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On Oct. 27, 2020 the Seminole County Public School Board made the decision to extend the mask mandate until further notice.

Mask mandate extended indefinitely

Julia Moon, News Editor November 20, 2020

On Oct. 27 the Seminole County School Board unanimously voted to extend the mask policy indefinitely. This decision will allow the mandate to still be in effect in all Seminole County Schools in the event...

On Monday, Oct. 19, members of the girls’ golf team pose in the fairway section of the course in Gainesville, FL. The players had a great season and made it all the way to regional finals. The girls remain hopeful that they will have an even better season next year.

Up to par

Grace Stoker, Sports Editor November 20, 2020

The girls’ golf team excelled this season. The team experienced many struggles due to COVID-19, from missing players to later start dates mandated by the state. Despite these setbacks, the players persevered....

On Friday, Sept. 18 Seminole Connect junior Student Life Editor Andrea Sumner video calls with sophomore staff member Kylie Johnson. They collaborate on ideas for their yearbook pages while Yearbook Advisor Katherine Turkelson looks on. Since Sumner is a Seminole Connect student, individual video calls are the easiest way for her to communicate with classmates in school.

Publications during a pandemic

Grace Stoker, Sports Editor October 23, 2020

Making a yearbook is not easy, especially during a global pandemic. The 2019-2020 Patriots’ Pride staff got a taste of these difficulties at the end of the school year, but the beginning of the 2020-2021...

The empty preschool classroom in building 8 would usually be filled with the little patriots now but due to the arrival date change the room is still empty only with the workers in the room next to it. The preschool room has been able to be used for the workers to make YouTube videos and work on the assignments in a colorful environment.

Little Patriots Late Arrival

Ashley Weston, Reporter October 19, 2020

The early childhood program is a practical elective where students learn about preschool aged children, and later become assistant teachers in the preschool campus. Every year the preschoolers arrive by...

Seniors Shelby Gay and Tyla Hall at Universal Studios. I go every other weekend! said Shelby.

Theme Parks amidst Covid-19

Erin Huguenin, Staff Reporter October 14, 2020

  Despite the controversy surrounding the matter, theme parks such as Walt Disney World and Universal Studios have chosen to reopen amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, taking extensive measures to guarantee...

Effects on Mental Health from Twenty-Twenty

Effects on Mental Health from Twenty-Twenty

Ashley Weston, Staff Reporter October 14, 2020

No one was prepared for the events that occurred in twenty-twenty. Everyone had to adjust and adapt as the world was changing before their eyes. Each experience from this year is different and because...

Featured here is Kendall’s Depop, the platform on which she sells her earrings. As of September 22 she features all these earrings for sale to the public,  with custom orders available.

Kendall Beck Earrings

Rylee Malloy, Staff Reporter October 11, 2020

This pandemic has brought out the inner entrepreneur in many students on campus. Students are opening up their own small businesses doing what they love. Thanks to online shopping, one could run...

These six masks were variables in an experiment to find which masks would work best, done by a Duke study. The N62927 and surgical mask worked the best just as any masks with 2-3 layers of cloth.

Effectiveness of Masks

Ashley Weston, Staff Reporter October 7, 2020

Due to  the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone is obligated to wear masks. The factors that make masks the best and the worst are  important to know. The Center of Disease Control (CDC) has recommendations...

This year marks the second time the Tampa Bay Lightning franchise won the Stanley Cup. The NHL team, established in 1992, was awarded their first Stanley Cup in 2004.

Lightning improve despite global pandemic

Julia Moon, News Editor October 6, 2020
Since 1983, the Stanley Cup Playoffs has been the annual NHL championship, with the championship trophy being awarded to the playoff winner of the Cup Finals. Since the start of this season’s run, the Lightning has eliminated their 2019 Stanley Cup rival, the Columbus Blue Jackets, who they lost to early on in the championship. Not long after, the Boston Bruins and New York Islanders were defeated by the Lightning, leading to their Eastern Conference title win. 
Senior Shelby Gay poses at her workplace, Chick-fil-a, in her uniform and mask.

Working through a pandemic

Kyra Martin, Staff Reporter October 6, 2020

At the beginning of the pandemic, many people had the luxury of working and attending school from home in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Essential businesses, however, would remain open,...

Taylor Swift’s 8th studio album folklore has already amassed over 72 million streams, surpassing Swift’s previous album Lover in its first few weeks. The first track off the album, “the 1” was streamed more than 2.7 million times within the first 24 hours of its release.

folklore: an exciting surprise or sudden let down?

Avery Ranum, Staff Reporter October 5, 2020

No one was prepared for the sudden influx of photos uploaded to Taylor Swift’s Instagram page on July 23. These photos were meticulously positioned to piece together different parts of one photo: the...

The student section cheers on the varsity football team on Thursday, Sept. 17. Face masks were encouraged in the stands, but social distancing was not enforced. The varsity football team suffered a narrow loss against Lake Mary High School and the final score was 15-14.

How safe are sports?

Grace Stoker, Sports Editor October 4, 2020

On Aug. 31, following the approval of the Florida High School Athletics Association (FHSAA), the county announced that sports teams were officially allowed to practice for their upcoming games. According...

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