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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

22-year-old Laken Riley was a Nursing student at the University of Georgia and was murdered when she went out for a run. The students and faculty mourn the loss of the student.

UGA Student Laken Riley Murdered on Campus

Giada Moralejo, Online Managing Editor In Chief March 1, 2024

The University of Georgia was hit with the devastating loss of a nursing student, Laken Riley, last week. The entire university shut down, canceling classes and events to give students time to mourn the...

It has been fifty years since the last moon landing. The U.S. sent the first controlled spacecraft to the lunar surface. This is the first moon landing since Apollo 17 in 1972.

First Moon Landing In 50 Years

Sienna Harrison, Staffer March 1, 2024

A spacecraft built and flown by Texas-based company Intuitive Machines landed near the moon's south pole on Thursday, the first U.S. spacecraft on the moon in more than half a century. This landing was...

New York has always been known as the “Sanctuary city,” attracting many immigrants. However, recently the Big Apple has been struggling to keep up with the massive waves of new immigrants, pushing it into a state of over population. Continue reading to learn more about the issue.

Title 42 Act

Daniel Beccue, Features Editor February 28, 2024

Turmoil in the Big Apple has risen as New York struggles to combat the mass migration crisis sweeping America. In 2023 alone, NY let in over 95,000 migrants, pushing them into a state of overpopulation....

On Feb. 24, 2022, the war between Russia and Ukraine started. Two years later, the war continues costing both civilian and military lives.

Two Years Later: Russia versus Ukraine

Stella Griggs, Staffer February 28, 2024

On Feb. 24, 2022, Russian forces invaded Ukraine. Ukraine is a country bordering Russia and was part of the Soviet Union until 1991 when the communist organization collapsed. A newly independent state...

The Strawberry Festival is an annual event held every year in Plant City. This festival has free entertainment, many rides, and strawberries prepared in as many ways as you can think of. There are different discounts every day of this festival, so be sure to check it out.

Strawberry Festival 2024

Sienna Harrison, Staffer February 22, 2024

The Florida Strawberry Festival has been a Plant City tradition since 1930. This is an annual 11-day family-oriented event with strawberries prepared in many ways. The festival includes free daily attractions,...

Singer and songwriter Toby Keith passed away. Scroll to learn more about his life and the legacy he is leaving with the world.

The Legacy of Toby Keith: His Music and Impact on the World Lives On

William Farmen, Staffer February 19, 2024

Toby Keith was born on July 8, 1961. He was born and raised in Clinton, Oklahoma, which is where his musical journey began. When Toby was just 20 years old, he went into the oil business where his colleagues...

Many people get Presidents Day off work or school, but do they even know what Presidents Day is? The history of this holiday has shifted over time from celebrating one president to the next. Only some people take Presidents Day as the true meaning behind it.

What is President’s Day?

Sienna Harrison, Staffer February 15, 2024

George Washington's birthday is a U.S. federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Over time, we celebrated the birthdays...

Senior Chase Jarrett poses for his commitment post that was shared on the @304committed Instagram page. Jarrett recently announced his commitment to further his academic and athletic career at the University of central Florida

From Dad’s Stadium to FBC Mortgage Stadium: Chase Jarrett Commits to UCF

Sydney Appleton, Online Editor In Chief February 13, 2024

As the class of 2024 wraps up their senior year, successful athletes in the grade are continuing to receive offers from countless universities and announcing commitments to D1 schools. Plant Football has...

Plant High schools production, Perfume, was promoted from Scholastic AAA to Scholastic AA. They were promoted on January 31st and are now creating new goals to hopefully surpass by the end of the season.

HB Plant Winterguard Promotion

Kate Fairbairn, Culture Editor February 12, 2024

HB Plant High schools Winterguard team performed their production, Perfume, at Strawberry Crest High school on Jan. 20: the team was later promoted from scholastic AAA to scholastic AA on Jan. 31. At...

LLS is a foundation that aids in
the fight against blood cancers.
Donations or even joining a team can
help support the research and
advocacy efforts of LLS.

What is LLS?

Vera Agne, Staffer February 9, 2024

Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects both the blood and bone marrow leading to an overproduction of abnormal white blood cells. These abnormal cells crowd out normal body cells, impairing the body’s...

Hillsborough County schools get Friday, February 17, off for the Florida State Fair. Free tickets are handed out, so why not attend the State fair held once a year? There are many things to do, like rides, seeing animals, and eating lots of food.

Guide to Florida State Fair 2024

Sienna Harrison, Staffer February 8, 2024

The Florida State Fair returns February 8-19. They're known for having the most giant midway and bizarre food concoctions. It's famous for its donut burger, Pop Rocks pickle, Fried spam grilled cheese,...

Gasparilla can get very messy afterward. Trash and beads get left all over Bayshore Blvd and hidden in the grass. There are many ways to volunteer and help clean up for service hours. There are also places like MacDonald Training Center where you can drop off beads you dont want.

Gasparilla Cleanup

Sienna Harrison, Staffer February 2, 2024

On the day of Gasparilla, people are having fun and enjoying food/ drinks, but they aren’t usually thinking about cleaning up after themselves. But the aftermath of Gasparilla is trashy. Trash could...

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