The Panther

Blocking out testing

Isabelle Carbajales, Co Feature Editor

November 24, 2014

When the news broke that block scheduling was going to begin the week of November 16th students were in a state of frenzy -- many seemed unsure if they would benefit from this schedule alteration. However, as the second week begins previously worried students have become advocates for the new schedule....

FSU shooting (updated)

Isabelle Carbajales, Co Feature Editor

November 20, 2014

Update as of 11/23: Nathan Scott, one of the two Florida State University students who was being held at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare has been released after being treated for his gunshot wound in the leg. The other victim, Farhan Ahmed remains in critical condition. The shooter, Florida State...

Terrorists in our backyard

Ava Gruener, Insight Editor

November 18, 2014

Since the immigration of the first Turks after World War II, Western Europe sought to eliminate the radical Muslim minority.  France led the charge beginning in 2010 with the banning of burkas, the Muslim female head-to-toe cloth covering. Britain stood up to terrorist threats with the restrictions...

Panthers presence in Israel

Panthers presence in Israel

Jacquelyn Hsiao, Online Design Editor

September 29, 2014


Fairchild laboratories bloom a million orchids

Sereena Gee, Staff writer

April 24, 2014

One hundred years ago, vibrant, beautiful orchids covered South Florida. As urban development and agriculture expanded, the abundance of orchids rapidly declined. Today, existence of native orchids in South Florida remains minimal. Miami’s Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden decided to put forth efforts...

Not so bright future for scholarship recipients

Emma Seckinger, Co News Editor

April 22, 2014

View the changes made to the required scores for graduating students to receive the Florida Academic Scholarship for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program. Compare the changes in the ACT and SAT scores necessary to receive the scholarship from this year to those mandatory previous years. ...

Kansas JCC bombing ripples in Miami

Isabelle Carbajales, Co-News Editor

April 21, 2014

As Passover begins, Kansas citizens and those around the world mourn the lives lost in the shooting that took place on Sunday, April 12, 2014 at 1 p.m. Gunman Frazier Glenn Miller opened fire at two Jewish facilities killing three victims. The first shots were fired at the Jewish Community Center...

SAT changes shock students

Sarah Berlan, Staff Writer

March 13, 2014

For the past 94 years, teenagers have spent a large chunk of their high school career deliriously re-reading SAT prep books until the crack of dawn and mindlessly cramming for this standardized test. Recently announced, the notorious SAT will receive a makeover by 2016. Out with the old, in with the...

Guillen found guilty, Camacho remembered

Sebastien Siclait, Staff Writer

March 7, 2014

On March 3, 2014, the emotional rollercoaster that began two years ago on the corner of 184th street and US1, finally came to a relatively satisfying conclusion. At five o’clock in the morning on April 13th, 2012, father Kirk Camacho was driving his daughters, junior Bree Ann Camacho and Southwood...

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...

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