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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

Senior year can get hectic, but not if you set yourself up for success during the summer. Follow along for steps on having a successful 2024-2025 year for the PHS Class of 2025.

How to Have a Productive Summer Leading to Senior Year

Luka Vaicekauskas, Publications Editor In Chief May 10, 2024

The summer leading to your senior year of high school is the most pivotal time period that can set your entire senior year on the right foot, or not. Click around this interactive for some things to...

Studying is a key aspect to education and the atmosphere for studying is just as important. The atmosphere one chooses can increase motivation and concentration.

Best Studying Spots

Vera Agne, Staffer May 1, 2024

Studying is a vital aspect of academic success, and the environment in which one chooses to study can greatly influence productivity and focus. While some individuals thrive in bustling coffee shops, others...

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On Apr. 12, Riley Green released his new album, “Way Out Here.” The album consists of seven songs, ranging from emotional to upbeat new hits.

Ranking Riley Green’s New Album

Emily Mangione, Coverage Editor April 29, 2024

On Apr. 12, 2024, Riley Green released his new country album, “Way Out Here.” The album consists of seven songs, with “Worst Way” being the single on the album. This is Green’s third album in...

Smoothies are always a great, healthy snack option. To learn more about the best places to get a smoothie in Tampa, continue reading.

Best Smoothie Spots in Tampa

Maddie Banks, Staffer April 24, 2024

Grain and Berry: Grain and Berry has a diverse menu ranging from smoothies to food! Their use of fresh fruit and yummy flavors draws you back in. This is a great spot to stop for a classic smoothie...

Summer is approaching, meaning that ice cream will become a daily staple. To learn about the best ice cream shops in Tampa, continue reading.

Five Ice Cream Spots in Tampa

Stella Griggs, Social Media Editor April 24, 2024

Ice cream in Florida is necessary during the summer, so having a go-to spot can be helpful in the heat. Although there are places around the city where you can grab a bite, the following five places are...

Taylor Swift just dropped her 11th studio album, The Tortured Poets Department. Read more for a full review of the album, and how the era has proved itself to be one of Swift’s most polarizing of all time.

Taylor Swift’s The Tortured Poets Department is Artistically Hollow: A Review

Amelia Knust, Opinions Editor April 23, 2024

★★★☆☆ "The Tortured Poets Department" is Taylor Swift's clunkiest and most unflattering album name ever- a proper fit for how the era and album would turn out. Ever since the star-studded...

Top Seven Açaí Bowls in Tampa

Top Seven Açaí Bowls in Tampa

Ellis Brandon, Print Managing Editor In CHief April 22, 2024

With summer approaching Açaí bowls are one of the best beach snacks. In Tampa, Florida there are many options to get an Açaí bowl but I tried out the four most popular places. Grain and Berry is...

Class rank is something obscure and not commented upon much, bringing competition and rivalry among the fellow Panthers attending this high-ranking high school. But read along for three tips on how you can be in the 1% of your class.

How to be in the Top 1% of Your Class: A Guide for Underclassmen

Luka Vaicekauskas, Publications Editor In Chief April 22, 2024

“How to be in the top 1% of your class; a guide for the underclassmen” Moving from Illinois to Florida in 2020, I was unfamiliar with the Hillsborough County Educational System, and having started...

Best Don Toliver Songs

Best Don Toliver Songs

Vera Agne, Staffer April 22, 2024

Caleb Zackery or Don Toliver is an American rapper and songwriter from Houston, Texas. After his appearance on Astroworld, Toliver began getting worldwide recognition. Over the past few months, I’ve...

Don’t blame her for being so famous, as Taylor Swift cannot help but be a mastermind. In this article, I will highlight my favorite songs by Swift as someone who isn’t the biggest fan, but knows when someone makes a good song to sway to.

Big Reputation: Taylor Swift’s Top Songs

Bella Johnson, Sports Editor April 11, 2024

Taylor Swift. An already huge, possibly the largest, pop star who has music that reaches across every genre. To some, she is everything, grace and class, heart and soul, “Mother”. For others, she is...

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Vera Agne, Staffer April 11, 2024

Future and Metro Boomin recently released a new album called “WE DON’T TRUST YOU” on March 22, 2024. The album includes guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, The Weeknd, Travis Scott,...

Olipop and Poppi have become very popular probiotic beverages. People are either team Olipop or Poppi. Both beverages are considered healthy, but are they actually good for you? Continue reading to find out.

Olipop vs Poppi

Sienna Harrison, Staffer April 5, 2024

There are many types of prebiotic drinks, but there are two runners-up in this space, Olipop and Poppi. There have been many debates on social media, and people are either on Team Poppi or Olipop. But...

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