The Panther

Recycling for a better Palmetto

Jared Heller, SciTech Editor

September 18, 2012


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“Reduce, reuse, recycle.” With the growing importance of environmental protection, a daily visit from students collecting recycled items isn’t out of the ordinary. The recycling program, launched by the students of Solar and Research 4, has been in full gear for five years. Students in this...

Teenagers reflect on abstinence

Brett Levitt, Staff Writer

February 16, 2012


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Why wait? The gift of making love is one of the most special things given to human beings, but it is constantly abused by the young generation. In today’s day in age, having sex is viewed as fun and harmless by many ignorant teens, but many signs show that it may be better to wait. Some of the dangers...

Homecoming brings hallways to life

Brooke Samole, Issues & Ideas Editor

October 26, 2011


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Homecoming is one of the one important events of the year to show school spirit. Students show their "Panther Pride" through many different ways, whether its wearing their class color, going to the dance, or cheering on the football team at the big game. One of the many traditions of this week is hallway...

The ups and downs of student employment

Tiffany Batten, Photo Editor

October 19, 2011


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Bathing suits, sun tan lotion and a nice clear sky sound like the makings of a perfect beach day on the weekend. For some Panthers however, every bit of free time is consumed by bussing tables, hanging clothes, or recording inventory. They have entered the work force. Senior Kaley Jaslow balances...

Students demand a “Manland”

Allie Hallebo, Copy Editor

October 10, 2011


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For anyone that has ever wandered through the aisles of Ikea and wished they had the chance to get rid of their whining male companion, fret no more! An Ikea store in Australia has created “Manland,” a sequel off of their Smaland childcare center, in which parents can deposit their children while...

Behind the pink label: Businesses and breast cancer awareness

Jenna DeNight, Life Editor

October 9, 2011


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Over the past few decades, Americans have grown accustomed to seeing black and orange everywhere they turn come October 1. In just the last few years, pink was added to the mix, not in celebration of Halloween, but breast cancer awareness. It seems that everything has added a pink label on it in...

September brings awareness to prostate cancer

Brooke Samole, Issues and Ideas Editor

September 26, 2011


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October has become famous for supporting Breast Cancer Awareness, with many people wearing Pink Ribbons. Autism Awareness has adopted the Jigsaw Puzzle Ribbon for the month of April and the Rainbow Ribbon is now being worn in the month of June to show support for Gay Pride. But what were people aware...

Departing Panthers

Various writers

June 9, 2011


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Rae Burnham: Rae Burnham has been at Palmetto since 2005. Prior to teaching at Palmetto as a Special Education teacher and a co-social studies teacher, Burnham worked at Palmetto Middle School for 27 years. “My experience at Palmetto has been wonderful,” Burnham said. “I love the kids, the staff,...

Pawsitive Panther: Reinaldo Jaffet

Alyssa Rosenfeld, News Editor

June 9, 2011


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When many people think of graffiti, the idea of vandalism comes to mind. However, for sophomore Reinaldo (Rey) Jaffet, graffiti has a deeper meaning, serving as a form of art and expression. “I think of art differently, as a way to express yourself without words,” Rey said. “I know what it means...

Pawsitive Panther: Rebecca Loveless

Bree Ann Camacho, Staff Writer

June 9, 2011


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On May 3, junior Rebecca Loveless received an award for her exemplary citizenship and effort around Palmetto. Out of a whopping 3,093 students, only two Panthers received the award. “I was very surprised and I was honored that I won. Thank you so much Mr. Garcia, it means a lot that you would...

Activities Director ready for a new bundle; Angie Lima prepares to raise a ‘soon-to-be’ Panther

Natalie Rodriguez, Staff Writer

June 9, 2011


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Activities Director Angela Lima is without a doubt a powerful influence at Palmetto. Her job affects the daily lives of students and is a major influence on the structure of Palmetto’s clubs and activities. “Mrs. Lima is one of the most selfless people I know. She is so supportive of everything...

DFYIT named Palmetto’s “Club of the Year”

Shannon Bush, Co-editor in Chief

June 8, 2011


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On May 6, senior Christian Cortes was the proudest Drug Free Youth in Town (DFYIT) cub president in the county. Besides being named DFYIT club president of the year and receiving a $5,000 scholarship, Cortes was delighted to accept the “Miami-Dade DFYIT Club of the Year” award on behalf of Palmetto,...

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