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Metro Diner matches good food with great prices

Metro Diner matches good food with great prices

Ava Nelson, Features Editor

May 30, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

Amidst skimming through the multitude of new breakfast joints in South Tampa, my ear was caught after my mom mentioned the Metro Diner. After little deliberation and a quick glance at their online menu, I was off. The Metro Diner ended up delivering a great bite and large portions for a pretty good...

Series tells story of serial killer in new and interesting way

Series tells story of serial killer in new and interesting way

Hartley Hill, Copy Editor

May 29, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

Netflix’s new crime thriller, “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” tells the story of the infamous serial killer Ted Bundy in a refreshingly unique way.  Ted Bundy was notorious for assaulting and murdering over 30 young women between 1974 and 1978 while denying all crimes until ...

Society’s misconstrued perception of patriotism is detrimental

Society’s misconstrued perception of patriotism is detrimental

Ava Nelson, Features Editor

May 28, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

Through 243 years of war, victories and losses, mistakes and achievements, scientific breakthroughs and tragedy, has the US lost what it means to be patriotic? While many people find themselves off-put by the term after personal struggles within the country or witness to controversy and tragedy, patrio...

New single by Taylor Swift fails in all areas

New single by Taylor Swift fails in all areas

Jessie Larrinaga, Social Media Manager

May 24, 2019


Filed under Opinions

Taylor Swift released a new song on April 26 called “ME!,” featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! At the Disco. The song was disappointing, especially given the number of hit songs that Swift has released in the past.   The song’s musical composition as well as the video that accompanied it seemed very chil...

Arming teachers suggests more potential harm than good

Arming teachers suggests more potential harm than good

Ariana Cimino, Opinions Editor

May 23, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

Gun control never seems to be an easy topic to approach. Between polarization of political parties and the occurrence of mass shootings, only disastrous events seem to breach the wall placed in front of the subject. With the Parkland shooting sparking the March for Our Lives movement, the convers...

Marina Diamandis releases new banger-filled album

Marina Diamandis releases new banger-filled album

Ariana Cimino, Opinions/Expressions Editor

May 17, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

  Picture this: Way back in the olden days of 2014, a 10-year-old jams along to Marina and the Diamonds’ album “Electra Heart” in her bedroom, although she is perhaps too young to understand the meaning of the lyrics. If you’ve ever been this 10-year-old (as I have), you understand the exhilaration that comes with the release of her newest album. ...

State Fair surpasses carnival

State Fair surpasses carnival

Michelle Ricones-Rodriguez, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019


Filed under Opinions

The annual Christ the King Carnival was April 25-28, and a good number of people went to it. However fun it was, though, there are some drawbacks that need to be discussed. With these specific drawbacks in mind, it is safe to say that the Florida State Fair exceeds the standards of the carnival....

Socialite abuses privilege to become lawyer

Socialite abuses privilege to become lawyer

Michelle Ricones-Rodriguez, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

Kim Kardashian has announced that she is currently studying in hopes of becoming a lawyer, and the internet has been very vocal about it. Some view her efforts as a joke and mock the star online, while others have come to Kardashian’s defense, calling the criticism sexist and comparing her to the “Legally Blonde” c...

Making messes

Making messes

May 8, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Top Stories

  Efficiency. When kids who lived less than two miles from their schools weren’t allowed on school buses anymore, it was for efficiency. We changed our school schedules – sacrificing instruction time each day and shortening our periods – for efficiency. If a recent proposal by the school board goes through, we’r...

Celebrities must stop seeking office

Celebrities must stop seeking office

Nicole Prus, Online Editor

May 7, 2019


Filed under Column, Opinions, Top Stories

Celebrities are unfit to be president since they lack political experience and they value the act of making money more than valuing the people they represent. Celebrities will set America up for failure rather than for greatness due to their lack of knowledge on politics.  For years, this nation’s government has been ...

Elon Musk releases senseless rap song

Elon Musk releases senseless rap song

Jordyn Lutz, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Reviews

As everyone knows, Elon Musk is the intelligent man behind SpaceX and Tesla. He has made his appearance online a lot recently, such as in the “Meme Review” hosted by PewDiePie.   For April Fools, he decided to make a Harambe the Gorilla rap filled with autotune. Harambe was a gorilla...

Americans must remember lives lost in Columbine shooting

Americans must remember lives lost in Columbine shooting

Ariana Cimino, Opinions Editor

May 4, 2019


Filed under Column, Opinions, Top Stories

April 20, 1999: 12 students and one teacher dead. The Columbine shooting has undoubtedly gone down as one of the worst – and most infamous – school shootings in history.   As it nears the 20th anniversary of this horrific event, students, parents and school teachers alike take the time to honor t...

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