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Why the U.S. Needs the Background Check Expansion Act

Nicole Markus, Copy Editor

April 7, 2019

If S.42, or the Background Check Expansion Act, passes in the Senate, the loophole that allows gun show sellers to sell a gun without performing a detailed background check will close. With the passing of this act, American senators finally have the chance to prove they can act in the best interest of...

Has Palmetto Done Enough Since MSD? (FACEOFF)

Nicole Markus and Samuel Stone

March 17, 2019

Yes: (N.M) In the one year since the shooting that left 17 dead at Parkland on Feb. 14, 2018, Palmetto has taken many effective steps to ensure not only the safety of students but to ensure their peace of mind as well. Only a week after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting, Palmetto allowed s...

Is The Death Penalty Justified?

Jane Heise, Copy Editor

March 1, 2019

The controversies surrounding the death penalty have plagued governments across the world. Many major global powers still enforce the death penalty; these countries include the U.S., China, Iran and Saudi Arabia. However, the U.S. stands as the only Western country that still performs capital punishment. Th...

14 Days of Love Day 11: Does Social Media Accurately Represent a Relationship?

14 Days of Love Day 11: Does Social Media Accurately Represent a Relationship?

Mia Zaldivar, Print Managing Editor

February 11, 2019

While a picture may be worth a thousand words, in the case of depicting a relationship via social media, that simply does not apply. In the Instagram world today, people constantly post photos on the internet to share with the world their lives. However, this never actually happens. One’s social...

14 Days of Love Day 6: Is it Worth Continuing a Relationship After High School? (FACEOFF)

14 Days of Love Day 6: Is it Worth Continuing a Relationship After High School? (FACEOFF)

Jayden Woodfall and Chloe Gallivan

February 6, 2019

Yes: (J.W) Entering high school is similar to starting a new book: the possibilities are endless. Whatever plans made at the start, morph into new, unexpected things that many never see coming, and it’s only natural. People completely change in course of four years and make decisions they probably...

Dear Anti-Vaxxers

Nicole Markus, Copy Editor

February 5, 2019

Measles, a disease thought to be eradicated from the U.S. in 2000, is plaguing the country once again. Upwards of 45 people have been confirmed to have measles in the U.S. since Jan. 1, according to CNN. At least 41 of these cases were not vaccinated against the disease, even though the vaccine is cons...

Super Bowl Recap

Jack Meyer, Sports Editor

February 4, 2019

The Panther’s 2019 Super Bowl Preview stated that a lot would happen in this year’s Super Bowl. Unfortunately, that statement would not end up proving true, as Super Bowl 53 ended up being the lowest scoring Super Bowl in NFL history, with the Patriots managing a win against the Rams with a score o...

14 Days of Love Day 3: Should Parents Be Involved in Their Kids Relationships? (FACEOFF)

14 Days of Love Day 3: Should Parents Be Involved in Their Kids Relationships? (FACEOFF)

Natalie Askowitz and Sophia DeAlejo

February 3, 2019

Yes: (N.A) The classic saying that parents know their child best does not fade away as their child approaches adulthood. Teenagers tend to feel that their opinion is always correct, but although parents may have grown up in what seems like the prehistoric age, they know more than it may seem. ...

Should We Have a Girls Football Team?

Should We Have a Girls Football Team?

Olivia Solomon, Business Manager

January 14, 2019

Contrary to popular belief, male genitalia is not a necessity to play football. While majority of other sports have both men and women leagues, football remains the exception. Although society has become more conscious of the absurd notion that females cannot play contact sports, high schools across...

The Views on the Bump Stock Ban

Nicole Markus, Copy Editor

December 26, 2018

The Las Vegas shooting in October of 2017 that killed 59 people and injured 800 others remains a prime example of a deadly attack carried out by bump stocks. Bump stocks, an accessory to a firearm that allows it to shoot at a quicker pace, essentially convert a semi-automatic rifle into a fully automatic ri...

Is “Baby It’s Cold Outside” Demeaning Women? (FACEOFF)

Jayden Woodfall and Chloe Gallivan

December 17, 2018

Yes: (J.W) Public outcry has called for the Christmas tune, “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” to be removed from all radio stations. The 1940’s classic song by Frank Loesser, an award-winning broadway songwriter and composer, has recently been slammed by radio-listeners for the inappropriate and forcible...

Should Science Classes Be Required? (FACEOFF)

Jane Heise and Jack Meyer

November 30, 2018

YES: (J.H) Standard high school science classes provide basic knowledge to all future leaders of America. They can educate students on current worldwide issues such as climate change and sexually-transmitted diseases, while simultaneously teaching them about their own bodies and health. These classe...

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