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Future of hip-hop might start at Palmetto

Taiwo Alonge, Co-Sports Editor

December 16, 2010


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People enjoy joking around with their friends and making quick rhymes that amuse one another, but to some, rapping is more than a game; it’s a lifestyle. At Palmetto, many rappers roam the halls, but the two that have risen to prominence in the hearts and minds of the student body are seniors Travis...

End of ‘Potter’ nears

Britta Hällebo, Staff Writer

December 16, 2010


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The moment those two enlarged eyes of Rufus Scrimgeour appeared on the screen, captivating his wizard audience with a message of false hope, I knew that I, the viewer, was just as involved.  Whether because of the immense screen that was displayed before me (the improved IMAX experience), or the fact...

Students’ religions represent rich diversity

Students’ religions represent rich diversity

Azmae Fahmy, Staff Writer

December 14, 2010


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With all the unique cultures that shape America, it comes as no surprise that it is called the “melting pot.” As students welcome in the holiday season and luxuriate in sugar-coated candy canes, crispy turkey, fuzzy sweaters and an array of new presents, they begin to realize the different holidays...

“Everyman”

Chris Burg, Design Editor

December 14, 2010


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The Drama Department’s take on “Everyman”— a play about the personification of society as a whole— was not your typical “everyplay.” Drama teacher Elizabeth Silverio and the Comprehensive Theatre class created a refreshing adaptation of the play with a modern setting and a unique musical...

To fear or not to fear, that is the question

To fear or not to fear, that is the question

Michael Tandlich, Staff writer

November 11, 2010


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Hexakosioihexekontahexa-phobia- the fear of the number 666. Albuminurophobia- the fear of kidney disease. Consecotaleophobia- the fear of chopsticks. Apparently, a name exists for almost every fear imaginable. But how does one define a phobia? What do the signs and symptoms consist of? How do phobias...

Let’s get creative

Let’s get creative

Allie Hallebo, Staff writer

November 11, 2010


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und, the decision to make a costume or buy one takes over students’ minds. Both choices continue to rival one another. But when it comes to getting creative and catching eyes, the former always stands out. Senior Amanda Clark makes her own Halloween costume year after year and plans to go all out...

Book review: “Clockwork Angel”

Azmae Fahmy, Staff writer

November 9, 2010


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Picture London in the Victorian era, the sky enveloped in shades of gray, the clouds leaking rain over the streets, and a different realm occurring beyond the human eye. “Clockwork Angel” introduces us to a new side of life, a place where evil forces roam the grounds, and shadow hunters dedicate...

Twenty years of fear emerges from Halloween Horror Nights

Kyle Richardson, Co-Sports Editor

November 9, 2010


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Twenty years of spooks and creeps culminated to create a fantastic Halloween Horror Nights experience at Universal Studios in Orlando. Houses such as Hades, Havoc and The Orfanage daunt multitudes of people that surge through the narrow passageways. Other houses, like The Hallowed Past, incorporate...

What to Wear

What to Wear

Jenna DeNight, Staff Writer

October 14, 2010


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“All eyes on me in the center of a ring, just like a circus.” The famous lines from Britney Spear’s song “Circus” sets the mood for this fall. With the Homecoming dance’s Circus theme, students can really get creative with their ensembles. Bright, vivid colors are hot right now and they tie...

What do Panthers have against country music?

Chris Burg, Design Editor

October 11, 2010


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It seems that many Palmetto students have a true love for music. One will often proclaim that he or she fosters an appreciation for all types of music. That is, every genre except country. So what’s different? What is it about country music that makes it less favorable than all other kinds of music? Fo...

Re-connect with “Avatar”

Rebecca Kravetz, Features Editor

October 11, 2010


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Blue people attacking giant robots, evil astronauts mining Unobtanium, and scientists taking over alien bodies - welcome back to Pandora. Pandora is a foreign world in filmmaker James Cameron’s movie “Avatar.” Showing from December 2009 to April 2010, “Avatar” pulled in $2.4 billion in the box ...

Halloween Horror Nights takes “fear” to new level

Halloween Horror Nights takes “fear” to new level

Azmae Fahmy, Staff Writer

October 11, 2010


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Frightening haunted houses, blood-curdling scare zones, and eerie live shows. Say hello to Halloween Horror Nights. Every year, Universal Studios transforms itself into this gruesome event, welcoming in new shows, zones and houses. But this year celebrates the 20th anniversary, so for the first time...

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