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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
November 10, 2021

Though Pride Month takes place during June, many events and celebrations of the LGBTQ+ community continue...

Homecoming tickets are on sale at myschoolbucks.com. The homecoming dance will take place Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7:00pm.
Fabulous Lake Brantley all about homecoming
November 1, 2021

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but what is taking place on the Grassy Green on Nov. 6 is already...

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
October 30, 2021

In the midst of her second period on Monday, Oct. 11, English and Leadership  teacher Audra Greuel was...

Senior Mya Mendoza poses in front of the welcome sign for Daytona State College, where she has recently announced her commitment to.
Committed to the future
Delaney Rosenblatt, Staff Reporter • January 21, 2022

Applying for college and inevitably getting a decision is an exceptionally draining process. Over 4 million students submit college applications...

Senior Mya Mendoza poses in front of the welcome sign for Daytona State College, where she has recently announced her commitment to.
Committed to the future
Delaney Rosenblatt, Staff Reporter • January 21, 2022

Applying for college and inevitably getting a decision is an exceptionally draining process. Over 4 million students submit college applications through Common App, an all-in-one college application...

Students in Katie Turkelsons 5th period make their way around a table of dishes, buffet style, and prepare to share about their represented culture on Oct. 27. “Its very nice to know that there are people from your own country, like where you’re from, in the school because you know that you’re not alone and that you’re not the only person who is going through the changes of coming from a different country. junior Marcela Maya Escalona said.
EDITORIAL: Cultural Appreciation Day
Brooke Holland, Editor-in-chief • December 15, 2021

The human condition of viewing life as a movie and casting ourselves as the main character is a nasty weed that...

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...

Students play La Lotería at the Hispanic Heritage Festival on Friday, Oct 15. La Lotería is a game similar to bingo, but uses images instead of numbers, and is originally from Mexico.
Hispanic Heritage Festival
Faith Shimick, Makayla Martindale, Julia Moon, Julia Hubbell, and Marcela Maya October 19, 2021

Friday, Oct. 15 featured a new lunch time activity: the Hispanic Heritage Month Festival. Organized by school...

Members of the Gay Straight Alliance marched in the parade at Come Out with Pride 2021. Students, teachers, parents and community members gathered on Oct. 10 at Lake Eola Park.
Gay-Straight-Alliance Club
Anina-Jeannette Williams, Staff Reporter • September 28, 2021

As the 2021-2022 years kicks off, clubs and organizations are starting back up with much anticipation. One of these...

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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.
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Harry Styles: JAM Sesh
Harry Styles: JAM Sesh
Julia Hubbell, Avery Ranum, Makayla Martindale, and Annaliese Long October 19, 2021

Listen as Julia, Avery and Makayla chat with special guest Annaliese Long after seeing Harry Styles: Love on Tour. From fashion to favorite...

This podcast covers and discusses events happening in the music industry. From drama between famous artists to thoughts about released albums and songs, there is a wide range of topics being talked about. Hosting the podcast will be junior Marcela Maya who has always been passionate about music and is always listening to music, no matter the genre.
Turn It Up! - Episode 1
October 14, 2021
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The main three cast members, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe, reminisce about their time working on the film series.
Why I will not be watching “Return to Hogwarts” anytime soon
Faith Shimick, News and Copy Editor • January 14, 2022
Macaulay Culkin features as Kevin, the supposed protagonist of Disneys 1990 Christmas film Home Alone. While he may be advertised as a lovable hero, he is anything but.
Kevin McAllister is the real villain of "Home Alone"
Faith Shimick, News and Copy Editor • November 26, 2021
Halloween Horror Nights is an event that occurs at Universal Studios between Sept. 3 and Oct. 31 that provides people with the opportunity to walk through up to ten haunted houses, ride roller coasters, and interact with performers all after hours. The 30th anniversary of Halloween Horror Nights lived up to its renowned position as one of the largest “scare-fests” in the world, as the performers went above and beyond many people’s expectations, despite the safety precautions put in place.
30 years of screams: Halloween Horror Nights
Makayla Martindale, Sports Editor • October 25, 2021
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Review on Spider-Man: No Way Home
Review on "Spider-Man: No Way Home"
Julia Hubbell and Delaney Rosenblatt January 19, 2022

"Spider-Man: No Way Home" hit theaters on Dec. 17, 2021. With high expectations set for the third installment of Tom Holland's...

The main three cast members, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe, reminisce about their time working on the film series.
Why I will not be watching “Return to Hogwarts” anytime soon
Faith Shimick, News and Copy Editor • January 14, 2022

On Jan. 1, 2022, HBO released the film “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts”. Since it has been 20 years...

Thats a Wrap! - Everything About Spotify Wrapped 2021
That's a Wrap! - Everything About Spotify Wrapped 2021
Marcela Maya, Staff Reporter • January 6, 2022

At the end of the year, all Spotify users can look forward to Spotify Wrapped, which is an overview of the music they have...

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