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Boy Scouts Changing its Traditions

Olivia Solomon, staff writer

October 28, 2017


Filed under National, NEWS, Top Stories

For 107 years, the Boy Scouts have been a male-only organization that aims to increase values of citizenship and leadership in it’s members. On Wednesday Oct. 11, the Boy Scouts of America announced that starting in 2018, they will allow girls to join. According to the Boy Scouts, this decisio...

Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Efforts Rolled Back

Allessandra Inzinna, feauture editor

October 13, 2017


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In May of 2017, the School Nutrition Association finally got what it had been lobbying for since Michelle Obama passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act in 2010: a less restrictive set of regulations determining what a school can and cannot serve to children. The newly assigned Secretary of Agriculture,...

Pricey Education

Sabrina Catalan, copy editor

September 29, 2017


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For most students, investing a few extra dollars on a study guide for “Lord of the Flies” seems reasonable, especially if an “A+” is reaped. However, what if students were asked to dish out $100 or $200 for their own textbook, such as in college? From kindergarten to their senior year of high...

Hurricane Harvey’s Destruction Hits Close To Home

Sabrina Catalan, copy editor

August 29, 2017


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Houston is still suffering from catastrophic flooding as a result of Category 4 Hurricane Harvey, which stranded locals with waters reaching a record-breaking 49 inches in some places. Many climbed onto their roofs while others chose to wade through chest-high water with loved ones in hopes of fin...

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...

Countdown to Graduation Day 2: Picking your major based on passion vs. potential income

Alec Lanzas, Sports Editor

May 28, 2017


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Many consider choosing a college major to be the first step toward a career path. Over the years, there has been constant controversy over whether majors should be chosen based on passion or potential of a higher a salary later in life. There is, however, no denying the fact that certain majors often...

Trump Administration drops Michelle Obama’s Eating Healthy Initiative

Trump Administration drops Michelle Obama’s Eating Healthy Initiative

Attila Dos Santos, Staff Writer

May 4, 2017


Filed under National, NEWS, Top Stories

During the Obama administration, then-First Lady Michelle Obama implemented an initiative to introduce healthier standards for food distributed in public schools across the United States. Part of her Let’s Move campaign, its goal was to reduce the rate of child obesity in the country and ensure all...

Flynn offers to testify if granted immunity

Natalie Askowitz, Copy Editor

April 6, 2017


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In a statement on March 30, former National Security Adviser, General Michael Flynn, offered to testify in front of a congressional investigative committee, if in return, he is granted full immunity for his testimony. General Flynn was an advisor to the Trump presidential campaign and served as the president's...

Palmetto Trump supporters share their thoughts on the country

Susan Aghedo, Copy Editor

March 28, 2017


Filed under National, NEWS, Top Stories

Donald Trump was once a billionaire real estate mogul who made a cameo in Home Alone 2, hosted Celebrity Apprentice and generally stayed to himself. Then he announced his candidacy and shot to even greater popularity—and newfound infamy. He created two conflicting flocks with his unfiltered words an...

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