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A recreation of Emily Marikos viral salmon rice bowl, this hack is a must try. It incorporates many different flavor combinations that work so well with this simple and quick meal.

Salmon Rice Bowl: Hack or Wack?

Anina-Jeannette Williams, Staff Reporter January 11, 2022

Tik Tok has been somewhat of a revolution for the younger generations as it has paved the way for communication to advance and spread. Many new ideas and creations are pulled from creators on the platform,...

Down multiple players, the junior varsity girls basketball team invited junior varsity soccer players to play against Forest Lake Academy. I am pretty happy with the performance throughout the game, junior Adriana Sylvia said. Every player put in their all and didnt give up, which I truly appreciate.

From field to court

Julia Hubbell, Entertainment/Opinions Editor January 7, 2022

On Jan. 6, the junior varsity girls basketball team faced off against Forest Lake Academy. After an intense game, the Lady Patriots secured a win, ending the game 27-20. However, the girls basketball team...

The walk around the lake at Cranes Roost is a must do for many people during the holiday season. Lights are put up around the lake and can be seen from every point around it, as well as decorations in the apartments around it. The main attraction, however, are the live events that the city of Altamonte Springs puts on. “I like the decorations on the lofts, and the live music,” senior Nil Aydinoz said. “The music [is my favorite part], because a lot of people just feel very happy when they’re listening to holiday music, and it makes everybody in a good mood and it’s just really nice to be around.”

Best places for holiday lights: 2021

Faith Shimick, News and Copy Editor December 17, 2021

If you are looking for a great place to drive around or walk to look at holiday lights, here are some of the best places this year.  

 In building 5, co-teachers Kathryn Tomlinson and Stephanie Sully participated in the campus decorating contest. The efforts put forward by them and the students paid off as they were announced as recipients of the Classroom Comedian award on Nov. 4. “We had a good laugh about it and our students were thankful since they worked hard with the decorations,” Sully said. “[We] felt that our door was one of the best they had seen in the buildings during the week.”

Casino campus décor

Avery Ranum, Features Editor December 13, 2021

Nov. 1 through Nov. 5 was homecoming week, and as a part of the festivities, classes had the chance to participate in the campus decorating contest. The contest gave teachers the option to decorate their...

Starting around Nov. 16th, the annual “Help the Kids Toy Drive” commenced. Students could donate to boxes placed in their classes to be picked up by senior Isabel Miguez, who hosted the drive. Over the past three years, she has developed a passion for coordinating the event. “I think that it’s what Im meant to do,” Miguez said. “It was an experience that I wouldnt change anything about. I love to help other people and I love organizing things that can benefit others and the community.”

Isabella Miguez: Spreading cheer one toy at a time

Avery Ranum, Features Editor December 13, 2021

Around the holiday season, millions of kids with serious illnesses spend their holidays inside hospitals with expensive medical bills taking the place of gifts and presents. In the spirit of giving, toy...

The casino-themed homecoming dance was a major accomplishment for the leadership class, as a large portion of the student body was happy with the choices made with regards to activities, food and music. “I was so shocked that they all loved it,” Leadership teacher Audra Greuel said. “When you’re going to have 1500 teenagers at a dance, it’s hard to get everyone on the same page of liking stuff, but we had kids, even for the entire next week, randomly coming up to Mrs. Moran and I and saying ‘thank you so much for putting on such a great event.’ We received all positive feedback, which is pretty shocking, but I kind of knew it was going really well because I was having a lot of fun at the event myself, so it was really exciting.”

Welcome to the Fabulous Lake Brantley: the dance

Makayla Martindale, Sports Editor November 23, 2021

The dance is arguably one of the most important aspects to homecoming week for students, as it is a time to get dressed up and hang out with peers. In years prior, homecoming had been earlier in the school...

Brooke Pressimone poses in Times Square during her trip New York City in November of 2019. Pressimone was set to perform as a dancer in the annaul Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Brooke Pressimone: The second chance of a lifetime

Anina-Jeannette Williams, Staff Reporter November 23, 2021

On Thursday, Nov. 25, Spirit of America will be presenting its annual Macy’s Day Parade, marking its 95th year. In many families, it is a tradition to watch on Thanksgiving morning and creates much anticipation...

After campaigning for weeks, through means such as social media posts and on-campus decorations imploring students to vote for them, Sowers and Perkins (along with the rest of the student body) received the news that they had been elected at the Homecoming dance on Saturday, Nov. 6.  “Being homecoming queen means a lot to me because it shows how much my peers care for me and I feel so honored to be chosen out of everyone in my class to fill those shoes,” Perkins said.

Homecoming King and Queen

Annaliese Long, Staff Reporter November 17, 2021

Amidst the many exciting facets of Homecoming week, there is one event that engages the student body more than any other. The campaign for and eventual election of Homecoming King and Queen allows candidates...

Transitioning from private dance academies to public school for the first year in his life, David Ramos is making it a priority for students to feel comfortable with their bodies and dance abilities. He encourages them in finding the joy in dancing rather than viewing it as a burden in their school day. “Mr. Ramos has helped me see that dance isn’t just a chore that students should hate showing up for,” said sophomore Aundrea Soto.

A new step

Annaliese Long, Staff Reporter October 18, 2021

After leaving behind private dance academies to come teach at public school, new dance instructor David Ramos has been in for a major adjustment. Switching from teaching young adults ready to enter dancing...

The SWAG club has multiple meeting spots and one of them is in the center of campus at the tree. Mondays at the break we pray for the school and the start of everyones week. We will read a verse and then pray, junior Brooke Adams said.


Ashley Weston, Reporter September 30, 2021

The Student Warriors Awakening Generations (SWAG) Club is a faith-based club made to welcome people and be a safe haven. Anyone can join and partake in the activities and games during their meetings, which...

Junior, and third year student of 3D Animation Technology, Kira Klafter shows the process of designing a character. Its a lot of fun to work with all these programs, Klafter said. You learn a lot about what goes into making designs look good.

Creative design and entertainment attracts students

Julia Hubbell, Entertainment/Opinions Editor September 22, 2021

As of this school year, there is a new group of students that will become future interior designers, audio mixers, and digital photographers here on campus. The addition of the Program of Emphasis, gives...

Latinos In Action

Latinos In Action

Marcela Maya, Staff Reporter September 15, 2021

Latinos In Action (LIA) is one of several leadership classes in which Latino students are able to grow as leaders and prepare themselves for what the future awaits for them after high school. In class,...

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