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The Sanford Zoo continues to experience flooding from Hurricane Ian. Branches and leaves litter the grounds of the zoo.

Central Florida Zoo remains damaged weeks after Hurricane Ian

Abby Roberson, Staff Reporter October 25, 2022

The Central Florida Zoo, a popular destination for animal lovers across the community, continues to remain temporarily closed due to the destruction caused by Hurricane Ian. First making landfall on Sept....

On Sept. 16, Mahsa Amini was killed for supposedly not adhering to rules regarding hijabs in Iran, creating protest for womens rights around the world.

“Woman, Life, Freedom”: the killing of Mahsa Amini

Nairie De Gregory, Staff Reporter October 17, 2022

On Sept. 16, a young woman died at the hands of the police in Tehran, Iran. The woman, 22 year-old Mahsa Amini, was a Kurdish woman who was detained by the police due to supposedly “refusing” to adhere...

Reeling from the effects of Hurricane Ian, once playable basketball courts are found submerged in water.

‘Dog barking, wind howling, rain pouring’: Hurricane Ian brings disastrous effects to Central Florida

Avery Ranum, Editor-in-Chief October 1, 2022

In the early hours of Thurs., Sept. 29, Hurricane Ian made landfall in Central Florida. Just a few hours prior, the storm entered Florida off the Gulf Coast with winds just below that of a Category 5 storm....

On Sept. 9, many gathered outside of Buckingham Palace following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. Many were dressed in black in mourning of the late ruler. “The day after [the death of the queen] I went to Buckingham palace and saw so many British people and tourists leave flowers and notes for the queen,” Angelina Joseph said. “The overall effect on the nation over there was somber, I could see older people moved to tears.”

Monarch leaves her mark

Avery Ranum, Editor-in-Chief September 26, 2022

On Sept. 8, Queen Elizabeth II passed away at Balmoral Castle in Scotland at the remarkable age of 96. Her death concluded her 70-year reign, and her son, the now King Charles III, inherited the throne.  The...

The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics ended Sunday, Feb. 20. The 2026 Winter Olympics are scheduled to be held in the Italian cities of Milano and Cortina, more officially noted as the XXV Winter Olympic Games.

Broadcasting the Winter Olympics: Beijing 2022

Julia Moon, Editor in chief March 14, 2022

The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing broke records and fulfilled Olympic dreams for many worldwide athletes. The host country of the XXIV Winter Games, China, has made precautions to avoid COVID contact...

Orlando politician Anna Eskamani poses by Lake Eola, surrounded by high-rise buildings.

Anna Eskamani: Connected to the city

Delaney Rosenblatt, Staff Reporter March 8, 2022

It may be surprising that former President Barack Obama, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Florida Professional Firefighters State Association, actor Mark Hamil and basketball coach Stan Van Gundy all have one...

Students rehearse choreography for “Stick to the Status Quo” on Feb. 16’s rehearsal. “The singing and the dancing [are my favorite part],” senior Denver Graham said. “It’s not hard for me, stuff like this comes naturally.”

The start of the “High School Musical” ‘school year’

Faith Shimick, News and Copy Editor February 23, 2022

On Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, initial auditions were held for the spring production of Disney’s ‘High School Musical.’ The next day, callbacks were held, and the day after that, the cast list came out....


The introduction of the Omicron variant in Seminole County

Anina-Jeannette Williams, Staff Reporter February 7, 2022

 As the second semester of the school year kicks in, students return to campus with an unanticipated anxiety as an additional strand of COVID-19 has spread throughout the U.S. The Omicron variant was...

Seoul, South Korea

What Squid Game takes from reality

Julia Moon, Editor in Chief November 25, 2021

Squid Game (오징어 게임). Released Sept. 17, 2021, the South Korean title was an instant success for the global streaming giant Netflix, setting the record for the company’s biggest original series...

Members of GSA walk amongst members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community during the Come Out with Pride celebration on Oct. 9. “It was so special to be in such a supportive and welcoming environment.

Come Out with Pride parade

Julia Hubbell, Entertainment/Opinions Editor November 10, 2021

Though Pride Month takes place during June, many events and celebrations of the LGBTQ+ community continue year-round. Among these was the Come Out with Pride event on Oct. 9 in Orlando, which took place...

Homecoming tickets are on sale at The homecoming dance will take place Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7:00pm.

Fabulous Lake Brantley all about homecoming

Faith Shimick, Copy Editor November 1, 2021

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but what is taking place on the Grassy Green on Nov. 6 is already being talked about. The theme of this year’s homecoming is ‘Fabulous Lake Brantley’, and spirit...

English teacher Audra Greuel sits in front of her students in her classroom, taking questions and encouraging class discussion about assigned reading. In order to nurture a friendly academic environment, she participates in back-and-forth dialogue with the class, exchanging ideas and thoughts.

Audra Greuel is named Teacher of the Year

Annaliese Long, Staff Reporter October 30, 2021

In the midst of her second period on Monday, Oct. 11, English and Leadership  teacher Audra Greuel was still unaware of who would win the title of 2022 Teacher of the Year. While discussing a class reading...

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