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Why Students Should Receive Excused Absences for Climate Strikes

Why Students Should Receive Excused Absences for Climate Strikes

Gianna Hutton, Design Editor

November 13, 2019

The Sept. 20 climate strike gave many students like myself their first taste of climate activism and has left me with a yearning to participate more. But for students who are penalized for missing school to attend these strikes, an unexcused absence is a luxury many cannot afford. So as we fight for the ...

If Walls Could Speak

If Walls Could Speak

Valentina Caceres, Sports Editor, Multimedia Editor

October 23, 2019

Before Miami Palmetto Senior High students know it, they will walk the halls of a brand-new, three-story building. Everyone agrees the time has come for some updates to our school — Palmetto’s oldest buildings date as far back as 40 years. As soon as the new building is complete, the destruction ...

Homecoming Day 5: Arcadia 2020

Homecoming Day 5: Arcadia 2020

Nicole Markus, Print Editor-in-Chief

October 20, 2019

Homecoming Day 4: Palmetto Spirit Day

Homecoming Day 4: Palmetto Spirit Day

Valentina Caceres, Sports Editor, Multimedia Editor

October 20, 2019

Homecoming Day 3: Class Colors Day

Homecoming Day 3: Class Colors Day

Valentina Caceres, Sports Editor, Multimedia Editor

October 20, 2019

What Vaping Says About Marketing

What Vaping Says About Marketing

Allison Gould, Opinion Editor

October 20, 2019

Vaping dominates society today, from an economic standpoint to a social standpoint. Advertisements for e-cigarette companies constantly show up on social media platforms and television channels, which promotes the marketing side of the company as well as influencing societal “norms”. According to BBC,,...

Homecoming Day 2: Disney Day

Homecoming Day 2: Disney Day

Jacob Grindstaff, Multimedia Editor

October 17, 2019

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How to Celebrate Fall in Miami

How to Celebrate Fall in Miami

Camilla Bondy, Design Editor

October 15, 2019

When we think of the word “fall,” the first thing that comes to mind is the season between summer and winter ,and orange leaves falling off trees and softly landing on the ground. However, that doesn’t happen in Miami. Instead, fall is just like every other season we encounter, only with a littl...

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.  ...

“Joker” Movie Controversy

“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...

Should Students Receive Mental Health Days?

Should Students Receive Mental Health Days?

Gemma Torras, Senior Design Editor

October 6, 2019

Suppose you wake up with a fever, scratchy throat and dribbling nose. You sit up in bed and are struck with a pounding headache. The assumption is you would stay home and call in sick. But if a student feels incredibly overwhelmed or  lackluster, he or she is still expected to attend school. Just like the...

#NextLevelHomecoming2020

#NextLevelHomecoming2020

Joanna Salvat, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2019

The 2019-2020 homecoming dance’s theme has been revealed: Next Level Homecoming. The @mpshactivities Instagram released the theme on Sept. 9 as students eagerly anticipated the reveal. Student Council members work hard to encompass all of the creative aspects of the theme, and express excitement f...

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