The student-run news site of H. B. Plant High School

PHS News

The student-run news site of H. B. Plant High School

PHS News

The student-run news site of H. B. Plant High School

PHS News

The PHS News Editors pose for their profile photo on their publications website. These editors have displayed extreme determination and care throughout the 2023-2024 school year.

PHS News: A Year in Review

Sydney Appleton, Online Editor In Chief May 10, 2024

180 days. That's how long the PHS Newspaper staff spent together this year. The team, consisting of diligent and hardworking students, made the most of this year. One-of-a-kind projects, articles, and...

On April 17-20 at the Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive in Orlando, nearly one thousand students attended the convention, with the theme of Amplify.

FSPA 2024- Let’s Amplify Student Voices

Luka Vaicekauskas, Publications Editor In Chief April 26, 2024

Founded in 1946, the Florida Scholastic Press Association comprises over 300 student publications, online media teams and broadcast programs throughout the state. Yearly, the organization, seeking responsible...

Since 2017, Russia has had a spotty track record at the Olympics. They have been banned, suspended, and even convicted of a doping scheme in 2019. Read more to see Russia’s history of non-involvement in the Olympics.

Russia and the Olympics: The History

Daniel Beccue, Features Editor April 10, 2024

Recently Russia has been banned from the 2024 Olympic games, but for long time followers of the event this comes as no surprise. Russia’s relationship with the Olympics can be described as rocky at best,...

 HB Plant Winterguard went to Daytona Beach for their state championships, after being promoted to a new division the team managed to score 2nd place. Read more about how the team came together to push past all their difficulties throughout the season.

Winterguard Ends Season with Taking Home Silver Medals

Kate Fairbairn, Culture Editor April 9, 2024

On March 29 at 9:30 p.m., HB Plant Winterguard was announced as second place in the FFCC AA Harlow Division at Daytona Beach Ocean Center. The team has worked for a long and hard 3 months after they...

Juliette Selman (10) stood next to her NICU as it had just been opened. Juliette’s NICU is thriving with young animals, and it is saving lives every day.

Juliette Selman Goes for the Gold

Stella Griggs, Staffer April 3, 2024

On March 16, 2024, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay announced that Juliette Selman (10), a student at Plant, had the idea of creating a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for premature animals that needed...

Plant 101

Lola Magin, Video Editor March 26, 2024

Texas legislatives are fighting tooth and nail to get Senate Bill 4 passed at a federal level, after numerous push backs from the department of justice. The bill aims to allow Texas police to arrest anyone suspected of illegal immigration so long as they have probable cause. Read more to find out about the breakdown of the bill, along with how lawmakers are responding to it.

Senate Bill Four: What is it?

Daniel Beccue, Features Editor March 26, 2024

In 2023, Texas lawmakers approved Senate Bill 4, which aimed to allow Texas police to arrest migrants for illegal immigration. Although it was expected to go into effect by early March, it now faces numerous...

Smiling with the badges and the trophies, the Plant French students pose for the camera. On March 7-9 students from all around Florida gathered at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at the Entrance to Universal Orlando for the competition, including Plant High School. Along Mme. Macy and Mme. Coffey, the two French teachers at Plant, brought their students of all four levels of the language to apply it beyond school walls.

Le Congrès de la Culture Française en Floride

Luka Vaicekauskas, Publications Editor In Chief March 21, 2024

Le Congrès de la Culture Française en Floride, or more widely known as the State of Florida French Competition is celebrating 72 years of the annual French state contest. On March 7-9 students from all...

Circus have always been a place where family gather to watch death-defying shows, and for a limited time only the circus is in town. Located in Saint Petersburg, from February 22 to March 24, the world renown traveling circus, The Cirque De Soleil is here. Curious about the show? Read more for an insider look on the traveling performance.

The Cirque Du Soleil is Coming to Tampa-St. Petersburg

Daniel Beccue, Features Editor March 8, 2024

Circuses have long been a place of wonder, and despite the appeal dying out, circus' performance is still well and alive in Tampa. From February 22 to March 24 the Cirque Du Soleil will be opening its...

Senior Sydney Appleton poses for her senior pictures in preparation for graduation. Sydney will graduate from Plant and become an official alumna.

Life at Plant: Sydney Appleton

Stella Griggs, Staffer February 23, 2024

Not all can hold on to their wits through the Senior Year rush of excitement, stress, and anticipation. Still, Senior Sydney Appleton is a strong academic scholar and active community member. Sydney described...

Plant High schools production, Perfume, was promoted from Scholastic AAA to Scholastic AA. They were promoted on January 31st and are now creating new goals to hopefully surpass by the end of the season.

HB Plant Winterguard Promotion

Kate Fairbairn, Culture Editor February 12, 2024

HB Plant High schools Winterguard team performed their production, Perfume, at Strawberry Crest High school on Jan. 20: the team was later promoted from scholastic AAA to scholastic AA on Jan. 31. At...

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