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MDCPS Contract Raises Cause Controversy

Sabrina Catalan, copy editor

November 26, 2017

Filed under Local, NEWS, Top Stories

On Nov. 7, the United Teachers of Dade ratified their Miami-Dade 2017-2020 contract by voting to include a 2.67 percent raise for “highly effective” teachers and a 2 percent raise for “effective” teachers, according to the Miami Herald.  The contract also stated that the school district would increase healthcare cost coverage for their teac...

Miami-Dade Commissioners Reject Conversion Therapy Ban

Allessandra Inzinna, feature editor

November 5, 2017

Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

On Tuesday, Oct. 3 Miami-Dade commissioners rejected a ban on conversion therapy for minors. The 4-7 vote concluded after hours of testimony from mainly opponents of the ordinance, such as the Christian Family Coalition and Commissioner Sally Heyman, saying that it would interfere with parents’ decis...

Who are the Black Separatists?

Garrett Livingston, staff writer

October 30, 2017

Filed under Local, NEWS, Top Stories

Last year, the national chairman of the New Black Panther Party, Hashim Nzinga, visited the Richmond Heights community to discuss core ideals of the party. The New Black Panther Party is a U.S.-based ethnic political organization that promotes ideas of Black Nationalism, a movement that centers itself ...

Controversial Cuban Revolutionary Honored Overseas

Gemma Torras, staff writer

October 28, 2017

Filed under International, NEWS, Top Stories

On Oct. 9, 1967, Argentine-Cuban revolutionary leader Che Guevara was executed by the Bolivian army in Higuera, Bolivia. Fifty years later the anniversary of his death has been commemorated with a stamp in Ireland. This simple stamp sparked a large controversy among Cuban-Americans. Ernesto “Che” Guevara was a Marxist lead...

Boy Scouts Changing its Traditions

Olivia Solomon, staff writer

October 28, 2017

Filed under National, NEWS, Top Stories

For 107 years, the Boy Scouts have been a male-only organization that aims to increase values of citizenship and leadership in it’s members. On Wednesday Oct. 11, the Boy Scouts of America announced that starting in 2018, they will allow girls to join. According to the Boy Scouts, this decisio...

Marines Appoint First Female Infantry Officer

Gemma Torras, design editor

October 18, 2017

Filed under Breaking News, NEWS, Top Stories

On Sep. 25, 2017, the Marine Corps made history by appointing the first female infantry officer. The position entails leading and commanding the main land combat force for the Marines. The lieutenant, who has withheld her name, graduated with this honor in Quantico, Virginia. Of the 131 lieutenants that beg...

Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Efforts Rolled Back

Allessandra Inzinna, feauture editor

October 13, 2017

Filed under National, NEWS, Top Stories

In May of 2017, the School Nutrition Association finally got what it had been lobbying for since Michelle Obama passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act in 2010: a less restrictive set of regulations determining what a school can and cannot serve to children. The newly assigned Secretary of Agriculture,...

After Irma: Dangerous Debris

After Irma: Dangerous Debris

Anastasiya Dudaryk, copy editor

October 11, 2017

Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

As south Floridians begin to recover following the destruction of Hurricane Irma, piles of debris continue to build on the streets. The category 1 hurricane hit Miami on Sep. 10 with sustained wind speeds over 75 miles per hour. These conditions, combined with heavy downpour, led to thousands of tr...

Pricey Education

Sabrina Catalan, copy editor

September 29, 2017

Filed under National, NEWS, Top Stories

For most students, investing a few extra dollars on a study guide for “Lord of the Flies” seems reasonable, especially if an “A+” is reaped. However, what if students were asked to dish out $100 or $200 for their own textbook, such as in college? From kindergarten to their senior year of high...

Hurricane Harvey’s Destruction Hits Close To Home

Sabrina Catalan, copy editor

August 29, 2017

Filed under National, NEWS, Top Stories

Houston is still suffering from catastrophic flooding as a result of Category 4 Hurricane Harvey, which stranded locals with waters reaching a record-breaking 49 inches in some places. Many climbed onto their roofs while others chose to wade through chest-high water with loved ones in hopes of fin...

The Weekly Update with TM & BR Episode X: A Year in Review Edition

The Weekly Update with TM & BR Episode X: A Year in Review Edition

June 6, 2017

Filed under International, Local, National, NEWS, Top Stories

The Weekly Update is The Panther's flagship news program, broadcasted with an aim to recap the most important news of the week within the halls of Palmetto, locally, nationally and internationally. Co-anchors Thomas Martinez and Blake Rubenstein are rising seniors who hope to educate and entertain. Enj...

Miami Palmetto Senior High School Undergoes Lockdown

Jack Cruz-Alvarez, Online Managing Editor

June 5, 2017

Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

Miami Palmetto Senior High School underwent code red lockdown on the morning of Monday, June 5th. The lockdown began between 7:30 and 8:00 a.m. and ended at 9:31 a.m., after lasting through a portion of first and all of second period. During this period no one was allowed to leave or enter the school’...

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