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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 ...

What’s Better, Online or Print? (FACEOFF)

Gemma Torras and Allison Strasius

October 12, 2018

YES (G.T) In our tech-centric world, there are times in which we all need a way to unplug. Our print newspaper issues are the best way to delve into student journalism at Palmetto Senior High. To begin, print stories make a lasting impact on the school community. While online stories  may be ...

The Hazards of Homeschooling

Mia Zaldivar, Print Managing Editor

October 7, 2018

While students attend school for academic intent, some fail to realize the additional benefits of going to school. School inadvertently prepares students for the real world with the exposure to different types of people, and with that, students learn valuable social skills. In the isolated bubble th...

Is the Leak in the Trump Administration Justified? (FACEOFF)

Nicole Markus and Samuel Stone

September 30, 2018

Yes (N.M) On Sep. 5, 2018, the New York Times published an anonymous Op-Ed, written by a senior Trump official. In short terms, the Op-Ed discussed that many of the Trump officials were a part of a “resistance” in office, and they served to stop President Donald Trump from some bad habits that...

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