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Science Says: Florida Manatees Experiencing a Spike in Deaths

Science Says: Florida Manatees Experiencing a Spike in Deaths

Bella Martin, Sports Editor April 13, 2021

In recent months, Florida manatee deaths have experienced an extreme spike, putting Florida on pace for the highest numbers of manatee deaths in a century. This spike in mortality comes as a result of...

Science Says: Nestle’s Plan to Bottle More Water Puts Florida Springs at Risk

Science Says: Nestle’s Plan to Bottle More Water Puts Florida Springs at Risk

Ella Pedroso, Design Editor March 24, 2021

For decades, Nestle and many other companies have bottled and sold water from Florida’s springs. Now, Nestle wants to maximize the amount of water they harvest from the springs, sparking anger from Floridian...

2020 Vision: Early Predictions for the 2024 U.S. Presidential Election

2020 Vision: Early Predictions for the 2024 U.S. Presidential Election

Angelina Astic, Copy Editor March 23, 2021

Although the 2020 election just recently brought in President Joseph R. Biden and his administration, both the Democrat and Republican parties have begun to discuss possible candidates for the 2024 presidential...

College Corner: Juniors: It Is College Application Prep Time

Julia Strasius, News/Design Editor March 23, 2021

Freshman and sophomore year may have been a breeze for some. However, junior year is critical in terms of college applications. Now, one must make the time to focus on standardized tests, extracurriculars...

Science Says: Planned Release of Genetically-Modified Mosquitoes Angers Florida Keys Residents

Science Says: Planned Release of Genetically-Modified Mosquitoes Angers Florida Keys Residents

Katriona Page, Contents/Copy Editor March 23, 2021

In hopes of eradicating Aedes aegypti, a breed of mosquitoes responsible for the transmission of illnesses like Zika and yellow fever, biotechnology company Oxitec plans to release millions of genetically-modified...

Healthy Mind, Healthy Living: Social Media’s Health Trends Do More Harm Than Good

Healthy Mind, Healthy Living: Social Media’s Health Trends Do More Harm Than Good

Nicole Markus, Editor-in-Chief March 21, 2021

You’ve likely seen a “health” trend on a popular social media platform like TikTok, Instagram or Twitter, enticing young people with promises of lost weight, “beach bods” and an overall healthier...

The Panther Knows Best: BookTok Recommendations: What's Worth The Read And What Should Stay On The Shelf

The Panther Knows Best: BookTok Recommendations: What’s Worth The Read And What Should Stay On The Shelf

Amy-Grace Shapiro, Multimedia Photo Editor March 20, 2021

Readers should take BookTok recommendations with a grain of salt. Do not get distracted by the pretty covers and intriguing descriptions or blurbs. When selecting a book, a reader should always rely on...

College Corner: How to Prepare to Leave for College

College Corner: How to Prepare to Leave for College

Cristele Moztarzadeh, Copy Editor March 15, 2021

People spend their childhood dreaming of growing up. But, when the time to gain independence actually comes along with maturing, young adults find themselves hesitant to leave their homes and become self-reliant.  While...

The ABCs of PTSA & ESSAC: A Conversation with Carvalho: Superintendent Q&A

The ABCs of PTSA & ESSAC: A Conversation with Carvalho: Superintendent Q&A

Allison Gould, Angelina Astic, and Sofia Vinueza March 14, 2021

Superintendent Alberto Carvalho recently held a Question and Answer session with families and students. Below are some of the topics spoken about during the meeting. In Miami-Dade County Public Schools,...

The Panther Knows Best: “Music:” One Of The Most Insensitive And Tone-Deaf Films Of All Time

The Panther Knows Best: “Music:” One Of The Most Insensitive And Tone-Deaf Films Of All Time

Michael Angee and Isabel Lopez March 13, 2021

Australian singer-songwriter Sia managed to create one of the most offensive and insensitive movies in film history. As melodramatic as that sounds, the movie received unacceptable approval by the masses...

The Panther Knows Best: Movies Coming Out in March

The Panther Knows Best: Movies Coming Out in March

Tomas Curcio, Staff Writer March 7, 2021

As movie theaters begin to open back up, movies continue to release as well. Many upcoming films have largely incorporated either staggered releases or theater releases alongside launching through streaming...

Healthy Mind, Healthy Living: Eating Disorder Awareness: “Every Body Has a Seat at the Table”

Healthy Mind, Healthy Living: Eating Disorder Awareness: “Every Body Has a Seat at the Table”

Angelina Astic, Copy Editor March 5, 2021

Anyone who has struggled or currently struggles with an eating disorder or any related issues should not feel inclined to read this article if these topics “trigger” certain behaviors. Please remember,...

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