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Day 14: Valentine’s Day from day 1

Day 14: Valentine’s Day from day 1

Remy Farkas, Feature Editor

February 14, 2016

Many legends exist about how Valentine’s Day originated. One of them goes like this: it all started in the third century in Rome. Emperor Claudius II of Rome believed that single men were better soldiers, so in order to build a stronger army he outlawed marriage. Valentine, a Roman Priest, disagree...

Day 14: 17 pick up lines to help you find the perfect date on Valentine’s Day

Day 14: 17 pick up lines to help you find the perfect date on Valentine’s Day

Brian Morrison, Copy Editor

February 14, 2016

For those of you without a date on Valentine’s Day, or simply looking to learn some new lines, here are some top pick up lines to choose from. I personally guarantee these pick up lines work 100 percent of the time, most of the time. If you were a vegetable you'd be a cute-cumber. Are you a parki...

Day 13: DIY Valentine’s

Day 13: DIY Valentine’s

Isabelle Carbajales, Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2016

You have been overwhelmed with homework and extracurriculars and all of the sudden, it is the eve of Valentine’s Day and you have nothing for your Valentine. The feeling is almost as if it is 11:23pm and you have a huge assignment due to turnitin.com at 11:59pm and you have yet to start. But never ...

Day 12: Great Expectations: When the first time lets you down

Day 12: Great Expectations: When the first time lets you down

Susan Aghedo, Staff Writer

February 12, 2016

Candles flicker, soft music plays and rose petals are scattered around to create a romantic atmosphere. This image is conjured by many teens in relation to their first sexual experience. Sex usually does not live up to the hype that exists in today’s pop culture, shattering the expectations of many...

Day 11: Palmetto’s Sex Talk

Agnes Bartha, Photo Editor

February 11, 2016

In the United States, 23 states require public schools to teach sexual education and 19 states mandate a medically accurate course. Florida is not one of these states. Florida’s guidelines for sex-ed consider abstinence a mandatory topic in the curriculum and teachers must set the curriculum based ...

A Synopsis of Separation and Segregation in the Modern Day Classroom

A Synopsis of Separation and Segregation in the Modern Day Classroom

Morgan Elmslie, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016

From the lower level English classes at Palmetto to the Advanced Placement (AP) courses, the percentages of differing social classes changes drastically. As curriculum level increases, so too does classism and racism. Tenth grade English teacher Ms. Keisha McIntyre-McCullough took note of the segregation an...

Kurt Panton: Palmetto’s Teacher of the Year

Kurt Panton: Palmetto’s Teacher of the Year

Isabelle Carbajales, Editor-In-Chief

February 10, 2016

Find what you love and do it. Mr. Kurt Panton, has used this motto to guide his own life and imparted it upon all of his students. While most teachers only have one course area that they teach, Mr. Panton has four: journalism 1, English IV Honors, yearbook and newspaper. Each student that walks into ro...

Day 10: Valentine’s Day by the numbers

Day 10: Valentine’s Day by the numbers

Sophia Carrillo, Senior Design Editor

February 10, 2016

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Day 9: Think before you sext

Day 9: Think before you sext

Megan Martinez, Business Manager

February 9, 2016

Researchers at the University of Texas have reported that 28 percent of teenagers have admitted to sending a sext. Sexting refers to sending, receiving, or forwarding any message or photograph with a sexual suggestion. Just as any sexual behavior, teenagers may feel pressure from their peers to sext,...

A Wild Ride: Being an Uber Driver

A Wild Ride: Being an Uber Driver

Emily Diez, Report Editor

February 9, 2016

The Panther: How did you find out about Uber? Hector Echeverria: “I used to see ads on Facebook and then I started to read about it. I had some extra time at home and it sounded convenient. You make money and then visit interesting places.” TP: Is that why you became a driver? HE: “Yes.” TP...

Day 8: Pressure to Perform: On the field and in the bedroom

Day 8: Pressure to Perform: On the field and in the bedroom

Samantha Ganter, Senior Copy Editor

February 8, 2016

With the 50th Super Bowl in our near hindsight, it is clear that athletes are held to a high standard of performance, due to the popularity and pressure they face from themselves, coaches and outsiders. This same pressure to perform often persists in sexual settings. When the two are placed together,...

Day 7: College STDs by the numbers

Day 7: College STDs by the numbers

Olympia Rodriguez, Life Editor

February 7, 2016

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