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The student news site of Lake Brantley High School

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The student news site of Lake Brantley High School

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Faith Shimick

Faith Shimick, News and Copy Editor

Faith Shimick is going into her second year on staff, this time as a senior and the News and Copy Editor. She is also working with fellow staff member Julia Moon on Perspectives, which is the Brantley Banner’s literary magazine. Around the journalism room, she is known for her out-of-season gingerbread cookies and more vibrant personality. Additionally, she holds a leadership position in the Patriot Band as Drill Sergeant, working with new members and dancers. She hopes to major in English at a college in the northeast, and is confident this year will be full of opportunities to prepare her for it.

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Principal Brian Blasewitz subjects himself to an ice cream bath during the Rivalry Week lunch pepe rally on Sept. 10.Our victory over Lake Mary is going to be sweet tonight, Blasewitz said.

[Photo] Lake Mary Pep Rally

September 15, 2021
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Review on Free Guy

Review on “Free Guy”

September 14, 2021
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Kiera Moore sits in front of her collection of dice as she participates in an adventure at Friday, Sep. 2’s Dungeons & Dragons club meeting. “I’ve been playing D&D for about 4 years,” Moore said. “A friend of mine invited me to play because I bought her a D&D starter kit from Barnes and Noble.”

Dungeons & Dragons: an adventure from home

September 14, 2021
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I Love, You Hate

March 29, 2021
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On the Dec. 1 meeting, members chat with each other and Dr. Roy while enjoying activities. “We usually do activities that are either physical or little icebreakers,” Ortega said. “Sometimes, actually, we started this, Dr. Roy has been doing a little short on ‘did you know about this’, but it’s for underlooked gay people, LGBT people that get underlooked and shrouded by history, so we’re doing that to inform other people as well. Sometimes we’ll have serious days. We’ll just stop, sit, and talk about whatever’s in our mind, spread awareness and whatnot.”

GSA Rebrand

March 24, 2021
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I want to look weird,” Llorens said. “I want people judging me. I want the attention. I want them to see me like ‘look at me’. Does it look like I care what you think about? Nah, cause I look amazing.”
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Jeremy Llorens: costume master

January 17, 2021
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Former President Donald Trump gives a speech to workers at a manufacturing plant in Mich. after signing the United States- Mexico- Canada Agreement, a replacement for NAFTA. Although most of his speeches do not result in violence, Trump draws people in with his words, and taking advantage of that could lead to violence, like on Jan. 6.
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The danger of powerful speech

January 15, 2021
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Vice President Kamala Harris and President Joe Biden celebrate with staffers and family after a victory speech in Delaware. After a long contention by Republicans, Biden finally got confirmed on Nov. 7.

Election chaos

November 10, 2020
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Junior Elijah Huyck prepares to launch a marble into a cup during Stephen McGovern’s fourth period AP Physics class. “Basically, this lab was a real world application of the formulas we were learning in this class,” Huyck said. “The goal was to use the formulas we had learned to predict the outcome of a real world scenario.”

[Photo] Launching into physics

September 28, 2020
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Students like senior Maddie Watts enjoy B lunch, the new middle lunch created to space students out during COVID-19, at the back of the cafeteria. I was really content with having B lunch since thats when I would normally eat lunch at home, Watts said. I also have lunch with a few of my friends, which is definitely an added bonus.

New lunch, new opinions

October 1, 2020
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Sophomores Laura Howell and Ashley Welch play with the sound- and light boards on a set building work day. Definitely the people helping me with the lights got me interested, Welch said. You learn teamwork better- how to work with your peers that you dont really know much.

Chicago: Behind the stage

March 10, 2020
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Troupe members cool off with a fun game of limbo while waiting for something to do. Work days can often be slow, but the end product of the set is very rewarding.

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March 10, 2020
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Senior Connor Albrechtsen looks on as sophomore Ella-Rose Smith tries out a staple gun for the first time. Ive used like a drill or, yeah, just a drill, Smith said. But that was the first gun experience.

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March 10, 2020
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Troupe 2888 members wait around for the major work to start at Chicagos first work day. Sometimes people will be waiting for a job, but then the power tools are brought out and it becomes a fun time for all involved.

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March 10, 2020
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Although power tools scare her a little bit, its important that every one pitches in to build the set. I am using a staple gun to staple wood to other wood on the proscenium, sophomore Jolie Hartley said. Its my first time doing it, so its pretty fun! I like it.

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March 10, 2020
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Junior Angelina Jonkaitis and sophomore Brooke Holland finish up moving a light. The lights were arranged five to a line in order to get the zones correct on the lightboard.

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March 10, 2020
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