The Panther

Senior week: graduating students show class spirit

Jonathan Perez, Staff Writer

May 13, 2011


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The outfits. The red shirts. The costumes. The takeovers. Senior Week. The seniors finally enjoyed the week, starting April 25, that was made entirely for them. The week started off with College T-shirt day. Seniors wore a shirt of their college choice and represented that school for the entire...

Prom is what you make of it

Michael Tandlich, Staff Writer

April 18, 2011


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Students invest their time, money and energy on Prom: the event that consumes an entire day of planning. Despite Panthers’ varied preparation methods, all Prom-attending students-- prom queens, singles, juniors-- share a similar expectation. Attending prom with Eric Wollman, senior Seana Mendez...

Pawsitive Panther: Dalvin Burden

Pawsitive Panther: Dalvin Burden

Matthew Healy, Staff Writer

April 18, 2011


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Breaking out as a renowned choreographer, Dalvin Burden shines his talents on Palmetto. Assigned the role of head choreographer for the African Heritage Club in his sophomore year, and gaining the choreography role for the Omega singers in his junior year, Dalvin has shown his true colors to the student...

Pawsitive Panther: Amanda Roberts

Pawsitive Panther: Amanda Roberts

Christopher Perse, Staff Writer

April 18, 2011


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Not many students dream about going to the poorest neighborhoods in the world for their summer vacation, but for junior Amanda Roberts, it’s an annual occurrence. For the past two years, Amanda has traveled to the Dominican Republic with members from her parish at Christ Fellowship Church to spread...

Security guard is jack of all school trades

Security guard is jack of all school trades

Taiwo Alonge, Staff Writer

April 18, 2011


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Guard Donny Martin helps in and out of schools activities “Yo Donny! What’s up man?” One of the many greetings Palmetto security guard Donny Martin receives on a regular basis from students and teachers alike. Martin is the head of security at Palmetto and takes pride in ensuring he and ...

FCAT test taking tips

Bree Ann Camacho, Staff Writer

April 5, 2011


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Nails have been bitten, teeth have chattered and good luck charms have occasionally been grasped tightly, but according to docstoc.com's 101 FCAT tips, once you have an understanding of the test, you are guaranteed to pass. FCAT measures school performances based on standardized test in Language...

“Relay for Life” aims to raise money for cancer research

Erin Maroon, Staff Writer

April 5, 2011


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Relay For Life is the main volunteer-driven cancer fundraising event of the American Cancer Society. It offers communities an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. Relay For Life originated in the United States and is on the rise to other countries around the world. Relay events are...

Students spruce up school at “Plant the Pride” event

Chris Burg, Design Editor

April 5, 2011


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With bags of mulch in hand, over 300 students arrived at school Saturday, March 26 to take part in “Plant the Pride,” the annual day of gardening and restoration. Students pulled weeds, spread mulch, and picked up trash around campus. The sophomore class’s student government historically plans...

Palmetto hosts “Youth Empowerment Summit” to work against bullying

Michael Tandlich, Staff Writer

March 22, 2011


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On March 8, the spotlight was focused on Palmetto Senior High as the second annual “Speak Your Peace” summit took place. As the time approached 7:15 p.m., and as drama teacher Elizabeth Silverio took to the microphone, close to 500 students, teachers, parents and community members filled the auditorium....

Business Ownership classes get a head start on entrepreneurial skills

Kyle Richardson, Sport Editor

March 12, 2011


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Business opportunities are out there- just ask Elinor Arrabal’s and Mylene Exposito’s Business Ownership classes. For the past five years, the two teachers have advised students as they sell school spirit items to both students and faculty members. “It gives students a hands-on experience with...

Farmers’ Market provides local vegans with a variety of treats

Jenna DeNight and Ali Turkel, Staff Writer and Photo/Online Editor

March 7, 2011


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With a wide variety of organic and local vegetables, fruits, mushrooms, and herbs, Coconut Grove’s Farmers’ Market provides Floridians with all the benefits of living in the Sunshine State. This is the most organic of Miami’s outdoor markets, specializing in an array of mouthwatering local produce...

From Cairo to the classroom

From Cairo to the classroom

Rebecca Kravetz, Focus Editor

March 7, 2011


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Teacher takes students ‘around the world’ with his unique teaching style He resided in Iran during a violent revolution. He lived in Saudi Arabia, spear fishing in the Red Sea. He traveled to Cairo to see the arts. He teaches at Palmetto. The unassuming Humanities, Philosophy, World Religions and World H...

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