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Surge in green at Pinecrest

Sereena Gee, Staff Writer

March 5, 2014

The Village of Pinecrest, filled with beautiful, freshly-cut gardens and tall, luscious trees gives a postcard-perfect image of a clean, idealistic suburban city. In fact, Pinecrest, in more ways than one, maintains a clean image. The Village holds a steady reputation as a green city, holding silver...

Pinecrest Gardens restaurant rejected

Sereena Gee, Staff Writer

February 22, 2014

The heart and pride of The Village of Pinecrest lies in the Pinecrest Gardens. Every flower, piece of playing equipment and animal brings great joy to the 150,000 visitors attracted every year. However, despite the gardens' popularity, plans for a luxury restaurant faced rejection on January 14. Vice...

School performance grades

Meryl Kornfield, Online Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2014

Now that Palmetto is a B school, we wondered where other Miami-Dade schools stood. Here are the grades of a few other schools in Miami-Dade County. The grade to the left  was just released and to the right, is last year's grade. ...

Mixed feeling on State of the Union

Kaitlyn Pernas, Contributing writer

February 4, 2014

On January 28, 2014, Barack Obama gave his State of the Union Address on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Obama proposed ideas to strengthen the middle class and expand education, as the focus this year was investing in the people. Barack Obama pitched his new ideas on minimum wage, retirement, unemployment...

Drinking and driving causes death

Aliyah Valdez, Contributing writer

February 4, 2014

Getting in a vehicle while intoxicated, seems to be an idea terrible to anyone. To make it more clear to the students at Miami Palmetto Senior High School, speaker and permanent felon, Jessica Leslie, told these students her story of the decision she made one night, that changed the rest of her life. It...

Nelson Mandela remembered

Sereena Gee, Staff Writer

December 13, 2013

“Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity,” South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and patron,...

News Briefs: 12/12/13

Isabelle Carbajales and Emma Seckinger

December 12, 2013

Local In a local Walgreens, an armed drugstore robbery led to a shooting of three Miami-Dade officers and left two suspects dead on the scene. A gun fire was reported in a trailer park at 4:30 am, when the accident began.  One suspect turned out to be a 27-year old male, who was identified as Adrienne M...

Drone controversy is sky high

Shane McCrink, Staff Writer

December 11, 2013

        Imagine ordering an item online and within the hour, it arrives at your doorstep. Palmetto graduate and founder/CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos unveiled the world's newest innovation in an interview on a recent episode of CBS’ "60 Minutes". Within the next ten years, Amazon will create and...

Pinecrest honors war veterans

Anaelys Bazan, Staff Writer

November 11, 2013

As the morning sun rises, Veteran’s Park fills with thankful citizens and humble war veterans for a well-deserved ceremony to show admiration for the war heroes bravery. “I think it’s great that they’re doing this because people who served our country in the most courageous way deserve to...

Infographic: Magnet schools in Miami-Dade

Meryl Kornfield, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 16, 2013

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If you miss school, you miss out

Emma Seckinger, Co-news Editor

October 16, 2013

The shrill bell that rings before first period is enough to make any student cringe. The blaring noise can only mean one thing; the start of another monotonous day at school. For 7 hours a day, 5 days a week, students face confinement inside of school walls with little chance of escape until the final...

Changes in Apple since Cook took over

Emma Seckinger, Co-news Editor

October 2, 2013

The logo of an apple with a bite taken out of it has become a recognizable logo around the world. The sleek and smooth designs are easily distinguishable. Founded in 1976 by the late Steve Jobs, Apple Incorporated has dominated the industry of technology and become a household name. Jobs’ untimely...

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