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Since the start of the pandemic, authors, filmmakers and screenwriters have been quick to create works of both fiction and nonfiction surrounding COVID-19. The levels of sensitivity, accuracy, and overall approach are being watched closely by audiences as more and more of these works are released.
The rising depiction of COVID-19 in books, film and television 
Gaby Jones, Culture Editor • March 11, 2021

Over many decades, it has been shown through various works of art that the world has seen a growing...

Third COVID-19 vaccine is released
Third COVID-19 vaccine is released
Eve Murdick, Staffer • March 5, 2021

The Johnson and Johnson coronavirus vaccine has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration expert panel...

People in eligible groups are trying to receive the Covid-19 vaccine as Florida and other states roll out their distribution plans. Issues with distribution arose because not all of the doses held were able to get to those who fit requirements. State and federal governments have worked to develop new plans.
Florida encounters new issues with vaccine distribution
Jessie Larrinaga, Managing Editor • February 17, 2021

My grandparents received their first dose of the vaccine in early January and scheduled an appointment...

In the first week that President Joe Biden has been in office, he signed a record number of 37 executive orders. Biden’s intentions are to dismantle several of the Trump administration’s policies and issue orders preventing discrimination and enhancing America’s response to the pandemic.  
 
Day One 
Biden ordered a memorandum to freeze Trump’s approval of rules and actions on his last days in office, including securing oil drilling leases in Alaska, jeopardizing the Iran nuclear deal and punishing China. In addition, the Trump administration also went to lengths to prevent Trump’s legacy being undone by hiring new people for scientific panels, weaken rules that concern environmental standards, nominating judges and eradicating health care plans. 
“President Joe Biden is finalizing 17 executive moves just hours after his inauguration Wednesday, moving faster and more aggressively to dismantle his predecessor
Election 2020
Biden's First Week in Office
Eve Murdick, Staffer • February 1, 2021

In the first week that President Joe Biden has been in office, he signed a record number of 37 executive orders. Biden’s intentions are to...

After taking the oath of office Wednesday morning, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris officially became the President and Vice President of the United States at noon on Jan. 20, 2021.
Election 2020
Biden and Harris Sworn into Office 
Eve Murdick, Staffer • January 21, 2021

After taking the oath of office Wednesday morning, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris officially became the President and Vice President of the United...

Trump’s Last Day in Office 
Election 2020
Trump’s Last Day in Office 
Eve Murdick, Staffer • January 20, 2021

Former President Donald Trump’s last full day in office was on Jan. 19, 2021, a day prior day to Biden’s inauguration. During this short...

Restrictions to be placed on Bright Futures causes fret
Restrictions to be placed on Bright Futures causes fret
Eve Murdick, Staffer • April 7, 2021

Republican Florida Sen. Dennis Baxley announced that he intends to make requirements for Bright Futures...

The boys lacrosse team defeated Jesuit High School 8-9 in a close battle on Wednesday, March 30. After the sold-out game, the Panthers received the Ihrig-Shaler Cup, which is awarded to the winner.
A week at Plant (April 5th- April 9th) 
Samantha Macuare, Managing Editor • April 5, 2021

Wondering what’s happening this week at Plant? Down below you can find all of Plant’s activities...

A week at Plant (March 29th- April 1st ) 
A week at Plant (March 29th- April 1st ) 
Samantha Macuare, Managing Editor • March 29, 2021

Wondering what’s happening this week at Plant? Down below you can find all of Plant’s activities...

In the new movie, “Nobody,” Bob Odenkirk stars as Hutch Mansell, bringing a refreshing new vibe to a genre that often falls into the same patterns. The movie was fairly graphic in terms of violence, but the cinematography and solid acting elevated it to a higher level.
Opinions
Everybody should see the movie “Nobody”
Jessie Larrinaga, Managing Editor • April 8, 2021

If you’ve seen “Better Call Saul” or “Breaking Bad” then you know Bob Odenkirk as the Saul Goodman. But in “Nobody,” Odenkirk stars...

Spread across the table, these tasty treats have one thing in common: they are coated in Everything but the Bagel seasoning. Over the past few years, this seasoning has taken off and delighted the mouths of people all over the US.
Opinions
Everything but the Bagel Bliss
Julia Wolfe, Opinions Editor • April 6, 2021

Trader Joe’s, a favorite grocery store for hipster college students and aspiring granola girls alike, created a seasoning labeled “Everything but...

Ranking MLB jerseys
Opinions
Ranking MLB jerseys
Ari Dolgin , Staffer • April 5, 2021

One of my favorite aspects of baseball is team jerseys. Each Jersey is unique in its own way, whether it has to do with the design, the color...

“Untitled” by Amy Cha
Features
ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Amy Cha  
Kate Bernstein, Photo Editor • April 1, 2021

Junior Amy Cha shares her experiences with art both inside and outside of school. Having been involved with art since her time at Gorrie Elementary...

Everything’s bigger in Texas 
Features
Everything’s bigger in Texas 
Samantha Macuare, Managing Editor • March 30, 2021

Varsity soccer player and junior Kallie Mckinney verbally committed to Rice University on Jan. 15 after talking with several schools regarding...

A student stands to show off the brand
Features
Student starts clothing business
Salena Kahassai, News Editor • March 2, 2021

In an attempt to make the most out of quarantine last year, senior Davis O’Malley started his own clothing company, Big Stick Clothing. O’Malley...

After winning the district championship Feb. 10, members of the boys soccer team embrace each other as they walk off the field. The boys made it to the state championship this season.
Sports
Kicking it up a notch: boys soccer
Salena Kahassai, News Editor • March 23, 2021

 The boys soccer team fell to Gulf Coast High School in the state championship game, ending their season with an 18-4-1 record.  “It was...

At the sound of the buzzer, the girls basketball team swarms senior captain Nyla Jean on Feb. 27 at FHSAA 7A Girls Basketball State Championship at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland. After losing in the State Finals to Miami High School last year, the girls came back and defeated the Miami Stingarees 52-40 and claimed Plant’s first girls basketball state title.
Sports
Girls basketball team makes history
Kate Caranante, Editor in Chief • March 7, 2021

When the final buzzer went off in the RP Funding Center on Saturday, Feb. 27, the girls basketball team celebrated a moment that was a long time...

Huddled around the trophy, the girls soccer team smiles for a picture after defeating Palm Harbor University 1-0 on Feb. 9. The girls won the FHSAA Girls Soccer District 7A-7 champions allowing them to advance on to regionals.
Sports
Kicking it up a notch: girls soccer
Salena Kahassai, News Editor • March 5, 2021

After an undefeated regular season, the girls soccer season ended at state semifinals. The team had a record of 18-2 for the season.   “This...

Podcasts are becoming a larger industry than ever before. There are currently over 850,000 active podcasts today.
The Evolution of the Podcast 
Gaby Jones, Culture Editor • March 29, 2021

Formally only known as “audio blogging,” the foundation for the popular media format we know today ties...

College rock was a radio format that emerged in the late 1970s and lasted through the early 1990s. The bands most associated with the format such as R.E.M., The Pixies, and The Replacements have sustained a lasting influence on the alternative rock genre.
Subgenre studies: College Rock
Kate Bernstein, Photo Editor • March 26, 2021

Throughout the 1980s (and lingering into the early 1990, a burgeoning radio format existed that came...

Dreampop is a genre of music that was most popular in the early nineties. Modern artists that fall under this genre include M83, Beach House and Grimes.
Subgenre studies: Dreampop
Julia Wolfe, Opinions Editor • March 24, 2021

Dreampop is a subgroup of music that was born in the 80s and hit its peak in the 90s. The reason...

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