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Taking a Stand

Taking a Stand

Isabella Ank and Graham Hill

November 17, 2017


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"A deal is a deal!"  Chants and posters filled the street as teachers gathered on Nov. 14 to protest the salary crisis which has struck Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS).  The protest took place outside of 901 E Kennedy Blvd. where a meeting among school board officials took place. Those in attendance included both current and former teachers, some of which who are involved with the Class...

AVID hosts chili cook-off

AVID hosts chili cook-off

Alexis Perno, Business Manager

November 15, 2017


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AVID team coordinates chili cookoff to fundraise for program.

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JROTC hosts club field day

JROTC hosts club field day

GianMarco Cortez, Photographer

November 15, 2017


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JROTC took to the on Nov. 9 for all members to participate in their annual field day.

Volunteer fair personifies selflessness in high school

Volunteer fair personifies selflessness in high school

Riley Schofner, Staff Writer

November 10, 2017


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PSTA has recently asked many local volunteering opportunities for a volunteer fair during all the lunch periods Nov. 7. Many individuals got the experience and access to groups like The Spring, Relay for Life, and many more. "I think it's important to give to the community, and I love working with...

Video: Students participate in blood drive

Chad Mendez, Photographer

November 8, 2017


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Literary Exploration

Literary Exploration

Chloe-Amelie Aikman, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


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  Fred Aceves, author of "The Closest I’ve Come", visited on Nov. 3 to promote his book’s launch as well as to provide those attending with linguistic tips and guidance drawn from his experiences as a writer.  Currently living on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, Aceves spent much of his adolescence in Tampa and returns regularly ...

News briefs to start the week of 11/6

News briefs to start the week of 11/6

Isabella Ank, News Manager

November 6, 2017


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Serial Killer Stalks the Streets  A string of murders in Seminole Heights is believed to be the work of a serial killer. The three homicides took place between Oct. 9-Oct. 19. Each of the victims was alone and killed at night. Aside from the location of their deaths, they did not have any connections to each other. A ...

Beta inducts new members

Beta inducts new members

Gavin Figueruelo, Staff Writer

November 4, 2017


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Beta inductions occurred this week for all the new members or the prestigious group. The meeting was held in the auditorium on Thursday, Nov 2. The new members of the club consisted mostly of the sophomore class of 2020, but also included upperclassmen who meet the cub requirements who...

Band places first in competition

Band places first in competition

Alexis Perno, Business Manager

November 3, 2017


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The marching band returned home from the Newsome Invitational with a number of awards Saturday, Oct. 28.   Despite the inclement weather, the marching band stayed focused on the event.   "We had to play in the gym and not march it because of the rain, so it was really loud and it was pretty...

News briefs to start the week of 10/30

News briefs to start the week of 10/30

Dylan Pitts, Designer

October 30, 2017


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  Public Health Emergency An emergency was declared by President Donald Trump to address the nations opioid drug abuse. The public health emergency enables further action to be taken should Congress approve them, allowing for more funds. The opioid crisis has reached an all-time high within the ...

Shadows Overseas

Shadows Overseas

Chloe-Amelie Aikman, Staff Writer

October 27, 2017


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Four fresh faces joined the halls this past Wednesday, Oct. 25, with visitors' tags plastered to their shirts and members of the E-Board by their side.  Kristupus Blazys, Cameron Branagh, Chloe-Jean Parsley and Tristan Long were those four faces – students of Culford School who were offered the opportun...

Clubs pose for yearbook photos

Clubs pose for yearbook photos

Chad Mendez, Photographer

October 27, 2017


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The many clubs of the school each climbed the stairs of the gym on Oct. 25 to take their pictures for yearbook, on the annual day know and Club Picture Day.

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