The Panther

Maggio takes center stage in office

Maggio takes center stage in office

Angela Isalgue, Issues and Ideas Editor

February 8, 2011

Students can always count on Trish Maggio, Student Services Secretary, to greet them with a warm welcome upon entering the office. Maggio works hard in the office day in and day out, helping counselors and students with all of their questions and needs. “The title ‘Student Services Secretary’...

A walk in the park for everyone

Natalie Rodriguez, Staff Writer

February 8, 2011

Man's best friend gets the perk of a new place to play with. Dog parks are opening up all around Miami-Dade along with the new off-the-leash guidelines, which allows dogs to be free to roam in the enclosed areas of the park. Dog parks are popping up in Tropical Park, which is divided into two areas...

A walk to remember: Students raise awareness by participating in charity walks

A walk to remember: Students raise awareness by participating in charity walks

Jonathan Perez, Staff Writer

February 7, 2011

Two events. Two students. One cause. This year, in order to commemorate two influential students, Panthers participated in two walkathons. Over two hundred people gathered in the basketball courts at Palmetto on January 29 in 55 degree weather for the two mile Walk for Witty. It has been 11 years...

Juniors ring in the new year as upperclassmen

Alyssa Rosenfeld, News Editor

January 11, 2011

A giant ring protruded from the stage. Balloons shimmered under the dim lights of the auditorium. The students of the junior class of 2012 were officially given the title “upperclassmen.” On the evening of January 5, about 250 eleventh graders walked across the stage to receive their Herff Jones...

Students honored for academic excellence

Kyle Richardson, Sports Editor

January 5, 2011

This past December, Mr. Weiner directed a half-hour presentation to recognize the excellence of a select number of Palmetto students, each making the Principal's Honor Roll. “You guys are the best and the brightest,” Weiner said to the 97 students awarded. "We want to recognize each of you for...

Star of the show

Kristen Coke, Features Editor

January 4, 2011

As Drama I, Acting II, Stagecraft and Comprehensive theater class teacher and Impawv and Thespians Troupe 1298 sponsor, and director of the numerous plays and musicals that Palmetto puts on, it can be said that she wears “many hats”. However, now she can add one more impressive “hat” to her resume...

Pawsitive Panther (Francisca Comparini)

Pawsitive Panther (Francisca Comparini)

Bree Ann Camacho, Staff Writer

December 16, 2010

Despite having to face the challenges of moving to a new country  in high school, senior Francisca Comparini has really filled her last three years of high school with memories. Francisca was born and raised in Chile. At the age of fourteen, her family moved from her mother’s native country when...

Grandma’s cooking has nothing on this class

Grandma’s cooking has nothing on this class

Natalie Rodriguez, Staff writer

December 16, 2010

When students think of school food, pizza and vending machine corners come to mind. Most students probably would not believe that a warm cherry pie could be found just down the hall, but the Culinary Operations class actually cooked cherry pies this year, thanks to the new teacher, Patricia Marion. “She’s...

Palmetto’s got gym junkies students try to keep safety in mind

Palmetto’s got gym junkies students try to keep safety in mind

Natalie Rodriguez, Staff writer

December 16, 2010

The old wives tale that weight training stunts growth has no evidence supporting it. Just ask Arnold Schwarzenegger, the seven-time Mr. Olympia winner, who started working out at 15. Though working out worked for Mr. Olympia-turned-governor, controversy still brews concerning teenagers working out...

Pawsitive panthers (Glenn Adams)

Pawsitive panthers (Glenn Adams)

Azmae Fahmy, Staff Writer

December 14, 2010

When the idea of a role model comes to mind, the majority of adolescents consider people like Martin Luther King or Mother Theresa. But some appreciate a person who has personally affected their lives, someone who not only showed them the person they wanted to be, but helped them become it. Someone...

A day in the life of Mr. Weiner

A day in the life of Mr. Weiner

Michael Tandlich, Staff Writer

December 14, 2010

Principal Howard Weiner's day begins at 4:30 a.m. sharp with the ringing of his alarm. From the moment he leaves his house at 6:15 and takes a 30-mile drive to Miami Palmetto Senior High to the time he returns, totally exhausted, Weiner is constantly on the go. "I usually get home around 6:00 p.m....

Palmetto students get a taste of the world

Palmetto students get a taste of the world

Jenna DeNight, Staff Writer

November 22, 2010

On November 16, the foreign language department came together in Palmetto’s cafeteria and put on its 28th annual International dinner. Latin America, France, Germany and Japan were all represented in this festive evening of cultural appreciation. “We’ve been doing this dinner for a long time...

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