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The student news site of Lake Brantley High School

The Brantley Banner

Julia Hubbell

Julia Hubbell, Editor-in-Chief

Julia Hubbell is a senior at Lake Brantley High School, third year staff member and Editor-In-Chief for The Brantley Banner. Additionally, she serves as a Field Commander for the Patriot Band, playing flute, piccolo, piano and arguably guitar. She enjoys writing in many ways, as a newspaper reporter, but also through composing her own musical arrangements. She is known for her strong opinions on, and deep appreciation for, any films made by Christopher Nolan, as well as songs composed by Hans Zimmer. She can often be found searching for movie soundtracks on vinyl, or telling her friends to go look at the moon. She finds that writing is an outlet like no other, and with this, she hopes that this year will be full of inspiration, and a way to grow in a craft that she already adores so much.

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Provided by the Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship, biology and research teacher Lauren D’Ambrosio ventured to Antarctica. After observing the wildlife and scenery, D’Ambrosio hopes to spread word of the importance of protecting the planet, so that places like Antarctica remain brimming with life. “If there’s one thing I hope to teach my students, it’s that our actions have implications and it’s important to be mindful of them,” D’Ambrosio said.

D’Ambrosio takes on Antarctica

January 18, 2023
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The fall sport season traditionally runs from the beginning of August to the end of October.

Fall sports collection

November 28, 2022
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Oftentimes, in Hallmark movies, the general structure of the film itself remains the same, almost as if all the stories follow a formula.

Hallmark: ruining holiday movies

November 20, 2022
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This year, Hallmark begun its famous countdown to Christmas on Oct. 21. This meant the network would begin showing round-the-clock holiday programming, including premieres for numerous original holiday films.

Hallmark movies: hit or miss

November 20, 2022
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On Mon. Nov. 7, the juniors and seniors prepared to face off in the annual powderpuff game. Seniors Lindsay Sheridan and Riley Fisher use face paint to show camaraderie and class spirit, donning the colors of the senior team. “The time that we spent in the locker room was so fun,” senior Riley Fisher said. “We were all able to bond before the game, especially because we were there twice, since the first game was postponed.”

Powderpuff: an “Old Skool” rivalry

November 15, 2022
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Beginning work shortly after the cast list was released, seniors Claudia Lerner and Lily Stilp-Johnson were tasked with writing the score for the schools production of Hamlet. Its a great opportunity to showcase student talents, and Im very happy to be a part of it, Stilp-Johnson said.

Students on the score

November 1, 2022
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On Oct. 29 at Cranes Roost Park, senior Julia Hubbell and friends pose in their homecoming attire. Despite dressing up for the occasion, the group opted to go out to eat instead of going to the dance.


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Beginning on Sept. 2, Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights reopened. The Weenkd: After Hours house was a recent addition to the event, and a wildly popular one at that. Its very cool, sophomore Johannes Calderon said. Something new and different for Halloween Horror Nights.

More scares “After Hours”

October 17, 2022
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The Patriot Chorus hosted the Chorus Kickoff on Sept. 14. The goal of the kickoff was to create a bond within the chorus department beyond individual class periods. We wanted everyone to be comfortable with each other and form a connection, junior Lauren Hughes said.

Chorus kicks off new year

September 16, 2022
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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

September 1, 2022
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During their trip to France, AP Art students were able to visit museums to view famous works, as well as view the artistry behind French architecture. The buildings were amazing, senior Cat Winter said. It was great to see all the details up close.

A picturesque experience

April 5, 2022
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Great responsibility, great delivery

January 19, 2022
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Review on Spider-Man: No Way Home

Review on “Spider-Man: No Way Home”

January 19, 2022
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Down multiple players, the junior varsity girls basketball team invited junior varsity soccer players to play against Forest Lake Academy. I am pretty happy with the performance throughout the game, junior Adriana Sylvia said. Every player put in their all and didnt give up, which I truly appreciate.

From field to court

January 7, 2022
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Members of GSA walk amongst members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community during the Come Out with Pride celebration on Oct. 9. “It was so special to be in such a supportive and welcoming environment.

Come Out with Pride parade

November 10, 2021
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Harry Styles: JAM Sesh

October 19, 2021
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Students play La Lotería at the Hispanic Heritage Festival on Friday, Oct 15. La Lotería is a game similar to bingo, but uses images instead of numbers, and is originally from Mexico.

Hispanic Heritage Festival

October 19, 2021
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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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Riveting ranch recipe

October 15, 2021
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As football season opens, the Brantley Boys have made their comeback for the first time since the 2019-2020 school year. These masked members of the student body work to excite students for upcoming games. At the Lake Mary pep rally, this group rode around on a golf cart, spreading school spirit through waving and chanting alongside the student body.

[Photo] Lake Mary Pep Rally

September 15, 2021
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Meeting in room 5-026, the Pre-Med Club gets together every other Monday. They focus on building members knowledge of medicine, with the goal of preparing them for future careers in the medical field. “I learn a lot through the activities we do, and just from being around the other members,” junior Abby Roberson said.

Pre-Med Club

September 14, 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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Taylor Swift’s 8th album folklore was released on July 24. Its companion album evermore was released Dec. 11.

[Photo] Swift’s new era

April 9, 2021
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Sports JAM: Superbowl

April 6, 2021
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Senior Justin Keyt marks off measurements before the woodshop class lays new flooring. “This project was helpful because it introduced us to flooring,” Keyt said. “It was also special because most projects we do are for other parts of the campus, the new floors are in our shop.”

Underneath the stadium: Woodshop class

February 23, 2021
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Loaded words are commonly found in todays media, it can be a dangerous manipulator to the minds of readers.

Loaded language in the media

January 10, 2021
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The 1988 film Die Hard presents the longstanding debate over whether it is a Christmas movie, or just another action packed hero film.

Is ‘Die Hard’ a Christmas Movie?

December 17, 2020
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Though it seems childish to do arts and crafts in a high school classroom, Garmon seems to learn from them as well as enjoy the low-stress activity. “It’s nice because we still learn about children even though we aren’t doing anything difficult,” Garmon said.

Early childhood gets crafty

November 1, 2020
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Junior Sierra Higgins plays the drum set during a School of Rock performance. She enjoys the experience of playing for live audiences, and channels her excitement into her playing. “Being able to perform in front of the public is cool, it gives me a learning experience,” Higgins said. “I’m always excited to start playing.”

Sierra Higgins: drum line vs. drum set

October 30, 2020
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Sophomore Chelsea Faller has used her time at home to learn new techniques and determine what suits her style. She has been working with new shading methods in her most recent drawings. “I’ve always wanted to try new methods, and now I finally can,” Faller said.

Passed time and pastimes

September 29, 2020
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