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Troupe 1298 and Their Awards

Troupe 1298 and Their Awards

Gemma Torras, News Editor/Designer

January 15, 2019


Filed under LIFE, Top Stories

As the holiday season approached, Drama Troupe 1298 won several Critics Choice Awards during the first two weeks of December. After many hours spent practicing, rehearsing and performing, the troupe won a duet act award, set design award and a group award. “Critics Choice is an award given by judge...

Should We Have a Girls Football Team?

Should We Have a Girls Football Team?

Olivia Solomon, Business Manager

January 14, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Top Stories

Contrary to popular belief, male genitalia is not a necessity to play football. While majority of other sports have both men and women leagues, football remains the exception. Although society has become more conscious of the absurd notion that females cannot play contact sports, high schools across...

What’s Up With our Food?

What’s Up With our Food?

Olivia Solomon, Business Manager

December 17, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

On Nov. 20, the Food and Drug Administration  issued a nationwide recall on romaine lettuce that became contaminated with E coli. The infected lettuce left over 52 people sick and 19 hospitalized. In addition to the romaine outbreak, the FDA recalled other foods such as cake mix, ground beef and ...

Therapy Dogs Visit Palmetto

Therapy Dogs Visit Palmetto

Olivia Solomon, Business Manager

December 9, 2018


Filed under LIFE, Top Stories

On Tuesday Dec. 4, members of Biology Club, Paws and Psychology Club gathered in the science wing to meet 10 hard working therapy dogs. These canines contribute to their communities by working in nursing homes, hospitals, schools and libraries to relieve stress for people. According to Mayo Clinic, dogs lower their owners’ blood pressure and improve overall mental and physical health. Therapy dogs often...

How Palmetto is Becoming More Sustainable

How Palmetto is Becoming More Sustainable

Gemma Torras, News Editor/ Designer

December 6, 2018


Filed under LIFE, Top Stories

Sustainability. A word most people know too well and hear too often. “In simple terms, sustainability is a consideration of the delicate environment in everyday life,” Student Council Environmental Outreach Chair, Chloe Wilson said. “For instance, using a reusable water bottle or a lunch bag, r...

Banned Juul Pods and Palmetto’s Anti-Vaping Campaign

Banned Juul Pods and Palmetto’s Anti-Vaping Campaign

Allison Strasius, Feature Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under FEATURE, Top Stories

On Nov. 13, Juul Labs announced their decision to retract and ban the majority of flavored pods from retail stores in an effort to curb current underage use. The creation of the Juul in 2015 came as a supposedly healthier alternative to smoking, as well as a method of quitting unhealthy smoking habits. ...

Being Raised Multicultural

Being Raised Multicultural

Olivia Solomon, Business Manager

December 2, 2018


Filed under FEATURE, Top Stories

In previous decades, communities did not accept marrying and starting a family with someone of a different race, religion or culture. Relationships like this became thought of as taboo. However, these prejudices faded as society became more accepting over time, establishing America as more racially and...

Palmetto Teachers Trying Trends (VIDEO)

Jenna Bondy, Camilla Bondy, Garett Livingston, and Annette Gonzalez

December 2, 2018


Filed under FEATURE, Multimedia, Top Stories

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Have You Wondered What the Blue Paintings Are On the Street? We Got You Covered!

Have You Wondered What the Blue Paintings Are On the Street? We Got You Covered!

Natalie Askowitz, Print Editor-in-Chief

November 29, 2018


Filed under LIFE, Top Stories

Driving down Killian Drive looks a little different. What may look like an act of graffiti on first glance, actually uses art to represent a much larger problem the South Florida community will soon face because of sea level rise. Brought to life by local artist Xavier Cortada, the paint on the aspha...

Pinecrest Bakery vs. Vicky’s Bakery

Pinecrest Bakery vs. Vicky’s Bakery

Sophia DeAlejo, Life Editor

November 26, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Top Stories

On Sunday morning in Pinecrest, residents who may crave warm bakery food have two popular bakeries to choose from, Pinecrest or Vicky’s Bakery. Both bakeries offer a variety of cuban foods, and many question which is better. Pinecrest Bakery, located on South Dixie Highway, is the heart of the various lo...

The Memory of Stan Lee

The Memory of Stan Lee

Jack Meyer, Sports Editor

November 26, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

Whether it was the world-renowned characters he created or his witty cameos in nearly every Marvel movie, Stan Lee has been a household name for people everywhere. The man who helped create Spider-Man, Iron Man, Black Panther, the Hulk and several other famous Marvel characters passed away on Nov. 12 after a ...

A Blast From the Past

A Blast From the Past

Joanna Salvat, Life Editor

November 19, 2018


Filed under LIFE, Top Stories

The 80’s and 90’s are coming back stronger than ever. Whether it be through old fashion styles or revitalizing elements from 80’s shows and movies, people find ways to integrate old pop culture into modern life. Netflix’s recent shows like The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018-) and Strang...

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