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Panther to Met

Panther to Met

Ari Dolgin, Staffer

February 27, 2020

A crowd of over 30,000 Mets fans stood up and cheered when Plant alumnus Pete Alonso hit his record-setting 53rd home run of the season over the center-field wall. Two months later, Alonso received 29 out of 30 first-place votes from the BBWAA to win the National League Rookie of the Year Award. Alonso said t...

Resource officer retires after 11 years at Plant

Resource officer retires after 11 years at Plant

Salena Kahassai, News Editor

February 13, 2020

From patrolling the streets to working on campus, Plant’s resource officer, Mark Holloway, says he’s spent his career on campus keeping the school safe. After 11 years, Holloway is retiring from his position at the school.   “I do all that I can to put the bad guys in jail and do all of...

Caught in the stars

Caught in the stars

Salena Kahassai, Staffer

January 14, 2020

At school in the black of night whilst snacking on space-themed food and peering through large metal telescopes, members of the astronomy club gather for a typical meeting.   Students who share an interest in the study of space often join the club to participate in group discussions and observe the planets...

Marine Monday, Marine Funday

Marine Monday, Marine Funday

Izzy Antilla, Staffer

January 13, 2020

Laughing, talking and playing trivia-style Jackbox games, members of the Marine Science club took part in Marine Monday, a regular event for the club. The meeting was held on Monday, Nov. 18 and is one way the members of the club talk to one another about future events.    “I love getting to learn a...

Student receives National Honor Band

Student receives National Honor Band

Izzy Antilla, Staffer

January 10, 2020

Q: What is National Honor Band and what does it mean?  A: It is the best players from the nation all brought together in one place, it means you would have made all state during that year and then audition for this band. It is seen as one of the top things you can be in.   Q: What was the process to get Nationa...

Teacher moves on to instruct university

Teacher moves on to instruct university

Lauren Azevedo, Staffer

December 20, 2019

Q: How long have you been teaching at Plant?  A: At Plant I believe it’s been five years.   Q: When is your last day at Plant?  A: Next week after exams after over.   Q: What is your favorite part about teaching at Plant?  A: The students. There’s no doubt.   Q: What are you plannin...

UNstoppable

UNstoppable

Kate Bernstein, Staffer

December 10, 2019

Topics bounce across the classroom as the model United Nations club (MUN) engages in debate, civil discourse and international policy. With mock UN sessions and political discussion as common activities belonging to the club, vice president and junior Reece Aylesworth said she appreciates the different opinio...

Cats and dogs and chickens, oh my!

Cats and dogs and chickens, oh my!

Salena Kahassai, Staffer

December 3, 2019

From beehives to chicken coops, biology teacher Katherine Roy is creating a small farm in her backyard. Roy has a dog, Rocko Roy, a cat, Boots Buchman, and four chickens, Donna Jean, Winnie, Claire and Susan Beakman. Roy also maintains six hives of honeybees.   “It’s just so much fun,...

Interview with mathlete Junhao Zhang

Interview with mathlete Junhao Zhang

Lauren Azevedo, Staffer

November 21, 2019

Q: How did you get into Mu Alpha Theta?  A: I was invited in my freshman year. I was approached by a teacher about this competition and I was interested in it.    Q: What made you want to join?  A: I really enjoy math. I’m naturally good at it and the competitive setting helps ...

Cancer-fighting Crafts

Cancer-fighting Crafts

Kate Bernstein, Staffer

November 20, 2019

Q: What made you decide to start making ornaments?  A: Well, my dad was diagnosed with lymphoma in October and I really just wanted to do something that could help the organization that, I mean, basically they’re responsible for, like, saving so many people’s lives and I already love crafts, I love Christ...

About 12 questions with Derek Thomas

About 12 questions with Derek Thomas

Ava Nelson, Features Editor

November 15, 2019

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