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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...

A world of new gadgets

A world of new gadgets

October 17, 2019

Viewing the wonders of Yellowstone National Park from the comforts of home sounds unattainable, unless one is experiencing it from videos or a TV show. However, for advanced students in the Modeling and Simulation program, this has become a reality, due to new equipment given to the school from the National Center for Simulation...

Foley Wins Teacher of the Year

Foley Wins Teacher of the Year

October 17, 2019

It is finally sixth period, and students have been wearing their ridiculous get-up all day. As students walk into class they see their peers wearing ugly sweaters featuring various historical figures and events.  AP World History teacher Erin Foley was anno...

In need of counsel

In need of counsel

October 3, 2019

District appointed mental health counselor takes on the challenges of working with mental health.

Girl gone VSCO

Jessica Maldonado, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2019

Hair pulled into a messy bun with a pink scrunchy. An oversized pink Vineyard Vine shirt paired with track shorts and Birkenstocks. Wrists stacked with Pura Vida rings and bracelets and a Hydro Flask hanging from the end of her fingertips with a metal straw and a big “Save the Turtles” sticker. Everyone knows who these girls are, whether it is from the thousands of TikToks mocking them or from seeing them in the hallways. VSCO girls are the trend that blew up during...

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