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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...

Lake Mary spirit week

Lake Mary spirit week

Abby Roberson and Trinidy Kev September 21, 2022

During the week of Sept. 12 - Sept. 16, students around campus dressed up for spirit days to show support for the school’s rivalry football game. This highly anticipated game was prefaced by a week...

Senior Sofia Krstolic poses in front of her house wearing her future college T-shirt. It was posted to her Instagram as the official announcement of her verbal commitment.

Committed to Carolina

Trinidy Kev, Staff Reporter September 19, 2022

Many student athletes struggle to get scouted in order to continue to play their sport at the collegiate level. However, this was not a problem for senior Sofia Krstolic, as she started to take swimming...

Debuting on Aug. 18, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law has been met with harsh backlash. Though many elements such as comedic relief and cameos are executed well in the show, many fans are continuing to show distaste for the ongoing Disney+ series.

Marvel’s “She-Hulk” battles mixed reviews

Julia Hubbell, Editor-In-Chief September 19, 2022

Making its Disney Plus debut on Aug. 18, Marvel Studios’ She-Hulk: Attorney at Law was met with mixed reviews. Following the story of attorney Jennifer Walters, the show puts a refreshing spin on classic...

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...

As senior Luke Roberts tees off during his match, he looks to assist the team in continuing their undefeated streak, as they are currently 5-0 on the season. “The match definitely gives everyone insight on what my teammates and I have to get better at moving forward,” Roberts said.

A rivalry beyond football

Makayla Martindale, Editor-in-Chief September 19, 2022

With the onslaught of this year’s “Break” Mary rivalry week, the boys varsity golf team was able to win a significant match against Lake Mary High School, as the team beat the previous 3A state title-holders,...

Throughout the years that it aired, Glee not only won numerous awards, but it also helped launch the careers of many of its stars. Lea Michele, who was already a known Broadway actress at the time the show began, gained mainstream fame after appearing in a leading role in the show, as did several other starring cast members.

Glee: the modern masterpiece

Annaliese Long, Features/Entertainment/Opinions/News Editor September 19, 2022

The year is 2009, and the future of television is appearing more and more bleak to you. Despite the plethora of shows airing week to week, they all seem too standard for your taste. In every show you attempt...

On Aug. 29, junior Bridget Mead rolls her bowling ball down the lane in an attempt to earn a strike. The match took place at Oviedo Lanes against Lake Howell High School, the Patriots eventually emerging victorious.

Bowling strikes up fun

Avery Ranum, Editor-in-Chief September 15, 2022

Sharing laughs, hanging with friends, and having fun are attributes that make up memorable moments. With a healthy dose of lanes and pins, these attributes can be found in the boys' and girls' bowling...

Released on May 27 and Jul. 1, the fourth season of Stranger Things showed new characters, more 80s references, and representation for a diverse community.

“Stranger Things”: the summer show

Amelia Galliford, Staff Reporter September 15, 2022

There has been rising excitement in the Stranger Things fan community since the recent release of the series’ fourth season. The release of the season was split into two parts: the first half released...

Exploring a solo career separate from his work as guitarist in the band The Internet, Lacy debuted his first EP “Steve Lacy’s Demo” back in 2017, which was followed up by a studio album called “Apollo XXI” in 2019, and a compilation album titled “The Lo-Fis” in 2020. “Gemini Rights” is his second studio album.

Gemini Rights: has it earned its rights?

Annaliese Long, Features/Entertainment/Opinions/News Editor September 15, 2022

In the ongoing saga that is Steve Lacy’s career, there has recently been a new installment. Preceded by singles Mercury, Bad Habit and Sunshine, Lacy’s album Gemini Rights was released on Fri., Jul....

The girls varsity volleyball team took on rivals, Lake Mary High School, with overwhelming support from the student section on Aug. 30. “I’m grateful they like to come watch us ball out,” senior Avery Demetree said. “They can also be intimidating to the other team, which is really beneficial and helps us win.”

Student section shows out

Julia Hubbell and Makayla Martindale September 1, 2022

On Aug. 30, the varsity girls volleyball team took on Lake Mary High School. In a game that stretched to five sets and a final score in the fifth set of 16-14, the girls secured the win in a high-stakes...

During the Aug. 19 pep rally, senior Chase Morris watches as the juniors and seniors from the varsity football team battle it out in a game of tug-of-war. The game was one of many played at the rally to encourage school spirit. “The pep rally definitely makes you feel excited to be there,” freshman Gloria Estefanos said. “You know that if the pep rally is fun then the football game that night is bound to be fun as well.”

Back inside: A look at the first pep rally of the year

Avery Ranum and Trinidy Kev August 31, 2022

On Aug. 19, the main gym opened its doors to its first pep rally following a three-year-long hiatus. In years prior, the school opted for outside pep rallies to accommodate COVID-19 restrictions,...

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