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This year, Leo went home with the “Overall Winner” title!

Good vs. Evil: Goldfever Results and Winners

Gabriela Salzman and Shayla Nguyen March 10, 2023

As another year passes, so does the beloved tradition of Goldfever. Rounding its 40th year, this year’s service clubs came to win. Thanks to the perseverance of all the groups that participated, the...

The 3de program is an excellent choice for students who enjoy group work, are seeking to improve presentation skills, and are interested in business.

3de: For the 3-dimensional Student

Ellie Silvers, Web Editor March 6, 2023

The 3de program, meaning three-dimensional education, is a program available to St. Petersburg High School students. The program aims to bring real-world experiences into academic life for the purpose...

Photo classes are a great way to change a person’s artistic view and “see things from a different perspective.”

Fresh Take: Photography at SPHS

Alexandra Moss, SPHS News Writer March 6, 2023

The arrival of a new photography and art teacher has brought about a refreshing change to the photography program. Rachel Koral arrived at St. Petersburg High School just this year and has boosted the...

With two separate heats and trigonometric eye tricks, it is hard to tell which boats are winning and which are falling behind.

A Day in the Life of a Sailor

Olivia Moore, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 6, 2023

6:30 am. That is the time Dorothy Mendelblatt wakes up for her Sailing Regattas. She usually drinks a coffee and eats an omelet with toast. Her base layer for clothing is leggings and a tech shirt; she...

The stories of the Florida Man are incredibly bizarre and, at times, almost completely unbelievable.

Florida Man: The World’s Worst Superhero

Hayden George, SPHS News Writer March 6, 2023

As we all know, Florida is quite an interesting state. It is seen by many people in the United States as one of the most peculiar states– with the alligators that inhabit every body of water, hurricanes...

SPHS’ Library Media Specialist Mr. Nuhn said, “it is a bit nerve-wracking to be threatened with legal consequences for checking out the wrong book to a student.

What’s Scarier: The book or banning it?

Ava John, SPHS News Editor February 2, 2023

After complaints from a parent at Palm Harbor University High School, Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye was pulled from Pinellas County school libraries. The parent— Michelle Stille, a teacher at a private...

The National Registry of Historic Places protects the wooden seating as a crucial historical gem of the school.

SPHS Archives: Auditorium Renovations

Paloma Welch, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 31, 2023

The St. Petersburg High School building has undergone many renovations since its founding in 1926. From the updated cafeteria to the creation of the gymnasium, our school is a beautiful blend of modern...

This election foreshadows Florida politics and affects citizens by impacting how laws will be passed.

The Impact of the Speaker of the House Election

Ava John, SPHS News Editor January 19, 2023

After 15 rounds of voting, Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) became Speaker of the House in the early hours of January 7th. To win votes from the right, McCarthy made deals with House members that weakened the power...

The outstanding sailing team at St. Petersburg High School (2022)

History of SPHS Sailors

Dorothy Mendelblatt, Sports Writer December 12, 2022

The St. Pete High sailing team started as a student-run organization with the goal of competing at the national championship in Annapolis. They recruited and trained sailors who were able to compete at...

The Gay-Straight Alliance poster on the door of Mr. Belcastros classroom

The Effects of Homophobia at Saint Pete High

Justin Jordan, Devils Eye Writer December 12, 2022

Homophobia is a problem that is often overlooked or downplayed, but the effects of homophobia are undeniable. According to the CDC, homophobia negatively affects the physical and mental health of LGBTQ...

I was a Hallmark movie kid. Still am too, especially during Christmastime.

Hallmark IS the Holiday

Maya Daly, A&E Writer December 12, 2022

Every teenager knows the question: “Were you a Disney kid or a Nickelodeon kid?” In a way, it defines your personality. Me? I am neither. I was a Hallmark movie kid. Still am too, especially during...

Many members of the St. Pete High community have been touched by the presence of this tree.

The Last Wish: The Dalí Museum’s Unforgettable Tree

Sydney Davis, SPHS News Editor December 12, 2022

Behind 35 feet and mass of Ficus tree lies over 20,000 wishes that are soon to be removed from the Dalí Museum and the greater community of St. Petersburg.  The Wish Tree is designed to be a botanical...

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