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Junior Amy Joachim poses in the butterfly garden. Joachim's outfit consists of almost entirely  thrifted materials.

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 ...

Sophomore Sana Yooseph proposing a new cross walk to the city council.

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...

Advanced Placement Human Geography teacher helps student with her classwork.

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...

Senior Garet LaGrange poses with a wild hog he takes home. LaGange will usually hunt by waiting in a stand nearby animals or will drive around in the woods looking for game.

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...

Sitting at his desk mixing a beat, freshman Kendrick Leoncio works on producing his own sound. He tried to find the right combinations of sounds to improve his music.

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...

The southeastern  part of the Oviedo mall will be transformed into apartment and hotel rooms.

Mall Receives Big Makeover

February 10, 2020

When coming home from a long day of work or school the last thing you want to do is head to your nearest department store in search of a last minute birthday present for a loved one. In an era of online shopping where everything is available through a “buy w...

Make it or break it

Make it or break it

February 7, 2020

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Senior Ashley Sharma learns in her sixth period. The class was cold and frigid so she had to get a blanket to be comfortable.

Not quite room temperature

February 6, 2020

The one thing Floridians love more than Chick-fil-a is their air conditioning, and when their air conditioning is interrupted, people get heated. This is also true at school. Countless rooms across campus are either exceedingly hot or extremely frigid, especi...

Even on the coldest day of the year, (Jan.21) Sophomore Gaby Witherwite is still able to go outside and play tennis.

No freaking way, this is cold

January 24, 2020

The last time, maybe the only time it snowed in South Florida was 40 years ago. Since then, temperatures never drop below the 30s and stay around the 70s even in winter, making t-shirts appropriate attire year-round. So to students coming from northern sta...

Alumni Xavier Moss' Round Lake Park mural days before the unveiling on MLK Day.

10,000 hours and a lot of paint

January 22, 2020

On Jan. 20, county road 419 was packed for miles, but not with typical traffic. From Oviedo High School to Round Lake Park, thousands of people marched down the street for two miles to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King in the city's annual Martin Luther...

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