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Lots of decorative lights and fun music made homecoming feel amazing to many students.

Mardi gras madness at homecoming

Amelia Galliford, Section Editor November 29, 2023

While blaring music, masquerade masks and cajun food don't seem to have much in common, they certainly did during the Mardi Gras themed homecoming dance on Nov. 4. The dance was exciting for many as it...

Silent Sky

Leila Amirkhosravi and Nairie De Gregory November 3, 2023

On October 13, the drama crew kicked off the start to the poignant and aspiring drama “Silent Sky.” The majority of the school admired their outstanding performance and appreciated the talent the thespians...

Investing in hope

Investing in hope

Gauge Spurlock, Staff Reporter October 18, 2023

The Young Men and Women of Excellence is a group that focuses on cultivating young minds into successful leaders beyond high school. On Sep. 20, the Young Men and Women of Excellence received a visit from...

The long-awaited rivalry game of the season between the Lake Brantley Patriots and the Lake Mary Rams took place on Sep. 14 at the Lake Mary HIgh School campus.

The 41-year rivalry continues

Gauge Spurlock, Staff Reporter September 28, 2023

School spirit was soaring on Sep. 14 with Patriots decked out in white to support the varsity football team for the long-awaited “Bake Mary'' rivalry game against the Lake Mary Rams.  The team did their...

Welcoming members from all backgrounds, the club meets bi-weekly and focuses on appreciating various aspects of Asian culture in a fresh, unique and entertaining way. “It’s fun and you get to meet new friends,” Ramos said. “We get to learn about different parts of Asia and participate in activities and make new foods. We plan to have people bring food from their culture.”

Inclusivity and appreciation: the Asian Student Association

Annaliese Long, Editor-in-Chief September 27, 2023

As the new school year kicked off with a bang, so did one of the campus’ latest club arrivals: the Asian Student Association (fondly referred to as ASA). Founded by art history teacher Ronni-Marie Villaneuva,...

Movies and books stimulate imagination in the human brain, however what happens when you watch the movie before reading the book? Viewers should read the book first so they can better enjoy the movie.

Literary adaptations in modern media: read the book before the movie

Sammie Jo Clark, Section Editor September 26, 2023

Books such as “Dracula”, “American Prometheus”, “Hunger Games” and “Shadow and Bone” share very few similarities. However, with the overwhelming emergence of literary adaptations, these...

During the lunch, games such as cornhole and spikeball were available on the football field for seniors to play. Things got competitive as friends faced off against each other in intense matches.

Fun in the sun with senior lunch

Amelia Galliford, Section Editor September 26, 2023

Even though it is only the start of a new school year, it already feels like the end for plenty of seniors. For this year’s graduating class, this year is the last chance to radiate school spirit at...

“My sister called me as soon as she found out Psych had been banned,” Goodspeed said. “She’s still worried about what banning curriculum at the highschool level means for colleges.”

Florida Department of Education recalls AP Psychology ban

Madalyn Propst and Ruby Ferrell September 13, 2023

Seven days before Florida public schools started the 2023-2024 school year, the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) made the decision to rule out the teaching of College Board’s Advanced Placement...

The block schedule was implemented for the 2023-2024 school year. It was made to increase more learning time for students by allowing for 90 minute class periods.

Block schedule: tension or time management?

Leila Amirkhosravi and Elias Andreopoulos September 6, 2023

Everyone has a day to day schedule. For some, it can make or break the day’s productivity. Recently, a divisive new block schedule was introduced to the school, consisting of even and odd classes being...

The majority Senior Group, Commercial 4, performs a stunning piece entitled Underground, choreographed by senior Aaliyah Spurlock. They turned up the intensity of the dance near the end, performing the pictured lift.

Dancers go through the decades

Madalyn Propst , Staff Reporter May 23, 2023

On May 18 the Dance team celebrated a successful opening night to their yearly Spring Dance Showcase. Each year the show consists of dances from all of the dance classes and companies as well as the dance...

American Psycho and The Catcher in the Rye are both works of fiction that, despite popularity, have been derided for the negative qualities of their protagonists.

In defense of morally ambiguous media

Annaliese Long, Section Editor April 28, 2023

There is no critique of a piece of literature, film or television that manages to irk me to my core quite as successfully as that along the lines of, “I would like it, but I didn’t like the character’s...

The Addams open the show in the campy macabre piece “Meet the Addams”. The song features short solos for each of the main Addams family members and a backing filled with an ensemble of ghostly ancestors.

The Addams Family: a terrifyingly good time

Madalyn Propst, Staff Reporter April 21, 2023

On Thursday Apr. 13, the Patriot Players celebrated the opening night of The Addams Family Musical, starring Nolan Phillips [Gomez Addams], Amoriyah (Esme) Robinson [Morticia Addams], and Julianna...

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