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Political changes seen

Alyssa Rosenfeld, News Editor

February 7, 2011


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

School and nation make move against bullying

School and nation make move against bullying

Britta Hällebo, Staff Writer

December 16, 2010


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Bullying is still haunting the students and faculty at schools throughout the nation. It is the reason why, on October 27, the U.S. Department of Education (DoE) sent out e-mails to all administrators emphasizing the importance of workshops to prevent bullying. “I’ve received messages from several...

Students flock to local Farmer’s Market

Students flock to local Farmer’s Market

Jenna DeNight

December 14, 2010


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Autumn is here and the weather is crisp and sunny. Take a Sunday morning bike ride over to Pinecrest Gardens’ Farmer’s Market. The market is open every Sunday from November 7 to May 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Admission is free for all to enjoy fresh produce, organic products and much more. Every...

Obama leads U.S. out of Iraq

Obama leads U.S. out of Iraq

Erin Maroon, Staff Writer

December 14, 2010


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Twelve blasts shook the neighborhood. Explosions from a combination of roadside bombs and car bombs were heard. At least 250 people  were wounded. On November 2, Iraqi officials reported a series of explosions across Baghdad that killed at least 30 people. At least 11 explosions rocked Baghdad neighborhoods...

Discipline issues wreak havoc on school

Discipline issues wreak havoc on school

Carley Schleien, Co-Editor in Chief

December 14, 2010


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Recent rise in thefts has administrators and students worried The daily life of a high school student involves an array of events, from attending six classes a day to talking to friends, from practicing for an athletic team to preparing for an academic competition, and from logging on to Facebook or ...

New school year, new ID policy, no exceptions

Jonathan Perez, Staff Writer

November 12, 2010


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With the new school year already underway, many questions regarding the ID policy have crept into students’ minds. “Do I have to wear them the whole time?” “Do I get written up or punished when I don’t wear it?” “When do I take the picture?” Freshmen and juniors took their ID badge photos...

Administrators make the move

Administrators make the move

Matthew Healy, Staff Writer

November 11, 2010


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Over the class size, but not enough teachers. The student-to-teacher ratio is currently at twenty-five to one, but the budget and school size cannot achieve this limit on its own. Without the financial means to reach this limit, Miami-Dade  found a loophole to the twenty-five to one ratio through co-teaching. “I...

Panthers remember Sam

Panthers remember Sam

Kristen Coke, Focus Editor

November 11, 2010


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The Palmetto community comes together during times of happiness, as well as times of grief, such as when one of our fellow Panthers passed away this month. Samantha Jade Trebbi, a sophomore at Palmetto, passed away on October 11 after being admitted for strep throat at Baptist Hospital. Born on April...

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