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Although being positive seems good, there is a certain point where this positivity becomes bad. When the positivity given shows a lack of empathy and does not recognize being sad or upset, it becomes what is known as toxic positivity.

Toxic smiles

Angelica Mendez, Staff Reporter | April 28, 2022

“Think happy thoughts.”  This phrase is a common thing to say to a friend who is upset, but behind that positive quote and big smile is something darker—toxic positivity.  Toxic positivity...

Seniors Matthew DeVasto and Cole Gustafson get together for a photo outside of the prom venue. Prom was held in the banquet hall of Universal CityWalks Hard Rock Cafe.

SGA holds first senior prom since 2019

Nadia Knoblauch, Staff Reporter | April 27, 2022

Taking group photos at prom is a tradition carried on by almost every high school senior, but not all have their photos taken in front of thousands of tourists.  On Saturday, April 23, Hagerty held...

Junior Karina Ostashchuk scans a QR code to donate to Dollars for Doctors, a  fundraiser started by the Young Republicans and Young Democrats to provide medical aid to Ukraine. As a Ukrainian, Ostashchuk has also participated in food drives and anti-war rallies across central Florida.

War on the homefront

Sophia Canabal, Lifestyles Editor | April 26, 2022

When junior Karina Ostashchuk first came to Florida during the summer of 2019, her future was uncertain: her family had secured neither a job nor a home before the move. Surrounded by suburbs dotted with...

Politick: War in Ukraine

Politick: War in Ukraine

Reagan Eastlick, Staff Reporter | April 19, 2022

Senior Chloe Varady is in the bottom of her clean and jerk of 155 lbs at the district championships. Varady placed first at districts, granting her a spot at regionals and soon competed at states where she placed fifth.

Raising the bar

Julia Sumpter, Opinions Editor | April 17, 2022

From not making the starting team in tenth grade to earning the school’s first weightlifting scholarship, senior Chloe Varady has come a long way. In her third year, she became a captain, won fifth at...

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