The Panther

The difficulty of standing up

Remy Farkas, Editor-In-Chief April 30, 2016

For many women, being assertive is a difficult and daunting task. This holds especially true for teenage girls who are still developing an identity and self-confidence. In a commercial recently released...

The pivotal shift in the presidential debates

Marlowe Starling, Insight Editor April 27, 2016

On television stations across the country, the new wave of presidential candidates stand before wooden podiums wearing business attire and masks of confidence. Nearly every American history buff could...

Redrawing the line between pro-choice and pro-life

Carmella Jimenez, Copy Editor February 19, 2016

In July of last year, many pro-life advocates seethed with reenergized hatred towards Planned Parenthood, a nonprofit organization that provides reproductive health services, including abortions. The Center...

Why is there no Miss Panther?

Emily Diez, Report Editor February 10, 2016

Every year, Palmetto hosts the annual Mr. Panther mock beauty pageant for men and every year, the question arises: if there is a Mr. Panther, why is there no Miss Panther? Some speculate that girls...

Puppies, monkeys and babies - oh my!

Puppies, monkeys and babies – oh my!

Marlowe Starling, Insight Editor February 10, 2016

To the most hard-core football fans, commercials act as unnecessary interruptions, but even they can enjoy the classic entertainment Americans look forward to once a year at the end of an oh-so-short football...

An open letter to all second semester seniors

Annabel Sanz, Print Editor-in-Chief January 28, 2016

It’s a strange feeling when the moment you have been waiting four years for arrives and it is not what you expected it to be. I am highly certain that the words, “I can’t wait for second semester”...

Say no to participation awards

Emma Seckinger, Print Managing Editor January 10, 2016

An MVP and a benchwarmer play two different roles on a team. One holds the responsibility of delivering commanding performances consistently in order to help their team win. The other sits on the sidelines...

Why Free the Nipple became this generation’s most exclusive clique

Why Free the Nipple became this generation’s most exclusive clique

Claudia Vera, Online Editor In Chief January 7, 2016

In the 21st century, we have watched the terminology of a female breast transform from anatomical dialect to the symbol of a modern day movement. Free the Nipple – a campaign that fights against the...

You have been Blocked

Remy Farkas, Feature Editor November 30, 2015

90 minutes… 45 minutes… 30 minutes… Finally the bell rings signaling third period and students shove to get out of the classroom they spent more than two hours in their first period class. After...

Confessions of an Advanced Placement student

Victoria Arguelles, Online Managing Editor May 6, 2015

Entering high school, students learn the three things most critical for getting into college: maintaining a high grade point average, being involved in countless extracurricular activities both in and...

An altered state of reality

Ava Gruener, Insight Editor April 16, 2015

“Nothing bad can come from only smoking occasionally… Drinking once a week does not result in any permanent damage” – wrong. In the same way that Coach Carr in “Mean Girls” argued sex will...

What do we know.

Kurt Panton, Adviser March 22, 2015

What do we know? A teacher at Palmetto High School has been arrested for having an inappropriate relationship with a student. What do we know? The relationship went on for months until it was finally reported...

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