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

PHS News

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

PHS News

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

PHS News

Intrinsic motivation is defined as the doing of an activity for its inherent satisfaction rather than for some separable consequence. When intrinsically motivated, a person is moved to act for the fun or challenge entailed rather than because of external products, pressures, or rewards.

Intrinsic Motivation

Vera Agne, Staffer January 30, 2023

Intrinsic motivation refers to the drive to engage in an activity for its own sake instead of being motivated by external rewards or pressures. When people are intrinsically motivated, they are more likely...

Gun laws in the United States are a very controversial problem in the eyes of many. However, there is a lot that we can do as citizens to get it to change.

Gun Laws in the US

Molly Hill, Staffer January 26, 2023

On Jan. 6, 2023, a six-year-old brought in a gun from school after threatening her days before, shooting and wounding her in the chest. While she is now recovering from critical condition and is considered...

Move over Chucky and Annabelle, there’s a new doll in town who’s ready to haunt your nightmares.  M3GAN hit the theaters on Jan. 6, 2023, bringing a hilarious new horror story to the world.

M3GAN: A Humorous Shift in the Horror Paradigm

Amelia Knust, Staffer January 25, 2023

Within the past few years, the box office has witnessed lots of miserable failures, especially when it comes to horror movies. Sometimes they’re too predictable or maybe so repulsive that they only attract...

Letter to readers,  

I wrote this in hopes that it will reach at least one student and have them find a relation in my writing. Even if it doesnt reach anybody, that is OK too. Its only an experience, a mere experience had by one individual in a vast world. Thank you for reading.   

Respectfully, Kennedy

Four Years at Plant

Kennedy Gilbert, Culture Editor January 24, 2023

Plant High School is widely known around the community for its high-achieving students and excellent staff. There is plenty of success and competition on campus. It certainly lives up to its reputation:...

Noble Rice, located in Sparkman Wharf, is known for its traditional Japanese sushi. This restaurant is located next to the entertainment on the water and is a great place for dinner.

Noble Rice Review

Emily Mangione, Opinions Editor January 24, 2023

Opened in 2020, the new modern Japanese restaurant, Noble Rice, opened to the Tampa Bay community. The location of Noble Rice is excellent because it is in Sparkman Wharf, and there are plenty of activities...

The Grove Park Inn is located in the mountains of Asheville, NC. It is a family-friendly hotel that has been open since 1913 and includes many amenities like a sports complex and spa.

Grove Park Inn Review

Bella Mangione, Staffer January 19, 2023

The Grove Park Inn is unlike other hotels because of its long history and the activities provided to guests. The Grove Park Inn has been open since 1913 and has had movies, including Dirty Dancing, filmed...

The University of Tennessee is located in Knoxville, Tennessee. This is a popular college, and it offers many career paths to lead students in the right direction.

University of Tennessee Review

Emily Mangione, Opinions Editor January 16, 2023

The beautiful college campus of the University of Tennessee is located in Knoxville, Tennessee. With an acceptance rate of 74.9% and a GPA requirement of 3.5, it is home to 33,805 students as of 2022.      The...

The private vs. public school debate is being settled by comparing the pros and cons of attending each school. Private schools include classmates who are familiar with one another. Public schools have more opportunities for self-growth and independence.

Private vs. Public School Debate

Bella Mangione, Staffer January 13, 2023

As someone who has experienced private and public schools, I know both have their advantages and disadvantages. I attended Christ the King from Kindergarten to eighth grade and Plant High School from freshman...

Located across the street from Armature works, a new restaurant just opened. Sweetgreen is the latest bowl restaurant in Tampa. If you are looking for a healthy fast lunch or dinner, try out Sweetgreen.

Sweetgreen Review

Giada Moralejo, Social Media Manager January 13, 2023

Around Tampa Bay, build-your-own-bowl restaurants are some of the most popular, and another just opened on December 13. Sweetgreen just came to Tampa across the street from Armature works in the Tampa...

Disney Springs is an overlooked park compared to Disney World, Epcot, and Animal Kingdom. However, Disney Spring is the most affordable Disney park and deserves more attention because of its unique restaurants and diverse stores.

Disney Springs Review

Bella Mangione, Opinions Editor January 11, 2023

Disney Springs is one of Disney’s many parks. What makes this more appealing than the other locations is the fact that it is free to access, meaning guests won’t have to pay or buy tickets to enter...

Tampa is a buzzing city throughout the holiday season, with many festive activities to participate in. Keep reading the list below to find out what attractions are here.

Winter Activities in Tampa

Emily Mangione, Opinions Editor January 9, 2023

#1- Enchant Christmas   Located at Tropicana Field, home of the Tampa Bay Rays, is Enchant Christmas. This experience consists of a maze filled with 4 million sparkling lights and many winter activities...

As the year comes to a close, it is important that the most awe-inspiring albums are praised. 2022s music has broken boundaries, exceeded expectations, and has shown a diverse range of talented musicians.

Top 10 Best Albums of 2022

Amelia Knust, Staffer January 9, 2023

2022 has been an exciting year for music, with albums of all genres breaking records like never before. With the help of social media, especially TikTok, many artists gained popularity and spread their...

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