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Biomedical companies around the world are racing to get past the yellow tape of safety regulation. Moderna has released information about their tests, and essential workers have been able to receive vaccinations.
The race for a vaccine
Julia Wolfe, Opinion Editor • December 17, 2020

All around the world, different companies have been fighting in a race to get through the stages of FDA...

Going through the second quarter, E-Learners may find it challenging to self-motivate. This list shows different tactics that can help students to stay persistent as we get closer to the end of the first semester.
Five ways to help you stay motivated while e-learning this year
Gaby Jones, Culture Editor • November 17, 2020

Make a list of achievable goals  Starting each week off with a list of things you hope to accomplish will...

Because of social distancing many people have turned to online games, such as chess, to pass their time. Friends are bonding and smiles are forming, for this socially-distant experience is a lot of fun and easy to access.
Chess as a Socially-Distant Game
Hyatt Criser, Staffer • November 3, 2020

During this era of social distancing, Netflix and an immense amount of Cheeto Puff consumption,...

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...

As people await election results, students were asked to answer a series of questions regarding their thoughts and opinions on the matter. Both sides of the election were covered and were asked the same questions.
Election 2020
Election Results Q and A
Lauren Azevedo, Social Media Manager • December 2, 2020

With the election results being so near, yet so far, changing, flipping states, etc, senior Wynne Thomas states his opinions and reaction thus...

On Wednesday, Jan. 13, the House moved forward with their hearing and voted to impeach Donald Trump based on Incitement for Insurrection. In the vote, ten Republicans joined Democrats, including the House
Donald Trump Impeached a Second Time   
Eve Murdick, Staffer • January 19, 2021

After the Capitol Hill riots on Jan. 6, further steps to hold current President Donald Trump responsible...

History is made yet again on Jan. 8, when Twitter concurred to permanently suspend President Donald Trump’s Twitter account. This is not the only social media platform that Trump has been suspended from.
Permanent Suspension of Trump's Twitter Account
Eve Murdick, Staffer • January 15, 2021

For the first time in history on Jan. 8, two days after the Capitol protests, the world woke up to President...

Currently known as MF Doom, Daniel Dumile’s death was announced by his wife, Jasmine, via Instagram on Dec. 31 although he originally passed away on Oct. 31, 2020. His cause of death has not been given, either.
MF DOOM, rapper with intricate rhymes, dead at 49
Eve Murdick, Staffer • January 11, 2021

Currently known as MF DOOM, Daniel Dumile’s death was announced by his wife, Jasmine, via Instagram...

(Photo Creds: By Biden-Harris Transition - buildbackbetter.gov, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=97417554  )
Opinions
How 2020 Affected the Election
Salena Kahassai, News Editor • January 20, 2021

Despite baseless claims of voter fraud, recounts, lies and multiple attempts to challenge election results, Donald Trump's presidency will be...

Staff tries popcorn in honor of national popcorn day and ranks them out of 5 kernels.
Opinions
Staff tries different flavored popcorns
Kate Caranante, Editor in Chief • January 20, 2021

In honor of National Popcorn Day on Tuesday, Jan. 19, the newspaper staff bought ten different flavored popcorns to try. Each flavor was rated...

Toxic masculinity can be found in many facets of pop culture—some examples include fashion, music, and social media. Progress has been made in the direction of acceptance, and people have become more comfortable showing sides of themselves they’ve felt the need to hide in the past.
Opinions
Toxic Masculinity In Pop Culture
Jessie Larrinaga, Managing Editor • January 14, 2021

Toxic masculinity is all around us. Toy aisles that are separated by gender, young boys being taught to act tough and refrain from showing emotion and...

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....

Standing out, this Nissan 350Z shows its own style from inside and out. Car enthusiasts who have shown up to Street Side’s car meets are able to express themselves in the style and look of their car.
Features
Panther Modifications
Emma Kuschmeider, Staffer • November 5, 2020

Davis Island’s Peter O. Knight Airport has become the hit spot from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for car enthusiasts to get out and see different...

On Monday night, Jan. 11, 2021 the Alabama Crimson Tide faced off against the Ohio State Buckeyes to establish which team will take home the National Championship Trophy and will be the most superior football team at the collegiate level.
Sports
Alabama Wins the NCAA Football Championship 
Hyatt Criser, Staffer • January 13, 2021

On Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 the Alabama Crimson Tide faced off against the Ohio State Buckeyes to establish which team will take home the National...

Posing with their state championship trophy, the girls cross country team stands together at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee, FL on Nov. 10. They brought home their 12th state title under the coaching of Roy Harrison.
Sports
A Dozen Dubs
Hartley Hill, Copy Editor • January 7, 2021

Spiked up, adrenaline rushing and hearts racing, the girls’ cross country team toes the line at the FHSAA 4A State Championship meet. The next...

Kicking the ball, Junior Danny Weinberger prepares to pass the ball to his teammates. This year is Weinberger’s third year on the Plant boys
Sports
Athlete of the week: Danny Weinberger
Samantha Macuare, Managing Editor • January 6, 2021

Q: “How did you get started playing your sport? How long have you been playing?”  A: “I started playing soccer when I was six years...

Pop singer, Poppy, and artistic partner, Titanic Sinclair, were outed by Mars Argo for copying. Mars Argo released a statement after years of silence explaining that Poppy copied her persona on YouTube.
Mars Argo vs. Poppy
Julia Wolfe, Opinions Editor • January 21, 2021

I remember seeing Poppy, the now famous pop singer, flash across my YouTube screen in 2016. I was...

Pablo, Tyrone, Uniqua, Tasha and Austin team up to journey to imaginary places in their backyard. The show The Backyardigans aired on Nickelodeon from 2004 to 2013.
Which Backyardigan are you?
Hyatt Criser, Staffer • January 13, 2021

Have you ever wondered which character from your favorite childhood show you are most like? Well wonder...

As the 2021 award season approaches, viewership is expected to continue tanking. Here is a list of reasons why award shows have had an overall decline within the last few decades.
The Decline of Award Shows 
Gaby Jones, Culture Editor • January 12, 2021

Back in November, the nominees were announced for the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards that are set to occur...

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