The Panther

Safety in school

Shane McCrink, Staff Writer

September 25, 2013


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On December 20, 2012 one of the worst tragedies in American history occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The 20 year old mentally ill Adam Lanza killed 20 children and adults in a mass shooting. Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) works to prevent tragedies like this from ever reoccurring. In...

Syria concerns grow

Claudia Vera, Staff Writer

September 25, 2013


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Betrayal, secrecy, alliances; all adjectives that should describe a soap opera, not the current state of a country. Unfortunately, for the inhabitants of Syria these words describe the environment they live in today. The Syrian Civil War has tormented the small Middle Eastern country for almost two...

One day, eternal memory

Claudia Vera, Staff Writer

September 11, 2013


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Twelve years ago, tragedy struck the United States in the form of four hijacked airplanes. The attack destroyed the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, as well as the families of the lives lost.  Although the loss of the Twin Towers was extremely detrimental to our country, nothing compares to the...

School bond referendum update

Kaylan Coke, Focus Editor

May 31, 2013


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After the constant hype of the Miami-Dade bond referendum, a recent informational meeting was held on Thursday, May 9th concerning the distribution of resources for all schools in Miami-Dade. The 1.2 million dollar bond referendum that was approved in early November is said to be spent over a 6 to...

Benghazi attacks erupts into a political controversy

Benghazi attacks erupts into a political controversy

Jacquelyn Hsiao, Features Editor

May 31, 2013


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The recent White House controversies confuse Americans about whether or not to believe the Libyan attack and the Internal Revenue Service directing of the Tea Party groups. The White House’s release of e-mails was intended to resolve questions relating to the administration’s response on the Benghazi...

Cleveland kidnapping controversy leaves nation in shock

Sidney Sterling, PR Manager

May 31, 2013


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When Amanda Berry was finally rescued from abductor Ariel Castro after 10 years, her first words of freedom were  “I’m Amanda Berry. I’ve been kidnapped, and I’ve been missing for 10 years. But I’m free now.” Amanda Berry along with Georgina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were rescued from...

Remembering Ashley Wilson

Remembering Ashley Wilson

Meryl Kornfield, Online Editor-in-chief

May 31, 2013


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With catastrophes occurring everywhere from Oklahoma and Boston to Southern California and Chicago, it is especially tragic to hear about the loss of sophomore Ashley Wilson. Wilson passed away Tuesday, May 21, in Miami Children’s Hospital after a two-year-long fight with Leukemia. “She was a...

Relay for Life brings hope to Pinecrest

Lauren Bunce, Copy Editor

March 13, 2013


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As the lights grow dimmer and the night gets darker, one source of light endures to fill Evelyn Greer Park and its temporary inhabitants; not the luminarias that ring the track, but the spirits of those so determined to the cause of fighting cancer that they would sacrifice a soft bed and a full night’s...

New York Bans Sugary Drinks

Jacquelyn Hsiao, Staff Writer

October 2, 2012


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New York’s Board of Health removes the right to drink sodas? What’s next? Chocolate? A limit on 16 ounce size cups and bottles of non-diet soda and sweetened teas, strike to undermine health risk like asthma and obesity. Not only regarding to American’s health but also local industries business...

Panthers make a move for biking days

Alyssa Rosenfeld, Online Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2012


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The rush of wind in one's hair, the click of wheels, and blurred green grass - all things that bring to mind memories of riding a bike as a child. However, today, far fewer students spend time on their bikes than they did as young children. Seniors Joelle Deleveaux and Jason Schmidt and juniors Josh...

Controversy stirs over voting age

Yasamin Rahmanparast, Business Manager

January 27, 2012


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Although the solid majority care little for politics, other young minds call on their civic duty and right to vote. Our student body displays these variations of opinion in our academic microcosm. “Since I’m going to be 18 by this election, I will definitely be voting. I’m ready for a Republican...

Palestine presses for statehood

Asmae Fahmy, Focus Editor

December 2, 2011


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A wave of controversy recently spread throughout Israel and Palestine when Mohamed Abbas, President of Palestine, announced his decision for Palestine to be granted statehood from the United Nations. This unexpected statement officially marked the end of the months filled with attempted negotiations...

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