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Altered Spring Fling held due to virus concerns

Altered Spring Fling held due to virus concerns

Graham Hill, Editor in Chief

March 13, 2020

Due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19, colloquially known as the coronavirus, the annual Spring Fling event on March 13 was altered.   Instead of being held at the baseball field with visiting first graders, several clubs were invited to set up on the patio area during the day to create their produ...

Meet the candidates

Meet the candidates

Jessie Larrinaga, Social Media Manager

March 13, 2020

Source: OnTheIssues.org, respective campaign websites   The Florida primary voting will take place on March 17, and the remaining candidates have varying views on the issues that will affect the public should they take office. Things like the economy and social views held by the candidates may affect voter...

“His sweetness and his ever-present smile will never be forgotten”

“His sweetness and his ever-present smile will never be forgotten”

Salena Kahassai, News Editor

March 12, 2020

Carlos Medina, junior, passed away Jan. 20 following a car accident. Born Nov. 25, 2003 in Tampa, Medina is remembered by friends and family for his hardworking and friendly personality.   “He was a hard-worker and I don’t say that lightly,” junior Solange Sai said. “He would spend hours at swim the...

Coronavirus concerns

Coronavirus concerns

Alexis Perno, Print Editor

March 9, 2020

Two cases of coronavirus confirmed in Florida by CDC, third case found  According to the Tampa Bay Times, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed two COVID-19 cases in Florida: one, a 20 year old Hillsborough county woman, and the other, a man in his 60s in Manatee county.   The Hillsborough woman, who is quarantined and receiving trea...

Upriver

Upriver

Graham Hill, Editor-in-Chief

March 6, 2020

AP Environmental Science students were able to engage in a variety of labs at the Crystal Springs Preserve and were able to explore several areas of the park.   This trip, currently in its eighth year, was led by teacher Margaret Drumsta and several members of the preserve’s staff.   ...

A note-able concert

A note-able concert

Cole Morgan, Staffer

March 6, 2020

The jazz band held a concert in the auditorium Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. before their Music Performance Assessment, which was Feb. 6.  “I think the concert went great,” junior Josh Frye said. “We played Tuesday night and got feedback from a judge, and I think we really used a lot of that fine tuning to mak...

Chorus performs Rick’s Cafe

Chorus performs Rick’s Cafe

Kate Bernstein, Staffer

February 21, 2020

Students donate blood to save lives

Students donate blood to save lives

Audrey Taylor, Staffer

February 20, 2020

With the help of Oneblood and the senior committee, students were given the chance to donate blood during school Jan 29.   Students could donate anytime during 2nd through 7th period and were given snacks and sugary drinks to help them recover.  “I wanted to get over my fear of needles,” junio...

Orchestra attends All State

Orchestra attends All State

Kate Bernstein, Staffer

February 4, 2020

Eve Larkin (12)  Q: Can you describe your experience at the All State competition?  A: It was definitely something that I haven’t really experienced before, just like the level of playing. All of the people there were really focused, really determined just to make music. It was a rea...

AVID hosts chili cookoff

AVID hosts chili cookoff

Kate Bernstein, Staffer

January 28, 2020

School gathers in prayer to honor student

School gathers in prayer to honor student

Salena Kahassai, News Editor

January 23, 2020

A prayer, organized by First Priority, was held the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 21 at the flagpole in honor of junior Carlos Medina. President senior Christian Germano and board member junior Gabi Frye came up with the idea together.  “We decided to organize this prayer to pray over Carlos, hi...

New head custodian introduced to the school

New head custodian introduced to the school

Gaby Jones, Staffer

December 5, 2019

Q: “How did you hear about this position?”  A: “I was looking around for this position online, and when I saw the position here, I was very excited.”  Q: “Where are you originally from?”  A: “I’m from Cuba, but I love it here in Tampa.”  Q: “What type of exp...

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