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PHS Newspapers Staff sampled seven different variations of  Peeps which prompted a lot of different reactions. For your convenience, the staff ranked all the different flavors we sampled.

Peeps Review

Luka Vaicekauskas, Publications Editor In Chief
March 1, 2024
Kanye just recently dropped his first No. 1 album since “Donda” in 2021, and along Ty Dolla $ign, Kanye has been teasing his fans about an upcoming tour. ‘Vultures 1’ is available for listeners worldwide on many platforms. Credits: Hypebeast.com

Kanye West’s No. 1 Album for the 11th Time: Vultures

Luka Vaicekauskas, Publications Editor In Chief
February 27, 2024
On Feb. 2 and 4, Drake, known as Drizzy Drake, made his way to the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. Performing with DJ Zack Bia and J. Cole, he performed his most famous songs and left the crowd filled with serotonin while in his ‘It’s All a Blur’ tour.

Drake ‘It’s All a Blur’ Tour Review

Luka Vaicekauskas, Publications Editor In Chief
February 7, 2024
As the New Year came around, lots of things are “out,” and excessive takeout is one of them. Learn to make this easy, delicious, and quick Friday-night pizza.

$34 Trader Joes Pizza

Luka Vaicekauskas, Publications Editor In Chief
January 30, 2024
Learn how to make the Gigi Hadid Pasta at home! It’s super easy to make but tastes like so much effort went into it.

Gigi Hadid’s Pasta

Luka Vaicekauskas, Publications Editor In Chief
November 14, 2023
Celebrities as the Kardashians and Hailey Bieber often rule Halloween and the costumes trends. This year, 5 costumes ruled social media after Halloween, and here is some insight behind them bellow.

Rating the Most Popular Halloween Costumes of 2023

Luka Vaicekauskas, Publications Editor In Chief
October 31, 2023
With homecoming approaching, make sure you get your reservations in for you and your group. These are my recommendations for a night high schoolers look forward to.  

Photo credits: https://www.visittampabay.com/listings/ulele/9159/

Homecoming Dinner Ideas

Luka Vaicekauskas, Publications Editor In Chief
October 20, 2023
While senior Jackson Gilliam plays the role of Ken from the Barbie movie, La Sertoma boys dramatically light their flashlights during Panther Prowl at Dad’s Stadium Sept. 25.

Panther Prowl 2023

Luka Vaicekauskas, Publications Editor In Chief
October 2, 2023
On Thursday, Aug. 10, the new school year began in Hillsborough County, and the last year of high school for the class of 2024. To celebrate the beginning of a new year, seniors dressed up in biker or surfer outfits following the motto “choose your side & cruise through senior year.”

Class of 2024 Cruising Through Their Senior Year

Luka Vaicekauskas, Publications Editor In Chief
September 1, 2023
On January 20-22, the Plant MUN team made their way up to the University of Florida in Gainesville to participate in the annual GATORMUN conference. Posing in the Reitz Union, the Plant MUN team concluded their first in-person conference since the Covid-19 pandemic.

GATOR MUN 2023 Conference

Luka Vaicekauskas, Features Editor
February 1, 2023
Whether being a new year’s resolution-maker or not, the month of January is often a time to reflect and create new habits to make the new year as best as it can be. By following these 5 simple steps, one can not only become a better version of oneself, but too healthier and happier in 2023.

Five Ways to Self-Improve in 2023

Luka Vaicekauskas, Features Editor
January 11, 2023
Hannah Woodside has been dancing ever since being 3 years old, a passion that evolved into musical theater. She is currently joining her main passions at the Plant Theater Company, where she is the featured dancer at the shows, the student choreographer, the Secretary, and the unofficial Performance Head.

Stage Spotlight; Hannah Woodside

Luka Vaicekauskas, Features Editor
October 25, 2022
Posing then and now, a former Plant High School student, Natalie Yale, shares about her experience at NYU.  Now, after spending 4 years at Plant High School, Natalie just finished her first semester as a NYU liberal studies student, in preparation on majoring in drama and minoring in production and creative writing next year.

Natalie Yale: from Plant to NYU 

Luka Vaicekauskas, Feature's Editor
February 10, 2022
Posing then and now, a former Plant High School student, Avery Morgan, shares about her experience at NYU. Growing up as a military kid, Avery Franks moved from city to city until the age of 11 when the family set up in Tampa. Herself, she was always interested in performing, and to name a few, she was part of the Entertainment Revue of Tampa Bay and La Mansion Recording Studio. Now, after spending 4 years at Plant High School, Avery just finished her first semester at the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education & Human Development for contemporary vocal performance.

Avery Franks: from Plant to NYU 

Luka Vaicekauskas, Features Editor
January 24, 2022
After Homecoming being cancelled due to Covid-19 last school year, students from H.B. Plant High School were eager to attend this years hosted Winter Formal Dance. Throughout this article you can find an overview of the night of Dec. 4 and the highlights of this homecoming dance.

Winter formal overview 

Luka Vaicekauskas, Features Editor
January 4, 2022
Judge Christopher Nash, with the co-captains- Luke McLaughlin and Kate Bentley, and the rest of the team posing for the camera while in Judge Nash’s courtroom at the George Edgecomb Courthouse. The team participated in the Empire Mock Trial Competition, and placed 13th.

Mock Trial at PHS

Luka Vaicekauskas, Features Editor
December 2, 2021
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Baby got track!

Luka Vaicekauskas, Features Editor
November 3, 2021
Just like Christmas has its music and Valentines Day has its roses, Halloween simply wouldnt be Halloween without the movies that go along with it. The costumes, pumpkin carving and candy apples are nice, no doubt. But to really set the mood? Theres nothing like a movie night filled with all the greatest chainsaw-wielding, suspenseful acts, and hair-raising flicks to get you in the spooky season spirit. One does not have to be fan of horror to appreciate a good Halloween movie either–some of them are directed by Disney!

The perfect horror movie marathon

Luka Vaicekauskas, Features Editor
November 1, 2021
Oatmeal is seen as a boring and tasteless breakfast choice, but @noregretfood changes the game. Baked, stovetop, overnight, oat chia pudding, and oat cake are just some of the breakfast ideas the blog shares. And in this article, recipes are included for you to try it yourself.

A new way to have your breakfast

Luka Vaicekauskas, Features Editor
October 19, 2021
“Money Heist” is a Spanish TV-show that is admired globally and as of 2018, “Money Heist” was the most-watched non-English language series and one of the most-watched series ever on Netflix. Additionally, Part 1 of Season 5 was released on Sept. 3, and fans are now waiting for the next five episodes to be publicized on Dec. 4.

Money Heist season 5 review

Luka Vaicekauskas, Features Editor
October 7, 2021
According to google, these five places, or juice bars, were the most popular and successful ones in the Tampa Bay area serving their famous acai bowls. With my curiosity intact, I gave the top five a try, and shared my thoughts.

Top 5 açaí bowls in Tampa Bay

Luka Vaicekauskas, Features Editor
September 21, 2021
Working at a local coffee shop for over a year now, I got a good look and feel on what should good quality espresso taste like. However, being so curious and open to new choices, I wanted to compare the top five coffee shops and see which one serves the best modern classic - an iced caramel almond milk latte.

Top five lattes in Tampa Bay

Luka Vaicekauskas, Features Editor
August 23, 2021
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