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Climate change march held at city hall

Climate change march held at city hall

Izzy Antilla, Staffer

September 25, 2019

A rally in city hall to support action on climate change took place on Sept. 20.   The rally attendees came from different groups, ages and backgrounds, who all gathered to show support for their cause. Groups that participated were Green Gasparilla and March for Our Lives.  “I was there for March for ...

SADD hosts annual Be the Light event

SADD hosts annual Be the Light event

Kate Bernstein, Staffer

September 24, 2019

Be the Light, an annual event hosted by Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) to raise suicide awareness, took place Friday, Sept. 20, starting at 6 p.m. at the football game.   The event consisted of club members passing out pins and glowsticks as well as selling shirts with the Be the Lig...

Florida Georgia Line creates country craze at amphitheater

Florida Georgia Line creates country craze at amphitheater

Hartley Hill, Copy Editor

September 19, 2019

Friday, Aug. 30 was an important night for country-loving students as Florida Georgia Line came to the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater for their “Can’t Say I Ain’t Country” tour.  “Honestly, I’ve never been the biggest country fan, but this concert was amazing,” junior Sofia ...

Student-run charity raises money for Children’s Cancer Center

Student-run charity raises money for Children’s Cancer Center

Audrey Taylor, Staffer

September 18, 2019

Singers, poets and drummers came together to raise money to help kids at the Slam for Service event Sept. 8 at Tequilas in Ybor.  This is the second Slam for Service that the event’s CEO, senior Payton Covelli, has organized. The donations are going to help purchase music and art supplies for the ...

South Tampa Young Life hosts color war

South Tampa Young Life hosts color war

Addie Robey, Staffer

September 16, 2019

South Tampa Young Life hosted the color war for all current and new members of their youth group on Sept. 9 from 7-8 P.M. on the field on Davis Island.   "I have made so many friends through Young Life,” junior Kendall Braswell said. “It’s always a lot of fun and a good way to meet new people and try new things.”  Over a hundred people from freshmen to seniors of different South Tampa schools attended the event. Freshman Bailey Goodnight attended the event....

Theater auditions begin for new production

Theater auditions begin for new production

Gaby Jones, Staffer

September 12, 2019

The auditions for the fall play, “The Secret in the Wings,” kicked off Aug. 26 in the auditorium. Many students came to try out for a role.  “This is the first production I’ve really ever auditioned for, but I have loved theater for a long time,” freshman Arshan Falasiri said. “...

Student population increases, changes to sports, guidance follow

Student population increases, changes to sports, guidance follow

Alexis Perno, Print Editor

September 4, 2019

As of Friday, August 16th, Plant has 2,541 students enrolled, compared to 2,469 students last year.  “We’ve been talking to our staff about it, you know, where do we go from here?” principal Johnny Bush said. “So right now, our big thing is we can’t settle... We have to have what...

Theater kicks off season with meeting for interested students

Theater kicks off season with meeting for interested students

Alexis Perno, Print Editor

August 30, 2019

Theater hosted two days of mandatory informational meetings concerning audition information for this year’s season Wednesday, August 21 and Thursday, August 22.   Auditions for the fall show, “The Secret in the Wings,” started Monday, August 26 at 7 p.m. with callbacks the next da...

School falls under boiled water notice

School falls under boiled water notice

Audrey Taylor, Staffer

August 29, 2019

(Note: all interviews are from the week of the boiled water notice) At the end of the first week of school, a water pipe burst, causing the school to go on a boiled water notice while the water was tested.   “It’s an old school, nothing intentionally happened to break the pipe,” assist...

Seniors attend college informational night

Seniors attend college informational night

Samantha Macuare, Staffer

August 28, 2019

Hundreds of seniors and parents attended senior night on Thursday, August 23 to learn about the college application process.   “A lot of stuff I didn’t think I wouldn’t know was also answered,” senior Eric Zhao said, who plans on going to University of Florida, said.  Senior n...

New areas restricted during lunch

New areas restricted during lunch

Gaby Jones, Staffer

August 27, 2019

For the new school year, recently developed lunch restrictions were put in place that limited access to many parts of the school.  “The reason for the implementation of the restricted areas were out of concern of safety,” Assistant Principal Erin Mellnick said. “As an administrative st...

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