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The Labor Shortage

Ava John, Opinion Editor and Reporter July 5, 2022

America is facing a national labor shortage that not only affects the workers, but everyone buying, selling, working for a corporation, and even those contributing to a publicly owned institution. The...

Systemic Racism in the Public School System

Ava John, Opinion Editor and Reporter July 5, 2022

The effects of discrimination in childhood development are staggering, and even in schools — a place where children should feel safe and free to be themselves — kids are put into yet another environment...

Book Banning

Ava John, Opinion Editor and Reporter May 4, 2022

The basis of publicly supplied literature is being questioned in schools all across America as groups challenge books containing topics of race, gender, and sexual identity.  Policies are going as far...

Clothing Crisis

Sasha Kelley, Opinion Writer May 4, 2022

  We all have one thing in common, we wake up and get dressed. But just how important is what we’re putting on? The ethics of fashion is an ongoing issue that cannot be solved overnight,...

Healthy End of School and Summer Habits Breakdown

May 4, 2022

Dear St. Pete High,      Feeling stressed out by this crazy last bit of school before the year ends? The last month or so of school can, without a doubt, get very stressful. So how are students...

Dont Set Yourself Up To Fall Apart

Don’t Set Yourself Up To Fall Apart

March 1, 2022

Dear St. Pete High:      I know that one of the big worries that starts when we get into high school is college. This isn't necessarily the case for all of us because some people know exactly...

“It’s Okay to Say Gay” March being held in St. Pete in opposition to passing the bill.

‘Don’t Say Gay Bill’ — It’s 2022, DO BETTER!

Sydney Davis March 1, 2022

In our very own state of Florida, we are witnessing the rights and freedom of kids and students in the classroom attempting to be stripped away. A community that has been discriminated against and judged...

Corporate Greed in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Corporate Greed in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Ava John, Opinion Editor and Reporter March 1, 2022

     The American pharmaceutical industry is the largest in the world, making up 48% of revenue in the global pharmaceutical market with Americans spending about $535.3 billion on prescription drugs...

The Ethics of Billionaires

The Ethics of Billionaires

Ava John, Opinion Editor and Reporter March 1, 2022

     Billionaires tend to be highly respected and supported by the public as they capture a state nearly every American is in pursuit of: financial success. Many Americans also see themselves as a potential...

Women’s History Month: Women in Politics, Science, and Literature

Women’s History Month: Women in Politics, Science, and Literature

Ava John, Opinion Editor and Reporter March 1, 2022

     Women have always held a prominent, yet uncredited, presence in society. To this day, women’s voices in politics, their achievements in the scientific field, and their contributions to literary...

The Public School System: How Throwing Money at the Problem Could Fix it

The Public School System: How Throwing Money at the Problem Could Fix it

Ava John, Opinion Editor and Reporter March 1, 2022

     The American public school system — funded by state tax dollars — is a system meant to churn out generations of informed citizens who have a functioning understanding of American freedoms,...

The Issues with Ex-Pats

The Issues with Ex-Pats

Olivia Moore, News Editor March 1, 2022

Coming from the Latin roots of ex(out of) and Patria(country, fatherland) the word expatriate, or how we commonly refer to it as an ex-pat, means at its core, one who leaves their country of origin to...

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