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Video: Alyssa Nagle perfects musical hobby

Alissa Mellman, Multimedia Manager

October 19, 2017


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Odd One out of the Herd

Odd One out of the Herd

Alexis Perno, Business manager

October 18, 2017


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  From the outside, Hat Trick Ranch in Thonotosassa seems like a typical rural settlement: cattle are raised, goods are sold and the Hat Trick Ranch Equestrian Center was just recently established. So what is it that keeps attracting visitors from across Florida?   One might find their answer in the bleating calls of the goats, spread around on the hay laid out in a small, s...

Video: From the Halls

Caleb Watson, Photograher

October 10, 2017


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In the Wake of Terror

In the Wake of Terror

Alexis Perno, Business Manager

October 9, 2017


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The day was normal at McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey. Cargo shipments came in and out, and daily operations proceeded as usual. There was no indication of what was to come on Sept. 11, 2001.  Master Sergeant Conteh, who is a JROTC teacher, was stationed at the air force base in Wrightstown, NJ when the at...

Good Morning Panthers

Good Morning Panthers

Isabella Ank, News Manager

September 26, 2017


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The morning show is back on air and arrives with new changes for the 2017-2018 school year. “The biggest thing for us this year is that we’re shifting our focus not so much on national news…but really honing in on all the great things that happen at Plant,” TV Production teacher Greg Meyer...

Toy spins into spotlight

Toy spins into spotlight

Macie Lavender, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017


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Every year, there is a trend of the moment, a product that quickly morphs from cool and interesting to an absolute necessity as it explodes in popularity. In fact, the fidget spinner, the latest trend in our popular culture’s spotlight, originates from rather humble, unique beginnings. Created to allow...

Call of the Wild Turkey

Call of the Wild Turkey

Chloe-Amelie Aikman, Staff Writer

September 6, 2017


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Some may recognize this scene: four walls, an army of forward-facing desks and the solemn reflection of a clean whiteboard.   But in this particular classroom – turkey feathers perch above a chalkboard, camouflage dots the class perimeter and a variety of hunting, fishing and outdoorsman tokens ...

Drama plans full year

Drama plans full year

Alexis Perno, Business manager

September 4, 2017


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Theater is preparing for the upcoming year packed with plays, musicals and competitions. “We're kicking off the season with a straight play called Noises Off,” junior McKinnon Bell said. “For our one act we are doing a student edition of Avenue Q, in the winter we are having a showcase of class...

Quiz: Which sports team do you belong on?

Kai Alexander, Staff Writer

September 4, 2017


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