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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...

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....

Going thrifting is also a great way to find unique clothes, and it is affordable and sustainable.

Advice Column: How can I improve my personal style/fashion?

Anonymous, Advice Columnist May 15, 2023

I think that the absolute best way to improve personal style is to dress how you want to dress, and not for other people. If you like the trends, then that’s great, but if you don’t, you shouldn’t...

Students have no control over their family income, so it shouldn’t be a source of inequality in education, but that doesn’t stop it from happening.

The Underprivileged in College Admissions

Sofia Rodriguez, Devils Eye Writer May 15, 2023

High school is the time to impress colleges, and one of the most significant pieces of advice we are given over and over again upon entering our first year is that you can never start too early. We hear...

The Storm

Kristin Rasmussen, SPHS Student April 27, 2023

It was a beautiful day until the night. When a bolt of lightning hit and people were in fright. People checked the news, nothing was said. The picture of lighting floats through their heads. The...

It is always good to push yourself to try new things.

Advice to Aspiring Pitchforks

Anonymous, Devil’s Eye Writer April 13, 2023

I really want to try out for pitchforks, but I am scared they will reject me. What should I do? If you really want to try out, you definitely should. An important mindset to adopt is overcoming the fear...

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

Kristin Rasmussen, 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...

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