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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...

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...

News brief: Oct. 25

News brief: Oct. 25

Isa Bayas, Raptor reporter October 25, 2023

Girls’ varsity volleyball loses in regional quarterfinals After winning districts, the girls' varsity volleyball team lost yesterday in the regional quarterfinals against Westminster Christian.. They...

A NEW FACE: Sophomore Alexandra Cuthell, an exchange student from Australia, poses in front on the second floor of building 2 after study hall. “My favorite part about campus is the cafeteria and all the lunch facilities,” Cuthell said. “At home you have to bring your own lunch to school but here there is so much choice and the food is really good.”

Australian exchange students begin their PTS journey

Emma Grene, PTTV reporter October 5, 2023

A 13-hour flight, a missed connection, an unexpected stay in Los Angeles, and then another 5 hours in a plane. After a challenging trip from Sydney, Australia, sophomore Alexandra Cuthell and her three...

A vape detector, the large rectangular box, is shown fixated to the ceiling of the the library bathroom.

Vape detectors installed in school bathrooms

Elsa Gray, PTTV reporter October 3, 2023

With vaping becoming more and more popularized by teenagers, the school has installed vape detectors this year in all student bathrooms to prevent vaping in school. “[They’re] sensors as the...

Brazilian students create club to raise funds, awareness

Valeria Touron, PTTV reporter September 28, 2023

One of the many new clubs this year is Brazil with an S. Run by three Brazilian juniors, the purpose of this club is to introduce their culture to the student body. “I believe it's very important to...

Diverse collection of clubs represented at Falcon Fest

Diverse collection of clubs represented at Falcon Fest

Anastasia Saldivia, PTTV reporter September 13, 2023

More than 50 colorful tri-fold posters filled the PDR last week during the annual Falcon Fest. From the Paddle Boarding Club to the Future Doctors of America, Palmer Trinity’s club directory is rich...

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