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On Jan.1 eyewitness say that eight to ten foot aliens were spotted roaming through a Miami mall.

Did E.T. find a new home? Some say yes

Nairie De Gregory, Section Editor February 2, 2024

On New Year's Day, in the Bayside Marketplace in Miami there was supposedly a group of 50 teenagers who began a disturbance in the mall by setting off fireworks, leading to multiple arrests. However, many...

Rep. Linda Chaney, representative to Florida House District 61, speaks during the 2023 legislative session. Shortly before the 2024 session she filed Senate Bill 49.

Fighting unionization with child labor; brought to you by Linda Chaney

Madalyn Propst, Multimedia Editor January 21, 2024

In September, Florida House Representative Linda Chaney filed a bill that, if passed, would completely remove child labor laws for sixteen to seventeen year olds. The bill, which as of mid-January is being...

The second week of legislative session was just as tumultuous as the first. Floridians are waiting and watching anxiously for week three.

Legislative session: week two

Madalyn Propst, Multimedia Editor January 21, 2024

The conclusion of the second week of Florida’s legislative session has been just as tumultuous as the first. This week the most talked about piece of legislation has been HB1.  HB1, written and introduced...

Varsity volleyball players Samantha Bowron and Austin Knight pose for a captains photo before a game.

Volleyball stars serve (in more ways than one)

Nairie De Gregory, Section Editor January 17, 2024

Playing a sport in high school is considered to be one of the most valuable experiences a person can have, made even better if the team and players excel at it. Winning conferences, championships and breaking...

Students Gauge Spurlock and Hannah Waller perform in Henry IV put on by the Patriot Players. This scene sure gets heated.

Theatre slays Henry IV (and Hotspur)

Madalyn Propst, Multimedia Editor January 15, 2024

Nov. 30 through Dec. 2, the Patriot Players had a successful run of Shakespeare’s “Henry IV”, their second annual Shakespeare production. This show was different from any other because it was done...

Prior to its cancellation, Scream Queens received mixed reviews. Fans appreciated the campy take on horror, while critics saw it as too messy and ridiculous. To this day, the show has retained a cult following.

Why ‘Scream Queens’ deserved better

Annaliese Long, Editor-in-Chief November 14, 2023

‘Scream Queens’ aired on Fox Network from Sep. 2015 to Dec. 2016. Following a sorority tormented by a serial killer, the show masterfully blended comedy, horror and satire and was, in my opinion, one...

As my favorite branch of the Marvel franchise, I was extremely excited for the release of Loki season two. This season brought back favorite characters of mine and continued to keep me enthralled with every episode.

Loki season two creates glorious chaos in the multiverse

Sammie Jo Clark, Section Editor November 14, 2023

On Oct. 5, fans all across the multiverse waited anxiously for the second season of “Loki” to release. After watching season one over ten times, saying I was ecstatic was an understatement; my expectations...

The tradition of dressing up in costumes for Halloween originated from Celtic beliefs that the souls of the dead roamed the earth on the night of Oct. 31.

How old is too old to trick or treat?

Nairie De Gregory, Section Editor November 7, 2023

“Trick or Treat!” is a phrase that is yelled many times on Oct. 31, when kids take to the streets of their neighborhoods dawned in costumes and on the hunt for candy. Halloween is a day lots of people...

Silent Sky

Leila Amirkhosravi and Nairie De Gregory November 3, 2023

On October 13, the drama crew kicked off the start to the poignant and aspiring drama “Silent Sky.” The majority of the school admired their outstanding performance and appreciated the talent the thespians...

Chappell Roan performed her closing number Pink Pony Club at the Beacham on Oct. 25.

Social media murdered concert etiquette

Madalyn Propst, Multimedia Editor November 3, 2023

Concert etiquette is nonexistent in a majority of teenage fan bases and there is a flaming culprit: social media. Since 2020, the live music industry has been on a downward spiral,  with shutdowns, venue...

Over the past decade knife violence amongst teenagers has dramatically increased.

An American take on British violence

Nairie De Gregory, Section Editor October 25, 2023

The United States of America and the United Kingdom; allies to enemies, allies again, and now frenemies. The two unions share many parallels: Human Development Index, political struggles, and use of the...

Scare Zone: Vamp ‘69 depicts two scare actors, one dressed as a vampire and the other dressed as a civilian being attacked by the vampire. Passersby are welcomed to witness this gory downfall when vampires over-run the 1969 music festival.

Big frights with Halloween Horror Nights

Nyla Black and Kingston Lareau October 20, 2023

Universal Studios hosted its 32nd year of Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) and, to no surprise, it was a big hit. This year’s event was led by one character: Dr. Oddfellow. Highlights of this immortal sorcerer...

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