The Panther

Analyzing solo careers of former One Direction members

Brianne Guanaga, Photographer

May 23, 2017

It was the year 2010 and the X-Factor was fairly a new television show. Fast forward two years later, the same five teenage boys who once performed in front of three judges, went on to win third place on the X-Factor and form the biggest boyband in the world.. In 2015, One Direction earned the title...

Six Ways to Become a People Person

Brianne Guanaga, Photographer

May 15, 2017

For teenagers who do not necessarily define themselves as a “people person,” it seems rather difficult to express or communicate with strangers or even acquaintances in social situations. No matter how much we try to feel comfortable around a group of people, it seems as if we fail to communicate,...

Previewing Rolling Loud Music Festival

Brianne Guanaga, Photographer

May 4, 2017

From May 5-7, the biggest names in Rap/Hip-Hop are going to be in the City of Miami for the hip-hop music festival, Rolling Loud. The lineup for the three-day event includes artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Future, A$AP Rocky, Travis Scott, Young Thug, Flatbush Zombies and many others. Rolling Loud recieved...

Caught up in the Smoke

Kalia Richardson, News Editor

May 1, 2017

The Truth, a foundation that targets cigarette smokers, especially youth, works to stop smoking through ad campaigns, such as #finishit. Only, #vapelyfe and #chickswhovape appear to have a louder following. A new craze has risen on the surface as vape shops dominate the market, an update to the 20th c...

Palmetto’s New Babies

Brianne Guanaga, Photographer

April 25, 2017

In late 2016, Early Childhood and Development teacher Michelle Uhle received a shipment of babies—robotic babies. The 11 dolls came with different difficulty levels for each of Mrs. Uhle’s classes based on the intensity of the specific class. For three years now, Uhle has negotiated with Miami-Dad...

Cheap cuisine to fit any diet

Maxwell Landy, Video Editor

April 20, 2017

In the world of a high school student, money is necessary. While everyone wants to look the best, people also want to eat well. Not wanting to spend their allowance or hard earned money, the struggle to find affordable places to eat proves tough. Around Pinecrest, there are many places to grab a bite,...

Five must-have hair oils

Sydney Sancho, Life Editor

April 3, 2017

In the beauty community, oils have received a bad reputation. Beauty ideals condemn natural oils often, promoting products intended to volumize and mattify hair. Yet the constant depletion of natural oils can wreak havoc on hair follicles. The absence of hair oil leads to an absence of moisture which...

Recapping Ultra Music Festival 2017

Photo courtesy of Luisa Hays

Maxwell Landy, Video Editor

March 29, 2017

With roots in the underground of the music industry, EDM has evolved into a staple in the mainstream. Starting as small performances on the beach, Miami has been a hub of the music genre. Ultra Music Festival, commonly referred to as UMF, occurs annually in March. It sells three day passes to the concert...

Assessing the cultural obsession with butts

Chrystal Peterson, Print Editor-in-Chief

March 26, 2017

From Nicki Minaj to Jennifer Lopez, the obsession over butts has exploded in the last 10 years-- a cultural obsession to get the hourglass shape ending in a round behind. A revolution from the typical chest enhancement, butt enhancements were originally fattened by silicone implants and are more desired t...

The art of binge-watching

Mia Zaldivar, Design Editor

March 25, 2017

A common practice in today’s era consists of curling up in bed completing TV shows on Netflix. Binge-watching has become a prevalent hobby, with more streaming services becoming easily accessible such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon. Enduring a tough week at school and staying up until 12 a.m. every night due to...

Who is Kimberly Bryant?

Alexandra Pedroso, Staff Writer

February 28, 2017

Kimberly Bryant, the founder of Black Girls Code, impacted many young women of color with her program. Black Girls Code’s mission is to train one million girls of color to code from the ages 7 to 17 by the year 2040. Bryant believes that the lack of black women in STEM fields is not due to a l...

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