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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge absorbs nation

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge absorbs nation

Allison Figueroa, Public Relations

September 16, 2014

Standing in the searing heat of a Florida summer for a long period of time could be considered a challenge. But getting soaked with a bucket of freezing water afterward to benefit ALS research is a different kind of undertaking. “It was actually very refreshing,” Assistant Principal Lauren Otero ...

Plant High School honored with National PTA Award

Plant High School honored with National PTA Award

Allyssa Ashmeade, Staff Writer

September 16, 2014

Plant High School won, “One of the most prestigious awards given by the National PTSA,” Beth Garcia the president of PTSA said. This award is known as the National PTA School of Excellence Award. According to the National PTA guidelines, this award is only given to schools that have an exceptional...

Two months and still missing

Trevor Coulter, Staff Writer

May 14, 2014

Many mysterious things have happened to flights since commercial air travel became available to the general public in 1914. To this day, people still wonder what happened inside the planes of flights 93, 11, and 175 on September 11th of 2001. However, out of all strange things that have occurred on flights...

Students visit Spain for break

Students visit Spain for break

Emily Griewe, Copy Editor

April 2, 2014

Over spring break, a group of students enrolled in Spanish 2, 3, and 4 toured Madrid, Granada, and Seville, Spain for a week, along with teachers Igxie Rivera, Alberto Rivera, Kristina Renaud, and Elizabeth Padilla. While in Madrid, they completed a walking tour, visited the Prado, the second largest...

E-cigarettes gain popularity, cause concern

Matthew Blydenburgh, Staff Writer

March 28, 2014

Electronic cigarettes have become a more discreet, and pop- ular way for cigarette smokers to act as if they were smoking any others, yet remain almost undetectable, especially in public lo- cations. However, three students were found with a total of four E-cigarettes at Plant, according to Prin...

Lethal uncertainty

Lethal uncertainty

Bennett Taylor, Online Editor

March 21, 2014

In late January, Mexican citizen Edgar Tamayo died by lethal injection in Texas, convicted of murdering a 24 year old police officer. The execution marked the start of a new year of capital punishments in Texas. The death occurred despite the persistent calls by Mexican officials for a halt of the sentence,...

New Harry Potter World additions

New Harry Potter World additions

Robby Killette, Sports Editor

March 19, 2014

Albus Dumbledore famously said, "In dreams, we enter a world that's entirely our own," in the wildly successful Harry Potter series. The wizarding world of Harry Potter is expanding from Islands of Adventure into Universal Studios and now people will be able to enter their own dream world at both of...

Live from New York ‘It’s racial diversity’

Live from New York ‘It’s racial diversity’

Jessica Jagodzinski, Production Editor

March 18, 2014

Debuting on Jan. 18, was Saturday Night Live’s newest cast member, Sasheer Zamata. Zamata is the newest black female actress to be added to the regular lineup. In fact, she is the only black actress on the cast, and the addition took six years. “I feel like it’s been years since I’ve seen...

NSA recording phone calls

Ysabella Canto, Staff Writer

March 6, 2014

No longer is there a question of whether or not the government is recording us. Thanks to NSA contractor Edward Snowden, the NSA's program has become public knowledge as of June 5, 2013. However the question remains if it will reap positive benefits? Most people have little to worry about because the...

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