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Student helps design 2020 Special Olympics logo

Student helps design 2020 Special Olympics logo

Ava Nelson, Features Editor

August 19, 2019

Q: Can you tell me a little about the design, like what it means to you, where the inspiration came from?  A: I got inspired by other artists and my mentors and I talked about Florida, Orlando Special Olympics and I drew out many designs for the logo.  Q: How did you draw the designs?   ...

Student shares struggle with eating disorder

Student shares struggle with eating disorder

May 20, 2019

Junior Leah Burgin, a student with a history of disordered eating starting around seventh grade, recently went into residential treatment for six weeks after a relapse in summer. She was diagnosed in August and is currently in Partial Hospitalization Program for the disorder. Content warning for mentions of eating disorde...

Freshmen create knitting group

Freshmen create knitting group

Jordyn Lutz, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

The process of creating a club includes going to the main office, getting a form to fill out and even joining an official waiting list. But despite the long process, two freshmen, Gabriel Moore and Shannan Adams, are working on creating a new club, the Knitting Club. They applied in October and plan to be official...

Student becomes finalist for the Cadet of the Year Award

Student becomes finalist for the Cadet of the Year Award

Carol Kornworcel, News Editor

May 8, 2019

Senior, Junior ROTC student and cadet Annahlia Hernandez became a top ten finalist for the Cadet of the Year Award from the Air Force Association March 28.  “I didn’t know what I was getting myself into because no one from Plant who had been nominated had made it that far before,” Herna...

Ice hockey club places third in states

Ice hockey club places third in states

Nicole Prus, Online Editor

April 26, 2019

Skates glide quickly across the ice to pass the puck amongst teammates to score a goal. At Ice Sports Forum Rink, where the team is led by Coach Dax Burkhart, this is a reality for hockey club members who practice there once a week.   "Me being Canadian, I have always played hockey, and when I moved to Flori...

A cappella group sings for empowerment, sisterhood

A cappella group sings for empowerment, sisterhood

Jordyn Lutz, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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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