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A Year in Review

Nicole Markus, Copy Editor

January 13, 2019


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Tumultuous politics, rising tensions and divisions between people all categorize the year of 2018.  At face value, there were some major low points of the year; however, when looking deeper there are countless positive moments to celebrate and enjoy. This year highlighted the incredible diversity and talent of peo...

The Trump Address and the Democratic Response

Annette Gonzalez and Benjamin Spiegelman

January 9, 2019


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Trump's Address: On Jan. 9, President Donald Trump gave a nine and a half minute speech about the state of the government shutdown and his infamous border wall. Trump said a series of accusations in an attempt to woo the American public in favor of the border wall. These accusations are often lab...

What’s Up With our Food?

What’s Up With our Food?

Olivia Solomon, Business Manager

December 17, 2018


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On Nov. 20, the Food and Drug Administration  issued a nationwide recall on romaine lettuce that became contaminated with E coli. The infected lettuce left over 52 people sick and 19 hospitalized. In addition to the romaine outbreak, the FDA recalled other foods such as cake mix, ground beef and ...

Recap of the Hurricane Season

Jane Heise, Copy Editor

November 30, 2018


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The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1 and will end on Nov. 30. Since the beginning of the season, 15 recorded hurricanes and tropical storms have taken place. This year’s hurricane season appeared mild in comparison to last year’s notable storms, Hurricane Maria and Hurricane Irma. A...

The Memory of Stan Lee

The Memory of Stan Lee

Jack Meyer, Sports Editor

November 26, 2018


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Whether it was the world-renowned characters he created or his witty cameos in nearly every Marvel movie, Stan Lee has been a household name for people everywhere. The man who helped create Spider-Man, Iron Man, Black Panther, the Hulk and several other famous Marvel characters passed away on Nov. 12 after a ...

Bill Cosby Gets His Sentence

Jack Meyer, Sports Editor

October 7, 2018


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Years after his crimes, Bill Cosby is now in prison. The former comedian, lovingly dubbed as “America’s Dad” before his crimes were revealed, was sentenced to three to ten years in prison for sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004. It took a long time to get to this point with Bill Cosby ...

The Testimony that Gripped a Nation

Nicole Markus, Copy Editor

September 30, 2018


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Dr. Christine Blasey Ford took to the stands on Thursday morning, and it seemed as though every person in America watched as she testified. She set the stage for the nature of the proceedings with an extremely emotional opening statement, expressing her fear of testifying. During Ford’s opening sta...

Breaking Down the Kavanaugh Hearings

Nicole Markus, Copy Editor

September 26, 2018


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June 27, 2018: Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court. Kennedy was considered to be the swing vote between the four liberal and four conservative leaning justices. Kennedy often blocked liberal attempts for gun control, however he supported LGBTQ+ and abortion right...

Why is Our Car Insurance So Expensive?

Why is Our Car Insurance So Expensive?

Jane Heise, Copy Editor

September 12, 2018


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When buying a car, the added expenses pile up, including insurance. For those living in Florida, insurance prices add to a hefty cost. According to the latest statistics put together by the website Insurance, the state of Florida sits at the fifth most expensive state for car insurance. This poses a...

The Cohen and Manafort Convictions–Explained

Allessandra Inzinna, Senior Copy Editor

September 10, 2018


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  On Aug. 21, Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort--two major associates of President Donald Trump--received convictions of extensive federal crimes, which suggest serious implications for both themselves and the president. Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager, was found guilty of crime...

#WhereDoWeGoFromHere

#WhereDoWeGoFromHere

Allison Strasius, staff writer

April 25, 2018


Filed under National, NEWS, Top Stories

Friday, April 20, marked the 19th anniversary of the Columbine massacre, a shooting that killed 15 people at Columbine High School in Colorado. In remembrance, Student Council and Psychology Club collaborated along with various Palmetto administrators creating the opportunity to answer the question, “Wher...

Palmetto Has No Official School Walkout Planned for Columbine Anniversary

Palmetto Has No Official School Walkout Planned for Columbine Anniversary

Jack Cruz-Alvarez, online managing editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, NEWS, Top Stories

According to administration officials and student organizers, Palmetto has not planned an official walkout on Friday, April 20 in support of stricter gun control measures. The National School Walkout movement has organized walkouts in protest of gun violence in schools across the country to begin at 10 a.m....

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