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The student news site of Lake Brantley High School

The Brantley Banner

The student news site of Lake Brantley High School

The Brantley Banner

Porter Huyck

Porter Huyck, Staff Reporter

Porter Huyck is a senior who is in his first year on staff at The Brantley Banner. He is a member of the marching band, where he plays cymbals on the drumline. He is an avid follower of politics, and one of his favorite things to do is to listen to political podcasts. His favorite political podcast is the NPR Politics Podcast. He is an amateur blacksmith, and has custom crafted a spear and a tomahawk. He is also a member of the Lake Brantley Ceramics Club. His favorite class at Brantley is Journalism with Mrs. Turkelson. He has a cat named Greebo, who is named after a character in the Discworld Series by Terry Pratchett. He is excited to be on staff because he loves writing, especially political writing. This year, he is looking forward to graduating high school and deciding where he will attend college.

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A public events notice board for the Wekiva Hunt Club Community Association notifies residents that public areas are closed until further notice on May 13.

The Case for Waiting

May 30, 2020
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The digital notice sign in front of the the east parking lot informs passersby that the campus is closed due to COVID-19 on May 13.

[Photo] Come Back With a Vaccine

April 5, 2020
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On April 7, senior Ethan Huyck documents his experiences with the COVID-19 pandemic in his journal.

Staff Pick: Writing in a Journal

April 7, 2020
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A podcast about news, politics, and policy.

Politics with Porter: Iowa

March 6, 2020
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Army Air Corp recruiting poster, 1941

The Draft: An Essential Tool

February 26, 2020
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Seminole County Sheriffs Office and other law enforcement personnel respond to the code red lockdown on February 14.

Valentine’s Day Code Red

February 16, 2020
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Taylor Swift was our staffs chosen artist of the decade. She has been the recipient of a plethora of awards and recognitions as the most awarded artist at the American Music Awards in addition to 10 Grammys.

Artist of the Decade – Taylor Swift

February 5, 2020
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Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei and other Iranian leaders at the funeral of Quasem Soleimani on Jan. 6.

U.S. – Iran Tensions Escalate

January 12, 2020
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Flag of the United States of America, backlit, on a windy day.

2020 Presidential Candidates

January 8, 2020
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President Donald Trumps official portrait.

Impeachment: History in the Making

January 7, 2020
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The attendance desk in Building One is where students turn in absence excuse notes to Attendance Secretary Karen Wheatley. Excused absences are included in the absence total until the student reaches 15, after which absences must be excused for a student to avoid losing credit.

Attendance Policy Gets Altered

January 7, 2020
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Andrew Yang speaking in Des Moines, Iowa.

Andrew Yang

January 7, 2020
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Former Vice President of the United States Joe Biden speaking with attendees at the 2019 Iowa Federation of Labor Convention hosted by the AFL-CIO at the Prairie Meadows Hotel in Altoona, Iowa.

Joe Biden

January 7, 2020
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Donald Trump speaking with supporters at a campaign rally at Fountain Park in Fountain Hills, Arizona

Donald Trump

January 7, 2020
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The staff hired to paint the school puts finishing touches on the now blue doors. Columns and the exterior of the building are also being repainted a steel grey color.

A Clean Slate

October 22, 2019
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Students walk from class to class in between periods. Due to the current concerns about school safety, Lake Brantley has added new gates, regulations, and security guards.

Building Five or Building Flaw?

September 23, 2019
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Seniors Keaton Johnson, Joshua Roberts, Arjun Mahamkali, and Rachel Narvaez solve an incomplete puzzle during Fitzgeralds AP Research class. The goal of the assignment was to show students that their  project will have gaps that they need to fill with their own research.

[Photo] No Bad Vibes in Building Five

September 23, 2019
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