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Nicole Oeltjen and other sophomores sign Australian exchange student Nicola Barnes shirt on Oct. 28 for her last day at Palmer Trinity. I loved Miami so much and have so many fun memories from this experience, Barnes said. I am going to miss Miami and everyone here so much.

Australian exchange host reflects on experience

Peyton Smith, PTTV reporter November 28, 2023

For six weeks between September and October, 14-year-old Georga Micallef from Sydney, Australia, lived with my family and I in Coral Gables. Micallef was an exchange student through her school, Abbotsleigh,...

The entire Vestry Club poses for a photo, prior to leading our upper school in chapel.

Vestry leads students in faith

Elsa Gray, PTTV reporter November 17, 2023

You may have seen students in a bright purple polo walking around campus. These students, the members of the school vestry, have been a part of the school community for years, but this year, the club...

Students can sit inside, in large groups or small– great dining guaranteed no matter what. Located in Coral Gables, this Sushi Maki provides great lighting and spacious seating for great conversations. “It’s perfect for doing homework after school, junior Gabriela Butler said.

Local restaurants provide students good times, memories

Margaux Sproul, Journalism student November 15, 2023

Miami is the home to a variety of cuisines, many of which the PTS community enjoys on the weekends and after school hours. In a survey of 52 students, Flanigan's, Sushi Maki, and Chicken Kitchen...

A cheetah roams the grassland as the students attending the Round Square trip to Kenya participatde in a safari. I took this picture because it was such a great experience to see a cheetah with her cubs in real life out in their natural habitat and I wanted to capture that in the moment, junior Helenna De Melo Gomes said.

Students travel to Kenya for Round Square conference

Sophia Lobo, PTTV reporter November 9, 2023

For two weeks in September, six students traveled to Nairobi, Kenya to serve as delegates at the Round Square International Conference hosted by Brookhouse School. Round Square is a global network...

History teacher Derek Smith introduces his Latin American history class to the guidelines that must be followed in order to get the most effective results from ChatGPT. Smith said how important it is to not fear it. Lets embrace it, he said.

History teacher uses ChatGPT as teaching tool

Ali Garcia, PTTV reporter November 8, 2023

As ChatGPT continues to become a larger part of our everyday lives, certain teachers, like history teacher Derek Smith, are deciding to teach it as a teaching tool. “I think it's such a revolutionary...

RAIDER RIVALS: During the Homecoming football game  on friday at 4:00 pm in HOCO week, the Falcons are playing against their opponent Guillver. The traditional homecoming football game is celebrated every year at PTS and students come dressed in blue and gold to show their school spirit. “I think my favorite part of the event was the fan support having all those people cheering us on made the energy so much better and more fun.” Ayo Williams said.

Homecoming Week features new activities

Sofia Galceran, Journalism student November 7, 2023

Homecoming last week featured new activities including chant and banner competitions and an updated Falcons Got Talent event. SGA president Sarah Bayas said she and Student Activities Director Alexandra...

On Oct. 18, math and psychology teacher Cristie Vassilaros presents to the middle school faculty in the Lecture Hall about effective study skills. She also presented the concepts in her AP Psychology classes. “My presentation was about learning how distributed practice, not cramming before a test, and studying over the course of a few days results in better outcomes,” Vassilaros said.

Effective studying requires understanding of the brain

Alena Zamek, PTTV reporter October 30, 2023

For AP Psychology teacher Cristie Vassilaros, effective studying begins with understanding how the brain works. A psychology major in college, Vassilaros is teaching AP Psychology this year for...

Coach Eric Perri, reacts to losing by one point to a friend in fantasy football. “I still have no idea how I lost, Perri said. No matter how good of players you have, you can lose just as easily as a team with terrible players.

Fantasy football offers fun, competition

Ludwig Kipp October 25, 2023

With the football season in full swing, people around the world have been keeping up with their fantasy football games. Built for those with a competitive spirit, the games typically require a buy-in...

The varsity girls volleyball team sits on the sidelines cheering for the JV team that was playing at the time on Oct. 5 during Dig Pink. The annual Dig Pink volleyball game series support and raise money for breast cancer awareness. “It’s one of my favorite games of the year and I love our pink jerseys,” varsity player Kierra Roa said.

Dig Pink raises funds, awareness for breast cancer research

Ayo Williams and Anastasia Saldivia October 25, 2023

More than fifteen bright pink volleyball jerseys filled the PTS gym on Oct. 5. With rosy balloons and banners covered in pink ribbons, the JV and Varsity volleyball teams were ready to raise awareness...

SAY CHEESE: While waiting in line to take their pictures, seniors Ali Garcia and Isa Monzayet practice their smiles with each other. Im almost 18 years old but I want my picture to capture the girl I was 10 years ago, Monzayet said. I always wore bows in my hair or had my hair in pigtails when I was little. I always had the biggest and most innocent smile on my face so I wanted to try and replicate that again.

Photo slideshow: Seniors on Picture Day

Makeda Myers, Raptor reporter October 19, 2023

BAKE IT, TAKE IT: Senior Perry Sylvain (second from the left) counts money made from BSU bake sale, as teachers and student continue to buy items from the table during lunch. “...BSU bake sale went great due to its student organization and orientation, Sylvain said.

Photo slideshow: BSU bake sale

Ayo Williams, Falcon Student Media reporter October 19, 2023

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