The Panther

Mayor steps into principal’s shoes

Meryl Kornfield, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 19, 2014

When Pinecrest Mayor Cindy Lerner walked into Miami Palmetto Senior High School on October 30th, she was not acting as a student, a parent or a community leader . Although she has played all of those roles in the past, on October 30th Mayor Lerner was principal-for-a-day. She met with student leaders,...

Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Megan Martinez, Staff Writer

October 31, 2014

Known as the month of pumpkin spice lattes, breast cancer awareness and Halloween, October has a much deeper meaning—Down syndrome awareness month. Many misconceptions deem Down syndrome as a condition that hinders one’s ability to live a normal life. A person with Down syndrome has an extra copy...

King Tide Day: Keeping eyes on the rise

Ashlynn Dobbs, Staff Writer

October 29, 2014

A pair of rain boots, the new symbol for Miami Beach’s flooded streets, held up high by Mayor Lerner, raised awareness about climate change induced flooding in Miami Beach streets. Politicians, activists and educators all congregated for the annual King Tide Day (the year’s highest astronomical...

Teacher catch phrases

Elizabeth Castano and Infographic by Jacquelyn Hsiao

October 22, 2014


Suicide has its day

Agnes Bartha, Staff Writer / Photographer

September 9, 2014

1-800-273-TALK. One call. The simple action of picking up the phone and knowing someone cares. That’s all it takes to potentially save a life. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention operates for 24 hours a day, all week, all year and there are still not enough people who know about it. In fact...

5,000 red ties modeling excellence

Samantha Rosen, Editor-in-Chief

May 20, 2014

“Heavenly father, we know that doing our best now in the school house is better than getting locked up later in the jailhouse,” the 5000 Role Models recite in their Excellence Prayer. Far exceeding the 500 African American Male Role Models of Excellence, today’s 8000 at-risk minority boys can be...


May 8, 2014

While senior Devin Carvajal stole the crown of most favorited selfie, there was some tough competition. Check out the best #pantherselfies tweeted. Tweets about "#pantherselfies" !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementByI...

A bash to remember

Carlos Suhr, Business Manager

April 28, 2014

Orlando, Florida - the home to many thrillers and attractions such as Walt Disney World and SeaWorld. This year, however, the seniors experienced one unforgettable night at Orlando’s Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure during an event named Grad Bash. Grad Bash allows the seniors from an abundance...

Excitement from Promposal to Prom Court

Prom Queen Adriana Garcia and Prom King Sean Blyer danced during the Enchanted Evening. “When I was little, seeing all those movies about prom painted this image in my head,” Prom Queen Adriana Garcia said. “It was everything I expected and more, it made my prom experience what it was and I can't thank everyone enough! Class of 2014, we rock!”

Brooke Samole, Co Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2014

“Does my tie match her dress?” “Will these shoes hurt my feet? “Will we all fit in that limo?” “What’s a corsage?” Palmetto students spent several stressful weeks preparing for the one night they would hope to remember for the rest of their lives. The prom preparations all began at...

The Angel Among Us

Victoria Arguelles and Claudia Vera

April 13, 2014

Fridays. The prospect of the weekend typically goes hand-in-hand with the mornings that accompany them, yet as 16-year-old Bree Ann Camacho, a Palmetto alumni, prepared herself for another school day on April 13, 2012, something did not feel right. Leaning against their bathroom door, Bree took a second...

Student Council election results

April 7, 2014

The ballots are in. Here are the results for the 2014 Class Officers and Student Council election: Class of 2017 Officers: Treasurer: Sarah Berlan Secretary: Natalia Hazday Vice President: Daniel Ajabshir President: Jonathan Roth Class of 2016 Officers: Treasurers: Ross Rosen, Jordan Milian Secret...

STD truck could save lives

Samantha Rosen, Co-Copy Editor

April 5, 2014

Hundreds of students running to the basketball courts, skipping class; nothing seems out of the ordinary at a day in Palmetto. However, these kids are not running to their cars to skip their Calculus test or to order their Chipotle before the line is out the door; these 800 kids run to the STD testing...

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