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Palmetto’s Winter Sports Update

Allison Gould and Valentina Caceres

March 4, 2020

Going into the winter sports season, Miami Palmetto Senior High’s athletics program had a lot of pressure to mirror the fall sports season’s success. Basketball, soccer and wrestling completely exceeded expectations this past season. This year, Palmetto’s boys soccer team had one  of their best...

Palmetto’s Lady Panthers Win District Championships

Camilla Bondy, Design Editor

February 26, 2020

At the start of every season, the Lady Panthers condition, watch previous films to learn plays and practice rigorously for two hours every day. This routine happens six days a week, all in hopes of having a successful season. Many of these ladies played throughout elementary and middle school, anticipating...

14 Days of Love Day 12: The Importance of Mental Health in Sports

14 Days of Love Day 12: The Importance of Mental Health in Sports

Valentina Caceres, Sports Editor/Multimedia Editor

February 12, 2020

Athletes are often viewed as superhumans, with their ability to constantly push themselves to new limits to hone and strengthen their skills and conquer the game. When an athlete suffers a physical injury, every resource possible provides them help to quickly heal and return to the sport good as new. Howev...

14 Days of Love Day 10: Homophobia in the Sports World

Sydney Campbell, Design Editor

February 10, 2020

Although the acceptence of homosexuality is increasing amongst the public and in everyday society, a major stigma still exists in the sports industry.  Male dominated sports, especially football, hold deeply ingrained heterosexual norms. From the “manliness” and toughness of the players to the ph...

NBA Trade Deadline Recap

Jack Meyer, News Editor

February 8, 2020

Every February, NBA fans stay glued to their phones anticipating an alert from ESPN. Sometimes, these alerts bring joy, while other times they bring confusion. However, it never fails to deliver a feeling of excitement. This essentially summarizes the NBA trade deadline, where teams typically move play...

Florida Panthers on the Rise

Jack Meyer, News Editor

February 7, 2020

The Florida Panthers’ 2019-2020 season has been off to a tremendous start. Entering the All-Star Break, the Panthers currently sit at third place in the Atlantic Division with an impressive record of 29-17-5 — meaning 29 wins, 17 losses and five overtime losses. Additionally, the Panthers have especially be...

Football4Dummies: A Guide for Those Who Don’t Know Anything About Football

Football4Dummies: A Guide for Those Who Don’t Know Anything About Football

Sydney Campbell, Design Editor

January 30, 2020

The purpose of American football, like most sports, is to score points. Players can score points in many ways, such as by touchdowns, field goals and safeties. Players score points by kicking, passing or carrying the ball into the other team’s end zone or tackling an opposing player.  Positions...

The Miami Heat’s Successful Season

Sydney Campbell, Design Editor

January 7, 2020

Currently ranked 2nd in the East Conference for the 2019-2020 season, with 19 wins and seven losses as of now, the Miami Heat have had an extremely successful season; Most likely due to their starting lineup this year, consisting of players like Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, undrafted sharpshooter Duncan R...

College Football Season: What You Need To Know This Year

Jack Meyer, News Editor

December 17, 2019

Another season full of ups and downs has passed in college football. From the rise of Joe Burrow in Death Valley to the fall of the Miami Hurricanes in Marlins Park, this season contained lots of twists and turns that most fans did not see coming. Now these fans have turned their attention to one of the b...

Palmetto’s After-School Snack Stand

Kate Stuzin, Copy Editor

December 1, 2019

A hidden gem at Palmetto, the snack stand — located right next to the gym — serves as a great place to grab a bite with friends. Though many people did not know about the snack stand in the past, it has seen an increase in popularity this year. The introduction of hotdogs to the stand has drawn ...

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...

Rookies HEATing Up

Jack Meyer and Valentina Caceres

November 25, 2019

When the season started for the Miami Heat, fans had high expectations for the team. With new superstar Jimmy Butler rolling into town and multiple young players on the verge of a breakout, including Bam Adebayo and Justise Winslow, the Heat looked set to make a playoff run after falling short last ye...

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