The Panther

Tragedy in Japan hits home

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

April 13, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Egyptians rebel and find success

Azmae Fahmy, Staff Writer

February 15, 2011

It all started with an idea. Then that idea became a Facebook wall post, which turned into a group. The group later spread through the internet like an epidemic, taking over Twitter, Myspace and the computer screens of most Egyptians. That wall post turned into so much more than Egyptians talking about...

Political changes seen

Alyssa Rosenfeld, News Editor

February 7, 2011

The issues and candidates of the November 2010 midterm elections have left the minds of many Americans.  Ad campaigns are no longer seen on television and voting booths are back in storage.  Only recently though, have many of the changes voted upon gone into effect. Rick Scott assumed office as...

Issues of SB6 return to spotlight

Issues of SB6 return to spotlight

Britta Hällebo, Staff Writer

February 4, 2011

It’s come again, and this time, it’s come to stay. Last year, the Florida legislature proposed a bill that would determine a teacher’s salary and whether or not they would keep their positions as educators based upon the success of their current students’ results from Florida standardized tests....

Holiday Show

Natalie Rodriguez

December 17, 2010

Welcome to the year 1941. It is December 7 and Ronald Coleman’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ is playing when static hits the radio, but then, Augie Hiebert, a short wave radio operator, comes on announcing World War 2 has come to America’s shore. This year’s Holiday show was centered on WPA, a radio...

California hopes to see clearer skies

Christopher Perse, Staff Writer

December 16, 2010

Environmentalists breathed a sigh of relief on November 2 after California’s Proposition 23 failed to pass by a 61 to 39 majority. The bill called for the temporary nullification of the 2007 Clean Air Act until California’s unemployment rate fell below 5.5% (it is currently at over 12%, which...

Tray-less Tuesdays arrive

Tray-less Tuesdays arrive

Matthew Healy, Staff Writer

December 16, 2010

Every year, tons of Styrofoam are piled into already overflowing landfills. The main contributors to this non-biodegradable substance in landfills are Styrofoam coffee cups and lunch trays. Seniors Diana Davenport, Gregory Hoffman and Gabriel Cordero along with juniors Rachel Lee, Monica Dyches and...

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