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Scream-A-Geddon puts a spin on traditional horror parks

Scream-A-Geddon puts a spin on traditional horror parks

Jessie Larrinaga, Social Media Manager

October 16, 2019

Most people have heard of Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens and Halloween Horror Nights at Universal, but not many have been to Scream-A-Geddon in Dade City. The park’s first night this year was on Sept. 27, and although they may have been just getting into the swing of things, it added a new spin...

Top ten things to do as a senior on PSAT day

Top ten things to do as a senior on PSAT day

Graham Hill, Editor-in-Chief

October 15, 2019

The PSAT will be administered to all freshmen, sophomores and juniors on Wednesday, Oct. 16. Due to the augmented schedule for the day, seniors are not required to come for a majority of the day and are often called out for the final few periods, which rarely have work assigned anyway.  This article see...

Trends to fall for

Trends to fall for

Nicole Prus, Online Editor

October 14, 2019

Finally, fall is approaching with chilly winds that will send a shiver up your spine. This is a sign that it is time to go shopping for warmer clothes that are sought after this season.    Florida is still usually warm during the fall season, but the mornings can still be cold and classroom t...

Self-care: mental health, not facemasks

Self-care: mental health, not facemasks

Izzy Antilla, Staffer

October 11, 2019

Typically, self-care can be defined as doing a facemask, taking a bath or just not doing your work, which leads to the use of the term as an excuse to avoid responsibilities. But honestly, what is self-care supposed to represent: excuses or caring for yourself?   It's not like I have some se...

Dress code unfairly targets female students

Dress code unfairly targets female students

Clio Bruno, Social Media Manager

October 7, 2019

As always, a new school year brings new changes. For the 2019-2020 year, the main change is the dress code. Students were introduced to the new rules at the first assembly and the shock on the students’ faces was extremely evident.  Students, especially girls, left the auditorium chattering away about the blat...

Florida weather makes fall unenjoyable

Florida weather makes fall unenjoyable

Jessie Larrinaga, Social Media Manager

October 2, 2019

Sept. 22 was the first day of autumn. When I picture autumn, I am first inclined to think of colorful leaves falling from the trees and a nice breeze and cooling off after a long, hot summer. Then I am smacked by the realization that I live in a place where fall is basically just summer round two. ...

Pop star defies mainstream standards

Pop star defies mainstream standards

Julia Wolfe, Staffer

October 1, 2019

Pop singer Lizzo, who reached the top of the charts this year, has forged a crack in the thick walls of society’s beauty standards. Her soulful, silky voice and her empowering lyrics can make anyone put their hands up and dance around, without a worry about who’s watching. Her music gives a sen...

Club applications increase student stress

Club applications increase student stress

Jessie Larrinaga, Social Media Manager

September 10, 2019

As a junior, most aspects of high school are familiar to me. While at times it can be stressful to start a new year off, figuring it out is usually doable. One thing that has not gotten easier is the process of applying to clubs.   At the beginning of the school year, the teachers that are clu...

Queen conquers Tampa

Queen conquers Tampa

Addie Robey, Staffer

August 20, 2019

Legendary ‘80s rock band Queen brought their 2019 Rhapsody Tour to Amalie Arena in Tampa on August 18. Tour dates range from 2019-2020, and they are touring globally from the US to Australia.   The band opened the concert with the song “Now I’m Here.” Each band member appeared one by o...

Metro Diner matches good food with great prices

Metro Diner matches good food with great prices

Ava Nelson, Features Editor

May 30, 2019

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

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

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...

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