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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

Filed under Features

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...

Valentine’s Day gift guide

Valentine’s Day gift guide

February 14, 2018

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Students, staff take the DARE

Students, staff take the DARE

February 9, 2018

About six years ago, English teacher Samantha Richardson’s sister was pregnant. She woke up one morning with a headache and as the day went on, it became progressively worse, so much so that she lost her vision because her brain was swelling and it...

Wrestling pushes to playoffs

Wrestling pushes to playoffs

February 9, 2018

After finishing the regular season 9-2, including a first ever win at the Johnny Rouse invitational, the boys wrestling team lost in the quarterfinals of the first ever state dual-championships, but the true postseason, the individual championships, beginning...

Rotting Apple

Rotting Apple

January 26, 2018

Sophomore Gabriella Perez waited a year to get her first iPhone, but after two years, her excitement was over, and her iPhone was no longer useful for her necessities. “I saw this coming because I actually had to wait to get my phone until a new...

Finding the time

Finding the time

January 23, 2018

Picture this: it is the night before the due date, you have only done a third of the assignment, there is going to be long night ahead of you and you already know that you will be exhausted the next day. You see some of your friends are enjoying their...

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