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ICYMI: Merrick Park shooting details and information

Benjamin Spiegelman, Sports Editor

April 9, 2017

Filed under Local, NEWS, Top Stories

At around 1 p.m. on 8 April, a gunman opened fire in the upscale shopping mall known as Merrick Park in Coral Gables at the Fitness Equinox Center. One person was pronounced dead at the scene and two others were injured with one being pronounced dead later at the hospital. Janine Ackerman, the gym’s ge...

Flynn offers to testify if granted immunity

Natalie Askowitz, Copy Editor

April 6, 2017

Filed under National, NEWS, Top Stories

In a statement on March 30, former National Security Adviser, General Michael Flynn, offered to testify in front of a congressional investigative committee, if in return, he is granted full immunity for his testimony. General Flynn was an advisor to the Trump presidential campaign and served as the president's...

Trump nullifies the Clean Power Plan

Attila Dos Santos, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017

Filed under Breaking News, NEWS, Top Stories

  In an effort to revive the coal mining industry in the United States, as he promised coal miners during his 2016 campaign, President Trump signed an executive order on DAY, March 28 that will dismantle late-President Obama’s efforts to counter man-made climate change. The move to put coal mi...

Palmetto Trump supporters share their thoughts on the country

Susan Aghedo, Copy Editor

March 28, 2017

Filed under National, NEWS, Top Stories

Donald Trump was once a billionaire real estate mogul who made a cameo in Home Alone 2, hosted Celebrity Apprentice and generally stayed to himself. Then he announced his candidacy and shot to even greater popularity—and newfound infamy. He created two conflicting flocks with his unfiltered words an...

BREAKING NEWS: UK Parliament under attack

Attila Dos Santos, Staff Writer

March 22, 2017

Filed under Breaking News, NEWS, Top Stories

In the early afternoon of Wednesday, March 22, a terrorist attack took place in London. The assailant, thought to have acted alone, drove a large SUV across Westminster Bridge in a rampage, ramming into and injuring at least 40 people in the process. At least five of those people are confirmed dead at th...

Transgender boy wins girls state wrestling championship

Kalia Richardson, News Editor

March 20, 2017

Filed under National, NEWS, Top Stories

Mack Beggs, 17-years-old transgender boy from Cypress, Texas faced controversy after winning the University Interscholastic League Class 6A Girl’s National Wrestling championship Feb. 25. Opinions diverge between whether or not it was fair for Beggs to compete against the girls. Consider this. Beggs, i...

Trump tax returns finally released to the public

Atilla Dos Santos, Staff Writer

March 15, 2017

Filed under National, NEWS, Top Stories

On Tuesday March 14, MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow received part of President Trump’s 2005 tax returns. Pulitzer Prize winner and tax issues specialist David Cay Johnston who frequently writes opinion pieces for USA Today, the New York Daily News and others, received the returns earlier that same day i...

Obamacare replacement proposal

Attila Dos Santos, Staff Writer

March 13, 2017

Filed under National, NEWS, Top Stories

Last week, the White House released its new plan to repeal and replace Obamacare with Trumpcare. The bill will keep the more popular parts of Obamacare while modifying or completely changing other parts of it. Similarly to Obamacare, the proposal allows children to be covered by their parents’ insuran...

Palmetto bomb hoax

Susan Aghedo, Copy Editor

March 11, 2017

Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

Students reacted with caution and doubt in response to a bomb scare on Friday, March 10. Two female students discovered envelopes in the 600s restroom containing sticky notes which proposed killing black individuals and vowing to bomb the school at noon during second lunch. “Somebody left an anonymo...

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