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Are Cash Pools Scams?

Are Cash Pools Scams?

Jack Cruz-Alvarez, online managing editor

January 23, 2018


Filed under Local, NEWS, Top Stories

  Junior Lauren Margolis, like many others, found out about cash pools through social media, where some teenagers, including some Palmetto students, have been promoting the money-making plan in efforts to get others to join their groups. “I knew people who had done it and it ended up working for the...

MDCPS Contract Raises Cause Controversy

Sabrina Catalan, copy editor

November 26, 2017


Filed under Local, NEWS, Top Stories

On Nov. 7, the United Teachers of Dade ratified their Miami-Dade 2017-2020 contract by voting to include a 2.67 percent raise for “highly effective” teachers and a 2 percent raise for “effective” teachers, according to the Miami Herald.  The contract also stated that the school district would increase healthcare cost coverage for their teac...

Who are the Black Separatists?

Garrett Livingston, staff writer

October 30, 2017


Filed under Local, NEWS, Top Stories

Last year, the national chairman of the New Black Panther Party, Hashim Nzinga, visited the Richmond Heights community to discuss core ideals of the party. The New Black Panther Party is a U.S.-based ethnic political organization that promotes ideas of Black Nationalism, a movement that centers itself ...

The Weekly Update with TM & BR Episode X: A Year in Review Edition

The Weekly Update with TM & BR Episode X: A Year in Review Edition

June 6, 2017


Filed under International, Local, National, NEWS, Top Stories

The Weekly Update is The Panther's flagship news program, broadcasted with an aim to recap the most important news of the week within the halls of Palmetto, locally, nationally and internationally. Co-anchors Thomas Martinez and Blake Rubenstein are rising seniors who hope to educate and entertain. Enj...

Standout Seniors honored with Passion For Life award

Olivia Solomon and Chloe Gallivan

May 10, 2017


Filed under Local, NEWS, Top Stories

Today, May 10, 2017, seven seniors were recognized for their constant positivity, school spirit, and friendly attitudes with the Passion For Life award. The Passion for Life award all started with the tragic death of Angel Diaz in 2007. Angel was a positive and spirited Palmetto panther who constantly...

Female Academic Competitors hurt by lack of Club Funding

Allessandra Inzinna, Copy Editor

May 9, 2017


Filed under Local, NEWS, Top Stories

Women make up just 13 percent of the industries of science, math, engineering and math. Most of the reasoning behind this comes from stereotypes placed on girls at a young age, leaving the chemistry sets to the boys and the dolls for themselves. According to Nature, female scientists still receive less payment than their similarly ...

ICYMI: Merrick Park shooting details and information

Benjamin Spiegelman, Sports Editor

April 9, 2017


Filed under Local, NEWS, Top Stories

At around 1 p.m. on 8 April, a gunman opened fire in the upscale shopping mall known as Merrick Park in Coral Gables at the Fitness Equinox Center. One person was pronounced dead at the scene and two others were injured with one being pronounced dead later at the hospital. Janine Ackerman, the gym’s ge...

A recap of the Muslim myth and perception Afternoon Lecture

A recap of the Muslim myth and perception Afternoon Lecture

Inez Laborn, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017


Filed under Events, Features, Local, Top Stories

Psychology Club held their monthly lecture was held in the media center about Islam yesterday, Feb. 23. Junior Karelis Martinez decided that this lecture should be held and heard. “I always had a lot of sympathy towards the culture,” Martinez said. “I found it unfair how people were oppres...

Short answers to tough questions about climate change in South Florida

Allessandra Inzinna, Copy Editor

February 22, 2017


Filed under Local, NEWS, Top Stories

How has climate change effected Miami? According to the Climate Reality Project, climate change has already victimized Miami. Flooding is now a normal occurrence, with higher tides moving progressively inland, made worse by rain and for traffic. A 300 million dollar project is expected to build pu...

Put a (junior) ring on it

Put a (junior) ring on it

Kalia Richardson, News Editor

February 2, 2017


Filed under Local, NEWS, Top Stories

Jan. 31, 2017, Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium, students, friends and family attended the Junior Class Ring Ceremony. Sponsored by Herff Jones, who customizes class rings and graduation products, made the whole event possible. The ceremony began with welcoming words from our junior class st...

End of wet foot-dry foot policy causes uncertainty

Thomas Martinez, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 14, 2017


Filed under Local, NEWS, Top Stories

Decades of diplomatic tension continued to thaw between the United States and Cuba this Thursday, as President Barack Obama ended a policy that allowed for the mass exodus of Cuban refugees to come to our shores without a visa. It was President Bill Clinton’s democratic White House that battled wit...

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