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Day 11: The lack of sex ed in high schools

Day 11:  The lack of sex ed in high schools

Annette Gonzalez, Staff Writer

February 11, 2017


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Sexual education remains a controversial topic of conversation years after first being introduced. Sex ed has undeniable benefits that promote the safety and protection of those it educates. Whether the student has an active sexual life or not, teaching safe sex can prevent unplanned pregnancy and the spr...

Betsy DeVos Confirmed as Secretary of Education

Alessandra Inzinna, Copy Editor

February 8, 2017


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On Tuesday, Feb. 8th, Betsy DeVos was confirmed into Trump’s Cabinet by a 50-50 vote with Vice President Mike Pence breaking the tie.  DeVos was the target of Senate Democrats due to her religious, conservative views and statements she made at her confirmation hearing. DeVos was unable to answer ...

Day 7: Analyzing recent U.S. marriage trends

Day 7: Analyzing recent U.S. marriage trends

Brianne Guanaga, Photographer

February 7, 2017


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In 1960, 72 percent of Americans were wed by the age of 25 with an eight and a half percent divorce rate. Today, only 28 percent of millennials reach married status by this age, with divorce rates as high as 16.9 percent. Fifteen times the number of unmarried couples today live together than in the 1960s...

Put a (junior) ring on it

Put a (junior) ring on it

Kalia Richardson, News Editor

February 2, 2017


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Jan. 31, 2017, Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium, students, friends and family attended the Junior Class Ring Ceremony. Sponsored by Herff Jones, who customizes class rings and graduation products, made the whole event possible. The ceremony began with welcoming words from our junior class st...

Day 1: The history of Valentine’s Day

Day 1: The history of Valentine’s Day

Chrystal Peterson, Print Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2017


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Feb. 14: the day of romance. Across the United States, chocolates, heart-shaped candies, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of Saint Valentine. Yet how did St. Valentine become associated with love and romance? “No one really understands why Valentine’s Day is a thin...

What to expect from the Obamas post-White House

Alessandra Inzinna, Copy Editor

January 31, 2017


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The Obamas will remain in Washington D.C. until Sasha Obama finishes high school in 2019. Barack Obama, at age 55, is the one of the youngest ex-presidents in America’s history, along with Theodore Roosevelt, Ulysses S. Grant and Bill Clinton. “I was super excited because he was the first black president,...

Trump defunds International Planned Parenthood

Susan Aghedo, Copy Editor

January 25, 2017


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In the Oval Office on Monday Jan. 23, President Trump signed a temporary bill that was formed in the 1980s and, in effect, defunds International Planned Parenthood and any other government-funded organization that performs or promotes abortions overseas, even if they do not use their government fundin...

A recap of Miami’s Women’s March

A recap of Miami’s Women’s March

Susan Aghedo and Allessandra Inzinna

January 22, 2017


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On Saturday, Jan. 21, marches took place in all seven continents in protest of President Donald Trump’s election. Major cities such as Paris, London, Los Angeles, New York City and Washington D.C. with thousands of chanting protesters holding signs and calling for unity. The Miami Women’s March, whic...

Guest speaker educates students on gender

Guest speaker educates students on gender

Alexandra Pedrosa, Staff Writer

January 21, 2017


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On Thursday, Jan. 19th, during fifth and sixth period, sexologist Marilyn Volker visited Palmetto to speak about major gender issues and to answer questions about being transgender. Volker taught Palmetto students about the difference between gender, sex and sexuality. She also mentioned top...

A recap of the 45th Presidential Inauguration

Remy Farkas, Editor-in-Chief of The Panther

January 20, 2017


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At 12:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, Donald J. Trump raised his right hand and officially took the oath of office, becoming the 45th president of the United States of America and solidifying his place in history books. Following the official swearing in ceremony, the President began a series of traditional c...

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