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On Mar. 22, Brantley Rethreaded opened in the Patriot Pantry. Various students from all walks of life have stopped at the collection to see what the collection has to offer. Rethreaded is free to students regardless of whether they need the clothes or not. “Rethreaded is for everyone,” Borack said. “A lot of people ask me if theyre allowed to come in because they ‘technically dont need a donation from the school’, but I just want everyone to know that rethreaded is open to all students regardless of your financial position or anything like that.”

Reused, Recycled, Rethreaded

Avery Ranum, Features Editor April 29, 2022

When one thinks of second-hand clothes, they might typically imagine items found in a thrift store, or the clothes passed down from an older sibling. Brantley Rethreaded is changing that narrative. On...

During their trip to France, AP Art students were able to visit museums to view famous works, as well as view the artistry behind French architecture. The buildings were amazing, senior Cat Winter said. It was great to see all the details up close.

A picturesque experience

Julia Hubbell, Entertainment/Opinions Editor April 6, 2022

While spring break usually consists of beach trips and sleeping in for the average high schooler, it was full of museums and exhibits for AP Art students. They were invited on a trip across France to explore...

Students from both band and theater received the opportunity to compete at state level Solo and Ensemble and, in doing so, had the ability to display their talent for fellow thespians and judges alike. “The Troupe was there because everyone was a part of their own individual event or was a part of a group performance,” senior Marco Aguero-Colon said. “These can include everything from scenes to songs to choreo numbers that are put together by us that we present in front of judges to be adjudicated.”

Taking on states: theater and band

Makayla Martindale, Sports Editor April 6, 2022

Chasing the melodic tones of Mozart and the theatrical brilliance of Broadway, select students from Troupe 2888 and band were chosen to compete at the state level. In a four-day long convention, from Mar....

Journalism students stand around Tammie Fieldss table on Feb. 4 as she shows them forms of media she has worked on. I went back and got my masters in digital journalism from the University of South Florida, because I started in film, Fields said. Now, this is our chief photographer, he shoots on a little tiny disk. Thats how much it has changed since and evolved.

Tammie Fields conquers the journalism field

Faith Shimick and Avery Ranum February 17, 2022

On Feb. 4, Spectrum News 13 anchor Tammie Fields visited campus to share her experience in the career field with students to kick off Black Student Union’s (BSU’s) celebration of Black History Month....

Junior Tao Chen explains to students how the Chinese lunar calendar works at the Winter Festival. The festival provided an opportunity to share different winter celebrations from different cultures and countries. “I felt proud of myself for sharing my culture with the rest of the school,” Chen said.

The Winter Festival

Annaliese Long and Marcela Maya February 15, 2022

As the end of the first semester drew near, the amount of school pressures began to ramp up. Between final exams, gift exchanges and school spirit days, students had lots of academic and recreational...

T.V. Productions teacher Brian Keyes stands on the football field on  August 10th, 1981. Forty-one years later, Keyes has announced his decision to retire following the end of the 2021-2022 school year to pursue future projects, but not without leaving a footprint on the field, in the newsroom, and on the lives of many at school.

Passing on the Keyes

Brooke Holland, Editor-in-Chief January 25, 2022

Once a Patriot, forever a Patriot. After six principals, over 25 Patriot Petes and 41 years of teaching, Career and Technical and Television Productions teacher Brian Keyes is retiring from his career...

Hugging Administrative Assistant of Athletics Cathy Duncan at an Athletic Hall of Fame induction, Athletic Director Jerri Kelly presents her with the Outstanding Contributor award. The strength of Kelly’s relationship with her colleagues has been built upon many years of working at the school. “Personally, I’m going to miss her just because we talk everyday and I would consider her a friend, just because we see each other every single day, so I’ll miss her on a personal level,” principal Brian Blasewitz said. “Professionally, I’ll miss her work ethic, her organization, and really just all of the things that make her great will be missed. She has been here for a long time, so I think her legacy will be our facilities, our fundraising structure, and how competitive we are in all sports.”

Saying goodbye to Jerri Kelly

Makayla Martindale, Sports Editor January 25, 2022

In most people’s lives, there has been an educator who has made an immeasurable impact on their school years and those that follow. For many students and staff, this person has been Athletic Director...

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...

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