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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...

LATEST NEWS: President Donald Trump’s Acquittal

Katriona Page, Copy Editor

February 7, 2020

On Feb. 5, 2020, in two historic votes, the United States Senate voted to acquit President Donald Trump on two articles of impeachment — abuse of power and obstruction of justice. The first article, abuse of power, was rejected 48 to 52; Senator Mitt Romney (R.-Utah) was the only Congress member to br...

14 Days of Love Day 6: Catch Feelings, Not STIs

14 Days of Love Day 6: Catch Feelings, Not STIs

Isabel Wilder, Senior Copy Editor

February 6, 2020

The growing epidemic of sexually-transmitted infections, or STIs, has impacted the lives of millions, having only become more pervasive in recent years. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, about 20 million new cases of infections arise each year, impacting the lives of over 110 million Am...

14 Days of Love Day 3: The Rise of Asexuality

Lissette Martinez, Feature Editor

February 3, 2020

The asexual community, composed of individuals who do not experience sexual attraction and do not have an interest in having sex, has recently grown in size, according to Lighthouse Care. An online network found in 2001 Asexuality Visibility Education Network, or AVEN, with a total of around 1,500 members who identified themselves as...

Why the Age to Purchase Tobacco Changed to 21

Kun Liu, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

In December 2019, Congress opted to raise the minimum sales age for all tobacco products to 21. The bill’s quick ratification by both chambers of Congress led to President Trump signing the bill into law on Dec. 20, upon which it went into immediate effect. It all started to draw the attention of youn...

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