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JROTC team places third in rifle competition

JROTC team places third in rifle competition

Addie Robey, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


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Plant’s junior ROTC rookie team finished third in a tri-county rifle competition at Newsome High School Nov. 24.   First there was a primary round, where 12 teams of four students shot three times to qualify for the next round. Participants shot ten shots at 10 targets, and there were three positi...

Theater troupe performs “Chicago”

Theater troupe performs “Chicago”

Addie Robey, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


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The Plant Theatre Company put on four performances of the Broadway musical “Chicago” Nov. 1-3. “Chicago” is a musical about life in the 1920s, based on the real-life 1924 murder trials of two women.    “It is fun to be a part of ‘Chicago’ because I made new friends, got to dance and got to be a part of one of my favorite movies,” sophomore Kathryn Ellwanger, who is part of t...

Teacher organizes sticky-note ‘act of kindness’

Teacher organizes sticky-note ‘act of kindness’

Alexis Perno, News Editor

December 13, 2018


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Sticky notes bearing encouraging messages adorned the outside of lockers Dec. 3, an event organized by teacher Jenise Gorman.  “I feel that we need more kindness rather than hearing about negative things going on in the world,” Gorman said. “And especially at the end of the semester when ev...

Elton John concert postponed

Elton John concert postponed

Addie Robey, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018


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Elton John has postponed the Tampa and Orlando shows of his 2018 Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour due to an ear infection.   The Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour is Elton John’s last tour, and it was scheduled to last from Sept. 2018 to 2021 with more than 300 shows worldwide.   The Orlando concert will...

Chorus hosts ‘The Snow Queen’

Chorus hosts ‘The Snow Queen’

Jessie Larrinaga, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


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The Chorus department hosted their annual Madrigals performance, featuring three shows, Dec. 1-2 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Day School.  The show was a form of dinner theater which involved audience participation and was decorated seasonally for winter. This was the 24th anniversary of Madrigals, and the Sunday show was sold out to parents and students w...

Ed Sheeran set to perform at Raymond James Stadium

Ed Sheeran set to perform at Raymond James Stadium

Maizie Tremblay, Photographer

November 6, 2018


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Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran will be headlining at Raymond James Stadium with opening acts including performances from Snow Patrol and Lauv Nov. 7.  “I like him because I like his songs and his personality,” sophomore Maria Colon said. “He’s also a really nice guy and g...

October News Briefs

October News Briefs

Addie Robey, Ava Nelson, Ariana Cimino, Kate Caranante, and Clio Bruno

November 5, 2018


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District prepares for hurricane season  This school year, Hillsborough county prepared for the hurricane season with designated hurricane make-up days, Veterans Day- Nov. 12 and three fall break days from Nov. 20 through 24.   Last year for Hurricane Irma, Hillsborough county decided to lengthen four early release Mondays to make up for lost time.   “I really don’t want a hurricane to come here,” sophomore Clara Burk...

Homecoming attendees reflect on this year’s dance

Homecoming attendees reflect on this year’s dance

Clio Bruno, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018


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Students worked their way into Raymond James Stadium for Homecoming Oct. 27.  “Apart from the dancing, it was a little boring,” freshman David Sardina said. “It was great seeing my friends, but I think they should add a little more next year like a game room.”  Unlike previous y...

SADD hosts annual Grim Reaper Day

SADD hosts annual Grim Reaper Day

Carol Kornworcel, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018


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Twenty-six students were wearing plain black clothes to represent death with yellow tap cards Oct. 15.  Though these cards didn’t have to do with being accepted into a club, they had stories about people who experienced loss because of a choice they made. These students are a part of the Stud...

Astronomy Club holds second meet of year

Astronomy Club holds second meet of year

Vendela Busbee, Photographer

October 25, 2018


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NOPE task force teaches sophomores consequences of drug usage

NOPE task force teaches sophomores consequences of drug usage

Isabella Ank, Co-Print Editor in Chief

October 22, 2018


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Sophomores attended a presentation hosted by Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education (NOPE) Task Force on Oct. 8. This presentation sought to warn students about the dangers and consequences of drug usage.   The NOPE presentation was first shown in 2002 in Palm Beach County, where rates of overdose attributed deaths were growing quickly. Two years later, th...

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