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Speaker of the House announces impeachment inquiry

Speaker of the House announces impeachment inquiry

Graham Hill, Editor-in-Chief

October 15, 2019

Following Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s announcement of the launch of an impeachment inquiry exploring an alleged incident where President Donald Trump threatened to withhold aid to Ukraine unless it investigated former Vice President Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, d...

Annual festival held in Brandon

Julia Wolfe, Staffer

October 14, 2019

The Diversified Christian Noise group, also known as DCN, hosted their fourth annual Coffee and Art Festival in Brandon, on Saturday, Oct. 5.  They had a variety of things for the public to see and do such as hearing some live music, gazing upon local art and trying out different brews of coffe...

Alumni class of ‘69 reunite at campus tour

Alumni class of ‘69 reunite at campus tour

Julia Wolfe, Staffer

October 8, 2019

The school’s halls were filled with a generation of Plant alumni Friday, Sept. 20. Splitting into several groups, the class of ‘69 received a tour of the school campus so they could look back upon memories and see renovations made to the school since they said goodbye many years ago.    “...

Students tour Tampa Museum of Art

Students tour Tampa Museum of Art

Izzy Antilla, Staffer

October 8, 2019

AP Art History students met at the Tampa Museum of Art at different times throughout the day to take a tour of the antiquities, abstract and Jean-Michel Basquiat’s art, Oct. 5.  The trip was led by AP Art History teacher Bill Renninger, who took groups of 25-26 students through the ...

Pawbucks goes green

Pawbucks goes green

Salena Kahassai, Staffer

October 4, 2019

Pawbucks has decided to go green by eliminating the use of plastic straws and styrofoam cups starting Oct. 1.  The eco-friendly materials, including the cup and lid, are more expensive, causing the Pawbucks prices to increase. The lid will now be a bioplastic made from corn starch and the cup...

Students set up remembrance event for 9/11

Students set up remembrance event for 9/11

Carol Kornworcel, News Editor

September 30, 2019

The girls lacrosse team, football team and a few ROTC students participated in placing approximately 2,977 American flags in honor of the 2,977 who were killed during the World Trade Center terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.  “My brother started this when we lived in North Carolina and he did it bec...

Marine Club participates in Hillsborough River cleanup

Marine Club participates in Hillsborough River cleanup

Audrey Taylor, Staffer

September 28, 2019

Marine Club coordinated a site for the Hillsborough River and Coastal Cleanup and had students participate in cleaning the Riverwalk Sept. 21.  The cleanups were hosted throughout Tampa and along the Hillsborough river through Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful. Marine club’s site was along the Riverwalk downtown. At the cleanup...

Chorus hosts rehearsals for fall concert

Chorus hosts rehearsals for fall concert

Kate Bernstein, Staffer

September 27, 2019

  Chorus began rehearsals for their fall concert Tuesday, Sept. 17 and Thursday, Sept. 19 in the chorus room. Rehearsals ran from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. both days and consisted of intervals to allow time for each chorus class to practice. Sophomore Tess Lowke will be performing at the ...

Danceros host annual Performance Camp fundraiser

Danceros host annual Performance Camp fundraiser

Michelle Tutor, Managing Editor

September 27, 2019

Danceros taught over 150 children foundational ballet techniques coupled with a dance the participants performed in front of their parents at the annual day camp, Sept. 22 in the gym.  “We do this [fundraiser] and an end of the year showcase, but this is our biggest one,” coach Eric Vance said. ...

Students achieve semifinalist title

Students achieve semifinalist title

Michelle Tutor, Managing Editor

September 25, 2019

Nine students- seniors Alyssa Crocker, Lindsey Gabler, Ryan Hobson, Hamilton Jones, Lucy Morris, Tien Nguyen, Alixandra Rubin, Hayden Watson and Junhao Zhang- became National Merit Scholarship semifinalists Sept. 17.   The National Merit Scholarship is an academic competition based on the Pr...

Climate change march held at city hall

Climate change march held at city hall

Izzy Antilla, Staffer

September 25, 2019

A rally in city hall to support action on climate change took place on Sept. 20.   The rally attendees came from different groups, ages and backgrounds, who all gathered to show support for their cause. Groups that participated were Green Gasparilla and March for Our Lives.  “I was there for March for ...

SADD hosts annual Be the Light event

SADD hosts annual Be the Light event

Kate Bernstein, Staffer

September 24, 2019

Be the Light, an annual event hosted by Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) to raise suicide awareness, took place Friday, Sept. 20, starting at 6 p.m. at the football game.   The event consisted of club members passing out pins and glowsticks as well as selling shirts with the Be the Lig...

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