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SADD promotes destructive decision awareness through Grim Reaper Day

SADD promotes destructive decision awareness through Grim Reaper Day

Madison White, Photography Manager

October 17, 2017


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The Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) club created awareness for the consequences of destructive decision, such as drunk driving, by orchestrating Grim Reaper Day. The day took place on Oct. 13 and involved students from all grades having to put on a black shirt and read a story of someone...

News briefs to start week of 10/16

News briefs to start week of 10/16

Brandon Lovinger, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


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Weinstein fired from own company  Multiple cases against co-founder of Weinstein Company, Harvey Weinstein, arose concerning the matter of sexual harassment. There have been reports of at least eight women in cases that were settled.   The Weinstein Company fired Harvey Weinstein on ...

PSAT gives students a taste of what’s to come

PSAT gives students a taste of what’s to come

Gavin Figueruelo, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


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PSAT is the test that scores an individual’s academic level based on reading, writing and math performance. The test was administered on Wed, Oct 11. There were 4 sections of the test, a reading and comprehension, a writing and grammar, one math without calculator and one math with calculator.  ...

Mental health strikes up concern

Mental health strikes up concern

Gavin Figueruelo, Staff Writer

October 4, 2017


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With mental health concerning school administration, Hillsborough county had an assembly for all high schools to provide help and reassurance for students. The assembly took place in the school auditorium on Thursday, Sept. 29, during periods one, two, three and seven. “We need to rid of the stigma...

News briefs to start the week of 10/2

News briefs to start the week of 10/2

Kai Alexander, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017


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Continuation of World Rowing Championship   The World Rowing Championship 2017 commenced on the morning of Sept. 24, continuing for two weeks and reaching its end with final races on Oct 1.   The venue of this event was Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota-Bradenton Florida. This will be the second t...

E-Board prepares for Homecoming season

E-Board prepares for Homecoming season

Alexis Perno, Business Manager

October 2, 2017


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Although the weather may not make it apparent, autumn is steadily on its way, bringing along sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes and of course, homecoming.  "[Homecoming] is a Halloween theme, but it's not really cheesy with costumes and everything," junior Lexi Ashby, Vice President of the ju...

School hosts teacher, administration suicide prevention training

School hosts teacher, administration suicide prevention training

Natalie Kerr, Copy Editor

September 30, 2017


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   The school hosted a mandatory mental health training for all faculty that had particular focus on suicide. The training and its topics were mandated by the county, after being taken to state legislation and approved earlier this year, although the movement for an initiative like this has b...

News briefs to start the week of 9/25

News briefs to start the week of 9/25

Graham Hill, Staff Writer

September 25, 2017


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Olympics will return to Los Angeles The International Olympic Committee announced that the 2028 Olympics will be hosted in Los Angeles.   After Los Angeles tried and failed to host in 2012 and 2016, they were not even posed as a United States candidate for 2024.   The 2028 Olympics will make Los Angeles...

Irma stresses, batters Tampa

Irma stresses, batters Tampa

Pep O' Plant Staff

September 13, 2017


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The hurricane known as Irma instilled anxiety amongst Florida citizens as it approached the peninsula, leading to massive evacuations and consequently food, water and gas shortages. After bearing over Central America, it first made landfall in the Florida Keys as a category four storm, it weakened as...

News briefs to start the week of 9/11

News briefs to start the week of 9/11

Isabella Ank, News Manager

September 11, 2017


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Hurricane Irma Makes Landfall  Hurricane Irma, which has been recorded as one of the most powerful storms to hit the Atlantic in a decade, made landfall in Florida on Sept. 10. The storm caused nearly six million Florida residents to experience power outages. Previously, Irma caused a major impact on the island on Barbuda, resulting in the destruction of 94 per...

E-Board hosts first school year’s gold card lunch

E-Board hosts first school year’s gold card lunch

Graham Hill, Staff Writer

September 6, 2017


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A lunch for all students who received gold cards was held at the Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church. This lunch was hosted by the Executive Board to create another incentive for students to strive for a gold card. The lunch was held on Sept 1. Gold cards are provided to students for maintaining an A average...

Astronomy clubs hosts first viewing

Astronomy clubs hosts first viewing

Madison White, Photographer

September 4, 2017


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A staple event of the Astronomy Club, that are hosted multiple times throughout the year, are their star viewings with the help of a telescope. The club hosted their first star viewing of the year behind the gym at 8 p.m. on Aug. 31. The viewing was open to all students and gave the opportunity to see...

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