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Palmetto & Pine

Palmetto & Pine

Poetry Collection: inspired by “homage to my hips”

Paloma Welch, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 23, 2023

Poetry is the most emotional form of literature– providing poets with the opportunity to express their feelings through symbolism, rhythmic measures, metaphors, and more. The IB juniors in Ms. Van Duyne’s...

Students get taught the mindset of “this shows how smart you are, so do well the first time,” rather than “this is a practice to help you get better.”

Where Standardized Testing Falls Short

Sofia Rodriguez, Devils Eye Writer March 6, 2023

Current high schoolers have been participating in state testing since elementary school. If you ask a random public high schooler what the FSA is, they will know. Some of the oldest even remember the FCAT,...

Spring break is the perfect time to connect with nature and support wildlife protection.

Spring Break Done Right: Five Activities to Kick-off the Spring Season

Carly Keith, Devils Eye Writer March 6, 2023

It is about that time of year, when flowers are beginning to bloom, the sun shines brightly as breezes persist, and the world awakes from its frosty slumber. But along with this, spring break is right...

When clothes don’t fit or no longer serve their purpose but remain in relatively good quality, they should ideally go to charities or thrift stores in a donation.

A Fresh Start: Cleaning Your Closet

Sasha Kelley, Assistant Editor-in-Chief March 6, 2023

With a new season comes new beginnings. Whether it's a resolution to exercise more or a goal of saving $500 every month, society collectively rings in the change of self with the change of the calendar....

Mindfulness is a very accessible tool to combat stress, anxiety, and other negative feelings.

Spring Cleaning for the Mind

Justin Jordan, Devils Eye Writer March 6, 2023

The New Year offers many renewed hope and inspiration for continuous self-improvement. Although many people make resolutions for change in the New Year, so few seem to mention one of the most important...

The Quest for Queso

Anonymous, SPHS Student February 21, 2023

On the morning of February 1st, 2023, history was being made. A bright, beautiful red building arose at the corner of 66th Street and Tyrone boulevard. A small but ferocious red devil and words reading...

The Flag Pavilion at TKS an international school in Saudi Arabia

Actually International?

Olivia Moore, Co-Editor-in-Chief February 16, 2023

On January 30th, as I was scrolling through Instagram, I came across a post from HHSToday, the Hillsborough High School Newspaper’s Instagram page. It detailed their annual International Day celebrations,...


Anonymous, SPHS Student February 14, 2023

Sprout, a scrawny, spirited, egg-laying hen couldn’t lay eggs on command anymore. She began a new life like sprouts from the acacia tree. During her journey she escaped the weasel in the Hole of Death,...

Literacy Week: Partly Cloudy Skies

Vidya Bandoo, SPHS Student February 10, 2023

He was going to tell her, his therapist, how he was really feeling. Hes going to be honest and get the help he knows he needs, but once he got there all the confidence and courage, he had built up had...

The Environmental Club has partnered with Pitchforks to fundraise for the senior courtyard!

How to Plan the Best Valentine’s Day Date

Anonymous, Devils Eye Writer February 10, 2023

This Valentine’s day, we wanted to highlight some of the special things that St. Petersburg High School students want to do for Valentine's day. After interviewing many students, some things seemed to...

Literacy Week: Too Small for Conflict

Bryan Fist, SPHS Student February 9, 2023

For Literacy Week, January 23-27, students competed in a short story contest for the chance to win a pair of  Apple Air Pods. Of many deserving submissions, the top honors go to Ava Johns for “Terms...

Literacy Week: Navane Naivety

Gavin Walker, SPHS Student February 8, 2023

The date is April 30th, 1979, I wake up and mute the high pitched shouting radiating from my alarm, I stand up and begin my morning routine. I approach the case divided by the days of the week that contain...

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