How Did Quarantine Affect Students?

Tianna Lamando and Olivia Osborne

October 19, 2020

Quarantine ended up being a lot longer than expected. This caused people to take up new hobbies and drop their old ones for the new shift of the world. Being trapped inside for so long had students doing lots of self-discovery in the isolation. Students had a different quarantine experience that e...

Berlinale Breaks Gender Binary

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Cassie Santella, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2020

The Berlinale, one of the largest film festivals in the world, has reorganized and renamed their awards for the 2021 festival to be gender neutral. The Berlin International Film Festival, often referred to as the Berlinale, started in Berlin, Germany in 1951 at the beginning of the cold war. Since the...

How Long Will Schools Stay Open?

John Bumgarner, Staff Reporter

September 10, 2020

That is a question that is on every teacher, student, and parent’s mind with the beginning of the school year. With the virus looming as an ever-present threat whenever their children go outside, it’s a wonder the schools opened at all. Hallways in the last few years were crowded beyond belief,...

Missing out in the parking lot

As seniors are looking forward to getting a parking spot, let’s reflect on 2019’s paintings.

Erin Behrmann, Editor in Chief

September 1, 2020

As juniors whip around to grab a past senior’s parking spot, this year’s seniors missed the first day feeling of a personalized designated spot. Due to COVID-19, the rising seniors were not able to receive a special parking space right away- causing them to miss out on painting the spot with friends...

COVID-19 Affects AP and IB Exams

Emma Behrmann, Editor In Chief

April 16, 2020

As COVID-19 looms over graduating seniors’ final high school moments, the idea of losing prom and Grad Bash is upsetting, yet students are concerned with their last chance to earn college credit through AP and IB exams. Due to schools closing their doors and turning to online curriculum, or in some...

Being at the top

Erin Behrmann, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2020

Being top of PHUHS out of hundreds of students in the senior class is a big deal. Emma Behrmann, Olivia Sakellarides, Maya Srinivasan, and Vipin Suren are the vals and sals for 2020 and will represent their class at graduation. Below is information about them and their achievements. Emma Behrmann: Valedi...

Coronavirus outbreak spreads to Tampa Bay

Madeleine Katz, Online Editor in Chief

March 5, 2020

Two people were confirmed by the CDC to have COVID-19 in Manatee County and Hillsborough County and an additional person in Hillsborough county tested positive but is waiting on the CDC to find out whether the case will be confirmed. In a press conference, Governor Desantis said that it is not yet a high ...

A new type of connection

A new type of connection

Eli Thompson, Staff Reporter

February 11, 2020

Everyday, people with cell phones run into the same issue. Connection. Some areas have no towers, some have just poor connection, but Elon Musk has a simple solution for the issue of that.  Starlink, which is a brand of SpaceX, already has some of the “thousands of satellites,” in space, and t...

Fight 4 Life with HOSA competitors

Emma Behrmann, Editor in Chief

February 4, 2020

HOSA competitors, formally known as Fight 4 Life (Devyn Bulger ('20), Maddy Whelan ('20), Megan Lichter ('20) and Abi Toenjes ('20)), are spreading depression and suicide awareness throughout not only the school, but also the community. During the process of their project they made many efforts to educate...

PMAC Celebrates the New Year

Cultural red Chinese envelope given out during the event.

Cassie Santella, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2020

On Friday January 24th the Principles Multicultural Advisory Committee (PMAC) held their first ever New Year's celebration. The celebration was held in the teaching auditorium during second lunch. Attendees ate a multiple of multicultural foods and participated in fun New Year's related games. The purpose...

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