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Trumping the votes

Megan Martinez, Business Manager

September 28, 2015


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As fifteen candidates run for the Republican nomination, Donald Trump leads the way with over 30 percent popularity in the polls. Although the billionaire holds the majority of the votes, he remains a controversial figure among many Americans. Trump has gained publicity  for his policies regarding im...

Pontifex takes the U.S. by storm

Pontifex takes the U.S. by storm

Emily Diez, Report Editor

September 26, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

Pope Francis visited Belen Jesuit school on September 18, prior to his departure to Cuba to receive blessings. The school held an assembly in his honor and students lead a session of prayers, some written by students, to send him off. On September 23, Pope Francis began the Papal Tour in the United States in...

The clock heard around the world

Emily Diez, Report Editor

September 24, 2015


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High school freshman Ahmed Mohammed was recently arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school which resembled a homemade bomb. Mohammed, a Muslim American citizen, created a digital clock and brought it to school to show his engineering teacher. Carried in a small metal pencil case, the clock alarmed...

Citius, Altius, Dirtiest

Ava Gruener, Insight Editor

May 20, 2015


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The Olympic sailboat regatta conjures images of windblown hair and glistening athletes flying through the course at awesome speed.  The water gently bumps against the shore and the bright sun sparkles off the dead animal caracasses in the surf. Unfortunately, this is the reality in Guanabara Bay, Brazil...

Miami Dade County seeks a cure for localized crime

Jessica Rolnick, Staff Writer

May 13, 2015


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As the fourth largest school district in the state of Florida, Miami Dade County held a bulk of crime incidents reported on school grounds. During the 2012-2013 school year, Miami Dade schools were host to the most battery, breaking and entering incidents, robberies, trespassing and vandalism incidents...

67 years later

Jessica Rolnick, Staff Writer

April 23, 2015


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67 years ago, today, the Jewish state was granted independence. A celebratory day for all of the hard working Zionists was turned upside down when, only a few hours later, five neighboring countries declared war. Newfound freedom lasted only minutes before the first bomb was detonated onto these very...

A time and place to talk about race

Brooke Ortiz, Staff Writer

April 15, 2015


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Recently, the acknowledgement of persisting inequalities has plagued the nation. In an attempt to encourage discussion regarding racial divides and compassion towards others, Starbucks launched an initiative entitled Race Together. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz described in a letter to Starbucks’ p...

Horror in the halls

Brooke Ortiz, Staff Writer

April 8, 2015


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Marking the first violent incident of this manner in Miami Killian High School’s history, a senior student proceeded to stab fellow peer on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Police charged the 17­year old female with a felony of attempted murder and possession of weapons on school grounds after sh...

Koala life goes “down under”

Koala life goes “down under”

Elizabeth Castano, Staff Writer

March 16, 2015


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Described as the national symbol of Australia, the Aussie government recently exterminated hundreds of koalas. Reports show that a killing of close to 700 koalas by authorities occurred in southeastern Australia,due to their overpopulation. The population spike led to a scarcity in food, causing veterans...

ISIS attacks artifacts of the Fertile Crescent

Remy Farkas, Co-Report Editor

March 15, 2015


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The cradle of civilization, the birthplace of life and home of the oldest cities and artifacts holds the title of ISIS’s most recent target. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) set its sights on capturing the majority of Iraq, including its second largest city, Mosul. A recent video shows ISIS...

Palmetto alumni makes history

Sidney Sterling, Staff writer

March 15, 2015


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As the school year begins to run its course,  students get lazier, teachers start easing up on work and activities become less demanding. However Miami Palmetto Senior High’s Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) keeps their drive alive and their fire burning all year long. From Drive 4 UR School ...

Sam Pepper’s official exile

Sarah Berlan, Business / PR Manager

December 17, 2014


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Following strong accusations, viral videos and the claims of multiple women, popular Youtube star Sam Pepper’s sexual assault escapades are coming to light. The Youtube and Vine community have officially denied Pepper’s white flag attempts. The British teen heartthrob got his big break in 2011...

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