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Waving for beads, Tampa Bay residents watch the Gasparilla Children’s Parade. The parade took place on Bayshore Boulevard last Saturday.

Temperatures fall, beads fly

Ava Satterfield, Cultures Editor January 26, 2022

Despite the cold weather, beads were still thrown on Bayshore Boulevard last Saturday at the Gasparilla Children’s Parade. More than 100 floats participated in the daylong event.  This year...

Kazakhstan citizen protest the authoritarian government after fuel prices rise.

Citizen protests ignite in Kazakhstan 

Eve Murdick, News Editor January 25, 2022

Kazakhstan, a sphere of influence of Russia, protests were initiated by a soar in fuel prices in relation to their authoritarian government. These protests are significant due to the country experiencing...

Forming a Y-pose with a smile on her face, Freshman Katherine Touger is held up by Senior Reagan Williams and a few other of her teammates as Plant Cheer Performed at Sussman Gym. Plant Cheer came in first place out of the eight teams competing on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022.

Plant cheer qualifies for Western conference finals

Hyatt Criser, Sports Editor January 12, 2022

On Wednesday, Jan. 5, at 8:06, the Plant cheer team performed in front of the Plant community at Sussman gym. They were competing against seven other local high school teams for a spot in the Western Conference...

Holding medicine collected on her drug disposal day, Tatum Morris smiles. She collected 25 pounds of prescription and over the counter drugs for her Girl Scout Gold Award project.

Junior hosts drug disposal day and collects 25 pounds of medicine  

Ava Satterfield, Cultures Editor December 17, 2021

She’s a babysitter, scuba diver, and Girl Scout passionate about the proper disposal of prescription drugs. To encourage a safer community through the discarding of unused medicine, Junior Tatum...

Sophomore Taylor Koulouris passed away Monday after being hospitalized last Friday, Dec 10. A memorial will be taking place next Monday, Dec 20 at Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church.

We all loved her smile and joy

Salena Kahassai, Editor In Chief December 15, 2021

Sophomore Taylor Koulouris passed away Dec 13 after being hospitalized at Tampa General Hospital following an accident last Friday, Dec 10.   A prayer was held on Sunday, Dec 12 at Palma Ceia Presbyterian...

Wander Franco signed with the Tampa Bay Rays for 11 years, read more below.

Wander Franco signs with Tampa Bay Rays

Giada Moralejo, Staffer December 14, 2021

Wander Franco is a rookie on the Tampa Bay Rays. He joined the team just this year; he has a record-breaking contract at only 20 years old. Over the next 11 years, he will make $183 million or more. Making...

Junior Ben Francis passed away Friday, Dec. 10. Franciss family is holding his funeral on Saturday, Dec. 18.

He always lit up the room

Samantha Macuare, Editor In Chief December 13, 2021

Junior Ben Francis passed away on Friday, Dec. 10.   "Ben and I talked often; he was the kind of kid who would make you mad, but you could never stay mad at him," substitute teacher, Jerry Green said....

KENOSHA, WISCONSIN - NOVEMBER 18: Kyle Rittenhouse, center, looks over to his attorneys as the jury is dismissed for the day during his trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse  on November 18, 2021 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Rittenhouse is accused of shooting three demonstrators, killing two of them, during a night of unrest that erupted in Kenosha after a police officer shot Jacob Blake seven times in the back while being arrested in August 2020. Rittenhouse, from Antioch, Illinois, was 17 at the time of the shooting and armed with an assault rifle. He faces counts of felony homicide and felony attempted homicide. (Photo by Sean Krajacic - Pool/Getty Images)

Kyle Rittenhouse v. Wisconsin Case Overview

Luka Vaicekauskas, Features Editor December 3, 2021

Kyle Rittenhouse, 18, is known as an Illinois teen who reportedly killed two Kenosha residents and wounded another following the unrest due to the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Aug. 25,...

After being at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium for 16 years, Winter the Dolphin passes on Nov. 11.

Winter the dolphin dies

Eve Murdick, News Editor December 2, 2021

Winter the Dolphin passed away on Thursday, Nov. 11 at her home at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Prior to being brought to the aquarium, Winter’s tale was injured. The rope in which Winter was...

Photo via Gabby Petito’s Instagram account, @gabspetito. Scroll for an in-depth description of the Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie disappearance story.

The Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie story

Sydney Appleton, Staffer November 19, 2021

Brian Laundrie and Gabby Petito, high school sweethearts, were traveling cross-country in their van to see some of America's most popular national parks. The trip took a turn when Brian and Gabby separated....

Travis Scotts Astroworld concert was in Houston, Texas on the weekend of Nov. 5 results in disaster.

Eight Dead and Dozens Injured in the Astroworld Tragedy

Eve Murdick, News Editor November 12, 2021

At Travis Scott’s Astroworld Concert on Nov. 5 in Houston, Texas, an overabundance of attendees resulted in at least eight deaths and a dozen plus injuries after a large crowd began pushing toward...

 Saint Pete held elections this month for the new Mayor and City Council Members for districts 1, 4, 6, and 8.

Results from the St. Petersburg, FL. elections

Eve Murdick, News Editor November 9, 2021

St. Petersburg, FL., held their elections for city mayor and council members beginning in the beginning of November. The polls close at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Many council members elected broke tradition...

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