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A New Wave of beats

Senior Nasir Roberts and juniors Josiah Wright and Traevis Saint Louis pose for their group photo.

Sarah Dreyer, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2018

It is a Friday during lunch, the day of a home game. The DJ is there, playing today’s Hip-Hop music. Spotted near the DJ Booth, seniors Nasir Roberts and Marc Penn, and juniors Josiah Wright and Traevis Saint Louis take advantage of lunch to show off their dance moves along with other dancers. They...

Hopping on the online shopping train

Sophomore Jolie Miller looks up capes on Amazon for the robotics team.

Sharika Khondaker, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2018

When freshman Charissa Thompson was in fifth grade, she really wanted to buy a Vera Bradley backpack on Black Friday. She had saved her money all year and waited outside of Dillard’s for three hours to get her backpack. When they opened the doors, she sprinted inside, even shoving someone in the rush....

Dark Side of the Rainbow

Photo provided by Lily Jacques- Baker

Zoey Young, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2018

Rainbows often symbolize joy, diversity and hope. When they appear in the sky, people stop to marvel and express glee at the sight above. However, rainbows do not always come with upbeat backstories but are born out of cloudy days, rain, and overall bad weather. The LGBTQ+ community is thought to...

Thinking and Inking

Senior Gabrielle Hackney waits for her tattoo artist to finish her tattoo. Tattoos can take hours to apply, depending on their size and complexity.

Katarina Harrison, Opinions Editor

October 8, 2018

Given the stereotypes of teenagers with tattoos, people might think that every piece of ink on a teenager’s skin is the result of a mistake or a rebellion. In reality, many teenagers with tattoos have reasons and meanings behind the ink on their skin. “Most tattoos contain a good story or memo...

A historic achievement

Dali Stires teaches her AP World History students during first period.

Sharika Khondaker, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2018

  It’s the first day of school, and Dali Stires already knows what’s going to happen. Her former students will walk into her class with smug grins on their faces, bragging about their high scores on their AP Exam. Even though she already knows exactly what they scored, hearing about her ...

Sticking to you

Seniors Jack Chitty and Julia Plescha admire the stickers on their water bottles. Both of them have had their bottles for over a year and continue to collect stickers that showcase their personality.

Melissa Donovan, Assistant Editor

September 19, 2018

A golden retriever sticker, multiple Pura Vida and Jolyn stickers, a senior class sticker, an Action church sticker, a sticker from a trip to Arizona,  and a Track Shack sticker all cover senior Julia Plescha’s water bottle. No two stickers are the same and neither is the meaning behind them. Water...

Act III: Solomon Takes the Stage

Act III: Solomon Takes the Stage

Amelia Anthony

September 1, 2018

It is 7:00 a.m. on August 10, and theater teacher Jamaal Solomon is getting ready for his first day working at high school.  Usually, his 2-year old daughter is up before him, but today his house is quiet. High school is a new, uncharted frontier, and as always, first days are daunting. “I’ve...

Making the most of it

Sophomore Sabrine DeSilva takes a power-nap at the end of class. After a long day, she likes to recharge her energy.

Lukas Goodwin and Ahilyn Aguilar

August 31, 2018

As students enter their freshman year, worlds are flipped upside down as they are slapped in the face with a reality check: high school is tough. Between juggling seven periods (often with multiple AP classes), sports, other extracurriculars and excessive homework, it is easy to get overwhelmed. In...

Stepping stone for Oviedo

Rendering of Stonehill Plaza

Hayden Turner, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2018

A year ago, the intersection of Mitchell Hammock Boulevard and Alafaya Trail featured a run-down motorcycle shop, an abandoned Dunkin’ Donuts, a gas station and a closed Papa John’s. Now, a packed Chick-fil-a, First Watch, Floyd’s Barber Shop, Menchie’s and more are visible reminders of the re...

Education Exasperations

Students and teachers often find faults in each others for everything, but certain things infuriate them more than others.

August 30, 2018

Every afternoon, when the final bell rings, students and teachers race home, often to complain about one another to anyone who will listen. Teachers air their grievances about students while students complain that teachers will never truly understand their plight. It seems like for every positive classro...

No one fights alone

Oviedo senior Britton Daniel fights Ewing Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. His community has made sure that his year-long battle will not be fought alone.

Melissa Donovan, Assistant Editor

August 29, 2018

Oviedo senior Britton Daniel has 10 months of chemotherapy, 12 months of treatment, and countless trips to Gainesville ahead of him as he fights against bone cancer. On July 30, Daniel was at his first football practice of the year. Halfway through, he felt an unbearable pain in his lower back and...

In the heat of the moment

Senior Jordan Gilbert stops to take a water break during practice.

Zoey Young

August 28, 2018

The sun was in full force, beating down on cross country runner Juan Chumpitaz, as he struggled to finish his second lap around the set course. Chumpitaz’s breathing was ragged, and his right lung felt like it was going to collapse from all the pressure put on it. As he neared the end of the r...

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