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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...

Racing to lend a hand

Racing to lend a hand

Kate Bernstein, Staffer

November 28, 2019

Cross Out Cancer organized a 5k race Nov. 16 at Picnic Island Park to raise money for Johns Hopkins All Children’s hospital.   Students participated in a variety of ways, from volunteering to competing in the race, as well as serving on the fundraiser’s board. Senior Tristan Van Horn, a member of the board, emphasized the importance of supporting thos...

Southern Spirit

Southern Spirit

Michelle Tutor, Managing Editor

November 22, 2019

The band program was recognized by the National Band Association, NBA, as a Southern Division Winner of the 2019 Programs of Excellence Blue Ribbon Award, in September.    “The whole band was so excited [when we heard] and we are so honored,” senior Tabatha Vera said. “We worked rea...

Superior Season

Superior Season

Audrey Taylor, Staffer

November 16, 2019

The band earned an overall Superior at the Music Performance Assessment (MPA) hosted at Bloomingdale High School Nov. 2.   A superior is the highest score they can receive at MPAs. Over 25 high schools participated, but the schools are judged individually to see their improvement and skills in i...

Drumming up support

Drumming up support

Michelle Tutor, Managing Editor

November 6, 2019

Drumline performed at the End 68 Hours of Hunger food truck rally for the first time November 4 at Hyde Park Presbyterian Church.   “Overall, it was pretty fun, the environment was low stress,” junior Kayla Verra said. “The audience was very responsive. I stayed after for a while, pla...

Football team hosts Plant-O-ween

Football team hosts Plant-O-ween

October 31, 2019

The football team hosted the second annual Plant-O-ween at Dad’s stadium on Oct. 31 for kids in the South Tampa community.  “Not only getting to see the smile on the kids’ faces when we were giving out candy, but also being able to play games with them out of the field during the whole thing ...

Speaker of the House announces impeachment inquiry

Speaker of the House announces impeachment inquiry

Graham Hill, Editor-in-Chief

October 15, 2019

Following Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s announcement of the launch of an impeachment inquiry exploring an alleged incident where President Donald Trump threatened to withhold aid to Ukraine unless it investigated former Vice President Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, d...

Annual festival held in Brandon

Annual festival held in Brandon

Julia Wolfe, Staffer

October 14, 2019

The Diversified Christian Noise group, also known as DCN, hosted their fourth annual Coffee and Art Festival in Brandon, on Saturday, Oct. 5.  They had a variety of things for the public to see and do such as hearing some live music, gazing upon local art and trying out different brews of coffe...

Alumni class of ‘69 reunite at campus tour

Alumni class of ‘69 reunite at campus tour

Julia Wolfe, Staffer

October 8, 2019

The school’s halls were filled with a generation of Plant alumni Friday, Sept. 20. Splitting into several groups, the class of ‘69 received a tour of the school campus so they could look back upon memories and see renovations made to the school since they said goodbye many years ago.    “...

Students tour Tampa Museum of Art

Students tour Tampa Museum of Art

Izzy Antilla, Staffer

October 8, 2019

AP Art History students met at the Tampa Museum of Art at different times throughout the day to take a tour of the antiquities, abstract and Jean-Michel Basquiat’s art, Oct. 5.  The trip was led by AP Art History teacher Bill Renninger, who took groups of 25-26 students through the ...

Pawbucks goes green

Pawbucks goes green

Salena Kahassai, Staffer

October 4, 2019

Pawbucks has decided to go green by eliminating the use of plastic straws and styrofoam cups starting Oct. 1.  The eco-friendly materials, including the cup and lid, are more expensive, causing the Pawbucks prices to increase. The lid will now be a bioplastic made from corn starch and the cup...

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