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Vaccine eligibility expands in Hillsborough County

Salena Kahassai, News Editor April 20, 2021

As of Monday, April 5, all Florida residents 18 and older became eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  “I got vaccinated because I wanted to be able to go out more, see friends and hopefully...

Asian-American discrimination on the rise in the U.S.

Asian-American discrimination on the rise in the U.S.

Eve Murdick, Staffer April 16, 2021

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, originating in Wuhan, China, an abundant amount of Asian discrimination is rising.   Individual Asian-Americans, as well as Chinatowns, across the United...

Restrictions to be placed on Bright Futures causes fret

Restrictions to be placed on Bright Futures causes fret

Eve Murdick, Staffer April 7, 2021

Republican Florida Sen. Dennis Baxley announced that he intends to make requirements for Bright Futures stricter when he proposed Senate Bill 86.   This bill consists of intentions of only giving...

The boys lacrosse team defeated Jesuit High School 8-9 in a close battle on Wednesday, March 30. After the sold-out game, the Panthers received the Ihrig-Shaler Cup, which is awarded to the winner.

A week at Plant (April 5th- April 9th) 

Samantha Macuare, Managing Editor April 5, 2021

Wondering what’s happening this week at Plant? Down below you can find all of Plant’s activities Monday through Friday.   Monday:  Early Release  3:00-5:00 pm- Tennis vs. Hillsborough...

A week at Plant (March 29th- April 1st ) 

A week at Plant (March 29th- April 1st ) 

Samantha Macuare, Managing Editor March 29, 2021

Wondering what’s happening this week at Plant? Down below you can find all of Plant’s activities Monday through Friday.   Monday:  Early Release  3:00-5:00 pm- Tennis vs. Robinson (Boys...

Third COVID-19 vaccine is released

Third COVID-19 vaccine is released

Eve Murdick, Staffer March 5, 2021

The Johnson and Johnson coronavirus vaccine has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration expert panel on Saturday, Feb. 27. Millions of this third COVID-19 vaccine are planned to be distributed throughout...

Constitutional Crisis in Haiti  

Constitutional Crisis in Haiti  

Eve Murdick, Staffer February 24, 2021

Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse, according to many Haitian citizens, is causing constitutional issues due to his alleged actions during his presidency.  Cities and towns in the country have been...

Singing underneath a mask, senior Natalie Yale looks out into the audience during “Anything Goes.” The concert will be livestreamed online due to the pandemic.

Chorus prepares for annual show

Salena Kahassai, News Editor February 19, 2021

Chorus classes are finishing up their final preparations in anticipation of the annual show, Ricks Café, that will be held virtually this Saturday, Feb. 20.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there...

Though the first week of February produced only one reported COVID case at Plant, the winter has been characterized by high case counts.

Plant experiences winter COVID spike 

Rowan O'Flanagan , Staffer February 16, 2021

Though the first week of February produced only one reported COVID case at Plant, the winter has been characterized by high case counts.   Plant was the first school in Hillsborough County to reach...

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Indigenous rights group protest football team

Ava Satterfield, Staffer February 12, 2021

On Super Bowl Sunday in Tampa, a group called the Florida Indigenous Rights and Environmental Equality (FIREE) protested the Kansas City Chiefs and their fans for “mocking and appropriating indigenous...

On Wednesday, Jan. 13, the House moved forward with their hearing and voted to impeach Donald Trump based on Incitement for Insurrection. In the vote, ten Republicans joined Democrats, including the House's No. 3 Republican, Liz Cheney of Wyoming, resulting in a vote 232 to 197.

Donald Trump Impeached a Second Time   

Eve Murdick, Staffer January 19, 2021

After the Capitol Hill riots on Jan. 6, further steps to hold current President Donald Trump responsible for them and other ways he provoked rioters. One week after the protestors, the House voted to impeach...

History is made yet again on Jan. 8, when Twitter concurred to permanently suspend President Donald Trump’s Twitter account. This is not the only social media platform that Trump has been suspended from.

Permanent Suspension of Trump’s Twitter Account

Eve Murdick, Staffer January 15, 2021

For the first time in history on Jan. 8, two days after the Capitol protests, the world woke up to President Donald Trump’s Twitter account being permanently suspended for violating Twitter rules.   “After...

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