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Combine summer fun with family this year.

The Ultimate Summer Bucket List

Sarah Rowland, Assistant Editor-in-Chief May 6, 2024

Now that we are finally embracing Florida’s famous warm weather, we can enjoy the beach, wear shorts and t-shirts, go on sunset bike rides, and attend sweaty summer concerts of course. The question was...

Those going abroad this summer are working to find balance between work and play.

Fun in the Sun: Unusual Summer Holidays You Never Knew Existed

Victoria Wirth, Devil's Eye Editor May 6, 2024

The end of the school year is coming faster than we can believe it. The excitement of summer is in the air. However, for high school students, summer is more than just a two month break from school. Summer...

Sunscreen should be included in your beach bag this summer!

How to Block out Summer Bummers

Shayla Nguyen, A&E Writer May 6, 2024

As summer arrives, Florida is engulfed in the hot sun and harsh UV rays. With this, an emphasis needs to be placed on the use of sunscreen more than ever. There are a wide variety of sunscreens available...

She brought the crowd together to feel the most overwhelming and beautiful emotions all at the same time.

Lana del Rey is the Moment

Maya Daly, Staff Writer December 15, 2023

Any time I feel like I’m going to manically spiral into utter madness – which is pretty much every day as a high school student –  I put my Lana Del Rey records on and get blissfully lost in her...

Advice Column: What is the best way to figure out what you want to be, or more specifically, your college major?

Advice Column: What is the best way to figure out what you want to be, or more specifically, your college major?

Anonymous, Advice Columnist December 15, 2023

This is definitely a tricky question to answer, especially because some people know what they want to do their whole life, and others have no idea. If you have no idea what you want to do or what you want...

The Grief of Material Loss

The Grief of Material Loss

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

On August 30th, 2023, Hurricane Idalia hit Tampa Bay as a Category 3, with winds sustaining 125 miles per hour. While some areas remained entirely unaffected, neighborhoods on the water, such as Snell...

SPHS FSPA All-Stars!

The new stadium at USF will bring a new wave of culture to the campus By Paloma Welch and Maysie Rollins, 1st Place News Writing The University of South Florida is building a new stadium at five potential...

The purpose of education is to give children a basic understanding of knowledge that they can use later in life.

St. Petersburg High School vs. The World

Victoria Wirth, Staff Writer October 17, 2023

We live in the Pinellas County School District, and most St. Petersburg High School students have lived in this district for their whole lives. This can make it hard to believe that other counties, states,...

Advice Column: How many school clubs are too many?

Advice Column: How many school clubs are too many?

Anonymous, Advice Columnist October 17, 2023

When considering joining school clubs, it can seem exciting to join as many clubs as possible. There are so many interesting choices, and it can be easy to become overwhelmed. From personal experience,...

With AI being fairly new in academia, the lines between the positive and negative influence of AI are blurred.

The Age of AI

Sarah Rowland, Staff Writer October 17, 2023

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has steadily made its way into our daily lives. From replicating voices to doing our English homework, AI has come a long way very quickly. Some people love it, while others...

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...

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....

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