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Annaliese Long

Annaliese Long, Entertainment/Opinions/News/Features Editor

Junior Annaliese Long is a second year reporter for the Brantley Banner and the entertainment, news, opinions, and features editor. Outside of school, she enjoys creative writing, reading novels and Wikipedia articles, and listening to music. She plans to become a music journalist when she’s older, combining her two passions of music and writing into one job. She hopes that writing for the Brantley Banner will give her the experience she needs to excel in this career.

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At a meet, senior lifter Mary Bonnett’s teammates watch on as she begins to lift. “I hope that by the end of the season I will be able to bench my bodyweight,” Bonnett said. “I also hope that I make it to regionals and that [the school] can get first at districts.”

Girls weightlifting hits a strong stride

January 16, 2023
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The AT room: womens’ safety

October 17, 2022
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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

September 19, 2022
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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?

September 14, 2022
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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

February 15, 2022
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“30” debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 chart, with 839,000 copies sold in its first week. 692,000 of those copies were derived from non-streaming purchases. This makes “30” the most commercially successful album of 2021 so far.

Adele’s somber return

December 9, 2021
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After campaigning for weeks, through means such as social media posts and on-campus decorations imploring students to vote for them, Sowers and Perkins (along with the rest of the student body) received the news that they had been elected at the Homecoming dance on Saturday, Nov. 6.  “Being homecoming queen means a lot to me because it shows how much my peers care for me and I feel so honored to be chosen out of everyone in my class to fill those shoes,” Perkins said.

Homecoming King and Queen

November 17, 2021
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Sophomores Angel Alvarez and Areana Sanchez pose with Elise Templo to show off their Colombian and Puerto Rican heritage with face-painted flags at the Hispanic Heritage festival during A Lunch.


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Harry Styles: JAM Sesh

October 19, 2021
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Transitioning from private dance academies to public school for the first year in his life, David Ramos is making it a priority for students to feel comfortable with their bodies and dance abilities. He encourages them in finding the joy in dancing rather than viewing it as a burden in their school day. “Mr. Ramos has helped me see that dance isn’t just a chore that students should hate showing up for,” said sophomore Aundrea Soto.

A new step

October 18, 2021
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Members of Cinema Club converse in the TV Production room, where they will be working on their club film during meetings. “I feel like I’m gaining knowledge about the making of films and making new friends,” sophomore Hannah Waller said.

Cinema Club

September 15, 2021
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Bretton Mackiewicz hits a golf ball at Wekiva Golf Club on Thursday, Aug. 26. Contributing to the team’s victory, Mackiewicz has a fond outlook on the match. “We won by 16 strokes,” Mackiewicz said. “After the match we all had a dinner together.”

Girl’s golf: taking a swing

September 13, 2021
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Junior Rebecca Montanez attempts to catch a football at the Lunch Jam pep rally on Friday, Aug. 13. “We’re having so much fun and I love showing off my school spirit,” Montanez said. “To get involved, I go to the sports games, join clubs and participate in events like this. It brings everybody together.”

Lunch Jam: was it the jam?

August 23, 2021
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Students from the first period Cosmetology class give each other manicures. They are practicing with acrylic nail tips and gel polish.

Hands-on hair and nails

April 8, 2021
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