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The Weekly Update (Week of Feb. 23)

The Weekly Update (Week of Feb. 23)

February 23, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, NEWS, Top Stories

In this week's edition of the Weekly Update, Ben and Mia recap nationwide student protests and their impact in the wake of the Stoneman Douglas shooting. They also delve into the U.S. women's hockey team's historic gold medal victory and explore the discovery of a historic item in Texas. Enjoy!...

Students Walk Out In Response To Stoneman Douglas Shooting

Students Walk Out In Response To Stoneman Douglas Shooting

Annette Gonzalez, multimedia editor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, NEWS, Top Stories

On Wednesday, February 21, a crowd of students gathered around the pawvillion to protest against gun violence. The event was planned out on social media and took place not only at most public schools and some private schools in the Miami-Dade and Broward counties, but also nationwide. Amongst the cro...

The Weekly Update on Feb. 16

The Weekly Update on Feb. 16

February 16, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, NEWS, Top Stories

The Weekly Update is back! Ben and Allison anchor this week's edition, which features the latest details on the massacre in Parkland at Stoneman Douglas High, a review of the first week of the Pyeonchang Winter Olympics and details surrounding Drake's newest music video....

Tragedy In Parkland: What To Know About Stoneman Douglas Shooting

Olivia Solomon, staff writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, NEWS, Top Stories

At 3 p.m. the Broward Sheriff’s Office answered to a call of an active shooter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Around 3:40, dismissal time, students and faculty heard sounds of gunshots coming, enacting an immediate code red lockdown.The faculty and 3,208 students enrolled at...

Panic in Paradise: The False Alarm That Shook Hawaii

Olivia Solomon, staff writer

January 25, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, NEWS, Top Stories

On Jan. 13, residents of Hawaii woke up to an alert of a ballistic missile heading toward the island. The alert surfaced around eight a.m., interrupting all phones and television programs. The alert read: “Ballistic missile  threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill.” ...

Are Cash Pools Scams?

Are Cash Pools Scams?

Jack Cruz-Alvarez, online managing editor

January 23, 2018


Filed under Local, NEWS, Top Stories

  Junior Lauren Margolis, like many others, found out about cash pools through social media, where some teenagers, including some Palmetto students, have been promoting the money-making plan in efforts to get others to join their groups. “I knew people who had done it and it ended up working for the...

Palmetto Bay Bridge Proposal Sparks Debate

Palmetto Bay Bridge Proposal Sparks Debate

Allison Strasius, staff writer

January 23, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, NEWS, Top Stories

A proposal to build a bridge over the Cutler drain canal on 87th Avenue continues to spark major controversy among Miami residents even 40 years after its initial proposal.   The bridge would join the ends of 164th Street and 163rd Terrace, with the goal of reducing the heavy traffic that ba...

To Be or Not To Be a Cuban Citizen

Brianne Guanaga, news editor

January 22, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, NEWS, Top Stories

On Jan. 4, the Cuban government passed a law allowing the children of Cuban parents to obtain citizenship without requiring residency on the island. Because of Cuba’s climate, the increasing number of Cubans seem to flee to the U.S. to live in a free and economically-stable country, despite Obama’s end to the “wet f...

Palmetto’s Parking Problems Seek Attention with Imminent Construction

Sabrina Catalan, copy editor

January 21, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, NEWS, Top Stories

The prospect of construction at Palmetto represents the idea of a more efficient school. One issue for students, parking, is seeking administrative attention with the arrival of new buildings on campus. Seniors Michael Fein and Drew Latta, members of The Educational Excellence School Advisory Coun...

School Renovation Kicks Off

School Renovation Kicks Off

Gemma Torras, staff writer

December 9, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, NEWS, Top Stories

After five years of planning, the reconstruction of Miami Palmetto Senior High began with a kick-off ceremony Friday, Dec. 8. The renovation, part of the county’s General Obligation Bond Project, will incur $44 million in costs before its planned 2020 completion. The meeting included speeches by t...

MDCPS Contract Raises Cause Controversy

Sabrina Catalan, copy editor

November 26, 2017


Filed under Local, NEWS, Top Stories

On Nov. 7, the United Teachers of Dade ratified their Miami-Dade 2017-2020 contract by voting to include a 2.67 percent raise for “highly effective” teachers and a 2 percent raise for “effective” teachers, according to the Miami Herald.  The contract also stated that the school district would increase healthcare cost coverage for their teac...

Miami-Dade Commissioners Reject Conversion Therapy Ban

Allessandra Inzinna, feature editor

November 5, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

On Tuesday, Oct. 3 Miami-Dade commissioners rejected a ban on conversion therapy for minors. The 4-7 vote concluded after hours of testimony from mainly opponents of the ordinance, such as the Christian Family Coalition and Commissioner Sally Heyman, saying that it would interfere with parents’ decis...

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