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Stuck in a Hard Corner: Back to School Should be Exciting, Not Terrifying

Amy-Grace Shapiro, Online-Co-Editor-in-Chief September 28, 2022

My first day of junior year was similar to the rest of my 650-student class’, full of the typical back-to-school jitters  — which friends were in my classes, if I would like my teachers and who I...

FACEOFF: Is it Best to Be Real on Social Media?

Amy-Grace Shapiro and Alex James September 23, 2022

NO (A.S) It is an indisputable fact that, regardless of how hard influencers may try, social media will never “BeReal.” While many preach the idea of being candid and raw on social media, the rose-colored...

To Stay or Not to Stay: Debunking the Stigma Behind Dropping AP Classes

Ryan McKean, Senior Multimedia Editor September 22, 2022

For many, taking an Advanced Placement class is incredibly challenging as hearing the words “Advancement Placement” scares people. Knowing that one is going to be placed in a college-level class while...

Cultural Appropriation vs Appreciation: Where Do We Draw the Line?

Mia Shields, Design Editor September 19, 2022

Throughout history, people have dominated regions and reshaped cultures, discriminating against the original folk and claiming parts of these identities as their own. This is otherwise known as cultural...

FACEOFF: Is the FAST Testing System Better Than FSA?

Ella Pedroso and Valentina Arias September 17, 2022

Yes (E.P) As a Senior who has taken the Florida State Assessment – more popularly known as FSA –  countless times, I have experienced firsthand the frustration that accompanies FSA testing. After...

Why Camp Made Me a Better Person

Why Camp Made Me a Better Person

Edie Carneiro, Copy Editor September 16, 2022

Picture this: you are nine years old, sprinting out of the bus you were just stuck in for six hours, into one of the biggest, most beautiful places you have ever seen. Little do you know, this is about...

Mr. Tellechea warning students to get into Miami Palmetto Senior High School before the school day begins.

Beating the Bell: The Race to 7:20

Isabella Hewitt, Contents Editor September 13, 2022

As I wake up to the triggering sound of my alarm at 6:15 a.m. and begin to get ready for school, the one thought I can not keep from lingering in the back of my mind is, “I hope I am not late.” This...

About My Hispanic Heritage

About My Hispanic Heritage

Ivy Lagarto, Design Editor September 13, 2022

Being born into a Hispanic family has shaped the course of my life and my personality today. My relatives taught me the significance of my Cuban and Honduran culture, emphasizing the importance of exercising...

Is $10,000 really enough?

Ava Garcia, Managing Editor September 7, 2022

Dear President Biden,  I am extremely grateful for your forgiveness of $10,000 in student loan debt, but I wonder: can this amount truly “forgive” most student debt after four years of college?...

High School Expectations vs. Reality 4 of 4: Senior Year

High School Expectations vs. Reality 4 of 4: Senior Year

Cayetana Jaramillo, Opinion Editor June 2, 2022

My senior year always seemed like a faraway time that I was never fully prepared for, consumed by a mix of anxiety, patience, gratitude and sentimentality. A year of many lasts and prospective firsts;...

How The Panther Changed My Life

How The Panther Changed My Life

Angelina Astic, Contents/Copy Editor June 1, 2022

Journalism is such a beautiful thing. Living in a nation where the First Amendment right to speech is enshrined in the very heart of our Constitution has mattered more and more to me as I have grown...

High School Expectations vs. Reality 3 of 4: Junior Year

High School Expectations vs. Reality 3 of 4: Junior Year

Valentina Arias, Multimedia Photo Editor June 1, 2022

As freshmen, we are warned by the upperclassmen about the stress of junior year. “Be ready for all-nighters” and “you have no time for friends or yourself” are both constant phrases. The year is...

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