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

The 2023 Miami Grand Prix marked the second year that the sunny city hosted a race. Leading up to the third, drivers will attempt to take reigning champion Max Verstappen’s crown. 

Welcome to Miami: Formula One Returns

Stella Griggs, Social Media Editor May 3, 2024

Get ready to mark your calendars for May 5, 2024, as the Formula One fever returns to Miami with the highly anticipated Miami Grand Prix. Now in its third year on the schedule, this event has rapidly ascended...

3 years, 500 million dollars, and one historical monument later, the Grand Palais opens its doors again not only to the public but also to the Paris Olympics Organization Committee. The newly restored building is set to host the 2024 Olympic games, read more to see the story behind this marvel of French architecture.

Restoration of the Grand Palais

Daniel Beccue, Features Editor April 18, 2024

On Monday, April 15th, three years and 500 million dollars later, the Grand Palais is ready to host the fencing and taekwondo competitions during the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Starting on March 12th,...

Phones have become a revolutionary technology in this day in age. The question has been thrown up, especially in Florida, about the presence of phones in an academic setting.

Ringing and Buzzing: The Influence of Phones in the Classroom

Bella Johnson, Sports Editor April 8, 2024

Phones. Simply put, a computer that fits in your pocket. More complexly put, an “instrument or apparatus which transmits sound beyond the limits of ordinary audibility,” according to legal terms. Phones...

Tragedy strikes in Baltimore, on Tuesday afternoon the famous Baltimore bridge collapsed as an off-course cargo ship rammed into the support pillars. How did this tragedy happen? Read more for a deep dive into for the Baltimore bridge fell.

How the Baltimore Bridge Fell

Daniel Beccue, Features Editor April 5, 2024

On Tuesday, March 26, at approximately 1:30, one of the 46-year-old Baltimore bridge's pillars was struck by a Singaporean-flagged container vessel named DALI. The crash resulted in the collapse of the...

TikTok content creators rally on Capitol Hill with signs, expressing their love for the app and the help it’s provided in established their small businesses. To learn more about the potential TikTok ban continue reading.

TikTok Ban

Ellianna Valkenburg, News Editor March 28, 2024

TikTok is a social media platform that was introduced to the world in September 2016. Since its release date, the app has blown up, becoming one of the most popular forms of social media. While TikTok...

Texas legislatives are fighting tooth and nail to get Senate Bill 4 passed at a federal level, after numerous push backs from the department of justice. The bill aims to allow Texas police to arrest anyone suspected of illegal immigration so long as they have probable cause. Read more to find out about the breakdown of the bill, along with how lawmakers are responding to it.

Senate Bill Four: What is it?

Daniel Beccue, Features Editor March 26, 2024

In 2023, Texas lawmakers approved Senate Bill 4, which aimed to allow Texas police to arrest migrants for illegal immigration. Although it was expected to go into effect by early March, it now faces numerous...

The night before the SAT largely effects your testing results. Eating a healthy dinner, staying relaxed, and getting lots of sleep are great ways to prepare for the SAT. There are many other factors besides studying to do good on the SAT.

Night Before the SAT Tips

Sienna Harrison, Staffer March 26, 2024

Students are taking the SAT often and everyone wants to do their best. Many people think studying is the only thing you must do to prep for the SAT, but there are many other factors involved that will...

The SAT is switching from a paper format to a digital format. Continue reading for more information on the unique switch.

From Pencil to Mouse: The SAT Transfers from Paper to Computer

William Farmen, Staffer March 22, 2024

With the digital SAT debut coming in the spring of 2024, here is what is staying from the past SAT test. The overall structure, content, and scoring system of the SAT will remain the same, with a total...

Circus have always been a place where family gather to watch death-defying shows, and for a limited time only the circus is in town. Located in Saint Petersburg, from February 22 to March 24, the world renown traveling circus, The Cirque De Soleil is here. Curious about the show? Read more for an insider look on the traveling performance.

The Cirque Du Soleil is Coming to Tampa-St. Petersburg

Daniel Beccue, Features Editor March 8, 2024

Circuses have long been a place of wonder, and despite the appeal dying out, circus' performance is still well and alive in Tampa. From February 22 to March 24 the Cirque Du Soleil will be opening its...

The sun is shining, flowers are blooming, the ocean is getting warmer which opens the door to a variety of activities to pursue during break.

Spring Break Activities

Vera Agne, Staffer March 8, 2024

Living in Florida has never been a bore, especially around spring break time. I moved down to Tampa three years ago and it’s the greatest thing my parents could’ve possibly done for me.  Where I live,...

Plant Anchor Club members volunteered at Relay for Life on March 2. The club will sell a variety of snacks to help raise money for cancer. 

Plant Anchor Club Takes on Relay for Life

Stella Griggs, Staffer March 6, 2024

On Saturday, March 2, from 3 to 10 p.m., Plant High's Anchor service club attended the annual Relay for Life event at Raymond James Stadium. Seven girls volunteered their time to raise money for cancer....

22-year-old Laken Riley was a Nursing student at the University of Georgia and was murdered when she went out for a run. The students and faculty mourn the loss of the student.

UGA Student Laken Riley Murdered on Campus

Giada Moralejo, Online Managing Editor In Chief March 1, 2024

The University of Georgia was hit with the devastating loss of a nursing student, Laken Riley, last week. The entire university shut down, canceling classes and events to give students time to mourn the...

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