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Sugar, spice, and everything not pumpkin

Sugar, spice, and everything not pumpkin

October 17, 2019

In Florida, we do not get the same “fall” as everyone else, which means it stays disgustingly warm year-round. Maybe one palm tree turns a slightly less vibrant green, jackets become acceptable or the air conditioning is able to be shut off without...

On track

On track

October 15, 2019

Sitting down to play the Wii as a kid was an easy way to relax and unwind from a rough day at elementary school. You pull out Mario Kart, the “crown jewel” of Nintendo, and reach for a white Wii controller, preparing yourself to race against randomly...

Joker is no joke

Joker is no joke

October 14, 2019

In the midst of rioting chaos, the Joker emerges from a police car with makeup running down his face, his newly green hair is slicked back, and it is the perfect moment that makes you feel like you are in Gotham. After many failed attempts the DC uni...

Florida virtual fiasco

Florida virtual fiasco

October 2, 2019

Virtual school is every student’s dream. No homework, work at your own pace and you can do it all in your pajamas. What more could an overwhelmed high school student ask for? However, love is not enough to keep the Florida Virtual School running smoothly...

Our Take: Administration takes the lead in building spirit

Jessica Maldonado, Editor-in-Chief

September 30, 2019

Judging from the packed student section to the enthusiastic targeted pep rallies, things have changed and we are finally developing school spirit. School spirit has always been our huge flaw for the past few years, but with a new principal in place and the sense of a fresh start, we feel and see the difference. Before this year, the school years have felt redundant. Students run away from intimidating administrators watching out for dress code violations, they sit quietly...

Slow start, fast finish for third season of “13 Reasons Why”

Slow start, fast finish for third season of “13 Reasons Why”

September 30, 2019

In the first two seasons of Netflix’s teen drama, “13 Reasons Why,”  Bryce Walker, played by Justin Prentice, is the series antagonist. In the third season that premiered Aug. 23, Bryce’s body is discovered and the story becomes a classic cas...

Disney needs to put live action back in the bottle

Disney needs to put live action back in the bottle

September 19, 2019

Nothing compares to sitting at home in front of your boxed television as a child, jamming out to “Hakuna Matata” with animated Timon and Pumbaa, listening to commentary from iconic characters and loving every second of it. Re-watching these movies...

Alarms deserve better treatment

Alarms deserve better treatment

May 15, 2019

If there was a list of the most hated inanimate objects in the U.S. the alarm clock would top it. Commonly mistaken as a form of torture, these devices have faced their fair share of animosity. Although their incessant buzzing, beeping and chirping m...

Our Take: An open letter to the principal

Ahilyn Aguilar, Editor-in-Chief

May 15, 2019

In the two weeks since you have arrived, we have given you a warm welcome and showed you a little bit of what being part of our school is really like. For us, these past days have been great since we have gotten to interact with you and get an idea of who you are. In a short time, you have put in maximum effort, we see and we appreciate it. But, we know being part of such a large school has not been easy. We understand that getting to really the school and the student body...

Detective Pikachu introduces new Pokémon world

May 14, 2019

In 2016, Pokémon surged back into mainstream popularity with the mobile game Pokémon Go, where players could become real-life Pokémon trainers and travel across the land and search far and wide for the pocket monsters to pit them against other users....

We’re in the Endgame now (Spoiler Review)

We’re in the Endgame now (Spoiler Review)

May 14, 2019

WARNING: This review contains spoilers for Avengers: Endgame. If you haven’t seen the movie yet and wish not to be spoiled, then click away now. Avengers: Endgame follows the heroes who survived Thanos’ (Josh Brolin) snap as they travel back i...

We’re in the Endgame now (Spoiler-Free Review)

We’re in the Endgame now (Spoiler-Free Review)

April 29, 2019

Critics have tried for years to review Marvel Cinematic Universe movies in a vacuum. They always ask “How does this film stand on its own?” Even Infinity War, one of the most continuity-laced films of this franchise, could still be judged on its o...

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