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Kamala Harris: First Female Vice President

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.
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. The 2020 election has presented occurrences unlike other elections,...

Panther Modifications

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.
Seniors’ car club becomes a success
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 cars owned by people in the Tampa area. Thanks to seniors Austin...

Hello, Full Moon

On Saturday, Oct. 31 there was a full moon. The full moon fell on the night of Halloween.
November 2, 2020

While walking around on Halloween you may have noticed that there was a full moon. I thought it looked lonely up there by itself, so I took the time to ask it some questions. Q: Hello, Full Moon. How...

Spike Squad helps fill student section

With their hands in the air seniors Katie Samel, Emma Welch and Carolee Jones cheer on the varsity football team in the second quarter. The girls wore pink paint and accessories in honor of breast cancer awareness month.
October 30, 2020

Standing on the sideline as the varsity football team took on Wharton High School Friday, Oct. 23 it was louder than it had been all season. The noise was coming from the student section which was largely...

Film club focuses on inclusivity

Standing next to the film club board in main hall, co-presidents Alexa Semmelmann and Owen Felton talk about their time with the film club. Film club consists of monthly meetings to talk about influential films.
October 19, 2020

Q: “Why did you decide to join and then later run the club?”  Alexa: “I joined Film Club my freshman year, mainly due to a ton of my friends being in it, but also because I just really love movies....

The End of the Rainbeau 

Lecturing in class, Christie Rainbeau explains about the different layers of skin. After 10 years, Friday, Oct. 9 was Rainbeau's last day teaching at Plant High School.
After 10 years teaching at Plant, beloved Anatomy teacher Christie Rainbeau is leaving. 
October 15, 2020

Christie Rainbeau has known since a young age what she has wanted, and she’s gone for it.   “My sophomore year of high school, my chemistry teacher came up and told me I’d make a really good...


Students, teachers share their Stanley Cup experiences
October 2, 2020

After fighting for five years, the Tampa Bay Lightning brought home the franchise’s second Stanley Cup after winning Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals 2-0 against the Dallas Stars on Monday, Sept. 28.   Lightning...

Panther Modifications

Halpern has installed a Magnaflow cat back exhaust, carbon ceramic brake pads, and BBS XS wheels. They improve the handling of the car, by the help of extra sticky tires that keeps the car planted to the road.
The one with the Jetta
October 2, 2020

Driving around in a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta, senior Noah Halpern loves catching people off guard with a new look and sound of a Jetta. As his ride or die, Halpern’s Jetta can always stand out amongst the...

Varsity football player honors teammate

Running down the field, return man EJ Crawford prepares to escape the defenders. The varsity football team will face Sickles High School on Friday, Sept. 25.
September 25, 2020

Three minutes into the second half, the varsity football team was already down 32-0 versus rival Armwood High School.   The team had stopped Armwood on third down forcing a punt. Junior return man...

E-Learning Q and A

Ready for school, senior Toni Keene’s set-up includes her laptop and an open binder. Keene mentioned her emotional stress of being a senior and not being able to attend school in the way that she had hoped.
September 17, 2020

Toni Keene is a senior at Plant and is attending school through the e-learning option.   Q: What was the reason you decided to become an e-learner over becoming a traditional learner in school?  A:...


Against a backdrop of clouds, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital stands in downtown St. Petersburg. Perno has been working with the hospital since July 2003.
A look inside a hospital administrator’s experience with the COVID-19 pandemic
May 31, 2020

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital is no stranger to challenges.  After a Nov. 28, 2018 Tampa Bay Times investigative report detailing low-quality clinical care in the Heart Institute, the hospital...

Making something from nothing

Senior Natalie Ulm talks about website, creative processes and more
Senior Natalie Ulm creates a website for her art and discusses creative process
April 30, 2020

Vines curl around corners of walls that dawn 70s rock and Picasso posters galore; the four corners of senior Natalie Ulm’s room is where most of her ideas turn to words and images. This is aided by a...

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