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14 Days of Love Day 3: The Rise of Asexuality

Lissette Martinez, Feature Editor

February 3, 2020

The asexual community, composed of individuals who do not experience sexual attraction and do not have an interest in having sex, has recently grown in size, according to Lighthouse Care. An online network found in 2001 Asexuality Visibility Education Network, or AVEN, with a total of around 1,500 members who identified themselves as...

Why the Age to Purchase Tobacco Changed to 21

Kun Liu, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

In December 2019, Congress opted to raise the minimum sales age for all tobacco products to 21. The bill’s quick ratification by both chambers of Congress led to President Trump signing the bill into law on Dec. 20, upon which it went into immediate effect. It all started to draw the attention of youn...

BREAKING NEWS: #MambaMentality: Kobe Bryant Dead at 41

Nicole Markus, Print Editor-in-Chief

January 26, 2020

41-year-old basketball star Kobe Bryant passed away in a helicopter crash today, according to TMZ. His daughter, Gianna, was also on board, along with three others. There were no survivors in the crash. Bryant’s death comes a day after Lebron James passed him in all-time scoring, according to E...

The Largest Single Drop in Cancer Mortality Rates in US History

Olivia Solomon, Advertising Chair

January 22, 2020

On Jan. 8, the American Cancer Society reported the largest single drop in cancer mortality rates in US history. According to ACS, the cancer death rate has dropped over 29% from 1991 to 2017. This new information will not only bring hope to those diagnosed with cancer, but this also shows the progress of ca...

BREAKING NEWS: The Recent Eruption of Australian Bushfires

BREAKING NEWS: The Recent Eruption of Australian Bushfires

Julia Strasius, Design Editor

January 20, 2020

Although a recent storm brought some respite to Australia, more than 100 fires are still burning in the states of New South Wales and Victoria. The fires have burned 15.6 million acres of forestry, including the habitats of over 600,000 animals. Twenty-eight people have been killed, which includes ...

BREAKING NEWS: Megxit: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to Step Back From Royal Life

Katriona Page, Copy Editor

January 20, 2020

On Jan. 8, 2020, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex made the shocking announcement that they would be “step[ping] back” from their official royal duties and positions as “‘senior’ members of the Royal Family.”  “After many months of reflection and inter...

BREAKING NEWS: Puerto Rico Suffers from Severe Earthquakes

Kate Stuzin, Copy Editor

January 20, 2020

Rattled residents of Puerto Rico already on edge after the  deadly 6.4 magnitude earthquake on the Richter Scale that occurred earlier this month, faced another earthquake on Wednesday, registering a magnitude of 5.2. According to the United States Geological Survey, more than 1,280 earthquakes have hit Puerto R...

Breaking News: Escalating Tensions Between the U.S. and Iran

Katriona Page, Copy Editor

January 13, 2020

On Jan. 3, 2020, President Trump authorized a U.S. drone strike that killed Iran’s Major General Qassem Soleimani of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.  The attack occurred early Friday morning at a Baghdad airport and also killed Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, a close Soleimani associate. “Gener...

Trump’s Impeachment Decision

Katriona Page, Copy Editor

January 7, 2020

On Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach sitting President Donald Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.  The decision was the culmination of a day-long debate to determine whether Trump abused his presidential power by attempting to pressure ...

Juice WRLD Dead at 21

Mobolade Presley, Staff Writer

December 19, 2019

On December 8, rap star Juice WRLD died from a seizure in Chicago. He turned 21 on the 2nd.  The artist, born Jarad Anthony Higgins, arrived at Chicago's Midway International Airport, where the paramedics took him to Advocate Christ Medical Center after he suffered from a “medical emergency.” He was incoher...

Mr. Panther 2019 Recap

Mr. Panther 2019 Recap

Nicole Markus, Print Editor-in-Chief

December 18, 2019

  On Dec. 11, 2019, 23 contestants took the Miami Palmetto Senior High’s auditorium stage to participate in the Television Production club’s annual fundraiser, Mr. Panther. The event, one of the most popular of the year, took place earlier than normal in the school year, since the aud...

Palmetto’s Fall Dance Show

Mobolade Presley, Staff Writer

November 30, 2019

At Variations and the dance electives’ fall show excited families fills the auditorium. Cheering backstage, many of Palmetto’s dancers eagerly await the start of the show and many showgoers hold bright bouquets for the dancers after the show.  “This is the fall show and we’ve been working on these dance...

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