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A cappella group sings for empowerment, sisterhood

A cappella group sings for empowerment, sisterhood

Jordyn Lutz, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019


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Pink Panthers took the stage for a competition in Durham, North Carolina, singing their girl-powered solider-themed arrangements just in time for International Women’s Month. The girls have worked hard together this a cappella season.  “We are like a band of sisters,” senior Elizabeth B...

Senior exchange student experiences American school, culture

Senior exchange student experiences American school, culture

Ava Nelson, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019


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Strolling through congested hallways whilst crowd-maneuvering to reach classes such as Algebra 2 and AP Lang, senior Marie Sow blends into the America school scene smoothly – even though her real home lies over 4,800 miles away in Hamburg, Germany.  “I think in Germany many people do it,” S...

Freshman wins county championship

Freshman wins county championship

Ava Nelson, Staff Writer

March 12, 2019


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Freshman Mary Ellen Eudaly started running in sixth grade, but competing in cross country began for her just this past year.     “I love it,” Eudaly said. “The team is really fun. My sister is on the team, and her friend who has a sister in my grade is too, so the whole varsity is really...

Senior musician plays at Carnegie Hall

Senior musician plays at Carnegie Hall

Jordyn Lutz, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019


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Carnegie Hall is a place where the orchestra, band and other musical talents perform, and senior bass player Alyssa Nagle just joined the list of musicians to play there.  Nagle was invited to play bass at Carnegie Hall Feb. 7-11 by the Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. More than 1,200...

Jewish student club changes name

Jewish student club changes name

Clio Bruno, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019


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Over glasses of smoothies, the Jewish Student Union converses on faith, religion and reformations in their club. As a result of their recent name change, the formerly known Club Chai has joined the ranks of over 200 Jewish clubs in public schools across the nation as JSU.   “We wanted to be a p...

Senior advocate supports Community Tampa Bay

Senior advocate supports Community Tampa Bay

Maizie Tremblay, Photographer

February 26, 2019


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Q: Can you tell me about your nonprofit?  A: The nonprofit I work for is called Community Tampa Bay. The nonprofit’s mission is to end all forms of discrimination, so with that we do development for both professional and youth. I am an intern now currently with them since August, but I ha...

Students fight cancer

Students fight cancer

February 26, 2019


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Senior draws awareness to the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay

Senior draws awareness to the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay

Ava Nelson, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019


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Q: What is the award?  A: The award is a 50,000 cash reward and half of it I'm donating it to the crisis center, or any nonprofit, and then the other half goes to any college.  Q: Do you know what college you're going to put it to?  A: I don’t know yet, but I have two top choices, which is either LSU or FSU...

Student advocates for environmental preservation

Student advocates for environmental preservation

Ava Nelson, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019


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Q: What is the most pressing environmental issue you are aware of?  A: Well, I think it’s the global degradation of our environment by massive corporations that exploit our resources to make massive profits, like the gas companies and the oil companies, those are the same thing, like deforestati...

Teachers win with rock and roll

Teachers win with rock and roll

Graham Hill, Opinions Editor

February 25, 2019


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“It was really strange,” senior Hamilton Reese said. “Seeing my chorus teacher, Latin teacher and semantics teacher all up on the stage, playing guitar and singing.”  The band, composed of chorus director Bruce Yost, Latin teacher John Henson and semantics and AP English teacher John DeOrio, won the Fa...

Senior draws awareness to the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay

Senior draws awareness to the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay

Ava Nelson, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


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Flashing lights consumed Amelie Arena Dec. 8 along with a standing ovation as senior Emily Surak was granted the Lightning Community Hero award. Surak’s award included a total of $50,000, half of which she will dedicate to the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay and the rest to a scholarship for her...

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