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Away but united

Away but united

October 20, 2017

When Hurricane Irma hit Florida, the worst damage included power outages lasting eight days. But, when Category 5 Hurricane Maria made a direct hit on Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, the island was left expecting much worse: no electricity for months to come....

Garden with a green thumb

Garden with a green thumb

October 16, 2017

As the warm and sunny days of Florida begin to fade away, the cooler and shorter days are starting to appear. While most Floridians are excited about the changing of the season, their plants are not. While many native Florida plants thrive during the summer...

Varsity football runs wild

Varsity football runs wild

October 16, 2017

With ten seconds to go, down 26-20 and fourth and goal from the two yard-line, Oliver Hart dove over the right side of the line for a touchdown, Landon Spangenberg kicked the extra point, and varsity football took the lead against Lake Minneola, 27-26,...

Pushing the pace

Pushing the pace

October 12, 2017

After a third and fourth place finish at the Hagerty Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 30, the boys and girls cross country teams are focusing on the last race of the season at Florida State University, the last chance for the runners to qualify for the...

The magic reboot

The magic reboot

October 5, 2017

The release of “The Magic School Bus Rides Again” on Friday, Sep. 29 brings heaps of nostalgia upon those who grew up on the original “Magic School Bus.” The original show is based on the lesser known series of best-selling books by Joanna Cole...

(Ex)changing it up

(Ex)changing it up

September 28, 2017

Sophomore Lara Kadoic was nervous: she was nervous about traveling to America for the first time, nervous about starting high school in one week, and nervous about meeting her host family. “I thought it was going to be so awkward and that we wouldn’t...

Spreadsheets and scholarships

Spreadsheets and scholarships

September 27, 2017

Let’s face it, the college application process can be stressful. Testing and tuition fees only add to the hassle of transitioning from high school to college, while still trying to graduate. Applying to college is not easy, but tools and tips can hel...

Unshaken by the storm

Unshaken by the storm

September 25, 2017

Junior Jack Chitty read the text from his neighbor: power lines were coiled up, sparkling at his mom’s house in Chuluota. He and his sister, sophomore Madeleine Chitty, knew that the county issued a curfew a few hours ago and knew that the worst of...

Irma’s inconveniences

Irma’s inconveniences

September 25, 2017

From floods that turned into kayaking adventures to a scramble to fill up on gas, Hurricane Irma’s effects highly impacted life before, during and after the hit. Residents worried that the hurricane would devastate Florida as a category 5 storm, but once...

Super SWAT simulation

Super SWAT simulation

September 25, 2017

A virtual showcase of the Special Weapons and Tactics team sounds like a high-tech video game, but it is the latest project of the Modeling and Simulation Club. The club has been steadily growing and because of this, took on a more ambitious project. ‘The...

Bringing relief

Bringing relief

September 20, 2017

With heavy rain and wind speeds up to 80 mph, Hurricane Irma bombarded Oviedo Sept. 10-11, leaving extensive damage. Irma passed but left many without power for hours, days, or even a week. The hurricane also left behind trees, fences, and other debris,...

Sports for non sports fans

Sports for non sports fans

September 5, 2017

Sitting in the bleachers Friday night, freshmen Celeste Dixon and Hannah Sanchez have no idea what is happening in the field below them. They are there for band, not for fun, but can not help but think the game would be more fun if they knew what was ...

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