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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...

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...

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,...

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...

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....

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...

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....

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