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The student-run news site of H. B. Plant High School

PHS News

The newest installment of the Hunger Games franchise, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes was released this Thanksgiving, causing fans everywhere to go into a frenzy for the new film. Read more to see the journey this movie has had since 2020 and a review of the final product.

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes Lands On Top

Amelia Knust, Opinions Editor November 27, 2023

"I don't sing when I'm told. I sing when I have something to say," proclaimed Lucy Gray Baird, the female main character in the new Hunger Games prequel- The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Suzanne Collins,...


With Thanksgiving approaching, it is time to start rewatching the holiday episodes from your favorite TV shows. New Girl, Friends, Gossip Girl, and Gilmore Girls have some of the best Thanksgiving episodes to get into the fall spirit.

Thanksgiving TV Show Episodes

Emily Mangione, Coverage Editor November 27, 2023

Friends The TV show Friends is known for its many iconic holiday episodes. One of the most well-known Thanksgiving episodes is Season Three, Episode Nine, “The One With the Football.” During...

Friendsgiving is celebrated on a date
often falling on a day near the official
Thanksgiving holiday. This flexibility allows
friends to gather without the constraints of busy
travel schedules, making it a more accessible and
inclusive event.


Vera Agne, Staffer November 17, 2023

Thanksgiving, a cherished holiday observed on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States, is a time-honored tradition that transcends its historical roots to become a celebration of gratitude,...

Cinnaholic, a gourmet cinnamon roll bakery recently opened
in Tampa, Florida. Their products are made 100% plant based, dairy
and lactose free as well as cholesterol free.

Cinnaholic Review

Vera Agne, Staffer November 17, 2023

Cinnaholic is a bakery known for its gourmet cinnamon rolls. They offer a variety of flavors and toppings, allowing customers to customize their own sweet creations. The company gained popularity for its...

Everyone has a specific taste in music that is unique to them. Whether someone is a Rock and Roll fanatic or a Hip Hop enthusiast, there is a place in music for everyone and we can all find our genre of preference. Senior Giada Moralejo, who has been a member of the PHS News staff for three years and is one of this years Editor in Chiefs, often builds unique, eclectic Spotify Playlists that showcase countless types of music and artists. Scroll to learn more about her playlists from her best friend and Co Editor in Chiefs perspective.

Ranking the PHS News Online Managing Editor In Chief’s Spotify Playlists

Sydney Appleton, Online Editor In Chief November 16, 2023

The PHS News Online Managing Editor in Chief, Giada Moralejo, has worked extremely hard for the publication for the last three years. Whether it’s creating articles, helping peers with assignments, or...

The holidays mean its time for gift giving and present shopping. REVOLVE has the perfect selection for one’s Holiday wish list for this year.

The Most Wonderful REVOLVE Holiday Wishlist of the Year

Bella Johnson, Sports Editor November 9, 2023

When the weather dips below 80 degrees, Floridians know what time it is… the holidays! The holiday season spans from October to January and is a festive and fun time all around the world. One of the...

Taylor Swift released her new album on Oct. 27. The album included five vault tracks, elaborating further on the singer/songwriter’s emotions during the time of the original album release. 






Another Taylor Swift Album? Nine Reasons to Listen to 1989 (Taylor’s Version)

Stella Griggs, Staffer November 6, 2023

Taylor Swift, the music industry's newest billionaire, re-released one of her most popular albums on Oct. 27 and now wholly owns her first pop album, 1989. For some background information, Taylor attempted...

The Hunger Games prequel- The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes- is hitting the box office this month, and Olivia Rodrigo just dropped the chilling lead single for the soundtrack, Cant Catch Me Now. Read more for an in-depth analysis of the lyrics and how they connect to the upcoming film and original trilogy!

Olivia Rodrigo “Can’t Catch Me Now” Review

Amelia Knust, Opinions Editor November 6, 2023

Spoilers for The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes!   As someone who is both a big music nerd and an even bigger Hunger Games nerd, I was ecstatic when I heard that Olivia Rodrigo...

Located in Hyde Park, Sesame is a new bagel shop with many different flavors and menu options. This restaurant is a casual breakfast and lunch dining experience.

Sesame: New Breakfast Location

November 1, 2023

The new breakfast shop named Sesame opened in Hyde Park at the beginning of October. Sesame is a bagel shop that serves freshly made bagels from Long Island. The menu is vast and very diverse, with unique...

Celebrities as the Kardashians and Hailey Bieber often rule Halloween and the costumes trends. This year, 5 costumes ruled social media after Halloween, and here is some insight behind them bellow.

Rating the Most Popular Halloween Costumes of 2023

Luka Vaicekauskas, Publications Editor In Chief October 31, 2023

Rating the Most Popular Halloween Costumes of 2023   With social media posts overfilled with Halloween content but the pumpkin spice season coming to an end, it is the perfect time to reflect on the...

The first leg of the Eras came to a close but Taylor swift kept the excitement going. The release of “The Eras Tour: The Movie” was an unexpected way the fans got to see the tour once again.
Photo: @taylorswift on Instagram

Eras Tour Movie Review

Giada Moralejo, Online Managing Editor In Chief October 30, 2023

As the highly popular Eras Tour comes to a pause with the end of the first leg of the U.S. tour, Taylor Swift announced on Aug. 31 that she would be releasing “The Eras Tour: The Movie” on Oct. 13. Without...

If youre looking for a new Halloween movie to watch this year, the Haunted Mansion is a great choice. Its kid-friendly and has comedy and jump scares. This movie is available on Disney +, Vudu, and Amazon Prime.

Haunted Mansion Movie Review

Sienna Harrison October 30, 2023

The Haunted Mansion was released on July 28, 2023. You can watch this movie on Disney+, Vudu, and Amazon Prime. This is a horror/fantasy film and is PG-13. Although this is a horror film, there is some...

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