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Dear Seniors: Thank You for Your Courage

Dear Seniors: Thank You for Your Courage

Angelina Astic, Copy Editor May 25, 2021

Oftentimes, I feel we learn the most about ourselves in the most trying times of our lives. Heartbreak, loss, pain and a multitude of other events can render many of us inconsolable. However, it is the...

Almost There: Why You Should Keep Wearing a Mask Just a Little Longer

Almost There: Why You Should Keep Wearing a Mask Just a Little Longer

Katriona Page, Senior Copy Editor May 24, 2021

It has been a long year of mask-wearing. It is not so much the mask itself that is the problem (some masks are extremely comfortable). But the trapped breath, sweaty lower face and remembering the mask...

Camryn Givens, 10th grade, with her first dose.

Do Your Part to End the Pandemic: Get the Vaccine

Nicole Markus, Editor-in-Chief May 21, 2021

For the people waiting around for the “perfect moment” to get their COVID-19 vaccine, the time has come. The U.S. has enough doses so that realistically, one can make an appointment at their earliest...

FACEOFF: In-Person vs Virtual AP Exams

Isabel Lopez and Cristele Moztarzadeh May 18, 2021

Virtual AP Exams (C.M.) From the beginning, the COVID-19 pandemic has created many obstacles for students. Because of this, Miami Palmetto Senior High School students have the option of taking certain...

Famous Faces: Why Outsiders Should Be Encouraged To Discover Their Roles in American Politics

Angelina Astic, Copy Editor May 11, 2021

The U.S. has seen its fair share of politicians who say they can do it all. Campaigning on promises for real change, usually focused on a plethora of fiscal and social issues, many Americans place their...

Dear American Liquor Industry: Stop Commercializing Cinco de Mayo

Gianna Hutton, Senior Design Editor May 10, 2021

Every year, millions of Americans flood to nearby bars to drink as many margaritas as humanly possible in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. The U.S. liquor industry has spearheaded the disturbing commodification...

More Students Should Take Gap Years

More Students Should Take Gap Years

Katriona Page, Contents/Copy Editor April 28, 2021

Every spring, there is palpable excitement as seniors hear back from colleges. It seems as though most conversations are about the future, seniors’ “next steps” and the new life awaiting them in...

Typing Courses Should Be Mandatory

Typing Courses Should Be Mandatory

Priscilla Bermudez, Senior Copy Editor April 26, 2021

With many people’s responsibilities moving to digital formats, such as school or work, it highlights the necessity of learning how to type to create a more productive and effective digital environment. During...

Legalize Everything: An Argument for Decriminalizing Drugs

Luca Boccalato, Staff Writer April 22, 2021

There is another pandemic besides COVID-19 that has been sweeping the nation: the drug epidemic. Called the worst drug crisis in American history, 81,000 people lost their lives to overdoses in 2019 alone,...

Late AP Exams Will Cause Burnout, Stress and Disinterest

Nicole Markus, Editor-in-Chief April 21, 2021

Upperclassmen Advanced Placement students know the drill. Start studying in late March, ramp it up throughout April and begin taking the long-anticipated and highly discussed AP exams in the beginning...

Should Live Action Characters Look Like The Cartoons?

Valentina Caceres, Senior Multimedia Editor March 25, 2021

In the past few years, Hollywood has focused on bringing beloved cartoon shows and movies back for new and old audiences through live-action remakes.  Casting the perfect actors for each role is crucial...

FACEOFF: Dairy Or Dairy Free Lifestyle?

FACEOFF: Dairy Or Dairy Free Lifestyle?

Gianna Hutton and Valentina Arias March 22, 2021

Dairy-Free For Me (G.H.) From an oat milk latte to a vegan menu, today, countless food and beverage options exist for all diets — dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, lactose-free and more. As...

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