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Student council amends election regulation

Jenna DeNight, Staff Writer

May 31, 2011


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For the past 6 years, a Student Council amendment stated that one could run for office as long as they had no incidents of cheating within three months of the election. This past May, senior Brittany Batten, current Student Council President, proposed removing the three-month grace period eliminating...

Osama Bin Laden found; Panthers celebrate

Jenna DeNight, Staff Writer

May 12, 2011


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For a decade, America’s ‘most wanted’ terrorist successfully kept tucked away from the world. But on May 1, President Obama announced that Osama Bin Laden had been found and killed in a national televised address. “Tonight I can report to the American people and the world that the United States...

McKinney: Lets Hold Court

McKinney: Lets Hold Court

Kristen Coke, Features Editor

May 12, 2011


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As May is Teacher appreciation Month, students have shown their appreciation for teachers with gifts, letters and thank you notes. “The impacts we have on kids go unnoticed, Weiner said. “Until you give a kid the chance to express it.” In the case of McKinney the entire school would like...

Awards ceremony recognizes top underclassmen

Alyssa Rosenfeld, News Editor

May 4, 2011


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For months, many of Palmetto’s top students have worked tirelessly to maintain good grades and stay involved in school activities. On Tuesday, April 26, ninety-six Panthers were recognized for their achievements at the annual Underclass Awards Ceremony, which was hosted by seniors Brittany Batten...

Students rally for education

Students rally for education

Alyssa Rosenfeld, News Editor

April 18, 2011


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Ten Palmetto students, accompanied by drama teacher Elizabeth Silverio, traveled to Tallahassee on March 24 to speak their minds. Students, parents and faculty members in the Palmetto community and across the state of Florida have experienced first-hand the effects of budget cuts and economic deficits...

Rise in gas prices empties wallets

Rise in gas prices empties wallets

Azmae Fahmy, Staff Writer

April 18, 2011


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The political unrest in the Middle East has not only impacted the people living there, but it has contributed to the recent surge in gas prices all over the world. Beginning in January with the revolution in Egypt, gas prices began to slowly climb up from two dollars to three. But students just assumed...

Tragedy in Japan hits home

Britta Hallebo and Angela Isalgue, Online Copy Editor and Issues and Ideas Editor

April 13, 2011


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red an emergency evacuation. Two nuclear power plants, Daiichi and Daini, located 20 miles away from the capital were disrupted after an 9.0 magnitude earthquake shook the island. About 45,000 residents were ordered to leave after Prime Minister Naoto Kan made a national announcement to those living...

Server crash angers faculty

March 26, 2011


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On Friday, January 20, Palmetto’s server and backup server crashed, meaning that teachers and administrators lost any and all fi les saved to the server. Rolando Castillo, Palmetto’s computer specialist, explained to Principal Howard Weiner on Friday, January 28, that the crash was “a perfect...

Dream Act could save dream for student

Dream Act could save dream for student

Michael Tandlich, Staff Writer

March 25, 2011


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In the United States, 65,000 students graduate high school as “illegal” immigrants, according to The DREAM Act Portal. They attend elementary and middle school, make friends, volunteer in their communities and participate in extracurricular activities. However, these individuals are sometimes deported....

Television Production class wins national awards

Carley Schleien, Co-Editor in Chief

March 21, 2011


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Although many immediately think of Disney World, Universal Studios, waterparks and outlet malls upon hearing the word “Orlando,” twenty students may first imagine the subject of broadcast journalism. Twenty students in the Television Production (TVP) class along with TVP sponsor Jay Salon and...

Value of colleges comes to light with Kiplinger’s list

Value of colleges comes to light with Kiplinger’s list

Christopher Perse, Staff Writer

March 7, 2011


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Earlier this year, Kiplinger, an online finance advice magazine, released a list of the nation’s best values in public colleges. Colleges were ranked according to acceptance and graduation rates, faculty to student ratio, affordability and standardized test scores. The list named one hundred top schools...

New cameras stop speeders

New cameras stop speeders

Jenna DeNight, Staff Writer

March 7, 2011


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Camera-enforced ticketing has spread throughout the nation like  wildfire and now it is taking Miami by storm. The traffic enforcement cameras have been designed to catch drivers who run red lights and surpass the designated speed limit. The reason for the implementation of these traffic cameras is...

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