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Scoir Platform for Palmetto Students Available Now

Nicole Markus, Editor-in-Chief

June 9, 2020

Miami Palmetto Senior High School’s incoming seniors will utilize a new college application platform (Scoir) next school year, in addition to the Common Application, Coalition Application, and any platforms that colleges use individually.  Scoir has multiple uses for students interested in college. Prim...

How Florida and Miami-Dade County Plan to Reopen

Kate Stuzin, Managing Editor

May 12, 2020

With the rest of Florida wrapping up the first week of phase one, Miami-Dade County has finally announced that it will begin reopening some businesses on May 18. Though excluded from DeSantis’s announcement of the reopening plan, Miami-Dade County has taken matters into its own hands.   Miami-Dad...

The Role of COVID-19 in the 2020 Election

Kun Liu, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

The eruption of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced voters in this election cycle to react in ways that will essentially change the game.  Dan Honig, assistant professor of international development at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, discussed the impacts on election outc...

The Role of Social Media in COVID-19

Kate Stuzin, Copy Editor

April 12, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to spread at an alarming rate, so has misinformation on social media. In the beginning of the year, politicians and elected officials downplayed the threat of the virus, causing the media organizations that support them to relay this information to the public. Misinformation has ...

Standardized Testing Response to COVID-19

Allison Gould, Opinion Editor

April 5, 2020

With COVID-19 spreading rapidly and disrupting lives throughout the entire world, the realm of education has made alterations in attempt to achieve learning standards while at home. While Miami-Dade County schools will look to resume in May, some schools in states such as Virginia, will continue with...

Environmental Impacts of COVID-19

Katriona Page, Copy Editor

April 2, 2020

COVID-19 has led to mass pandemonium, wreaking havoc on lives, economies and toilet paper aisles around the world. However, the pandemic has a few silver linings: significant declines in pollution and NO2 levels, resulting in better air quality; clear waterways in Venice and animals able to freely roam...

Meet the Candidates: An Analysis of Every Remaining Major Presidential Candidate

Jack Meyer, News Editor

March 16, 2020

With only four months remaining until the Democrats officially announce their nominee for president in the 2020 election, it remains unclear who that nominee will be. It has been a large race for the Democrats, who have had five candidates receive delegates so far and multiple other candidates who ha...

BREAKING NEWS: The Panther Reveals Student Council Election Results

BREAKING NEWS: The Panther Reveals Student Council Election Results

Nicole Markus and Joanna Salvat

March 13, 2020

Student Council Board: President: David Spiegelman (11) Vice President: Sam ZZZ Zelaya (11) Secretary: Samantha Berlan (11) Treasurers: Nicole Markus (11), Daniel Solomon (10) Underclass Treasurer: Cooper Menachem (9) Chief-of-Staff: Jade Pita (11), Catherine Bales (10) Chief-of-Sen...

LATEST NEWS: NBA Suspended Due to Coronavirus

Jack Meyer and Valentina Caceres

March 12, 2020

On Mar. 11, the NBA announced the suspension of the season until further notice. The news came after the abrupt cancellation of Wednesday’s game between the Utah Jazz and the Oklahoma City Thunder right before tipoff, due to the revelation that Utah player Ruby Gobert tested positive for COVID-19. ...

The Media’s Portrayal of the Coronavirus

Sydney Campbell, Design Editor

March 10, 2020

In wake of the possible pandemic, COV-19, misinformation has spread through social media. The media also has to “up-play” the virus in order to make sure that civilians are safe and prepare for an event that could possibly be much worse.  News of the outbreak has come with a “reality gap” —driven...

LATEST NEWS: What Happened in Wisconsin?

Sydney Campbell, Design Editor

March 9, 2020

Feb. 26, shortly after 2 p.m., six people were killed at the Molson Coors brewery in Milwaukee. The gunman, 51-year-old Anthony Ferrill, opened fire on his co-workers before turning the gun on himself.  Following the events Wednesday evening, police officers screened workers individually — Milwaukee P...

LATEST NEWS: Palmetto Bay Declares a Climate Emergency

Gianna Hutton, Design Editor

March 3, 2020

On Mar. 2 at a village council meeting, Palmetto Bay council members unanimously voted to declare a climate emergency. The legislation, introduced by the Youth Community Involvement Board, namely senior Nicole Gazo, serves as the first step in a mobilization solution to the climate crisis.  What is a...

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