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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

INDIO, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 15: (L-R) Shania Twain and Harry Styles perform onstage at the Coachella Stage during the 2022 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 15, 2022 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Coachella)

Coachella returns: week 1

Sydney Appleton, Staffer May 4, 2022

Over the last few weeks, the most popular music stars have been advertising, preparing, and starting their performances at one of the most famous music festivals, Coachella.   The music festival takes...

On February 23, 2022 Russia has built up tens of thousands of troops along the Ukrainian border, an act of aggression that could spiral into the largest military conflict on European soil in decades. So far, over 14,000 civilians were killed.

Ukraine war: overview and ways to help 

Luka Vaicekauskas, Feature's Editor April 21, 2022

On Feb. 23, 2022 Russia has built up tens of thousands of troops along the Ukrainian border, an act of aggression that could spiral into the largest military conflict on European soil in decades.  Ukraine...

The Drowsy Senate meets the morning of the springtime change. After almost no argument against passing, the Senate unanimously voted for the bill, passing it to Senate.

Senate passes bill to make daylight savings permanent

Eve Murdick, News Editor April 14, 2022

An era ended on March 15 when the Senate unanimously passed the Sunshine Protection Act to end the practice of daylight savings, making this current springtime change permanent.  After losing an hour...

The Tampa sign in Sparkman Wharf is rainbow for the Tampa Pride Parade. Amid the “Don’t Say Gay Bill” controversy, the Ybor City parade was held on March 26.

Plant students say “gay” 

Ava Satterfield, Culture's Editor April 11, 2022

The Parental Rights in Education Bill, coined by critics as the “Don’t Say Gay Bill,” is generating nationwide ridicule of Florida’s leadership, and is drawing strong disapproval from Plant’s...

Smiling with the badges and the trophies, the Plant French students pose for the camera. On March 10-12 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, brough their students of all four levels of the language to apply it beyond school walls.

Plant french students place second at the Congress of French Culture in Florida

Luka Vaicekauskas, Feature's Editor April 4, 2022

Le Congrès de la Culture Française en Florid, or more widely known as the State of Florida French Competition is celebrating 70 years of the annual French state contest. On March 10-12 students from...

On Wednesday, Tampa Bay announced a new chief police. They were in between three candidates

Tampa selects new Police Chief

Eve Murdick, News Editor March 2, 2022

 In a news release on Wednesday, Tampa announced their finalists for its next police chief.  The three candidates were police Chief Ruben Delgado, Assistant Chief Cherise Giordani Gause from Miami...

Smiling, senior committee member Silvia Farfante hands a snack to senior Maya Saste before Saste donates blood. Senior committee oversees the quarterly blood drive with OneBlood.

Senior committee hosts blood drive

Salena Kahassai, Editor-in-chief February 16, 2022

On Feb. 9, Plant students donated blood to the Tampa blood donation center, OneBlood. Senior committee hosts the blood drive every quarter. “I was happy to donate blood because it has the chance to...

Pictured above is Tampa International airport. The airport will host the United Coast Sunway “Run the Runway” 5K event on Saturday, April 2, at 8 am. Scroll to learn more about the event details.

United Coast sunway’s 5k returns to Tampa

Sydney Appleton, Staffer February 9, 2022

The United Coast Sunway’s 5K on the runway event is returning to Tampa International Airport.  The race, which is 3.10 miles long, takes place right on the runway where planes take off and land each...

The College Board Revises the SAT once more on Jan. 25. This standardized test’s relevance has been debated over the last two years as more colleges choose test optional. 

Never forget your number 2 pencil

Eve Murdick, News Editor February 8, 2022

An era ended on Tuesday, Jan. 25, when the College Board announced the new SAT in 2023 (the globe) and 2024 (the United States).  Amid the Coronavirus pandemic, the College Board is attempting to alter...

This is the first Gasparilla during the COVID pandemic. It is important to remember previous policies, new corona policies, and basic tips from the 2020 Gasparilla.

Gasparilla returns on Jan. 29 after being canceled last year 

Eve Murdick, News Editor February 3, 2022

While Floridians prepare for floats, beads, and celebration, law enforcement and leaders prepare for a Gasparilla in the new normal in addition to previous enacted policies.  “Tampa Mayor Jane Castor...

A screenshot of the Hillsborough County Public Schools COVID dashboard displays recent student and staff case numbers. The start of 2022 has been characterized by skyrocketing case counts across the country.

What to know about COVID testing

Rowan O'Flanagan, Opinion's Editor February 1, 2022

With COVID surging around the country, COVID tests can be hard to come by. Read below to learn about the different types of tests and where you can find them.    PCR Tests: PCR, or polymerase chain...

Well known actor and comedian Betty White passed away on December 31, 2021. Scroll to read about her life story.

Betty White changed the face of television   

Sydney Appleton, Staffer January 31, 2022

 Betty White was a well-known actress known for her roles in “Golden Girls”, “Hot in Cleveland”, “The Proposal”, “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”, “Hollywood on Television” and so much...

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