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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...

Are School ID’s Necessary? (FACEOFF)

Chloe Gallivan and Nicole Markus

November 28, 2018

Yes: (C.G) As a non-uniform school, Palmetto needs some form of identification. IDs make it possible for faculty to quickly and easily identify who enters and exits the school, making it important to monitor while creating safer school grounds. Even with the hassle and the detentions it may bring...

Pinecrest Bakery vs. Vicky’s Bakery

Pinecrest Bakery vs. Vicky's Bakery

Sophia DeAlejo, Life Editor

November 26, 2018

On Sunday morning in Pinecrest, residents who may crave warm bakery food have two popular bakeries to choose from, Pinecrest or Vicky’s Bakery. Both bakeries offer a variety of cuban foods, and many question which is better. Pinecrest Bakery, located on South Dixie Highway, is the heart of the various lo...

Should FLVS Take up a Class Period? (FACEOFF)

Lindsey Solomon and Nicole Markus

November 22, 2018

Yes: (L.S) The bell rings at 7:20 a.m. and every Miami Palmetto Senior High Student gets ready to start their day except the FLVS students still at home. The bell also rings at 1:15 p.m., and students make their way to sixth period except the Florida Virtual School students. FLVS offers a var...

Will 2018 Be a Blue Wave Election?

Samuel Stone, Opinion Editor

October 29, 2018

With the midterm elections quickly approaching, the citizens of the United States will vote to decide the fate of those holding power in Congress. One third of all U.S.senators are up for reelection, while the entire House of Representatives will have to defend their seats. After Donald Trump was elected...

Should Elementary School Students Have Cell Phones? (FACEOFF)

Lindsey Solomon and Jane Heise

October 23, 2018

Yes: (L.S) As the years go on, the use of technology continues to increase within all age groups. In society, it is the younger children who have now gained a fascination over the use of phones, iPads and laptops. The standards in society today are more acceptable to younger kids receiving phone...

Is it Worth it To Take Out Student Loans? (FACEOFF)

Joanna Salvat and Isabel Wilder

October 22, 2018

Yes: (J.S) The issue of student loans plays a big factor when interpreting whether or not investing money into something will pay off in the long run. The average four-year college tuition in America can cost up to $35,000 yearly per student. This does not include room and board costs and most young ...

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