The Panther

A Briefing of Recent White House News

Attila Dos Santos, Staff Writer

May 16, 2017

When the investigation on President Trump’s ties to Russia began to slowly narrow down, Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. The President accused Comey of failing to find the people responsible of the multiple leaks that have occurred, including the ones that led the Washington Post to suspect, in...

Standout Seniors honored with Passion For Life award

Olivia Solomon and Chloe Gallivan

May 10, 2017

Today, May 10, 2017, seven seniors were recognized for their constant positivity, school spirit, and friendly attitudes with the Passion For Life award. The Passion for Life award all started with the tragic death of Angel Diaz in 2007. Angel was a positive and spirited Palmetto panther who constantly...

Female Academic Competitors hurt by lack of Club Funding

Allessandra Inzinna, Copy Editor

May 9, 2017

Women make up just 13 percent of the industries of science, math, engineering and math. Most of the reasoning behind this comes from stereotypes placed on girls at a young age, leaving the chemistry sets to the boys and the dolls for themselves. According to Nature, female scientists still receive less payment than their similarly ...

Macron Wins French Election

Allessandra Inzinna, Copy Editor

May 8, 2017

The second run of the French presidential election took place on Sunday, May 7, with 39 year-old Emmanuel Macron elected as the next president of France. Macron defeated far-right candidate Marine Le Pen of the National Front Party. Macron has never held elected office and will become the youngest president...

Puerto Rico files for inevitable bankruptcy

Allessandra Inzinna, Copy Editor

May 4, 2017

Puerto Rico sought a form of bankruptcy relief in federal court on May 3, the first time in history a state or territory of the U.S. has taken such measures. The territory built about $123 billion in debt, including $74 billion in bond debt and $49 million in unfunded pension obligations. The following...

Trump Administration drops Michelle Obama’s Eating Healthy Initiative

Trump Administration drops Michelle Obama’s Eating Healthy Initiative

Attila Dos Santos, Staff Writer

May 4, 2017

During the Obama administration, then-First Lady Michelle Obama implemented an initiative to introduce healthier standards for food distributed in public schools across the United States. Part of her Let’s Move campaign, its goal was to reduce the rate of child obesity in the country and ensure all...

ICYMI: Merrick Park shooting details and information

Benjamin Spiegelman, Sports Editor

April 9, 2017

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

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

  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...

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