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SPHS’ Library Media Specialist Mr. Nuhn said, “it is a bit nerve-wracking to be threatened with legal consequences for checking out the wrong book to a student.

What’s Scarier: The book or banning it?

Ava John, SPHS News Editor February 2, 2023

After complaints from a parent at Palm Harbor University High School, Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye was pulled from Pinellas County school libraries. The parent— Michelle Stille, a teacher at a private...

The National Registry of Historic Places protects the wooden seating as a crucial historical gem of the school.

SPHS Archives: Auditorium Renovations

Paloma Welch, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 31, 2023

The St. Petersburg High School building has undergone many renovations since its founding in 1926. From the updated cafeteria to the creation of the gymnasium, our school is a beautiful blend of modern...

[Phoebe] Bridgers is featured on the track “Nothing New” from Swift’s re-recorded album, Red (Taylor’s Version).

Taylor Swift and Her Impact on Rising Musicians

Ellie Miller, A&E Editor January 26, 2023

“She’s like the king of her craft,” says indie-rock musician Phoebe Bridgers in an interview on Charli XCX’s podcast, Best Song Ever, when asked about her favorite Taylor Swift song. “She's just...

This election foreshadows Florida politics and affects citizens by impacting how laws will be passed.

The Impact of the Speaker of the House Election

Ava John, SPHS News Editor January 19, 2023

After 15 rounds of voting, Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) became Speaker of the House in the early hours of January 7th. To win votes from the right, McCarthy made deals with House members that weakened the power...

Winter break officially begins on December 23rd and St. Pete High students are excited to finish up their midterms and relax.

SPHS Students’ Plans for Winter Break

Ellie Silvers, Web Editor December 22, 2022

Winter break officially begins on December 23rd and St. Pete High students are excited to finish up their midterms and relax. The Palmetto & Pine staff interviewed students to see how they are going...

Coca-Cola was saved by the man with a hearty laugh.

Coca-Cola Santa

Shayla Nguyen, A&E Writer December 12, 2022

Was Santa always rosy-cheeked and jolly? Was the man who delivers joy worldwide on a cold December night always the way we know him today? In truth, no. Instead of a stout, red-and-white dressed man, Santa...

A Gary King Happiness sign on 20th avenue north and 9th street.

You are Part of the Happiness Experiment

Norah Craig, News Writer December 12, 2022

Have you ever noticed a red and white sign that reads “Happiness?” Maybe on ninth street or even in your neighborhood? There are over 250 of these signs plastered around St. Petersburg, all part of...

It is important to find a comfortable place to study!

Four Exam Study Habits

Sarah Rowland, SPHS News Writer December 12, 2022

With midterms coming up, studying can be daunting, and easy to procrastinate. However, studying doesn’t have to be scary. Every student is unique, and every student should know how to study effectively....

The outstanding sailing team at St. Petersburg High School (2022)

History of SPHS Sailors

Dorothy Mendelblatt, Sports Writer December 12, 2022

The St. Pete High sailing team started as a student-run organization with the goal of competing at the national championship in Annapolis. They recruited and trained sailors who were able to compete at...

In the same way that we cherish common shows or toys from our childhood, these Christmas songs exemplify a familiar feeling.

It’s Beginning to Sound a Lot Like Christmas

Gabriela Salzman, A&E Writer December 12, 2022

You know it’s Christmas time when you start seeing sweaters instead of tank tops, fake snow, and colorful lights, but most of all, the music blasting from every store. As soon as it hits October, we...

Maria Somado and Syncyera Wisdoms CAS project for holiday donations.

Local Holiday Volunteering

Alexandra Moss, SPHS News Writer December 12, 2022

With the Holiday season coming up, more people will be in the mood to give back. Holiday donations are an important part of being in a community. Giving back is an amazing action that will uplift both...

BTS, the well-known K-pop group, has been scheduled to go into the South Korean military.

The Force of Military

Taliya Smart, A&E Writer December 12, 2022

As many people may have heard, BTS, the well-known K-pop group, has been scheduled to go into the South Korean military. They were scheduled to go earlier, but given their large fan base, it was pushed...

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