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Therapy Dogs Visit Palmetto

Therapy Dogs Visit Palmetto

Olivia Solomon, Business Manager

December 9, 2018


Filed under LIFE, Top Stories

On Tuesday Dec. 4, members of Biology Club, Paws and Psychology Club gathered in the science wing to meet 10 hard working therapy dogs. These canines contribute to their communities by working in nursing homes, hospitals, schools and libraries to relieve stress for people. According to Mayo Clinic, dogs lower their owners’ blood pressure and improve overall mental and physical health. Therapy dogs often...

How Palmetto is Becoming More Sustainable

How Palmetto is Becoming More Sustainable

Gemma Torras, News Editor/ Designer

December 6, 2018


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Sustainability. A word most people know too well and hear too often. “In simple terms, sustainability is a consideration of the delicate environment in everyday life,” Student Council Environmental Outreach Chair, Chloe Wilson said. “For instance, using a reusable water bottle or a lunch bag, r...

When Do Sequels Become Excessive?

Nicole Markus, Copy Editor

December 5, 2018


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Fans are often delighted by the joy that sequels promise. They provide a way for viewers to catch up on their favorite characters, meet new ones, follow up on plot lines and reminisce about their favorite movies. Unfortunately, movie franchises produce too many sequels for popular movies. It seems th...

How to Enjoy Winter in Miami

Camila Myers, Online Managing Editor

November 29, 2018


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With December and the holidays quickly approaching, people in Florida want to get into the Holiday spirit Temperatures may not drop below 70, and the leaves on the trees sure do not look any different than the leaves in the summer, but Here are some creative ways to enjoy a little bit of holiday celebra...

Have You Wondered What the Blue Paintings Are On the Street? We Got You Covered!

Natalie Askowitz, Print Editor-in-Chief

November 29, 2018


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Driving down Killian Drive looks a little different. What may look like an act of graffiti on first glance, actually uses art to represent a much larger problem the South Florida community will soon face because of sea level rise. Brought to life by local artist Xavier Cortada, the paint on the aspha...

Which Kardashian Are You/Reality TV Stereotypes

Sydney Campbell, Design Editor

November 28, 2018


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There is scarce representation of strong, smart and independent women present in reality television; instead you see women with virtually  no ambition beyond maintaining their looks or sex lives. The emphasis placed on the value of a woman's looks over her intellectual capacity is a damaging stereoty...

A Blast From the Past

A Blast From the Past

Joanna Salvat, Life Editor

November 19, 2018


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The 80’s and 90’s are coming back stronger than ever. Whether it be through old fashion styles or revitalizing elements from 80’s shows and movies, people find ways to integrate old pop culture into modern life. Netflix’s recent shows like The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018-) and Strang...

Why Do You Sit Where You Sit in Lunch?

Olivia Solomon, Business Manager

November 19, 2018


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Lunch,the  30 minutes where students can socialize to their heart's content, get  homework done and take a mental break while refueling from their first few  hours of school. Here at Palmetto, students are not restricted to the cafeteria during lunch, but rather posses the freedom to sit anywhere in ...

Seniors Coping with the Application Process

Nicole Markus, Copy Editor

November 4, 2018


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The junior year of high school is considered to be the most intense academic year due to standardized testing, but the beginning of senior year can be just as stressful. The college application process can be talked and  heard about for years leading up to the actual time to submit applications. Th...

A Breakdown of the Florida Powerball

Allison Strasius, Feature Editor

November 4, 2018


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With the recent announcement of the winning numbers of the Florida POWERBALL  on Saturday, Oct. 27, questions regarding the breakdown and receiving of the advertised cash prize arose-- so here are the simplified answers. The process after winning the lottery remains rather murky and confusing, ...

Death by Selfie

Olivia Solomon, Business Manager

November 1, 2018


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The next time you find yourself standing on a mountain or on a scenic cliff, take an extra caution and evaluate the situation before snapping a fast selfie; it could be the last one you take. From 2011 to 2017, over 259 deaths have occured due to attempted selfies, according to a study done by the All Indi...

Let’s Get Political: SSHS Hosts Debate

Mia Zaldivar, Print Managing Editor

October 31, 2018


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In light of the upcoming midterm elections on Nov. 6, the Social Science Honors Society (SSHS) hosted a student-run political debate. Three students presented the Republican side, three presented the Democratic side, and a table of four moderates divided them. The debate covered a range of pressing top...

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