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California Wildfires Persist

Jane Heise, Managing Editor

November 24, 2019

In 2019 alone, California experienced 6,402 fires , according to Cal Fire. In the last two years, 100 people in California have perished due to wildfires, marking the 2017 and 2018 California wildfires as the deadliest in history. According to, the naturally-occuring and healthy pr...

BREAKING NEWS: City of Miami Passes a Climate Emergency

Nicole Markus, Print Editor-in-Chief

November 24, 2019

On Nov. 21, 2019, the city of Miami underwent a climate emergency after months of protests and pressure from local youth activists, including some at Miami Palmetto Senior High School. The largest one occurred on a day of global climate strikes, where dozens of Palmetto students missed school to atten...

Agitación Política en Chile Provoca Protestas a Nivel Nacional

Kristine Villarroel, Life Editor

November 17, 2019

*For the English translation, scroll down. Desde el 14 de Octubre, manifestantes en Chile han estado demandando un cambio radical en la estructura socioeconómica del país. El 25 de Octubre, Chile tuvo la protesta más grande de su historia con más de 1.2 millones de personas llenando las calles...

Palmetto Male Faculty Inducted into 5,000 Role Models

Mobolade Presley, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

As the entire male Palmetto staff lines the stage for the 5000 Role Models new mentor induction ceremony, football players place their new ties on their necks. The red tie, with a bigger right hand next to a smaller left hand, shines atop the crisp white dress shirts they flaunt. On November 12, the Pal...

Breaking News: New Information on Alabama Abortion Law

Nicole Markus, Print Editor-in-Chief

November 12, 2019

In May 2019, Alabama passed a controversial abortion bill which aimed to ban abortions in all cases, with a few exceptions, according to CNN. In Georgia, lawmakers introduced the Fetal Heartbeat Bill in May 2019, which served to ban abortions after the six-week pregnancy mark. Other states soon followed suit, passing l...

Release of the Gender Neutral Barbie Doll

Catalina Arbe, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

  On Sept. 25, Mattel launched a new gender-inclusive line of dolls with slogans such as “Dolls are for kids” and “Toys will be toys.” The doll, which can be customized to present as feminine, masculine, or anything in between, is designed to make doll play more inclusive. “When I...

Lily Singh Premieres New Talk Show “A Little Late” on NBC

Kristine Villarroel, Life Editor

November 1, 2019

YouTuber Lilly Singh opened her new late-night show “A Little Late with Lilly Singh” on Sept. 16, 2019, on NBC. She joins the likes of John Oliver, Jimmy Fallon, Conan O’Brien, Seth Meyers and Stephen Colbert, hosts of late-night television shows. As a female YouTuber, Singh clearly and proudl...

BREAKING: US and Turkey Reach Ceasefire in Syria

Jack Meyer, News Editor

October 17, 2019

On Oct. 17, Vice President Mike Pence announced that the Turkish government has agreed to a permanent ceasefire in Northern Syria. Pence — accompanied by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien — met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, seeking to reach a ce...

New Florida Driving Law

New Florida Driving Law

Priscilla Bermudez, Copy Editor

October 14, 2019

As of Oct. 1, Florida put into effect a new driving law. This new law targets those who use their cellular devices while driving. According to CBS Miami, officers now have the ability to pull over drivers using hand-held cellular devices in school zones, construction zones and active work zone areas.  ...

New Florida Gun Laws Can Affect Some Teachers

Mobolade Presley, Staff Writer

October 13, 2019

Some teachers in Florida can carry guns on campus starting October 1, 2019. The act is part of the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program under the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act that Gov. Ron DeSantis signed in May. The bill was inspired by the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman...

“Joker” Movie Controversy

Katriona Page, Copy Editor

October 10, 2019

Even before its release on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, the “Joker” movie made headlines due to its controversial portrayal of the main character and its connection to the 2012 mass shooting at a showing of “The Dark Knight Rises.” For one, the movie is filmed in a way intended to elicit sympath...

2020 G7 Summit at the Trump National Doral Miami

2020 G7 Summit at the Trump National Doral Miami

Kate Stuzin, Copy Editor

September 21, 2019

On Aug. 26, the final day of the 2019 G7 Summit, President Donald Trump told reporters in Biarritz, France that he hopes to host next year’s meeting at the Trump National Doral Miami. Since then, much controversy over the location has arisen. Considering that Trump owns and profits from the golf resor...

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