The Panther

The cost of finding your spot in high school

Roberta Nicastro and Agnes Bartha

September 1, 2015

In previous school years, students complained about the time it took to receive their parking decals. The problem now is no longer just time, the additional fee has caused some unrest at the school. The cost of finding your spot in high school has tripled. Prior to this year, parking decals only cost...

Riders on the storm

Riders on the storm

Remy Farkas, Feature Editor

August 27, 2015

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Day One

Remy Farkas, Feature Editor

August 24, 2015

6:50 a.m.- Freshmen appear, eager, nervous and excited.  They countdown until the first bell of the morning marking their first official seconds of high school. 7:00 a.m.- Seniors begin their long anticipated reign strutting into school from the parking lot, sporting their senior shirts and other ac...

Top seven places to seek out during the summer

Top seven places to seek out during the summer

Morgan Silverman, Design Team

May 27, 2015

 1. A.C.'s Icees 2. Venetian Pools 3. Bass Museum of Art 4. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden 5. Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) 6. Vizcaya Museum & Gardens 7. South Pointe Park ...

From the bottom of the barrel to behind the podium

Victoria Arguelles, Online Managing Editor

May 26, 2015

While members of Palmetto's Model United Nations (MUN) club were accustomed to attending conferences as delegates, the gavels were in their hands this past weekend. 67 enthusiastic middle schoolers filled several classrooms in the 2000s wing on Saturday May 23rd and served as delegates in committees...

Alicia’s Village: a shelter of safety against domestic violence

Megan Martinez, Business Manager

May 26, 2015

Over five years ago, Alicia Consuegra, an ordinary woman living in Miami, fell victim to domestic violence. To help others going through similar situations, Consuegra started Alicia's Village, an organization that strives to better the lives of victims of domestic violence. The Panther: How has being...

Local teenagers harmonize safety with sound

Samantha Ganter, Head Copy Editor

May 14, 2015

Electronic music lovers have a reason to rejoice this Saturday with the unveiling of a new festival right here in Pinecrest. Put on by two of Palmetto's own, Banyan Fest is Pinecrest's first exclusive electronic music festival, premiering a new sound and environment to local teenagers. In 2014,...

In case you missed it: Bruce Jenner

Megan Martinez, Business Manager

May 11, 2015

Thirty-nine years ago, Bruce Jenner earned the title of "World's Greatest Athlete", at the 1976 Olympic Games. With his infectious smile, charming personality and ability to slay his Soviet rival in a decathlon during the Cold War, Jenner became a real-life superhero for America. Because these games...

Sheppard herds in a new era of music

Roberta Nicastro, Co-Culture Editor

May 6, 2015

Sheppard, an Australian indie pop band, prepared for take off and are now skyrocketing into a world of obsessed fans and fame. A group of six lovable misfits: three siblings, George, Amy and Emma Sheppard balanced out with three unrelated band members- Michael Butler, Jason Bovino and Dean Gordon. Siblings...

Palmetto Women’s Union embraces the new “F” word

Palmetto Women’s Union embraces the new “F” word

Agnes Bartha, Staff Writer/Photographer

May 6, 2015

In room 1001, the Palmetto Women’s Union dedicates monthly meetings to gender empowerment  discussions at the guidance of founder, junior Claire Zuo and sponsor, biology teacher Ms. Ann Nelson. Though the group centers topics around feminism and society’s treatment of women, boys take advantage...

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