The student news site of Lake Brantley High School

The Brantley Banner

The student news site of Lake Brantley High School

The Brantley Banner

The student news site of Lake Brantley High School

The Brantley Banner

Brooke Holland

Brooke Holland, Editor-in-Chief

Senior Brooke Holland is a third year staff member and Editor-in-Chief for The Brantley Banner. In conjunction with being a part of Newspaper, Holland commits her energies to being President of Troupe 2888, President of Cinema Club, a member of multiple honor societies, and a Marvel cinematic universe enthusiast. She hopes to fully exploit the benefits of being on staff during her final year at Brantley along with being a positive encouragement and leader for her staff family.

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The ongoing staff shortages within the local community have negatively impacted the school district, businesses and students. This classroom, now unused, was once full of students, but has been unfilled for weeks after a major schedule change occurred due to the insufficient resources for students and teachers.

EDITORIAL: Understaffed, overworked

October 17, 2021
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Junior Avery Ranum shares her thoughts on which level of stuff is the most appetizing in an oreo. I like the thins because they have more cookie than cream, and I like the cookie better.

OREO review

October 6, 2021
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 Junior Kylie Johnson and fellow cheerleaders show off their school spirit during the lunch pep rally on September 10th.

[Photo] Lake Mary Pep Rally

September 15, 2021
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Treasurer of film club and junior Hannah Williams has fun with cameras. I’ve never worked with film so I think it will just automatically increase my interest. I know only like two people that have worked with film in that class so it is pretty cool that we are all new to it.

Film Club

September 14, 2021
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[Video] A full course production

April 22, 2021
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Spring Art Show

April 20, 2021
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November

November

April 6, 2021
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Members of the Turning Point United States of America (TPUSA) club stand with guest speaker Matt Morgan on Feb. 19. Our club leader has lots of connections and Matt Morgan was one of them and she was able to get a timeframe for him to come in, junior Morgan  Schinneman said. He went more in-depth with what he did as mayor of Longwood and how he got into politics.

WWE wrestler talks with TPUSA

March 26, 2021
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As a result of the 50/50 tie, the Democratic party will have control over the Presidency, the House for the next two years, and an upperhand in the Senate as there is no one majority leader.

A 50/50 split

February 18, 2021
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W.T.F:

February 17, 2021
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In Katherine Turkelsons 4th period Newspaper class, Seminole Connect students  log in to class with cameras on in response to new policies .

New connect policies

January 12, 2021
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One of the locations voters could cast their ballots was at the Seminole County Public Library. In political spirit, numerous signs and flags were placed along the side of the road in hopes to sway voters’ decisions and present candidates on their way to fill out this years ballot.

[Photo] First time voters

November 10, 2020
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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

November 15, 2020
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Junior Melissa Sargent poses with her favorite hand-made tropical mask. I really like this paradise mask I have, it is very colorful and goes with a lot of my clothes.

Covid brought fashion

October 9, 2020
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Fun Fact: popular music band, Twenty One Pilots, found its name based off the events that happened in All My Sons.

2020 Presidential debates

October 2, 2020
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According to businessofapps.com, Tiktok has over 500 millions consistent users worldwide.

Controversy over Tiktok ban

September 30, 2020
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The four main characters played by Chase Stokes (John B), Rudy Pankow (JJ), Jonathon Daviss (Pope) and Madison Bailey (Kiara) cruise on their boat that finds them more trouble than order.

Outer Banks: Review

May 14, 2020
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W.T.F: Strawberry Kit-Kat’s

April 28, 2020
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The Movie Wave podcast is created by Angelina Jonkaitis, and features different takes on the intricacies of movies and shows.

Movie Wave: Episode 2 – Cats

February 27, 2020
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An excessive amount of editing mistakes due to the film being rushed into theaters also contributed to the movies’ low ratings and bad reviews. In one of the scenes, actress Judi Dench is exposed with her human hand rather than that of a cat paw, wedding ring and all. There were additional instances where cats were seen floating in chairs, fur was misplaced for feathers and discoloration in the faces was apparent. 

A cat-astrophe

February 27, 2020
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The Cats movie was released on December 20, 2019. The Tom Hooper film ended up earning around $73.5 million in the box office.

Review on Cats

February 27, 2020
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Brutus performs at Fiddlers Green Irish Pub & Eatery in Winter Park. World History teacher Brain Kupfer plays guitar for the band.

Brutus the Band takes the stage

January 28, 2020
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Leah Sommerio (sophomore), Jacob Shoemate (junior), Alicia Steffy (senior), Avery Lewis (senior), and Kyra Martin (sophomore) rehearse their group number “Merry Almost Christmas”. “Everyone kind of had their own acts to work on and they were able to make it their own and perfect it,” Lewis said. “It made for a really good show at the end!”

Troupe 2888 hosts Holiday Showcase

January 28, 2020
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The theater troupe performs their ensemble number IN from the musical Carrie. Practicing on stage just before the opening night of Night of Scenes.

A Night of Scenes

November 15, 2019
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Blasewitz takes on Brantley

September 18, 2019
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