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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 ...

14 Days of Love Day 2: Should Schools Provide Condoms for Students?

Kate Stuzin, Copy Editor

February 2, 2020

The logic seems so simple: more condoms lead to fewer STIs and fewer  teen pregnancies. We have been taught this time and time again through the Health Information Project’s Peer Educators who visited our classroom freshman year. Despite this seemingly common knowledge, Miami Palmetto Senior High School has yet ...

14 Days of Love Day 1: Wrong Ways to End a Relationship

Jane Heise, Managing Editor

February 1, 2020

Although most people would like to place breakups in the backs of their minds, this raw and emotional time can be made significantly easier for all parties involved if done correctly and respectfully. In the 21st century, technology has notoriously cut down on face-to-face human interactions in favor of ...

Should We Implement a New Bell Schedule?

Priscilla Bermudez, Copy Editor

January 25, 2020

Miami-Dade County is currently exploring new bell times for their public schools. These new start times would be implemented starting in the 2020-2021 school year. They believe that later start times would improve teen’s health and performance, and have proposed two bell schedules as of now. However the proposed schedules do not fit high s...

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