The Panther

End of wet foot-dry foot policy causes uncertainty

Thomas Martinez, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 14, 2017

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...

The battle over solar panels in Florida

Kalia Richardson, News Editor

December 30, 2016

In an effort to prevent the ever-rising temperatures in Florida, solar panels can seem like a viable solution. Amendment 1, did just that, as major utilities like Florida Power and Light influenced 4,560,580 voters into thinking the bill would promote the usage of solar panels. The bill allows Florida...

You may be unexcused

Carmella Jimenez, Senior Copy Editor

December 29, 2016

A tire pops. Mom decides to have an untimely argument with the neighbor before slamming on the gas to get her teen through the gates before 7:20 a.m. A best friend that carpools with you left a project at home and failed to consider the unexcused tardy you would receive for the minivan that got turned...

Cold as ice

Maxwell Landy, Video Editor

December 23, 2016

              Individuals who recently moved to Miami tend to notice the same thing: the lack of seasons. Miami features a wet season and a dry season, and rarely dips into low temperatures. Seeing that the locals had no idea what winter felt lik...

Making Palmetto pristine

Natalie Askowitz, Copy Editor

December 12, 2016

A typical day at Miami Palmetto Senior High brings trash-covered hallways, disorganized bookshelves and cluttered workspaces. The administrators decided that it was time for a change. In the 2015-2016 school year, the administrators at Miami Palmetto Senior High school created Pristine Palmetto, a pr...

Remembering David Nardone

Photos courtesy of Katie Signori

Natalie Askowitz, Copy Editor

December 11, 2016

On Dec. 7, 2016 our community lost a special man. After having stage IV lung cancer, David Nardone passed away. Nardone worked as the drama teacher at Palmetto Middle School for many years. With many students at Palmetto High having attended Palmetto Middle, the loss deeply affects them. “He...

ICYMI: Panther for a Day 2016

Mia Zaldivar, Design Editor

December 7, 2016

Panther for a Day is an opportunity for eighth graders from all around the district to get a taste of what life at Palmetto entails. From watching the performances of the performing arts department to getting the experience of a high school pep rally, Panther for a Day is designed to motivate students...

A song a day keeps the stress away

A song a day keeps the stress away

Atilla Dos Santos, Staff Writer

December 4, 2016

Music shares a close relation with mood, as stated by Psychology Today. Listeners gravitate toward songs that them feel-- whether that is happy or sad, energetic or relaxed. Avid gym members rely on invigorating tracks to keep them motivated during a tough leg workout, and commuters rely on softer an...

Trash can set afire causes student evacuation

The remains of the trash can that caused the evacuation of students (photo courtesy of Christopher Gomez).

Annette Gonzalez, Staff Writer

November 29, 2016

During 6th period today, the fire alarm rang throughout the school. Fire drills are a common practice at Palmetto, therefore many students were unaware of the danger that resided in the upstairs hallway of the 2000s building. “I could hear these kids in the bathroom laughing and then after running ...

Alec Lanzas, Managing Editor

November 28, 2016

On Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, substitute teacher Mr. William H. Watson passed away. The exact cause of death has not been released to faculty, but it was known that he was in the ICU for nine days leading up to his death. Mr. Watson was born on Feb. 27, 1952. After graduating from Florida State Univers...

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