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Is the Government Handling COVID-19 Properly? (FACEOFF)

Jack Meyer and Katriona Page

April 13, 2020

NO (K.P.) The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is, without a doubt, a huge challenge for all governments; however, our federal government has distinguished themselves with a particularly ineffective response. By some measures, the U.S. has handled the virus the worst of any government in the world  ...

The Importance of Flattening the Curve

Ana Martinez, Design Editor

April 11, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has spread far beyond what anyone expected, with more than 1.5 million cases confirmed globally. Although the pandemic currently affects the country, citizens can still take action to reduce the amount of people affected. After all, slowing the spread of the infect...

Personal Essay: How COVID-19 Has Affected Me

Kate Stuzin, Copy Editor

March 31, 2020

Amidst packing bags, getting a cat sitter and renewing our passports, my family and I turned on the news  to learn that President Trump had enacted a new travel ban on people coming into the U.S. from European countries. Due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus, we could no longer travel to Israe...

Senior Skip Day: Irresponsible or Tradition? (FACEOFF)

Kun Liu and Isabel Wilder

March 16, 2020

Irresponsible: (K.L.) There is an intense debate over whether senior skip day should be recognized by the school as a tradition, or whether it is just a breach of irresponsibility. The general assumption is that senior skip day rewards seniors with a valid “excuse” to miss a day of stress and sch...

Was America Ready for Pete Buttigieg?

Was America Ready for Pete Buttigieg?

Olivia Solomon, Advertising Chair

March 9, 2020

In April of 2019, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana — Pete Buttigieg — joined the race to become the Democratic nominee for president. This made him the first openly gay candidate to run for the presidency. However, he did not allow his homosexuality define him. A Harvard graduate, National Merit S...

What a Dress Code Really Means

Allison Gould, Opinion Editor

March 2, 2020

Traditionally, a sports team at Miami Palmetto Senior High begins a game day by putting their jerseys on. This allows  the players to get thrilled for the event later in the day and creates a sense of unity and pride for their team. Each sports  team has permission to sport their jersey, yet now, th...

The Stigma Behind Gossip

Sofia Vinueza, Multimedia Editor

March 1, 2020

When one hears the word gossip, oftentimes they think of people talking badly about a person behind their back with cruel intentions. While this is not all wrong, it is not completely correct, either. The word gossip has developed a strong negative connotation, when in some situations, gossip can be positiv...

How Well Does Hollywood Represent Love?

Priscilla Bermudez, Copy Editor

February 26, 2020

Throughout the years, romance has become a staple in Hollywood movies, with elements of love in rom-coms to horror movies. A commonality between the many movie genres is that they set unrealistic expectations for romance and perpetuate clichés. In addition to movies, Hollywood establishes false expec...

Recap of the 2020 Award Show Season

Recap of the 2020 Award Show Season

Julia Strasius, Design Editor

February 19, 2020

As of Feb. 9, the 2020 award show season has come to a close. The Oscars  The 92nd annual Oscars ceremony highlighted some of the best motion pictures, screenplays and acting in Hollywood. The new film, “Parasite,” was the talk of the room, being the first non-English movie to win best pictu...

Are the “Edgenuity” Mental Health Videos Effective?

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Olivia Solomon, Advertising Chair

February 12, 2020

A mental health crisis has hit and it has hit hard, especially for teenagers. According to the World Health Organization, every 40 seconds a teenager dies by suicide. As high schoolers, we feel the pressure; we feel the stress, and we feel anxiety and depression. Everywhere we look, we can see someone fre...

Awaiting the 2020 Academy Awards

Gemma Torras, Senior Design Editor

February 8, 2020

As February inches closer and closer, movie fanatics eagerly await the Oscars. With movies like “Joker” and “Once Upon a Time in...Hollywood” sweeping the nation, people are  anticipating which movies will win and who will go home empty handed.  Although 2019 produced many incredibly capti...

14 Days of Love Day 4: The Most Iconic Romance Movies of All Time

14 Days of Love Day 4: The Most Iconic Romance Movies of All Time

Joanna Salvat, Online Editor-in-Chief

February 4, 2020

“Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (1961) “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” directed by Blake Edwards, tells the story of a young woman in New York City and her journey finding her way through high society. Based on the 1958 Truman Capote novel, this movie is one of the foundational romantic comedies of our ...

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