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Driving from the view of a freshman

Grace Mercer, Staff Reporter

December 20, 2018


Filed under Features

A former ninth grader, Kiley Truskey, is very close to getting her learners permit. Yet, this still doesn’t prevent her from having to think about people driving for the wrong reasons while in the wrong state of mind. Truskey takes an online driving course to get her learner’s permit. Before she...

Preparation before getting a pet

Emma Bianco, Staff Reporter

December 20, 2018


Filed under Features

A furry friend can cheer up a family. For many years people have brought pets into their homes. Whether it’s a small animal in a cage, or a big dog, there are things necessary to purchase in order to prepare for getting a pet. Whether the pet is from a local breeder or from a shelter, making sure the pet does...

Teachers behind the scenes

Teachers behind the scenes

Josselyn Cantellano and Elarya Tadres

December 20, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Usually students don’t think there is much to teachers besides going to school, grading papers and teaching. Teachers are not teachers outside of school, for example, Mrs. Demiana Youssef watches shows like most students at school, Mrs. Lori Bauck sings, Mr. Joseph Corr has traveled around the world,...

City of holiday lights

City of holiday lights

Marla Mitchell, Staff Reporter

December 17, 2018


Filed under Features

The Christmas spirits are flowing through and that means the Holiday Lights at Largo Central Park are rolling in. Every year, for the past 24 years, Largo has filled its park with over two million LED lights. The holiday lights is a big event during Christmas in Largo. “During Christmas time I like to go to Lar...

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is as merry as it promises

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is as merry as it promises

Alexis Cesarini, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2018


Filed under Features

The annual Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is a combination of Christmas festivities along with the already magical Disney World. Disney sets up a selection of special events including parades and concerts. Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade marches through main street twice a night ...

The downside of being black in a predominantly white school

The downside of being black in a predominantly white school

Matt Blake, Editor-In-Chief

December 13, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

It has been over 60 years since the landmark case that decided that segregation was unconstitutional. Until this case it was seen as necessary to separate students of different races for no other logical reason than the difference in skin color. To this day, America still has a lot of racial separation...

Stressed students prepare for midterm exams

Caitlin Lucas, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2018


Filed under Features

As the Thanksgiving season comes to a close, the stress-inducing midterms week is approaching rapidly. Every student has a different method of studying for midterms; some use Quizlet flashcards to study vocabulary, some study using the textbooks provided by the school, and some students choose to not...

Keeping warm in winter

Keeping warm in winter

Lizzy Mason, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2018


Filed under Features

While it’s typically on the hotter side in Florida, spurts of cold call for jackets, boots, sweaters, or anything warm. Although staying warm is important, staying trendy can be a desire as well. In Florida, on average the coldest days can get to be around 56 degrees in the winter. Whereas the aver...

Christmas favorites Q & A

Christmas favorites Q & A

Allyson May, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2018


Filed under Features

What is your favorite Christmas movie? A1. “I like the Grinch because I think I am the Grinch,” Sarah Michael (‘22) said. A2. “The Polar Express because it is kind of amazing and I love it so much,” Kelsey Allen (‘22) said. A3. “I really like Elf because I love the line, ‘bye Buddy hope you find your dad’,” Em...

Eyesight on The Eye

Eyesight on The Eye

Justine Nguyen, Staff reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Perfect vision is unfortunately not a gift that every student has. The daily morning task of searching for glasses may be a struggle some students can understand. Out of myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism, and other eye problems, myopia is the most common. Jennifer Young (‘...

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