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School spirit is what motivates a lot of students and brings us closer together as a Green Devil family!

Spreading Spirit: An exploration of how varsity cheerleaders build campus spirit

Sophie Cabral, Staff Writer October 17, 2023

Everyone knows how big of a tradition high school football games are, especially the first ones. With the year just starting and the football season fast approaching, St. Petersburg High School is bustling...

By supporting local businesses that have longstanding connections in the city, the authenticity of them will remain intact.

Wilson’s Book World

Sasha Kelley, Assistant Editor-in-Chief October 17, 2023

A piece of St. Petersburg history sits tucked between generic buildings on a busy street, hundreds of books stacked floor to ceiling lay behind white walls bruised by the sun and battered by dirt. From...

Swimming is shown to have many benefits, such as improving lung strength and joint health, and you hardly need anything to start.

Finding Your Thing: A guide to hobbies

Gabriela Salzman, Staff Writer October 17, 2023

Adopting hobbies is an excellent way to reduce stress and acquire a sense of accomplishment and motivation from activities that are important to you. The main problem, however, with hobbies is that the...

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,...

Tuyen Nguyen (IB): “My most memorable high school experience was probably showing up to school the first time. I feel like everyone remembers their first day of school. I was a virtual student for a while, so showing up to school was a little scary, but I eventually found my place and the people that matter to me.”

Looking Ahead with the Seniors

Paloma Welch, Co-Editor-in-Chief October 17, 2023

Senior year marks the end of an era for our St. Petersburg High School students. Our senior class attends the homecoming dance in the school gym and enters the Coliseum for prom for the last time. Seniors...

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...

Back-to-School Night aims to create a healthy relationship between teachers and parents and get parents involved in their student’s school life.

Back-to-School Night: The Importance of Healthy Teacher-Parent Relationships!

Hope Kennedy, Staff Writer September 21, 2023

Back-to-School Night was Monday, September 11th, at St. Petersburg High School. Many of the parents of St. Petersburg High School students came to learn about the teachers and classrooms of their kids....

The Palmetto & Pine staff posted a poll on our Instagram. 71 percent of our eligible followers are registered or pre-registered to vote.

Ready, Set, Vote!

Norah Craig, Social Media Manager September 14, 2023

This year’s graduating class will be 18 by November 2024. Just in time for elections! This is an important right and a valuable privilege that we have here in the United States to be able to participate...

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, Staff 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...

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