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Theater holds showcase for states

Theater holds showcase for states
Sharika Khondaker, Staff Reporter | February 21, 2019

Before senior Karina Sukhraj got onto the stage to perform her two monologues, she was nervous. She had not performed her piece since districts in November. But after she got onto the stage and got the...

Youth Advisory Council goes to City Hall

The Oviedo Youth Council met with City Hall on Feb. 6
Zoey Young, Staff Reporter | February 19, 2019

On Wednesday, Feb. 6, the first Youth Advisory Council from Hagerty visited the Oviedo City Council to introduce themselves and discuss their role at City Hall, including deputy mayor Bob Pollack, and...

Mandarin Chinese to be offered in 2020-21

Zhenzhen Zhang uses one of her Mandarin calligraphy sets. She will buy a class set for her students to use next year in her Mandarin class.
Bryson Turner, Online Editor | February 13, 2019

Hired shortly before the school year began, geometry teacher Zhenzhen Zhang did not have enough time to apply to teach a Chinese course for the school year. This fall, she’s fixing that. Mandarin...

Myth-busting: college admission offers revoked?

Myth-busting: college admission offers revoked?
Hannah Hadelman, Staff Reporter | February 13, 2019

“I heard Ashley has had straight A’s all year but got a B and now she’s dropped from Honors College.” “Jason told me that he is freaking out because he has a C for the quarter and thinks his...

DARE Week raises funds for Rocha family

Leadership teacher Sarah Jarem makes the final changes to her classes' donations. She was tracking all of them throughout DARE Week.
Lukas Goodwin, Staff Reporter | February 8, 2019

The annual DARE Week fundraiser was especially significant this year, as all funds will be donated to vice principal Angel and ESE teacher Patrick Rocha, whose daughter and parents were hospitalized after...

Unleashed dances to make history at Nationals

The varsity dance team competed in the National Dance Competition from Friday Feb. 1 to Sunday Feb. 3 at Gaylord Palms. The team came out as 13th in the nation.
Melissa Donovan, Assistant Editor | February 7, 2019

The judges announced soloist awards, counting down from 10th place. When they reached the top five and senior Laura Perez still had not been called, she thought to herself, “There’s no way.”...

No problem: Robotics lands three spots for states

Sophomore Devan Ravani and freshman Nitin Balasubramanian cheer in the stands for their team, Metal Morphosis, during semi-finals.
Sharika Khondaker, Staff Reporter | February 6, 2019

  It was the moment that junior Aashni Patel had been waiting for—the awards ceremony, the moment her team would move on or not move on to states. Her team won the third place Inspire Award,...

First College and Career Fair held on Jan. 29

This is the invitation that was sent to students to inform them about the fair. Along the side, there are departments, schools and businesses that are visiting the fair.
Melissa Donovan, Assistant Editor | January 25, 2019

Students have been conditioned to follow the “traditional path” meaning to attend a four-year university immediately after graduating high school. Student services has ensured that students are able...

Concert prepares chorus for Solo and Ensemble

Concert Choir Ensemble singing
Charlotte Mansur and Ahilyn Aguilar | January 23, 2019

The lights were out and the spotlight focused on sophomore Olivia Martin who stood nervously on the outskirts of the stage. With her dress clutched tightly in her fists, Martin traveled toward center stage....

Rocha family involved in serious accident

Support the Rocha family by donating or making get-well cards.
Zoey Young | January 17, 2019

On Friday, Jan. 4, Assistant Principal Angel Rocha and ESE teacher Patrick Rocha’s family were involved in a devastating accident that left their daughter Zoey, and Angel Rocha’s parents seriously...

JROTC hosts “Operation care” for overseas soldiers

JROTC cadets package supplies for soldiers as a part of this year's Operation Care Project. Items were collected to send for Christmas.
Amelia Anthony, Staff Reporter | December 20, 2018

It’s been a busy year for JROTC, with multiple blood drives and fundraisers in the first two quarters, but their most recent “Operation Care” donation drive has proven that no amount of helping others...

FDA–led pressure brings reform for vape industry

FDA new vaping laws causes controversy among e-cigarettes users.
Jessica Maldonado, Lifestyles Editor | December 17, 2018

Electronic cigarettes started as a means to help adults who needed to transition from tobacco to a lower level of nicotine, but as its popularity grew, e-cigarettes use has increased throughout teens in...

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