The Panther

Athletic trainers serve as ‘saviors on the sideline’

Azmae Fahmy, Staff Writer

March 7, 2011

Picture the last game of the football season; the star player has the ball locked in his hands and races toward the end zone, three seconds away from half time.  1 . . . 2 . . . Just as the crowd’s heartbeats reach their fastest and they are on the verge of leaping from their seats in pure excitement...

Pawsitive Panther: Jennifer Yu

Pawsitive Panther: Jennifer Yu

Natalie Rodriguez, Staff Writer

March 7, 2011

Helping out the school and community The faintest whisper of violin notes creeps under the orchestra room doors by the auditorium, and the notes exquisitely played by sophomore Jennifer Yu dance across the eardrums of all the eager listeners who stop to listen. Jennifer, a member of Palmetto’s or...

Pawsitive Panthers: Logan Gardipee

Pawsitive Panthers: Logan Gardipee

Taiwo Alonge, Staff Writer

March 7, 2011

Helping out the school and community “It’s all about the music” - a common phrase used by senior Logan Gardipee. Music has been Logan’s love since his childhood. Logan has been playing the piano for as long as he can remember and has been singing his entire life. Logan and a group of other ...

Japanese Honor Society participates in exchange program, service project

Japanese Honor Society participates in exchange program, service project

Angela Isalgue, Issues and Ideas Editor

March 7, 2011

This year, Japanese Honor Society (JHS) set the bar high to help the community. With projects such as 1000 Cranes, hosting foreign exchange students, and Japanese Field Day, this is a club lending a helping hand. JHS organized for eight students from Kagoshima, Japan to visit Palmetto February 7 through...

“Siddhartha” luncheon expands cultural and learning horizons

Rebecca Kravetz, Focus Editor

March 5, 2011

Every year Debra Salas’s 10th grade English class reads “Siddhartha” in preparation for the junior AP English exam. However, Salas does not intend to just discuss this spiritual novel with the class – she wants her students to experience it. On Thursday, February 17, the school library wa...

YES bullying institute addresses teen suicide and gender stereotypes

Daniel Schleien, Staff Writer

February 23, 2011

On February 16, Palmetto hosted a YES Institute address on gender stereotypes and orientation in schools.  The YES Institute’s official mission is “to prevent suicide and ensure the healthy development of all youth through powerful communication and education on gender and orientation.” At...

“Beastly” author visits Palmetto

Michael Tandlich, Staff Writer

February 18, 2011

“Beastly,” the movie, was based on talented and published author Alex Flinn’s novel. On February 15, she took an hour from her busy schedule to speak about her works and writing background. A Palmetto alumna, Alex Flinn has written a variety of novels, one of which she entitled Cloaked. The novel, o...

German exchange student adjusts to South Florida

Bree Ann Camacho, Staff Writer

February 18, 2011

After longing for a chance to experience what it would be like to live with a new culture, school, and even family, sophomore Marie Pfannenstiel left Germany on January 21 to become an exchange student at Palmetto for a semester. "When the opportunity to participate in this program came I really wanted...

Second annual bike day promotes community and exercise

Chris Burg, Design Editor

February 15, 2011

For the second year in a row, School Board member Dr. Larry Feldman and Pinecrest Mayor Cindy Lerner set aside a Saturday morning to stress the importance of bicycle safety in the community. Held at Pinecrest Gardens on February 5, the second annual “Bike Day” sent a pro-fitness message to the families...

Haiti still shaky after earthquake

Jenna DeNight, Staff Writer

February 8, 2011

January 12, 2010 began as just another day in Haiti for senior Yves Lavaud. He went to pick up his mother and brother from work, as he did every day, but once he pulled out into the street, everything changed. The roads in front of him collapsed and there was no looking back. “Everything around...

Pawsitive Panthers: Austin Diaz

Pawsitive Panthers: Austin Diaz

Matthew Healy, Staff Writer

February 8, 2011

Starting at a young age freshman Austin Diaz was introduced into drama and ever since his life has been changed. Austin began his early drama career at the Actors Playhouse, starring in “Aladdin” at age eight as part of the ensemble. Austin performed in many plays and competitions around Florida....

Pawsitive Panthers: Vasundhara Rawat

Pawsitive Panthers: Vasundhara Rawat

Daniel Schleien, Staff Writer

February 8, 2011

When many people think of vacation, they think of sunny beaches and surfing, skiing resorts, amusement parks, and Broadway performances.  Most people use their vacation for rest and recreation from work or school.  However, some people use their vacation time to benefit the community rather than themselves. ...

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