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All in the family

All in the family

April 3, 2020

After posting a blurry photo to social media platform Snapchat, captioned with an all-caps complaint against his mother, it was clear that junior Talen Hulshof was still adjusting to the changes made in his household due to COVID-19. Hulshof was irrita...

That’s the goal

That’s the goal

March 18, 2020

After permeating the air with the smell of spray-on sunscreen and guzzling cases of water and Gatorade,Florida athletes get used to temperatures reaching the ninetys and the sun out in full force. Football players jogging across the field, swimmers with...

Pride of the ride

Pride of the ride

March 16, 2020

When he was still in middle school, sophomore Vincent Connelly often hung out with his older brother and his skater friends. Spending so much time with them, and being an impressionable younger sibling that looked up to his brother, Connelly quickly p...

Friends before enemies

Friends before enemies

March 11, 2020

During one of the most attended rivalry week events, a parade of orange and blue fills the stadium, while each football team fights it out for only one school to come out on top. Rival friends are not seen sitting in the opposing student sections, they...

Should I stay or should I go

Should I stay or should I go

March 11, 2020

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Loud and proud

Loud and proud

March 9, 2020

As a self-proclaimed vegan, aerial acrobatic and activist, junior Amy Joachim has always expressed her beliefs in ways that ultimately grab the attention and judgement of her peers. For some students, the need to conform in high school can be overwhelming ...

Serving Sana

Serving Sana

February 28, 2020

In a crowded chamber room filled with a patient audience, sophomore Sana Yooseph walks up to the podium as her name is called over the dated sound system. A panel of five stares  back at her as she gathers her notes and argues the need for a crosswalk...

Making History

Making History

February 28, 2020

Lots of fights, low income families, and teachers who didn’t speak to each other – that was what Megan Thompson was used to at Oak Ridge High School. This is Thompson’s first year at Hagerty. She has been teaching for five years, with four years...

Shoot your shot

Shoot your shot

February 24, 2020

February 21, 2020

Dressed head-to-toe in camouflage, clutching a beer in one hand while toting a rifle in the other, the stereotypical hunter seen on TV or in popular media is often used for comedic value and purpose. The hunter is called a “redneck,” derogatory slang often used to describe rural Southerners in America as crass and unsophisticated. However, behind the laughter is something of much more substance and meaning. Hunting holds significance for lots of students who parti...

Seminole County Public Schools takes legal action against JUUL

Seminole County Public Schools takes legal action against JUUL

February 21, 2020

It looks like a flash drive, but its impact has been felt nationwide. JUULs and other e-cigarette manufacturers have helped create an epidemic that can be seen in the hallways and bathroom of middle and high schools. Taking action to stop this, on...

The perfect sound

The perfect sound

February 14, 2020

As freshman Kendrick Leoncio sits at his desk with a mixer and GargeBand opened, he puts on his red beats headphones and listens to his final product of one of his tracks before releasing it. “When I make music, I feel many emotions. Depending on the...

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