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PHS News

The student-run news site of H. B. Plant High School

PHS News

The student-run news site of H. B. Plant High School

PHS News

As hurricane Ian approaches Florida, it is important to prepare for the possibility of a storm hitting your area. Scroll to learn more about school closures and how to get ready for the storm.

Hurricane Ian is approaching Florida, Here is what you need to know

Sydney Appleton, News Editor September 27, 2022

As Hurricane Ian is intensifying, Floridians are beginning to prepare for the arrival of the storm. Late Sunday afternoon, Hillsborough County Public School parents were notified by the school district...

Photo of the school buses, found on Pixabay by Ernestoeslava.

Why are the Buses Late

Daniel Beccue, Staffer September 19, 2022

Ever since the school year started, the school bus program has been showing up late. Their tardiness ranges from 10-30 minutes after the bell has rung. When looking back we can see this consistency of...

Queen Elizabeth was known as the most prolific couture client in the world and a public figure that grew in popularity as the world modernized. After King George VI passed away in 1952, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor took over the throne. And after a 70 year reign, Queen Elizabeth passed away.

The 70 Year Reign of Queen Elizabeth II is Concluded

Luka Vaicekauskas, Features Editor September 13, 2022

After King George VI passed away in 1952, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor took over the throne. She went on to have the longest recorded reign of any monarch in world history, other than Louis XIV.   That...

It is that time of the year again. Flu season is upon us. Scroll to learn about what you can do to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.

Flu Season is Approaching, Here is What You Need to Know

Sydney Appleton, News Editor September 8, 2022

The return of flu season is approaching rapidly, and the yearly rush of getting flu shots, securing disinfecting sprays, and managing to stay well is already beginning.  Starting in the early fall...

With every year comes new enforcement of dress-code rules and regulations. This year, Plant has new administrative staff. Kimi Hellenberg begins her role as principal and introduces the dress code at each grade levels town hall meeting. This year, however, differs from others in that males have been affected almost as much as female students.

New Dress Code

Parker Wielkens, Staffer September 8, 2022

With every year comes new enforcement of dress-code rules and regulations. This year, Plant has new administrative staff. Kimi Hellenberg begins her role as principal and introduces the dress code at each...

On Aug. 30, Starbucks brought its fall menu back to its restaurants across the country. Scroll to learn more about the drinks and treats that are returning this fall.

The Starbucks Fall Menu Returns

Sydney Appleton, News Editor August 31, 2022

On Aug. 30, Starbucks brought back its famous Pumpkin Spice Latte, as well as other fall-themed drinks and pastries, to its restaurants. Although it is still technically summer, the coffee chain typically...

Crowding the hallway, Plant students squeeze tight while walking to their next class. Plant is experiencing a record student population this school year, and students say the hallways feel more cramped than ever.

The halls of Plant have gone TikTok viral – and not for a good reason.

Ava Satterfield, Print Editor-In-Chief August 30, 2022

 As Plant experiences its largest student population to date, the hallways are more crowded than ever. There are 2,495 students enrolled at Plant this school year, 351 more than the 2020-2021 school...

This weekend, the MTV Video Music Awards returned. Many awards were given out to artists of various genres. One being Harry Styles, who won the award for Album of the Year for his new album, “Harry’s House.” Scroll to learn more about Styles, his award win, and the album.

Harry Styles wins VMA for Album of the Year

Sydney Appleton, News Editor August 30, 2022

On Sunday, Aug. 28, the MTV Video Music Awards returned to Newark, New Jersey. Many singers and songwriters came together to recognize and celebrate the best songs and artists of the year. Singers of all...

Olivia Newton John Dies at 73, The Life of a Star

Olivia Newton John Dies at 73, The Life of a Star

Sydney Appleton, News Editor August 22, 2022

Olivia Newton-John passed away on Aug. 8 in Santa Ynez, California. She leaves behind her daughter Chloe Lattanzi, husband John Easterling, and more family members. Scroll to learn more about the singer...

INDIO, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 15: (L-R) Shania Twain and Harry Styles perform onstage at the Coachella Stage during the 2022 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 15, 2022 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Coachella)

Coachella returns: week 1

Sydney Appleton, Staffer May 4, 2022

Over the last few weeks, the most popular music stars have been advertising, preparing, and starting their performances at one of the most famous music festivals, Coachella.   The music festival takes...

On February 23, 2022 Russia has built up tens of thousands of troops along the Ukrainian border, an act of aggression that could spiral into the largest military conflict on European soil in decades. So far, over 14,000 civilians were killed.

Ukraine war: overview and ways to help 

Luka Vaicekauskas, Feature's Editor April 21, 2022

On Feb. 23, 2022 Russia has built up tens of thousands of troops along the Ukrainian border, an act of aggression that could spiral into the largest military conflict on European soil in decades.  Ukraine...

The Drowsy Senate meets the morning of the springtime change. After almost no argument against passing, the Senate unanimously voted for the bill, passing it to Senate.

Senate passes bill to make daylight savings permanent

Eve Murdick, News Editor April 14, 2022

An era ended on March 15 when the Senate unanimously passed the Sunshine Protection Act to end the practice of daylight savings, making this current springtime change permanent.  After losing an hour...

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