Opinion: Field Trips Are Beneficial To High Schoolers
BY SOPHIA WENGIER As students grow from long division and recess to calculus and college, the learning experience alters. An increased focus on testing and preparing for university puts playtime far into the background, making recess and building blocks disappear. These changes are fitting for those who are about... Read more
High School School Uniforms: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
BY KENDYL COUNTS “Be yourself” is a classic piece of first day of school advice, bestowed upon students everywhere as they brace themselves for the unknown. Being immediately swallowed by a sea of navy polos, however, makes it difficult to stand out. Just another person sporting a button up,... Read more
Diplomatic Dischord: Trump’s Lack of Appointees and Their Importance to U.S. Foreign Policy
BY ZACHARY PERROTTA Diplomacy should be treated as a necessity in this era of geopolitical challenges, but is it? As far as the U.S. Department of State (DOS) goes, it seems that the Trump administration prefers hard power over soft power foreign policy. This time, oddly enough, the telltale... Read more
Athletics in Private vs Public schools – the ongoing debacle on whether or not parents are paying for guaranteed athletic success
BY OLIVIA LEWIS Throughout the state of Florida, there are many diverse schools that students can attend. From public schools to private schools, children and teenagers can thrive in several types of environments. However, the way public schools are viewed versus private schools is extremely conflicting, especially for athletes.... Read more
Political Polarization: What it Does, Why it’s Here and How to Stop it
BY ZACHARY PERROTTA Marine Le Pen was a symbol. Not just of change in French politics, but of a far larger morph in global political identity. Moreover, her place on the world stage is not solitary; she stands shoulder to shoulder with leaders who could not be called pragmatic,... Read more
7 Ways to Make the Most out of Your Summer Vacation
BY LINDSEY HANNAH Summer. A time to sleep in late, go to the beach or just do nothing for a solid two months before school starts again in the fall. With college admissions growing ever more selective, however, students hoping to compete with others nationwide might not be able... Read more
Reading Still Matters
BY TAMARAH WALLACE Prehistory. It was a time when caves housed bats as well as people, wearing real fur was far from controversial and humans had not yet developed a coveted literary ability that would progress them into what we know as “history.” It is known that historians deemed... Read more
Required Reading, Ranked
BY LINDSEY HANNAH 12. “Frankenstein” I will always cherish “Frankenstein” as the book that ruined the word “countenance” forever. Sluggish plot, unlikeable characters and convoluted storytelling abound in this novel, which is at once depressing and disgusting. It is undeniably cool that it is the first ever sci-fi book... Read more
Start Shopping at Local Farmer’s Markets
BY KENDYL COUNTS Summer is just around the corner, and that means plenty of free time to unleash your inner foodie. But, before taking a long romantic stroll through the supermarket aisles, consider stopping at the farmer’s market instead – not only does the experience build community by supporting... Read more
Coding as a Language Credit?
BY ZACHARY PERROTTA Florida state Senator Jeremy Ringer is an anomaly. In a political climate where the need for educational reform has taken a major backseat to other issues, this former Yahoo executive saw the necessity for a skill which so few employees possess yet so many professions require:... Read more