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

The student-run news site of H. B. Plant High School

PHS News

Valentines Day is right around the corner. Continue reading for potential gift ideas that you could give to your loved ones to display your appreciation for them.

Valentines Day Gift Guide

Sydney Appleton, Staffer January 27, 2023

Valentine's day is right around the corner. The holiday is the perfect opportunity to share your love and appreciation for the people in your life, but it doesn’t just have to be for a significant other....

As an American we were raised on the idea that it does not matter where you come from, anyone can rise to greatness. But in todays economy, inflation is pricing out the lower-class making home ownership more unaffordable too the average man. Interested? read more to read how and why this is happening.

Housing Crisis in America

Daniel Beccue, Staffer January 27, 2023

America was built on the idea that everyone is equal in opportunity, from the ordinary worker to the rich. However, in today's America, that might not be the case. For starters, owning your own home is...

The legend of Gaspar started circulating in the early-1900s south of Tampa, in the Charlotte Harbor area. George Hardee, a customs agent for Florida who traveled between Charlotte Harbor and Tampa, played a role in bringing the story to the bay area. “He happened to be talking to a woman at the Tampa Tribune called Louise Frances dodge, and she was talking to him about how the May Day Parade needed some livening up,” said Kite-Powell. “He said, ‘Well, you know, I’ve heard about this legend of this pirate. What if you got some prominent young men in Tampa to dress up as pirates and invade the parade? She thought that was a great idea.” So, in 1904, the young men invaded the May Day Parade on horseback and disappeared.

History of Gasparilla

Sienna Harrison, Staffer January 27, 2023

The history of Gasparilla starts with the name. The name Gasparilla was born from Joe Gaspar, a pirate who terrorized the coastal waters of West Florida during the late 18th and early 19th century. Fond...

Jan.8 2023 hundreds were arrested in Brazil for trespassing on government property. Far-right supporters of Jair Bolsonaro stormed Brazils congress, supreme court, and presidential offices over the inauguration of new president Luiz Inácio Lula.

Brazil Protests

Haley Ruttle, Staffer January 26, 2023

Jan. 8, 2023, supporters of the far-right former president of Brazil stormed the three government buildings to overthrow the government after Luiz Inácio Lula won the presidential election. Brazil's...

Groups of people dress up as pirates on the José Gaspar ship for the Gasparilla Festival.

Gasparilla 2023

Vera Agne, Staffer January 25, 2023

The Gasparilla Pirate Festival is an annual event in Tampa, Florida, that celebrates the mythical Spanish pirate José Gaspar, also known as Gasparilla. The festival, which takes place in late January...

The winter pep rally will occur January 20th, at 8:30 am to show support for the current Plant athletes as they head on to their journey through the playoffs.

Winter Pep Rally

Sophia Gray, Online Editor-in-Chief January 19, 2023

Pep rallies are back and better than ever this year. After two whole years of not having pep rallies due to covid, Plant’s executive board decided it was about time to bring them back this year. Each...

The Hillsborough County Public Schools have introduced several new rezoning procedures. Scroll to learn more about them and how they are affecting the students and teachers of Tampa.

New Hillsborough County District Rezoning Proposals

Sydney Appleton, News Editor January 18, 2023

The Hillsborough County school district has introduced several new rezoning proposals in attempts to minimize overcrowding in public schools. This problem is faced across the nation today; however, the...

The new stop sign stands at the front entrance of Plant, at the intersection of San Jose St. and Himes Ave. Three all-way stops were added last week to ensure the safety of student pedestrians.

Plant Introduces Traffic Safety Features

Ava Satterfield, Print Editor-In-Chief January 18, 2023

Three new all-way stops and a designated carline lane were created on the Himes side of Plant High School last week. Plant introduced these traffic features to improve road safety around the school....

Tampa, Florida is continuing to develop and grow each day. To learn more about the best places in the Tampa Bay area, as well as what to do in the city, continue reading.

Top things to do in Tampa

Sydney Appleton, News Editor January 13, 2023

Over the last few decades, the city of Tampa has grown tremendously and continues to amaze people all around the globe. Not only is it a popular travel destination for tourists, but it is also home to...

People from across Tampa came in support of Taylor Koulouris and her family, sunflowers in hand. Her newly started foundation has brought contributions from all sources.

Taylor’s Sunset Memorial

Lizzy Breen, Staffer January 13, 2023

On Dec. 13, 2021, Plant student Taylor Koulouris passed away after multiple days in the hospital following a fatal motorcycle crash. Then junior Benjamin Francis passed upon collision, but Koulouris was...

The CDC has updated its masking guidelines and is now urging people in high-risk areas to wear masks indoors and/or in crowded areas.

The CDC Updates Masking Guidlines

Sydney Appleton, News Editor December 15, 2022

Now that the holiday season is in full effect, concerns about contracting illnesses are growing in the community. The fear of becoming sick before a holiday gathering is felt by many and is even becoming...

Schools practice lockdown drills, but are they effective. With school shootings being higher than ever, it is important to understand the procedure.

Are Lockdown Drills Effective?

Vera Agne, Staffer December 9, 2022

Ninety-five percent of schools in the United States practice lockdown drills. Yet, the question stands, are they effective in protecting students against potential assailants? Lockdown drills consist of...

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