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Legalize it

Legalize it

Morgan Elmslie, Copy Editor

August 30, 2016

For the second time in Florida’s history, medical marijuana is on the ballot, and this year, it awaits legalization. In 2015, 58 percent of voters favored the legalization of medical marijuana, but the bill failed to reach the minimum 60 percent needed to become a law. Because of its presence on the...

Day 4: Why rooming with a high school friend is beneficial

Day 4: Why rooming with a high school friend is beneficial

Sofia Brand, Staff Writer

May 28, 2016

Going through the transition from high school to college, students have mixed emotions when it comes to rooming with new people. Having a friend as a roommate could make the transition from high school smoother and less stressful. Compared to living with someone else, being roommates with someone yo...

Day 1: How gap years save money

Day 1: How gap years save money

May 25, 2016

Popularity of gap years among high school graduates has shot up in the last decade according to the American Gap Association. The year after high school in which students delay attending college does not always entail traveling, but is often used for work to have money for future expenses. Taking a ...

The difficulty of standing up

Remy Farkas, Editor-In-Chief

April 30, 2016

For many women, being assertive is a difficult and daunting task. This holds especially true for teenage girls who are still developing an identity and self-confidence. In a commercial recently released by Secret Deodorant, a businesswoman is depicted looking into a bathroom mirror rehearsing her pitch to ...

The spirit of a literary inspiration lives on

Illustration by Marlowe Starling

Marlowe Starling, Insight Editor

March 1, 2016

On the morning of Feb. 19, 2016, the world lost a literary inspiration. Nelle Harper Lee, 89, took her last breaths while asleep at an assisted living facility in her hometown of Monroeville, AL, leaving an enormous legacy behind her. Lee, world-renowned author of "To Kill a Mockingbird", published...

Why is there no Miss Panther?

Emily Diez, Report Editor

February 10, 2016

Every year, Palmetto hosts the annual Mr. Panther mock beauty pageant for men and every year, the question arises: if there is a Mr. Panther, why is there no Miss Panther? Some speculate that girls do not have their own version of Mr. Panther because of common stereotypes, e.g. being catty, compet...

Recent major racial controversies timeline

Jacquelyn Hsiao, Online Design Editor

September 29, 2014

YES/NO- Athletes getting special treatment in college: Issue 5

YES/NO- Athletes getting special treatment in college: Issue 5

Bianca Lopez, Brooke Samole, Features Editor, Focus Editor

March 13, 2013

  YES: Muscles mean everything in college, whether in the bulging biceps of a jock or the brilliant brain of a bookworm. When it boils down to brain versus brawn, who really wins? From lectures and learning to pledging and parties, the schedule of the average college student proves jam-packed...

Chris Burg’s Senior Land

Chris Burg's Senior Land

Chris Burg, Design Editor

June 9, 2011

Fate vs. choices: dealing with one, appreciating the other: Students need to take advantage of their ability to make decisions

Michael Tandlich, Senior Staff Writer

June 9, 2011

A tumor. No one wants one, but some must deal with one. He had three. To those who know someone diagnosed with one, it saddens; but to those who survive through one, it strengthens. He would have been insurpassable had he never been diagnosed; but his was terminal. It’s a condition, and it’s not...

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