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News from Falcon Student Media

The Perch

News from Falcon Student Media

The Perch

PTS students reveal their study habits

Anasofia Godley, PTTV reporter May 24, 2024

By surveying various grades of the PTS student body, data was collected to examine how students study for any exams and if they have similar habits. With the use of study methods and unique routines, some...

Artwork by junior Alfredo Wolfe

AP Art students share their creative process

Anasofia Godley, PTTV reporter May 24, 2024

Have you ever wondered how the AP Art students pick their theme and topics they must follow throughout the year? By diving into various pieces and the reasoning behind them, viewers can understand the...

Juniors reflect on their year and share their summer plans

Emma Grene, PTTV reporter May 24, 2024

This year is coming to an end for the juniors as they now are approaching senior year. The junior class experienced many memorable activities this school year along with facing difficult classes which...

The PTS Varsity Softball team goes into the district season with an 11-9 record. Their energy and unity have truly been represented this season with the girls hyping each other up and staying confident on the field. Junior Caroline Crews is pictured at first base. Crews says, “I had just had a good hit and was watching one of my best friends at bat.”

Spring Season Sports Teams Gear Up for District Competitions

Isabella Egea, PTTV reporter May 20, 2024

Spring season sports have been anticipated all school year. Student-Athletes put in work in the off seasons from summer all the way to the winter months preceding the start of their school season. Varsity...

Students pose in front of glaciers after a hike to see this view. “This view was so beautiful and I am so happy I was able to see this,” said 7th grader Emma Salar.

A Week in Iceland

Emma Grene, PTTV reporter May 19, 2024

This past spring break, 7th and 8th graders took a trip to Iceland to see all the extraordinary sites. This trip began on March 23 and ended March 31, 2024.  Throughout the wonderful 7 day trip, the...

Mr. Baretto instructs juniors on college essay writing techniques

English teacher gets a head start on the college essay writing process

Ayo Williams, Falcon Student Media reporter May 11, 2024

As the year comes to an end, and the college application process ticks closer, English teacher Mr. Baretto gets a head start on the college essay writing process for his junior classes. As the rising seniors...

Mr. Diaz explains the power of AI to his computer science students.

Mixed feelings stir about AI in school

March 22, 2024

When entering a modern-day classroom, students at every desk have an open tab for AI, each virtual portal beckoning them into a boundless realm of knowledge and possibilities, setting the stage for an...

HANDS-ON LEARNING: Sixth graders Andoni Fernandez and Liam Lynch look at samples of marine life during the sixth grade travel week. This trip was so much fun and I loved seeing all of the marine life, Fernandez said.

Sixth graders explore marine life in annual trip

Peyton Smith, PTTV reporter December 7, 2023

At the end of October, sixth graders attended the annual sixth grade weeklong trip to Marine Lab. Marine Lab includes two day trips to Deering Bay and a three-day, two-night trip to Key Largo. This...

Social media has both positive, negative effects on teens

Constanza Perez, Journalism student December 7, 2023

There is no question that social media is affecting teenagers everyday both positively and negatively. According to SEO DESIGN CHICAGO, “Social media has taken the internet by storm. Just 15 years...

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...

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