social skills. In the isolated bubble th...

Is the Leak in the Trump Administration Justified? (FACEOFF)

Nicole Markus and Samuel Stone

September 30, 2018


Filed under Faceoff, OPINION

Yes (N.M) On Sep. 5, 2018, the New York Times published an anonymous Op-Ed, written by a senior Trump official. In short terms, the Op-Ed discussed that many of the Trump officials were a part of a “resistance” in office, and they served to stop President Donald Trump from some bad habits that...

Should Colleges Be Dropping the Standardized Testing Requirement (FACEOFF)

Nicole Markus and Benjamin Spiegelman

September 17, 2018


Filed under Faceoff, OPINION

Yes (N.M) When entering high school, and sometimes even before that, students hear about the importance of standardized tests such as the SAT or ACT. These tests seem like some of the most daunting and stressful tasks of high school, because they can make or break your college resume. However, colleg...

Should Dual Enrollment be Factored into High School GPAs? (FACEOFF)

Olivia Solomon and Isabel Wilder

September 10, 2018


Filed under Faceoff, OPINION

Yes (I.W) Standard high school classes are not for everyone. Sometimes, people prefer other opportunities to boost their high school GPA or to really challenge themselves. Being a high schooler should not limit a student’s ability to reach their full potential. Dual enrollment courses are postseco...

Should Federal Trials be Televised? (FACE-OFF)

Olivia Solomon and Sam Stone

September 6, 2018


Filed under Faceoff, OPINION

Yes (O.S)      Up until 2016, photographic media coverage of criminal trials in federal courts had been prohibited under all circumstances. However, the controversial debate of cameras in halted when a new rule originated regarding this issue. This rule allows a trial to be photographed and te...

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...

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