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On Oct. 29, homecoming was hosted out on the Patriot Grassy Green. Students packed the dance floor listening to music as strobe lights flashed.

Why you should ho-go to hoco

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

This year, I am a senior in high school. Many of the activities I have participated in have become my last: my last first day of school, my last football game, and more recently, my last homecoming. Although...

One of the most recent movies to feature a big-time star of the music world in its cast, Dont Worry Darling generated some controversy with the casting of singing phenom Harry Styles in one of the leading roles. Despite the skepticism from certain audience members regarding Styles acting ability, the movie garnered lots of publicity and earned $19 million at the U.S. box office for its opening weekend.

From stage to screen: do singers belong in movies?

Annaliese Long, Features/Entertainment/Opinions/News Editor November 1, 2022

There seems to be a phenomenon spreading throughout Hollywood where no one can settle for one kind of stardom – if a celebrity has conquered one realm of the entertainment industry, they must conquer...

Period pieces are a perpetually dominant force in the cinema costume sphere. Year after year they  fill the Best Costume Design category at the Academy Awards, and ten of the last twelve winners of the award have been historical films.

How important is historical accuracy in costume design for period pieces?

Annaliese Long, Features/Entertainment/Opinions/News Editor October 24, 2022

Jeans and t-shirts for the 2000s, a flapper dress for the 1920s, frilly collars for the Renaissance – the general ideas of how people dressed throughout previous times are pretty well-established. When...

iOS 16 allows users to Undo Send and Edit their text messages.

iOS 16: optimal personalization, major disappointment

Abby Roberson, Staff Reporter October 13, 2022

Sept. 12, marked one of the year’s most highly anticipated days for iPhone users: Apple’s release of iOS 16.  Every year, people wait excitedly for Apple Inc. to release a new model of their iOS...

Orlando City Soccer Club playing in the U.S. Open Cup final (on 09/07/22). The Lions fought hard during the game, and throughout the entire tournament to hold up the trophy at the end of the night.

Orlando City SC: a journey to the top

Nairie De Gregory, Staff Reporter September 19, 2022

Orlando City S.C. is Orlando, Florida's pro soccer team. Currently 5th place in the Eastern Division of the MLS (Major League Soccer), the Lions clawed their way to the top of one of the biggest soccer...

Combatting prejudice in the classroom

Combatting prejudice in the classroom

Delaney Rosenblatt, Staff Reporter May 10, 2022

I am an inherently political person. I care deeply about those in my community, state, and country, and have no issue speaking up about things I believe, or not believe, in. I am sure many, if not all...

As the second season of “Bridgerton” premiered on Fri. Mar. 25, fans and critics alike had a lot to say about Anthony Bridgerton’s attempt at finding a wife in the London Ton. Through the course of the season, the audience experienced the emotional high and lows of Kate and Anthony’s eventual relationship, leaving many to question whether season two lived up to the high standards set by Daphne and Simon’s story in season one.

“Bridgerton”: a royal letdown

Makayla Martindale, Sports Editor May 10, 2022

Premiering on Fri. Mar. 25,  the second season of “Bridgerton” was released after its long anticipated return to Netflix. From the costumes and romance to the drama and regality, this show follows...

Perpetuating cinematic violence

Perpetuating cinematic violence

Delaney Rosenblatt, Staff Reporter April 29, 2022

It seems as if impossible scenarios only appearing on the silver screen have seeped their way into our tangible world. Mass pandemics, books being burned and self-driving cars seemed almost fictional....

Released on Apr. 1, 2022, Sonys Morbius is an unfortunate waste of good characters. Most of the movie was weirdly paced, and was overall not an enjoyable experience for viewers.

A universal disappointment: “Morbius”

Julia Hubbell, Entertainment/Opinions Editor April 15, 2022

Released on Apr. 1, Sony’s “Morbius'' is the perfect movie to be released on April Fool’s Day. This film is a disaster from start to finish, leaving me with many questions that I honestly did not...

Junior Kylie Johnson runs away from a swarm of bees in fear.

Brantley bees should buzz off

Delaney Rosenblatt, Staff Reporter February 17, 2022

“My heart is lost; the bees have eaten it.” Author Charles Baudelaire has no comment on the aforementioned bees, but the students at Lake Brantley High School certainly have. Countless pep rallies,...

Rachel Balkovec, the first professional female baseball manager for the Tampa Tarpons, a low Class A affiliate for the New York Yankees, has been shattering sports stereotypes for years, as she initially became involved with the Yankees organization in 2019. Balkovec was hired as the first full-time female hitting instructor in the MLB for the Yankees farm system, which began her career in professional baseball and has allowed her to acquire significant success in pursuing her dreams to become a professional baseball manager. Her hard work and perseverance in a field dominated by men will hopefully inspire young women and girls around the country to believe in themselves.

Balkovec: breaking barriers

Makayla Martindale, Sports Editor February 7, 2022

Attracting about 2.7 million viewers during the regular season and 14.3 million viewers during the 2021 World Series games, baseball remains one of America’s favorite pastimes. With 120 Minor League...

COVID-19 has given holiday celebrations a significant change. As people consider the risks of the virus, it becomes difficult to travel far or invite others.

What is up with COVID holidays?

Julia Moon, Editor in Chief January 21, 2022

I admit, the winter holiday season of 2021 was kind of a disappointment. After the initial breakout of COVID-19 in the United States back in 2020, I had already expected that holiday gatherings such as...

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