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During 4th period, sophomore Cassidy Howard sits in her Accounting 1 class through Seminole Connect, her camera, along with the rest of the students, off. During the 2nd semester, this will not be allowed.

Cameras on, distractions off

Avery Ranum, Staff Reporter
January 1, 2021
On Oct. 27, 2020 the Seminole County Public School Board made the decision to extend the mask mandate until further notice.

Mask mandate extended indefinitely

Julia Moon, News Editor
November 20, 2020
The number of mail-in ballots returned in 2016 was 33 million with the total count being doubled in 2020 equaling roughly 65,487,735.

Record breaking mail-in votes

Brooke Holland, Features Editor
November 15, 2020
Various presidential signs are lined up along roads throughout Seminole County during the weeks leading up to election day. “I do not think presidential signs affect people’s voting habits,” senior Melissa Sargent said. “Even after long discussions about candidates, it’s very rare that someone's mind is changed, so a simple sign most definitely won’t affect anyone”.

First time voters

Brooke Holland, Features Editor
November 10, 2020
Election chaos

Election chaos

Faith Shimick, Staff Reporter
November 10, 2020
The empty preschool classroom in building 8 would usually be filled with the little patriots now but due to the arrival date change the room is still empty only with the workers in the room next to it. The preschool room has been able to be used for the workers to make YouTube videos and work on the assignments in a colorful environment.

Little Patriots Late Arrival

Ashley Weston, Reporter
October 19, 2020
On Oct. 2, President Donald Trump tweeted that he had tested positive for COVID-19. After quarantining for two weeks the President continued on the campaign trail, on Oct. 16.

President Trump diagnosed with COVID-19

Shelby Brunson, Editor-in-Chief
October 8, 2020
The death of George Floyd on May 25th, reignited Black Lives Matter protests across the nation. The outcry for police to be held accountable has only expanded, as more police involved deaths have come to light.

Over 100 days of protests

Shelby Brunson, Editor-in-Chief
October 8, 2020
These six masks were variables in an experiment to find which masks would work best, done by a Duke study. The N62927 and surgical mask worked the best just as any masks with 2-3 layers of cloth.

Effectiveness of Masks

Ashley Weston, Staff Reporter
October 7, 2020
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