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Local first graders attend annual Spring Fling

Local first graders attend annual Spring Fling

Maizie Tremblay, Photographer

March 15, 2019


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Five hundred first graders gathered on the baseball field to enjoy carnival style games including a bouncy house, face painting, a ring toss and cookie decorating at Spring Fling Friday, March 15.  “It’s really fun to be able to play with all the kids and help them decorate cookies, and jus...

E-board hosts spring pep rally

E-board hosts spring pep rally

Avery Franks, Photographer

March 14, 2019


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Mayoral candidates fight for votes

Mayoral candidates fight for votes

Isabella Ank, Co-Print Editor in Chief

March 5, 2019


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After almost a year of campaigning, one of Tampa’s seven mayoral candidates will succeed mayor Bob Buckhorn. With the election drawing nearer, here is a quick look at all the candidates and the plans they will undertake if elected.    Harry Cohen A Tampa native, Harry Cohen has served on...

Teams work together for others

Teams work together for others

Hartley Hill, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


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Various teams came together to volunteer at the Gasparilla Distance Classic Feb. 23-24 along Bayshore Boulevard.  “I like being with my tennis team handing out waters, and I got inspired to run,” sophomore Ellery Van Aelst said. “Our team had a bonding experience and got closer when we had to clean up at the end and get those cups picked up.”  The boys and girls t...

A cappella groups head to international competition

A cappella groups head to international competition

Ava Nelson, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


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Pawcappella and the Pink Panthers leave Thursday, Feb. 27 for the Varsity Vocals International Championship of High School A Cappella competition in Raleigh, North Carolina. Both groups will compete all day Feb. 28 against other various a cappella groups and will return home Feb. 29. Pawcappella and...

School board member, state representative review safety measures

School board member, state representative review safety measures

Alexis Perno, News Editor

February 26, 2019


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State Rep. Jackie Toledo and Area 2 school board member Stacy Hahn visited Plant to review safety measures implemented since the Parkland High School shooting in Feb. 2018.   Such measures include locking gates with a buzzer system and 33 security cameras placed around school. Currently, all adm...

Orchestra puts on combined concert

Orchestra puts on combined concert

Addie Robey, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019


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All of the three different sections of the orchestra combined to perform at a concert on Monday Feb. 11 in the school auditorium.   “This is one of many of the orchestra’s concerts throughout the year,” orchestra director Steven Bossert said. “But what makes this one different is that all three components of th...

Teachers perform at Faculty Idol

Teachers perform at Faculty Idol

Carol Kornworcel, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019


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The overall winners of this year's Faculty Idol were the four-man band “Lockdown,” comprised of John Henson, John DeOrio, Bruce Yost and out-of-school drummer Jim Rungo, who performed “Ring of Fire” Jan. 31.   “My goal was just to have fun,” teacher, guitarist and singer DeOrio said. “We had been talking about playing for a long time and s...

Chorus performs 28th annual variety show

Chorus performs 28th annual variety show

Natalie Kerr, Co-Print Editor in Chief

February 26, 2019


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Students receive regional writing and art awards

Students receive regional writing and art awards

Jessie Larrinaga, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019


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Several students submitted works to the Scholastic Art and Writing contest and four received Gold Key awards, meaning that their works will be sent on to the national competition.   Senior Katherine Valenti submitted works for the humor category, which required a portfolio of several pieces in...

Teachers prepare performances for Faculty Idol

Teachers prepare performances for Faculty Idol

Carol Kornworcel, Staff Writer

January 31, 2019


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Teachers from all around the school will be performing multiple different acts for Faculty Idol Thursday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.  “This performance gives faculty a chance to shine and express themselves in a way they don’t normally get to,” junior organizer Megan Martinez ...

Club Chai becomes Jewish Student Union

Club Chai becomes Jewish Student Union

Alexis Perno, News Editor

January 30, 2019


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The first official Jewish Student Union meeting was Wednesday, Jan. 16 afterschool in Spanish teacher Karen Rosin’s room.   At the meeting, it was revealed that Club Chai would be changing to Jewish Student Union, a program affiliated with national Jewish youth organization NCSY. Freshman Ari ...

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