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With the upcoming 2023 softball season, the girls were surprised with a completely renovated clubhouse. The biggest change was definitely the walls in the main room, senior Bristin Bordeau said. Being able to see those quotes and our logo on the wall makes me want to do well for the team and I just feel so blessed to have access to this clubhouse.

Renovated and ready

Makayla Martindale, Editor-in-Chief February 1, 2023

Following a 25-5 record with an appearance in the state championship during the 2022 spring season, the varsity softball team anticipates another successful year, as the program has continued to gain notoriety...

Senior Abby Bicker performs Violas monologue from Shakespeares The Twelfth Knight.

Theater takes on Shakespeare

Trinidy Kev and Sammie Jo Clark January 25, 2023

On Jan. 13, the school hosted the Shakespeare Gala that allowed students to compete with others by reading monologues from Shakespeare’s writing and sharing their own interpretation. The winners of this...

Provided by the Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship, biology and research teacher Lauren D’Ambrosio ventured to Antarctica. After observing the wildlife and scenery, D’Ambrosio hopes to spread word of the importance of protecting the planet, so that places like Antarctica remain brimming with life. “If there’s one thing I hope to teach my students, it’s that our actions have implications and it’s important to be mindful of them,” D’Ambrosio said.

D’Ambrosio takes on Antarctica

Julia Hubbell, Editor-in-Chief January 18, 2023

Departing in Nov., biology and research teacher Lauren D’Ambrosio traveled alongside National Geographic to a land most only see in photographs: Antarctica. Her month-long journey was provided through...

Performing on Jan. 6, the Fortefy acapella group took the stage alongside the professional acapella group MPact. “Performing with a professional group was sort-of like a dream come true,” senior Jade Durnin said. “But the best part was rehearsing with them before, getting bits of advice of what they do after years of doing this was an incredible asset.”

An MPact-ful performance

Amelia Galliford and Madalyn Propst January 11, 2023

On Jan. 6, the school’s acapella group, Fortefy, had the opportunity to perform a joint concert with MPact, a Grammy nominated acapella group from Los Angeles, California. This performance came as a...

Currently available on Amazon, Dr. Allan Knight and his daughter, Austin Knights, story book focuses on two squirrels who race cars in a lovable, youthful twist on the well-known series Fast and Furious. The book is important to me because it was a fun project that I got to do with my daughter that gave us a unique time to bond with each other, Knight said.

“The Fast and the Furriest”: from idea to reality

Makayla Martindale, Editor-in-Chief November 1, 2022

Fables—an integral aspect of childhood—have long remained the same. Whether it was reading The Tortoise and the Hare in Kindergarten and learning that “slow and steady wins the race” or hearing...

Beginning work shortly after the cast list was released, seniors Claudia Lerner and Lily Stilp-Johnson were tasked with writing the score for the schools production of Hamlet. Its a great opportunity to showcase student talents, and Im very happy to be a part of it, Stilp-Johnson said.

Students on the score

Julia Hubbell, Editor-in-Chief November 1, 2022

Music, in both film and live performances, is a largely important element of storytelling. As the school’s drama department prepared to put on the Sheakesprearian classic Hamlet, seniors Claudia Lerner...

Abigail Bicker, Mikayla Walker, and Makenzie Daughtery participate in the blocking of Hamlet’s act 4 scene 5.

Begin the blocking, here comes Hamlet

Amelia Galliford, Staff Reporter October 28, 2022

Rehearsals for the upcoming production of Hamlet are in full swing. As the cast memorizes their lines and movements, the crew has begun helping with the blocking. Together, the play members work on blocking...

Students recording and practicing in one of the sound proof rooms that the audio club uses.

Make some noise for the Audio Club

Marcela Maya Escalona, Podcast Editor October 17, 2022

The start of the school year is one of the most important times for both new students and clubs, one of them being the Audio Club. Sponsored by audio production teacher Jesse Rosales, the club meets every...

Beginning on Sept. 2, Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights reopened. The Weenkd: After Hours house was a recent addition to the event, and a wildly popular one at that. Its very cool, sophomore Johannes Calderon said. Something new and different for Halloween Horror Nights.

More scares “After Hours”

Julia Hubbell, Editor-in-Chief October 17, 2022

On Sept. 2, Universal Studios officially reopened one of their most popular seasonal events: Halloween Horror Nights. Many students attended, trying their best to experience all ten houses, five scare...

Students attend the Caribbean Heritage club meetings to discuss their heritage. Its really powerful to see all these people come together, club founder Melini Gosine said.

Bringing the islands to campus

Amelia Galliford, Staff Reporter October 6, 2022

This school year has brought many new clubs to the campus. One of which is the Caribbean Heritage club. The club meets every Tuesday in sponsor (and ESE teacher) Pamela Hodge’s room 5-008. The club strives...

Students gather inside of the drama room for their first read-through of Hamlet.

“Hamlet” begins

Abby Roberson, Staff Reporter September 23, 2022

On Sept. 6, students participating in the drama club production of Hamlet met after school for their first read-through. Sitting around the drama room, students recited their lines and began their journey...

The Patriot Chorus hosted the Chorus Kickoff on Sept. 14. The goal of the kickoff was to create a bond within the chorus department beyond individual class periods. We wanted everyone to be comfortable with each other and form a connection, junior Lauren Hughes said.

Chorus kicks off new year

Julia Hubbell, Editor-In-Chief September 16, 2022

On Sept. 14, the Patriot Chorus hosted the "Chorus Kickoff". This was the first event hosting all chorus classes, featuring an array of bonding activities. Due to chorus students being separated into five...

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