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California Wildfires Rage On

Michael Angee and Gianna Hutton

September 19, 2020

The West Coast's lengthy history of wildfires continues, as a hot streak of fires ravage California, Oregon and Washington state.  Both natural causes and the actions of people can cause the fires. According to the New York Times, a gender reveal party sparked one 20,000-acre wildfire in California. Nadia Seeteram, a doctoral researcher in the Earth and Environment Departmen...

The Emergence of Trump Boat Parades

Tomas Curcio, Staff Writer

September 14, 2020

President Donald Trump’s rallies are recognized for their large attendance and cramped crowds. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Trump has had issues reviving the same fervor and energy he would get from crowds in the lead-up to his election in 2016, despite multiple attempts. One example of this exists in his June rally...

President Trump Admits to Downplaying COVID-19

Valentina Caceres, Senior Multimedia Editor

September 10, 2020

National outrage broke out on Wednesday, Sept. 9  due to a leaked audio of a Feb.7 phone call between investigative journalist Bob Woodward, known for his reporting of the Watergate scandal, and President Donald Trump, in which the president admits to downplaying the danger of COVID-19 to the Ameri...

K12 is No More

Cristele Moztarzadeh, Copy Editor

September 10, 2020

For the past two weeks, Miami-Dade County Public Schools students have struggled with My School Online — a K12 online learning platform. Many teachers have already moved from the unreliable K12 program to other websites such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams. This morning, the Miami-Dade School Board mad...

Russian Opposition Leader Out of Unresponsive State

Tomas Curcio, Staff Writer

September 10, 2020

Alexei Navalny, the outspoken critic of the Russian government, woke up out of a coma on Sept. 7, according to the German hospital in Berlin that treated him.  On Aug. 20, Navalny became hospitalized after a flight from Moscow, Russia to Serbia. While on the flight, Navalny had been poisoned by No...

The End of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”

Katriona Page, Contents/Copy Editor

September 10, 2020

On Tuesday, Sept. 8, the Kardashian-Jenner family and E! announced that reality T.V. show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” will end with the release of its 20th season in early 2021.  In an Instagram statement, Kim Kardashian West wrote, “To our amazing fans – It is with heavy hearts that we’ve made the difficult decision ...

Q&A on K12 Updates

Allison Gould, Life Editor

September 9, 2020

As Miami-Dade students and teachers finish up the first week of school, many questions still remain unanswered; students, parents and teachers at Palmetto may be in the dark about the upcoming weeks. Throughout the first quarter, the school plans to go through many changes, thus affecting those in the Pal...

Release of Disney’s Live-Action “Mulan” Sparks Protests Once Again

Bella Martin, Sports Editor

September 5, 2020

Demands to boycott Disney’s live-action “Mulan” began again ahead of its Sept. 4 release date. Controversy first sparked on social media after it was discovered that Liu Yifei, the actress portraying Mulan, reposted a pro-Hong Kong police video in 2019. The police force caused divisions after acc...

MDCPS Virtual Reopening Hit by Cyber Attacks

MDCPS Virtual Reopening Hit by Cyber Attacks

Jack Meyer, Online Editor-in-Chief

September 2, 2020

The first week of school for students, teachers and parents alike in Miami-Dade County Public Schools has not gone as planned. After connectivity problems plagued students on the K12 platform during the first day of school, the district reported that they had identified and resolved the connectivity ...

Troubleshooting Issues on MDCPS Day One

Troubleshooting Issues on MDCPS Day One

Ana Martinez, Feature Editor/Designer

September 1, 2020

On Aug. 31, 345,000 students in Miami-Dade County began the 2020-2021 school year virtually, and while hoping for a smoothly running schedule, both students and teachers faced technical difficulties that affected their school day. In late July, Miami-Dade Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carva...

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...

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