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Administration asks ‘Did you get a good night’s rest?’

Administration asks ‘Did you get a good night’s rest?’

Brandon Lovinger, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


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Hillsborough county issued a mandatory assembly on the topic of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention that immediately resulted in a personal unease about the topic among many at Plant High School. The previous year there were two student deaths, one intentional. At first, students piled into the...

Trump’s anti-LGBT agenda continues to grow

Trump’s anti-LGBT agenda continues to grow

Alexis Perno, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


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Most people believe they would notice if a genocide was going on. Surely it would make every news station: regular updates blaring through every radio, social media crowded with support and cries for peace. However, there has been near radio silence for months, despite the continuing persecution of...

Reembrace the electrifying experience of the 1982 horror classic, “The Thing”

Reembrace the electrifying experience of the 1982 horror classic, “The Thing”

Riley Schofner, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


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Shrouded in darkness, trapped between a fixture of time and space, in a foreboding, yet humble cabin this reviewer is disgusted by the Halloween films of the current century. Buckle up kiddos, this 145- year old grandpa will show you whipper snappers what a real scary movie is, like John Carpenter's...

Tulpas: crazy fevered visions or mental chains grounding to reality?

Tulpas: crazy fevered visions or mental chains grounding to reality?

Riley Schofner, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


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Have you ever had an imaginary friend? Associated with youth, imaginary friends are developed people, mythical beings, and lifelong friends that are not real. They provide comfort in being everything that you need. What happens, however, when they don't go away? That's called a tulpa, a sentient...

NFL protests go beyond the anthem

NFL protests go beyond the anthem

Alexis Perno, Staff Writer

October 18, 2017


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This past week, sports have been filled with more than just touchdowns and tackles. With the current protests in the NFL, controversy has once again seeped its way into something seemingly untouchable. However, whatever your view on the issue, it is important to acknowledge the true reasoning behind...

Breaking the stereotype: Cheerleaders’ poor representation by pop culture harms spirits of spirit leaders

Breaking the stereotype: Cheerleaders’ poor representation by pop culture harms spirits of spirit leaders

Thompson Draper, Opinions Editor

October 18, 2017


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Cheerleaders are a group of individuals who, for a long time, have not always been seen in the best light due to the way society has been taught to view them. Rather than seeing how hard they work to do what they do; society sees them as stuck up, preppy girls due to pop culture representing them poorly;...

“Grasshopper Jungle” hops into young adult scene

“Grasshopper Jungle” hops into young adult scene

Macie Lavender, Staff Writer

October 18, 2017


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In the world of young adult dystopia, a book that doesn’t just rehash the plot to the Hunger Games or Divergent is a hard book to come by. After hearing that Edgar Wright, director of such classics as "Shaun of the Dead," "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" and most recently, "Baby Driver," had snapped...

Reason to hope? Puerto Rico offered a sustainable dream

Reason to hope? Puerto Rico offered a sustainable dream

Chloe-Amelie Aikman, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017


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As Puerto Rico struggles to pick up the pieces left behind from hurricane devastation, many are without power, safe structures and clean water. Some roads, rendered useless, are choked by debris, others have ceased to exist at all. In the meantime, animals lay dead in the water. The death toll climbs...

American Horror Story: Cult clowns with audience

American Horror Story: Cult clowns with audience

Brandon Lovinger, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017


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"American Horror Story" is a television program on the channel "FX" that is structured as an anthropology series exploring in depth the darkness of human nature. The show has come a long way since its first season, "Murder House," and is now currently on the seventh season, "Cult," which first aired...

Under Pressure

Under Pressure

Staff Editorial

October 6, 2017


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One in five teens, ages 13 to 18 have or will have a serious mental illness, as reported by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Despite these large numbers, our current high school community makes too few of accommodations for students living with a mental illness. For high school students that live ...

Students give takes on drag queens

Students give takes on drag queens

Dylan Pitts, Staff Writer

October 6, 2017


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For many in the LGBTQ community, expression is scary and not always well received. From coming out, to dressing differently, many cast judgments and discourage anything outside the norm. The fact that prejudice is so common for members within the gay community is why suicide rates are almost five...

‘Impractical Jokers’ are impractically hilarious

‘Impractical Jokers’ are impractically hilarious

Thompson Draper, Opinions Editor

October 5, 2017


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A show on television that has recently seen a spike in popularity is "Impractical Jokers." This TV show airs on TruTV, with new episodes every Thursday at 10 p.m., and typically airing most nights for hours on end. The show's plot involves four best friends who are aiming to embarrass each other through...

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