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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...

Though the first week of February produced only one reported COVID case at Plant, the winter has been characterized by high case counts.
Plant experiences winter COVID spike 
Rowan O'Flanagan , Staffer • February 16, 2021

Though the first week of February produced only one reported COVID case at Plant, the winter has been...

Throughout the pandemic, 100 million people have contracted COVID-19 in the world. Despite thinking I would never contract it, I have become one of the 100 million.
What it was like having the Coronavirus
Lauren Azevedo, Social Media Manager • February 2, 2021

I woke up on Sunday morning, Jan. 10 and got ready for my COVID test. I walked in, sweats and mask...

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...

Constitutional Crisis in Haiti  
Constitutional Crisis in Haiti  
Eve Murdick, Staffer • February 24, 2021

Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse, according to many Haitian citizens, is causing constitutional issues...

Singing underneath a mask, senior Natalie Yale looks out into the audience during “Anything Goes.” The concert will be livestreamed online due to the pandemic.
Chorus prepares for annual show
Salena Kahassai, News Editor • February 19, 2021

Chorus classes are finishing up their final preparations in anticipation of the annual show, Ricks...

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Indigenous rights group protest football team
Ava Satterfield, Staffer • February 12, 2021

On Super Bowl Sunday in Tampa, a group called the Florida Indigenous Rights and Environmental Equality...

Ritt Momney, also known as Jack Rutter, has a new song out on listening platforms called “Not Around.” It had a different sound than his earlier music, including his 2019 album “Her and All of My Friends.”
Opinions
Ritt Momney’s new song is music to my ears
Jessie Larrinaga, Managing Editor • March 1, 2021

On Feb. 5, up and coming musical artist Ritt Momney released his newest single “Not Around.” The song is similar in tone to many of his...

Laying in the sun, pit bull-mix Cali chews a stick. Adopting a puppy can be a great source of laughter and fun.
Opinions
A new source of smiles: the joys of adopting a puppy
Rowan O'Flanagan, Staffer • February 26, 2021

When my family adopted our new puppy from her foster mom, she was only about ten pounds, with a floppy style of walking, a constant little...

Showing a preview to the article, the graphic encourages following five tips in order to help reduce environmental impacts. In the last 100 years, the planet has suffered repercussions from rising temperatures and sea levels.
Opinions
How to easily keep the world clean and green
Izzy Antilla, Feature's Editor • February 23, 2021

1) Using reusable water bottles: Single-use plastic accounts for much of the pollution within landfills as well as within our ocean. To eliminate...

Showing a preview of the information within the article, the graphic depicts three new club names and some information concerning their message. These clubs became official clubs at Plant after going through the club-making process and now are focusing on increasing their reach and spreading their cause.
Features
New Clubs Bring New Opportunities  
Izzy Antilla , Features Editor • January 29, 2021

One club, Students Against Violence Everywhere, SAVE, started by Juniors Arlie Rubin and Lainey Shapiro is a continuation of the national Sandy...

One of the most popular and beloved fast-food restaurants is Chick-fil-a. It is a perfect place to go when hungry for some quality chicken, made fast. While before COVID, the dine in area was usually filled with families and loyal patrons, things look a little different after the pandemic.  
Features
Restaurants Bite Back
Clio Bruno, Coverage Editor • December 7, 2020

California Pizza Kitchen  After a full day of shopping, or even just for a casual sit-down meal, California Pizza Kitchen is a popular...

After 48 Vice Presidents of the United States of America, since the office came into existence in 1789, all which being men. The 2020 election has presented occurrences unlike other elections, breaking records, even, especially when our first female and African American Vice President was recently elected: Kamala Harris.
Features
Kamala Harris: First Female Vice President
Eve Murdick, Staffer • November 10, 2020

There have been 48 Vice Presidents of the United States of America since the office came into existence in 1789, all of which have been men....

On Friday, Feb. 19, the girls basketball team secured their position in the FHSAA Class 7A State Finals as they took down Oak Ridge High School 63-29, claiming the Region 2 Championship. The girls will advance to the state semifinals game Friday, Feb. 26 in Lakeland, FL, where they will face Oakleaf High School.
Sports
Girls basketball prepares for state semifinals
Kate Caranante, Editor in Chief • February 25, 2021

The girls basketball team entered the playoffs as the No. 1 seed after finishing the regular season with a record of 21-3. After winning their...

Boys and girls soccer advance to state semifinals 
Sports
Boys and girls soccer advance to state semifinals 
Salena Kahassai, News Editor • February 25, 2021

On Tuesday, Feb. 23, boys and girls soccer faced off against East Ridge High School where they came out victorious, becoming regional champions...

Running with the ball, junior Hayden Stoltzfoos moves toward the goal. Stoltzfoos has played lacrosse for six years and plans to play in college. 
Sports
Athlete of the Week: Hayden Stoltzfoos
Samantha Macuare, Managing Editor • February 22, 2021

Q: “How did you get started playing your sport? How long have you been playing?”   A: “I’ve been playing lacrosse for six years...

This list shows twelve movies that are currently set to be released this year. More and more films are starting to release on streaming services as opposed to theatrical releases, or do both simultaneously.
New movies releasing in 2021
Gaby Jones, Culture Editor • February 18, 2021

1. Cherry (February 26)  Directed by the Russo Brothers, the film is based on a novel of the same...

The Weeknd performed at this year
The Weeknd’s unconventional Super Bowl halftime performance
Gaby Jones, Culture Editor • February 11, 2021

Solo, The Weeknd (also known as Abel Tesfaye) took to the stage for the 55th Super Bowl halftime show....

After decades of presidents going through the Oval Office, current president Joe Biden has intricated the most symbolism in the Oval Office. His personal items and artifacts leave room for interpretation of his personality as president.
Symbolism in Biden's Oval Office
Eve Murdick, Staffer • February 10, 2021

The Oval Office is analogous to the power and glory of the American presidency. When presidents first...

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