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College Vibes

College Vibes

April 16, 2018

Spring break: normally a time for the beach and catching up on sleep missed from all the stress of third quarter. For junior Kayla Whisneant, however, it was a time for college tours. During spring break, Whisneant toured eight colleges: Lynn University,...

‘Addams Family impresses crowd

‘Addams Family impresses crowd

April 16, 2018

The theater department entertained the crowd during of “The Addams Family” on March 29-31, the last production of the school year. The ensemble played the theme song, and the audience was introduced to the Addams family during the first song. The...

Track runs into districts

Track runs into districts

April 16, 2018

This year was supposed to be a rebuilding year. The athletes of girls and boys track and field knew they were going to have to step up. They did just that; putting new faces on the top of leaderboards every week, the boys and girls track and field...

Doing it all

Doing it all

March 22, 2018

Leadership, SGA, and dance - just a few of the activities senior Abby Smith participates in. However, while she excels in all her activities, Smith still finds time to enjoy being a senior. Smith has been dancing since she was 5, and is currently a...

The victory lap

Sarah Dreyer, Staff Reporter

March 21, 2018

Filed under Features

An Eagle Scout, track & field star and an AP student, senior Jacob Strickle is finishing strong in high school. "I make sure I have time for after school activities such as track & field and hanging out with friends," Strickle said. "I make sure I balance: homework, track, friends and family." Strickle has been in track since ninth grade. He started track and cross country in middle school, but stopped cross country at the end of eighth grade, to focus on track....

Fighting for change

Fighting for change

March 18, 2018

On Feb. 21, the first school walkout took place and senior Courtney Ring stood up and spoke to honor the 17 victims of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Later that week, four students, juniors Avery Watson and Valeria Rivera along with senior...

Realistic Resolutions

Emily Cosio, News Editor

March 15, 2018

Filed under Features

Three months into 2018, resolutions seem like a distant memory. Keeping New Year resolutions is almost impossible for many people. According to Huffington Post, only 8% of people keep their resolutions. These students have small resolutions that make a simple change to their daily lives, but they have kept them, unlike most. Junior Emily Canamella wanted to apply lotion to her hands more frequently, especially since colder weather has hit Florida. Even though C...

Communities act on the aftermath of Parkland

Jessica Maldonado, Staff Reporter

March 14, 2018

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The second biggest school shooting in U.S. history took place on Wednesday, Feb. 14 in Parkland, a small town in Broward County. This incident took the lives of 17 students and teachers and injured 14 students. The shooter, Nikolas Cruz, was 19, with a history of violence and expulsion, was charged with 17 counts of premediated murder. This incident left people shocked and worried including teachers, parents and students here. Since the school shooting was in Florida,...

Safety first

Safety first

March 8, 2018

An extra officer on campus, a new security guard next year and random door checks- security has been a big concern all year, but after the shooting at Stoneman Douglas, safety precautions have been elevated to a new level. The Stoneman Douglas shootings...

Sleep is for the weak

Sarah Dreyer, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2018

Filed under Features

Home is where many students can go and relax after a long day at school. Some play video games, read or even go outside for the fresh air to enjoy the rest of the day. Others are on social media, posting about their long day of school they had. By the time night hits, students are in bed watching Netflix or are still on social media… and then they remember they had homework to do. According to Studymode.com, about 66 percent of students have stayed awake all night to...

Crash course

Crash course

February 20, 2018

Senior Alyssa Melendez did not know what to think. All she saw was a work van speeding toward her 2014 Chevrolet Sonic in the left turn lane of East Mitchell Hammock Road. The van tried to swerve out of the way, but it could not stop. It hit her car,...

Dreaming of a good night’s sleep

Dreaming of a good night’s sleep

February 15, 2018

The stereotype of a student drifting sleeping as they sit in the back of the class may seem exaggerated, but for many students, nodding off in class is a reality. Whether lured to sleep by a warm classroom, chronic sleep deprivation, or a monotonous le...

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