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For the love of YouTube

Seniors Sophia and Arden at the Sammy's award ceremony they hosted on May 24.

Lukas Goodwin, Staff Reporter

May 8, 2019

With nothing to go from but a mutual interest in video editing and the bond of their friendship, seniors Sophia Mancia and Arden Reidy launched their YouTube channel, “soph & arden,” with a Q&A video on Jan. 3, 2018. Since then they have garnered over 10,000 subscribers and a significant n...

Digital dreams

Digital dreams

Hannah Hadelman, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2019

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” “What is your passion?” “What are you going to study?” These post-graduation decisions may be hard for most, but senior Jacob Faulk had no problem assuring his family what goals he had in mind. Faulk said he has always been artistic,...

Rags n’ Riches

Sophomore Isabella Hinkle shows off her completely thrifted outfit. She shops mostly in thrift/consignment stores.

Andrea Izaguirre, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2019

From a symbol of poverty to a staple aspect of today’s’ pop culture crowd thrift shopping has made a 180 degree turnaround. With a heightened awareness of excessive consumption and need to stand out from the crowd, thrifting is back. Social media influencers like Emma Chamberlain advocating ...

And they were roommates

The logo for RoomSync, an app that helps match students up with a perfect roommate. Senior Gatienne Joudenais used this when finding her UF roommate.

Melissa Donovan, Assistant Editor

March 29, 2019

Senior Brooke Boddiford found the perfect roommate dancing in front of the Cinderella castle. After spending a day at Disney World with a potential roommate she met through a family friend, she did not need to look for one anymore. “I realized we were so similar, and I just love her,” Boddiford...

A spot of confidence

Sophomore Nicolas Cai examines his skin in the bathroom.  Cai;s daily regimen consists of a face wash in the morning.

Zoey Young, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2019

The action of popping a pimple seems all too familiar: one inspects their skin microscopically until they find a blemish or a raised bump that just screams to be prodded at, despite our brains telling us this a bad decision. Logic, however, is not a deterrence, and within seconds, there is white, oily...

To read or not to read

Students are assigned a variety of books to read in their English classes, from Shakespearean classics to more modern literature.

Katarina Harrison, Opinions Editor

March 13, 2019

Frantically, junior Alyssa Gaytan skimmed the pages of “To Kill A Mockingbird”, scanning for keywords and events, important symbols, character traits, whatever she could find. Every few moments she glanced up at the clock, reminded of her deadline later that day. A quiz over a part of the book Gaytan had no...

The American Experience

Tony and Lori Johnson welcome junior Pedro Prats at Orlando International Airport. Prats arrived in the U.S. on July 29.

Bryson Turner, Online Editor

March 4, 2019

Five foreign exchange students experience American culture while spreading some of their own

Remember me when you’re famous

Remember me when you're famous

Andrea Izaguirre, Staff Reporter

February 25, 2019

Living among us, often unrecognized in, a select few choose to wield the double-edged sword of social media fame. In order to “achieve their dreams” and build a social influencer brand, these students endure the conflicts, hassles and expectations of satisfying their thousands of followers watching...

Behind the curtains

Behind the curtains

Ahilyn Aguilar, Editor-in-chief

February 24, 2019

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Parkland: One year later

Jessica Maldonado, Lifestyles Editor

February 15, 2019

Feb. 14, marks a year of the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. One that left 17 people dead and many families destroyed. Former student Nikolas Cruz pulled the fire alarm and opened fire on students and teachers with an AR-15. Since then, measures have been taken to support the making...

Back to back state champs

The varsity cheer team holds up signs during their cheer. The team won states for the second time in a row

Michael Gibson, Sports Editor

February 13, 2019

It all came down to this, the varsity cheerleading team had one more performance to capture the fifth state title in the last six years, and for many on the team, their second in a row. The team huddled in the tunnel for a last minute confidence boost before competing, shouting “We can do this!”...

15-seconds of fame, or at least fun

Freshman Megan Lundstrom  recreates a TikTok meme from user 'Yumpis.' TikTok allows users to pick their own sound, which could be another TikTok. This feature gives users like Lundstrom, freedom to use their originality to recreate trending TikToks.

Ahilyn Aguilar, Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2019

Freshman Raelin Loveland puts on a spiky blonde wig and a casual fitted suit. He preps his face with foundation and uses an eyebrow pencil to draw details, making him resemble Katsuki Bakugou; one of the multiple cosplay characters he uses to make his TikTok. Loveland is one out of millions to use TikTo...

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