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People should pay attention to their health, look for proper care

People should pay attention to their health, look for proper care

Staff Editorial

December 14, 2018


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Undoubtedly, one of the most important aspects of a person’s life is their health – be it mental or physical. While perfect health is ideal, this is not the case for many. For countless individuals, professional care is required to deal with the issue, and teenagers should not feel ashamed...

Netflix addresses actors’ sexual assault allegations

Netflix addresses actors’ sexual assault allegations

Katie Valenti, Staff Writer

December 11, 2018


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The years 2017 and 2018 were not a good time for the reputation of male actors. The legacy of major award-winning shows was ruined from sexual assault allegations made on actors, causing many shows to end.  The poster child of Hollywood sexual assault, Harvey Weinstein, accompanied by actors Jeffery Tambor, Louis C.K...

Most Starbucks holiday drinks disappoint consumers

Most Starbucks holiday drinks disappoint consumers

Nicole Prus, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


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Holiday season has arrived, which means America’s popular coffee brand has come out with their festive drinks. The three featured drinks on the Starbucks website for this holiday season are caramel brulée latte, peppermint mocha and toasted white chocolate mocha. Every year Starbucks creates...

Obesity causes harmful impact on health

Obesity causes harmful impact on health

Nicole Prus, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018


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For many years, obesity has been a severe issue in the United States. The numbers of weight gain have increased tremendously; according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, an estimated 160 million Americans are either obese or overweight.    As stated by WebMD, teen boys aged 12-17 are 15 pounds heavier than in the 1960s, with an average weight of 141 pounds in 2002. Teen girls in the same age...

Pittsburgh shooting brings Jewish community closer together

Pittsburgh shooting brings Jewish community closer together

Carol Kornworcel, Staff Writer

November 25, 2018


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Rather than being in Tampa this past weekend, I was at an Israel Advocacy program in Atlanta, and suddenly everyone's phones go off with thousands of messages from their parents and the news regarding the deadliest shooting towards the Jewish people in the United States. Since then everything we did...

Product testing harms innocent animals

Product testing harms innocent animals

Nicole Prus, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


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Pet owners need to picture their pets and think about what if their pets were tested on. They would never allow such a thing because they feel it is their responsibility to watch over their pet as part of the family.   Animals are beautiful beings created on this earth that should not be tampered with and this is why animal testing needs to come to end.  Studies shown by PE...

Tampa art exhibit stuns viewers

Tampa art exhibit stuns viewers

Jessie Larrinaga, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


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The new “Love is Calling” interactive exhibit at the Tampa Museum of Art, created and envisioned by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, has received tons of attention from students and has become a hot spot for people interested in art.  The art is one of Kusama’s well-known Infinity Rooms and will be on display until Feb. 14.   After wa...

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ excellently captures story of Queen

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ excellently captures story of Queen

Addie Robey, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018


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“Bohemian Rhapsody” tells the story of the legendary British rock band Queen’s rise to fame, focusing on the life of the lead singer and keyboardist, Freddie Mercury.  Directed by Bryan Singer and produced by 20th Century Fox, the film follows the band from their start as a small group playing at bars to their hit albums and tours around America.  The...

Student shares favorite healthy restaurants

Student shares favorite healthy restaurants

Alissa Mellman, Social Media Manager

November 8, 2018


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Oceans waste away due to pollution

Oceans waste away due to pollution

Nicole Prus, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018


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Picture 50 years from now: oceans will be covered with an inconceivable amount of trash such as plastic bottles, plastic bags, cigarettes, food wrappers, plastic utensils, straws, beverage cans, and paper bags etc. due to the fault of humans.  The amount of trash is unacceptable; think about having children in the future who will have to live on a destroyed planet due to people living now who do not ...

Red velvet deceives consumers

Red velvet deceives consumers

Jessie Larrinaga, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018


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Red velvet cake originated in the Victorian era, when beet juices were used to enhance the color and moisture of the dessert. Since then, the identity of red velvet has been tarnished, leaving the world with a sad misrepresentation of the original.  The cake became increasingly popular between the 1920s and 1950s, but the reason for this is quite pitiful. Aft...

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