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Miami Commissioner Ken Russell Announces He Will Run Against Marco Rubio for U.S. Senate

Gianna Hutton, Senior Media Editor June 4, 2021

On Thursday, June 3rd, current City of Miami Commissioner Ken Russell announced in a series of videos on Twitter that he plans to challenge Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio in 2022.  Starting...

Projections Show Herd Immunity Is Unlikely To Happen

Amy-Grace Shapiro, Multimedia Photo Editor May 23, 2021

Since the beginning of the pandemic, scientists have questioned when America would enter a phase known as herd immunity. More recently, as vaccine rollout continues, many believe this signifies the end...

A Wrap-Up of Palmettos Silver Knight Nominees

Isabel Lopez, Multimedia Photo Editor May 23, 2021

On May 21, the Silver Knight ceremony announced the 2021 winners of the prestigious award for seniors. Miami Palmetto Senior High School had one Silver Knight winner, Robert Mazer, and five Honorable Mentions:...

Photo courtesy of Agents of Change.

The Aspen Challenge: How Palmetto’s “Agents of Change” Are Changing Minds and Habits

Angelina Astic, Copy Editor May 18, 2021

On May 11, 2021 Miami Palmetto Senior High School held a ceremony honoring “Agents of Change,” the winners of the 2021 Aspen Challenge. Agents of Change, a group of freshmen, sophomore and junior environmental...

A Breakdown of the Biden Administration’s First Step Towards Gun Control

Allison Gould, Print Editor-in-Chief May 18, 2021

On Apr. 7, 2021, the Biden Administration announced six new gun control executive orders in response to the recent uptick in mass shootings and overall gun violence. In 2021, at least 194 mass shootings...

Colonial Pipeline Shuts Down After Cyber Attack

Michael Angee, Design Editor May 15, 2021

 The Colonial Pipeline system provides about 45% of the fuel for the east coast. The company recently underwent a ransomware attack and got temporarily shut down.  The hacking of the Colonial Pipeline...

An Issue Older Than Pinecrest: Village Council Votes to Connect 701 Homes to County Water

An Issue Older Than Pinecrest: Village Council Votes to Connect 701 Homes to County Water

Kate Stuzin, Managing Editor May 15, 2021

At the monthly Pinecrest Village Council meeting this past Tuesday, council members approved a resolution to spend $11.5 million to finish connecting all of Pinecrest’s homes to the Miami-Dade County...

Reopening of the Miami Children’s Museum

Tomas Curcio, Staff Writer May 14, 2021

After 14 months of closure, the beloved Miami’s Children Museum has reopened to the public. The museum hosted a reopening celebration from May 1 to May 2, where all healthcare workers, first responders...

Instagram Adds New Pronouns Feature

Ana Martinez, Online Editor-in-Chief May 13, 2021

A May 11 update to the social media site Instagram now allows users to input their pronouns in a specific place on their profile, rather than in their bio. Users can now choose from a variety of pronouns,...

FDA Authorizes Pfizer Vaccine for 12-15 Year Olds

Samantha Elkins, Multimedia Video Editor May 12, 2021

On Monday, May 11, the FDA approved BioNTech and Pfizer’s request for 12 to 15 year olds to receive the vaccine on an emergency-use basis. The FDA may make an official announcement as early as Thursday,...

White House Bans Travel from India Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Samantha Elkins, Multimedia Video Editor May 8, 2021

On Friday, Apr. 30, White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced a ban that restricts travel from India into the U.S. The policy went into effect on Tuesday, May 4 under guidance from the Center for...

U.S. To Exit Afghanistan by Sept. 11

Bella Martin, Editor-in-Chief May 7, 2021

On Apr. 13, President Joe Biden announced his plan to remove all American troops from Afghanistan over the coming months. He expects all American military presence to have exited the region by the 20th...

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