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With the upcoming 2023 softball season, the girls were surprised with a completely renovated clubhouse. The biggest change was definitely the walls in the main room, senior Bristin Bordeau said. Being able to see those quotes and our logo on the wall makes me want to do well for the team and I just feel so blessed to have access to this clubhouse.

Renovated and ready

Makayla Martindale, Editor-in-Chief February 1, 2023

Following a 25-5 record with an appearance in the state championship during the 2022 spring season, the varsity softball team anticipates another successful year, as the program has continued to gain notoriety...

Lake Brantley High School Cheer, hyping up the boys varsity basketball game.

Lake Brantley cheer: the road to greatness

Nairie De Gregory, Staff Reporter January 30, 2023

Football games are known for many things: food, crowds and cheerleaders. The cheer team’s work livens sporting events, but is also appreciated in its own spotlight during the competition season. Competition...

Abbreviated to mean “biography picture”, a biopic film is one that dedicates itself to telling the life story of a particular person or group of people, often those from a previous time who have maintained a status of cultural relevance and fascination even in this day and age. Alongside Whitney Houston, some other celebrities who have had biopics made about them are Elvis Presley, Freddie Mercury, Johnny Cash, and Marilyn Monroe.

‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ falls flat

Annaliese Long, Section Editor January 26, 2023

With its release to theaters on Fri., Dec. 23, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” has become the latest addition to an increasingly long list of celebrity biopics to hit the big screen in recent years....

Senior Abby Bicker performs Violas monologue from Shakespeares The Twelfth Knight.

Theater takes on Shakespeare

Trinidy Kev and Sammie Jo Clark January 25, 2023

On Jan. 13, the school hosted the Shakespeare Gala that allowed students to compete with others by reading monologues from Shakespeare’s writing and sharing their own interpretation. The winners of this...

Films in the same series are typically released within a few years of each other. However, the trend of waiting longer between film releases is becoming popular. This tends to leave the audience with a subpar second installment, using the anticipation as a quick cash grab instead of trying to produce a high quality film.

Long-awaited sequels threaten the quality of films

Julia Hubbell, Editor-in-Chief January 24, 2023

Sequels are a staple in the film industry. Building off the backs of the original work in hopes of expanding a cinematic universe. And while sequel installments are typically highly anticipated by the...

As this years holiday season comes to an end, many are left disappointed with their high expectations, anticipated lack of stress, and attempt to travel with family. The 2022 holiday airline backups were more pronounced than usual, leaving many travelers entirely frustrated, often stranded, and ready for the season to be done.

Holiday travel: worth the hassle?

Makayla Martindale, Editor-in-Chief January 10, 2023

Whether watching the iconic “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” or Lifetime’s “Snowed-Inn Christmas”, holiday movies centered around the idea of traveling are some of the most popular....

At the center of most Hallmark movies lies a heartwarming love story.

“Countdown to Christmas”: an escape to an ideal world

Makayla Martindale, Editor-in-Chief November 20, 2022

The turning of the seasons, from fall to winter, is one of the most meaningful times of the year. Dark Halloween decorations get swapped for bright Christmas lights and shining Menorahs, the smell of pine...

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

Makayla Martindale and Julia Hubbell November 15, 2022

Initially scheduled for Thurs., Oct. 27, but canceled due to weather, the annual juniors vs. seniors Powderpuff game took place on Mon., Nov. 7. The “Old Skool” seniors defeated the “New Skool”...

Prior to the Homecoming game and dance, students and faculty participate in spirit days and afterschool events. In honor of the school’s 50th year being open, homecoming week’s spirit themes and festivities are designed around the school’s opening roots: the 70s.

Hustling through homecoming week

Abby Roberson and Trinidy Kev November 2, 2022

During the week of Oct. 24, students on campus dressed up and attended festivities in celebration of homecoming. Students and teachers worked together to design a week of school spirit to prepare for the...

Currently available on Amazon, Dr. Allan Knight and his daughter, Austin Knights, story book focuses on two squirrels who race cars in a lovable, youthful twist on the well-known series Fast and Furious. The book is important to me because it was a fun project that I got to do with my daughter that gave us a unique time to bond with each other, Knight said.

“The Fast and the Furriest”: from idea to reality

Makayla Martindale, Editor-in-Chief November 1, 2022

Fables—an integral aspect of childhood—have long remained the same. Whether it was reading The Tortoise and the Hare in Kindergarten and learning that “slow and steady wins the race” or hearing...

On Sept. 2, Halloween Horror Nights began its annual appearance at Universal Studios. Featuring 10 bone-chilling houses and a variety of spooky events, Halloween Horror Nights is a hot spot for horror loving adventurists. “I have been to Halloween Horror Nights for three years straight and I am always impressed,” senior Bella Gannam said. “We have bought the Frequent Fear Pass and go about once a week, sometimes more. This year we made it to opening night and seeing the action for the first time and before it could be spoiled was super scary and cool.”

Halloween Horror Nights: a night of terror

Makayla Martindale and Abby Roberson November 1, 2022

Whether looking for the rush of adrenaline or jump-scares around every corner, Halloween Horror Nights provides its guests with a unique night of frights. Being one of the most highly anticipated events...

As part of his 2022 tour, Pitbull made a stop at the Amway Center causing many students to attend and experience the exhilaration that his shows are well known for. When I saw that Pitbull was going on tour, I immediately bought the tickets with my friends, Garcia said. I had the best time with them because, even though some of my friends didnt know all of the words to his less known songs, he made it so much fun the entire time. The atmosphere was electric.

Mr. Worldwide brought the party to Orlando

Makayla Martindale, Editor-in-Chief October 29, 2022

Life of the party, ultimate hype man, famous rapper—Pitbull brought the fun to the Amway Center with Iggy Azalea on Oct. 16. After a successful tour in 2021, the 2022 Can’t Stop Us Now Tour kicked...

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