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It is really special when a student can form lifelong friendships while playing a game with their fellow athletes.

The Spirit is Just as Important as the Game

Jessica Grasso, Sports Writer September 7, 2023

As children, we are told that our high school years will be the best of our lives. Whether you agree or not, it is hard to ignore the excitement that festers in daily activity. Once a week, the school...

As the debate unfolded, it became clear that the candidates strategies diverged.

Voices Clash and Strategies Shine: Analysis of the First 2024 GOP Primary Debate 

Hema Mangat, Sports Editor September 5, 2023

The first 2024 Republican presidential primary debate held in Milwaukee provided a vivid snapshot of the crowded GOP field as eight candidates took the stage. The notable absence of former President Donald...

Bob Pfeiffer was beloved throughout the St. Petersburg community. He could be spotted in public easily, whether it was for his unique “GDEVIL” license plate or his distinctive (and often green) beard.

SPHS Archives: Mr. Green Devil

Paloma Welch, Co-Editor-in-Chief May 15, 2023

“So, it was my sophomore year, and I was a Majorette,” she said. “We were cleaning out the Majorette room, and we found this beanie, a green beanie with horns on it. So as a joke, I threw it on his...

The Green Devil athletes are thrilled to share a field with the Rays.

A Green Devils & Rays Crossover

PJ Toomey, Sports Writer May 15, 2023

Our St. Petersburg High School baseball team practices and plays all its home games on the Huggins-Stengel field at Crescent Lake Park, given that our school campus lacks one of its own. Where there were...

Gloria Privis’ piece entitled ‘Unity’ is in connection to the Russia-Ukraine War. The picture shows two women, her mother and her cousin, with their hair braided together.

The SPHS Scholastic Champions

Carly Keith, Devils Eye Writer May 15, 2023

The results are in! Four Green Devils here at St. Petersburg High School are being recognized for their contributions to the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Around 240,000 students in the United...

School boards are quite important in ensuring that students receive a quality education that prepares them for a future of success and achievement.

Conversations with the School Board

Sasha Kelley and Justin Jordan May 15, 2023

School boards across the countries have come into the public spotlight as they become places for political discourse in a way that has not been witnessed in years. Florida has become a hotbed for new “culture...

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...

Left to Right: Peyton McClung (SPHS), Victoria Torrealba (OFHS), Lauren McClung (SPHS), Pharyn McCrae (GHS)

St. Pete’s First-Ever Rockin’ Roller Rink! 

Hayden George, SPHS News Writer May 4, 2023

Did you get the opportunity to check out St. Petersburg’s first Rockin’ Roller Rink? Thursday, March 9th marked the rink's soft opening, and on March 10th, the pop-up roller rink had its grand opening...

Taylor Swift’s “Eras Tour” is one of the most impressive spectacle shows ever performed and brilliantly showcases the greatest artist of this generation at the top of her game.

Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour!

Ellie Miller, A&E Editor April 20, 2023

“This night is sparkling, don’t you let it go,” Taylor Swift sings, looking out into a stadium of almost 70,000 people. Last Saturday, April 15th, Swift closed her long-awaited three-day run at Raymond...

Spring Breakers (2012) highlights many of St. Pete’s beachy landmarks, such as the delicious ice cream-shaped shop Twisty Treat.

Film Cameos in the Tampa Bay Area

Ellie Miller, A&E Editor March 30, 2023

Living on Florida’s Gulf Coast, the Tampa Bay area is home to some of the most beautiful spots in the country. As residents of St. Petersburg, we know how our scenic city appeals to people all over the...

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...

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