Hagerty Journalism Online

Cleaning up American government

Protesters gather at the steps of the capitol while others looted the inside.
Laura Shaw, Politics Editor | January 21, 2021

Digesting the past week in American politics, or even American history, is almost impossible. On Jan. 4, the first black senator from the South was elected to the U.S. Senate. Now, the nation is dealing...

High schooler meets world

Students learn how to change a tire at home from parents and older siblings.
Julia Sumpter, Staff Reporter | January 16, 2021

High GPAs and passing grades are the main concern for high school students, but college and the real-world are a different ball game. Life beyond high school requires life skills like knowing the difference...


Senior Haley White tries to play Papa's Wingeria on coolmathgames.com but finds the game no longer works after the discontinuation of Adobe Flash Player.
Chanson Cadet, Staff Reporter | January 14, 2021

Game boy and Tamagotchi entertained users for hours throughout the late 80s and early 90s, but the arrival of more advanced computers and tablets ultimately resulted in the death of these devices. Instead...

A wonderful failure

Gabriella Herrera, Staff Reporter | January 11, 2021

For decades, Wonder Woman has graced the countless comic pages with her idealistic thinking and bravery, becoming an iconic hero and symbol of hope. In more recent years, Wonder Woman, or Diana Prince,...

A degree of evil

Temperatures in Florida are staying relatively low. For those subject to harsh rules and punishment, the colder weather can mean something different.
Zoey Young, Editor-in-Chief | January 11, 2021

The recent falling temperatures have appeased meteorologists and fashion gurus all over Central Florida. Weathermen excitedly explain the week’s forecast while a student gently folds his new vintage...

A Soulful Experience

Soul follows aspiring musician Joe Gardner as he travels in and out of the soul world to catch his big break.
Bethany Barker, Staff Reporter | January 7, 2021

Pixar is no stranger to tackling topics that other children’s animated movies tend to stray away from. With every new animated blockbuster, Pixar continues to dive deeper into abstract subjects and themes...

Bookshelves Collecting Dust

Cartoon image of Alexis Madlang holding her hand up, ready to share her ideas about reading.
Alexis Madlang, Lifestyles Editor | December 21, 2020

Five hundred pages and an in-depth reading report later, the summer reading assignment is finally done. Despite being given two months, the assignment was completed last minute and the material was impossible...

Charcasm: Facebook

Charcasm is a reoccurring column where Online Editor Charlotte Mansur, voices her opinions on unique topics.
Charlotte Mansur, Online Editor | December 16, 2020

The flashy headline on the newest post from your grandpa reads that the world is doomed and will end in 12 days. The only way to stop it is to subscribe to WeeklyDigest for a small fee of $10 per month....

The fashion monopoly: the hardest game to beat

Sophomore Abigail Miller shops a Sweet Repeats, a local Oviedo thrift store.  Thrifting is often less expensive and more sustainable than buying from mainstream companies.
Sophia Canabal, Staff Reporter | December 10, 2020

“Flash sale” signs and “50% off” banners are plastered on every store window, and for many shoppers, these advertisements are the opportunity of a lifetime. Every day, millions of frenzied clothing...

To speak or not to speak

Small talk helps people with or without social phobias interact with each other and create more comfortable environments.
Gabriella Herrera, Staff Reporter | December 10, 2020

Should I choose the empty seat in the back, or the one in the second row? The second row is almost full, they could be waiting on a friend, and I do not want to get in anyone's way… but will I be able...

Berets: all the elegance without the accent

Chay’s Closet is a recurring column where Staff Reporter Chanson Cadet shares her thoughts on the most recent trends in fashion.
Chanson Cadet, Staff Reporter | December 8, 2020

You are eating a croissant over a balcony, a man with a handlebar mustache paints your portrait and calls you his muse; everything is bliss. France is often associated with love, baguettes, and “Ratatouille.”...

Operation Christmas off script

Released Nov. 5,
Julia Sumpter, Staff Reporter | December 7, 2020

Going snorkeling or tanning on a beach do not exactly fit the classic image of snow falling, snowmen and hot chocolate of a sappy Christmas movie. However, Netflix's "Operation Christmas Drop," released...

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