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Gaming levels up

Gaming levels up

January 5, 2020

OBSESSED WITH GAMING Sitting in his bedroom in front of a CyberPower PC with components he added on his own, all of Senior Sergio Alcala’s attention is on the League of Legends tournament he and his team of four is playing. Alcala plays ...

Fright, Emotion, Anxiety and Revulsion

Fright, Emotion, Anxiety and Revulsion

December 28, 2019

One day, Xiomy Sam is living her normal life, and without warning, killer clones of her family come to attack her. Sound familiar? This was the plot of the blockbuster movie “US” directed by Jordan Peele, and the worst fear of junior Xiomy Sam.  ...

Boys soccer starts season on a hot streak

December 19, 2019

Going into the season, the boys soccer team never thought that seven games into the season they would only have one loss.  Last year, many of the graduating seniors were good leaders and the team thought that it would be hard to replace them. But, players from every part of the field have stepped up and are big contributors to win after win. The chemistry seen on the field is one of a team that has been playing together and running the same plays for years.  They ...

Workin’ it

Workin’ it

December 12, 2019

  “You are so pretty, you should model!”Friends say this to hype up one of their besties to take cute pictures for Instagram or when they come to school with a fresh fit. But a few students have taken this advice to heart. Sophomore Kat Bell...

Passion over practicality

Passion over practicality

December 7, 2019

With the holiday season and visits by extended family, teens across the nation can expect a flood of interrogative questions. While most students are annoyed with having to answer “So what do you want to do with your life?” or “ Have you consid...

Shifting into high gear

Shifting into high gear

December 7, 2019

Of all the liberties students gain as upperclassmen - privilege days, a reserved senior section at pep rallies, even joining the powderpuff team - driving to school every day is the most popular. Teenagers can get their driver’s license as soon as t...

Disney Plus is a plus

Disney Plus is a plus

November 21, 2019

As a kid, no one thinks that watching their favorite Disney Channel shows and movies is limited. Sophomore Olivia Caruso did not think about it as she sung along to Lemonade Mouth and memorized the choreography to High School Musical as a 6 year old....

Rise above the storm

Rise above the storm

November 13, 2019

Strong arm robbery and possession of over 20 grams of marijuana were the main charges made against junior Elijah Konz after he fought  with another student . Konz was immediately expelled and transferred to Journeys Academy. He would later spend 65 days in...

More than a water girl

More than a water girl

November 8, 2019

Under the Friday night lights, running up and down the sidelines, covering gashing wounds and making sure everyone is hydrated. Student athletic trainers are the sisterhood that works behind the scenes. Student trainers help all sport teams with medical...

On the flip side

On the flip side

November 6, 2019

When 3-year-old Sierra Dos Santos started doing floor rolls and tricks at her friend’s birthday party, her parents knew that she had fallen in love with gymnastics. “Everything was so natural when I was young,” Dos Santos said. “But as I got...

The truth about Journeys Academy

The truth about Journeys Academy

November 5, 2019

“Before making a conclusive judgement, feel the environment... these are not bad students or bad people.” As the alternative school in Seminole County, the Journeys Academy began serving students in fourth through 12th grade in 2010. Every school...

Out with the new, in with the old

Out with the new, in with the old

November 5, 2019

After a middle school era of basketball shorts, plain hoodies and worn out sneakers from fifth grade, teenagers entering high school seize the opportunity to reinvent themselves. Some join clubs or find new friends, but one thing everyone has tried is...

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