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Original Columbus statue implemented in the nineteenth century taken down by orders of New Mexico’s mayor Claudia Sheinbaum.

Mexico City’s Columbus Statue Replaced with Indigenous Woman

Eve Murdick, News Editor October 18, 2021

On Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples Day, Oct. 11, a Christopher Columbus statue in Mexico City was taken down and replaced with an Indigenous woman statue.  Across the United States, many statues associated...

On Friday, Sept. 24, students rallied in front of Tampa City Hall for Climate Day of Action. Around 150 people came to call on Tampa to declare a “Code Red” Climate Emergency. (Lina Chen)

Plant students call on Tampa to declare “Code Red” Climate Emergency

Ava Satterfield, Cultures Editor October 11, 2021

On Friday, Sept. 24, young people around the world rallied to fight for climate action. The event, Global Day of Climate Action, drew thousands from Germany to Nigeria to right here in Tampa....

On Wednesday, October 6, the identity of the Zodiac Killer has been revealed to be Gary Poste.

Zodiac Killer identity solved

Eve Murdick, News Editor October 8, 2021

On October 6 after 51 years, an independent group claims they have solved the identity of the Zodiac Killer.    On Wednesday, a group of cold-case investigators came forward with their knowledge...

The new exhibition Fairgrounds St. Pete is now open Thursday through Sunday. Buy your tickets online now!

Immersive art exhibition Fairgrounds opens in Saint Petersburg

Eve Murdick, News Editor October 4, 2021

Fairgrounds in St. Petersburg, FL. embodies and shows the encouragement of artist collaboration in order to showcase interactive, immersed art through all different mediums. This exhibition, located on...

Florida public universities are among few who require submission of SAT and ACT test scores.

State University System of Florida requires test scores for college admissions

Ava Satterfield, Cultures Editor September 30, 2021

Every high school student is familiar with the SAT and the American College Test (ACT), standardized tests taken for college admission. Because the pandemic limited testing available, more states...

Gasparilla Music Festival is returning for the weekend of Oct. 1. Scroll to learn more about the festivals history, location, performers and more.

Gasparilla Music Festival Returns

Sydney Appleton, Staffer September 23, 2021

Gasparilla Music Festival is returning to Tampa this fall. The outdoor concert is set to take place from Friday, Oct. 1 to Sunday, Oct. 3, at Curtis Hixon Park in Downtown Tampa.  The festival was...

Four astronauts are launched into space for three days on SpaceX’s Dragon rocket.

SpaceX’s Dragon rocket launches into orbit

Eve Murdick, News Editor September 17, 2021

Inspiration4 is a crew member of four armature astronauts. The rocket Dragon, a part of SpaceX, launched this Wednesday.   Space Exploration Technologies Corportation, or SpaceX, is an American...

Homecoming has been postponed until further notice. As of now, there is no set date for the dance, but the homecoming game is set for Oct. 8.

COVID postpones homecoming

Giada Moralejo, Staffer September 13, 2021

Last school year all dances were canceled due to Covid- 19. This year Covid started rapidly spreading around the school, leading to the very anticipated dance being put on hold.   Originally scheduled...

As Florida’s COVID cases rise, schools decide whether mask mandates should be put in place. More and more districts across the state slowly opposed their governor’s decision.

Florida vs Masks

Olivia Zavala, Staffer September 10, 2021

A battle between Florida's schools and the government brings to light nationwide the argument between individual choice or choosing for the population's well-being. Parents voiced their opinions, both...

As a result of the additional classes, many students have received schedule changes.

Plant adds classes to reduce crowding

Ava Satterfield, Cultures Editor September 9, 2021

With all students physically back on campus at Plant High this year, the hallways are more crowded, and many classrooms are full. As a result, the Hillsborough School District has decided...

Spencer Elden sues Nirvana on the ground of profiting from child nudity.

Nirvana sued by baby on their “Nervermind” album

Eve Murdick, News Editor September 1, 2021

Spencer Elden was photographed for one the top selling albums in the world: Nirvana’s “Nevermind.” Thirty years later, Elden claims that the image is child pornography.    The picture that...

Students used Zoom and Canvas to help them through the 2020 school year.

Students Starting Online

Giada Moralejo, Staffer August 31, 2021

Spring 2020 students were forced to do all their work online. For some, it lasted more than six months, and they had to experience their first year of high school through a computer. Now 2021, those people...

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