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Ballad of The Girl Who Watched Her Mother Pull Snapdragons Out of Hydrangea Beds

Ballad of The Girl Who Watched Her Mother Pull Snapdragons Out of Hydrangea Beds

Ava John, Assistant Editor-in-Chief September 28, 2023

When did you learn that being different was so wrong? Was it the woman before you? Or the one before her                   Who told you to be yourself, just to slap the wildflowers from...

Back-to-School Night aims to create a healthy relationship between teachers and parents and get parents involved in their student’s school life.

Back-to-School Night: The Importance of Healthy Teacher-Parent Relationships!

Hope Kennedy, SPHS News Writer September 21, 2023

Back-to-School Night was Monday, September 11th, at St. Petersburg High School. Many of the parents of St. Petersburg High School students came to learn about the teachers and classrooms of their kids....

The Palmetto & Pine staff posted a poll on our Instagram. 71 percent of our eligible followers are registered or pre-registered to vote.

Ready, Set, Vote!

Norah Craig, Social Media Manager September 14, 2023

This year’s graduating class will be 18 by November 2024. Just in time for elections! This is an important right and a valuable privilege that we have here in the United States to be able to participate...

It is really special when a student can form lifelong friendships while playing a game with their fellow athletes.

The Spirit is Just as Important as the Game

Jessica Grasso, Sports Writer September 7, 2023

As children, we are told that our high school years will be the best of our lives. Whether you agree or not, it is hard to ignore the excitement that festers in daily activity. Once a week, the school...

As the debate unfolded, it became clear that the candidates strategies diverged.

Voices Clash and Strategies Shine: Analysis of the First 2024 GOP Primary Debate 

Hema Mangat, Sports Editor September 5, 2023

The first 2024 Republican presidential primary debate held in Milwaukee provided a vivid snapshot of the crowded GOP field as eight candidates took the stage. The notable absence of former President Donald...

There is no doubt that Black Americans have played a massive role in the formation of this country.

Black History is American History

Justin Jordan, Devils Eye Writer May 15, 2023

Teaching students the events of the past allows them to better comprehend the world around them; however, recently, as school curriculums have become more politicized, the content that students are taught...

Bob Pfeiffer was beloved throughout the St. Petersburg community. He could be spotted in public easily, whether it was for his unique “GDEVIL” license plate or his distinctive (and often green) beard.

SPHS Archives: Mr. Green Devil

Paloma Welch, Co-Editor-in-Chief May 15, 2023

“So, it was my sophomore year, and I was a Majorette,” she said. “We were cleaning out the Majorette room, and we found this beanie, a green beanie with horns on it. So as a joke, I threw it on his...

The Green Devil athletes are thrilled to share a field with the Rays.

A Green Devils & Rays Crossover

PJ Toomey, Sports Writer May 15, 2023

Our St. Petersburg High School baseball team practices and plays all its home games on the Huggins-Stengel field at Crescent Lake Park, given that our school campus lacks one of its own. Where there were...

The much-debated beignet controversy between Cafe Du Monde and Cafe Beignet is not something that one can leave New Orleans without taking part in.

Summer Getaway in NOLA

Ava John, Assistant Editor-in-Chief May 15, 2023

New Orleans, Louisiana, rich in culture and driving distance from St. Pete, is a perfect summer break travel destination. With a fascinating history and beautiful culture, NOLA has something for everyone....

Each day, there are approximately 54,785 visitors to Magic Kingdom.

Florida: Just One Big Theme Park

Taliya Smart, A&E Writer May 15, 2023

Synonymous with Florida are theme parks. Theme parks are some of the most magical and unique attractions in Florida. These parks are popular places to visit with friends and family to provide memorable...

When it comes to book withdrawal, the best way to get out of the slump is to get into a new book.

The Phenomenon of Book Withdrawal

Gabriela Salzman, News Writer May 15, 2023

You finish reading the last page of the book you have devoted numerous hours to. You go through the ritual of updating your Goodreads, putting the bookmark away, and placing the book back on the shelf....

The annual regional Spanish competition, best known as Conferencia, is a competition for high school Spanish students to give them an opportunity to compete among themselves in the fields of declamation, impromptu speech, and dramatic presentations.

Outstanding Performance from SPHS at Conferencia

Ellie Silvers, Web Editor May 15, 2023

St. Petersburg High School Spanish team has once again proven its linguistic ability by securing a remarkable second-place finish in the highly competitive regional Florida State Spanish Conference (FSSC),...

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