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GOPs Hollow Primary Race

GOP’s Hollow Primary Race

Hema Mangat, Sports Editor February 22, 2024

In the 2024 presidential primary the candidates and their campaigns have certainly caught the public's eye and sparked a variety of opinions. Recent victories in the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire...

One of Tombolo’s central goals is to make literature more accessible to younger readers.

Tombolo Books: A Diverse Literary Hub of St. Petersburg

Kelly Fuss, Staff Writer December 15, 2023

Recently awarded Best Bookstore in the Tampa Bay Area for the fourth year in a row, Tombolo Books has proved to be a landmark of St. Petersburg culture. What began as a series of pop-up locations flourished...

It’s important that we hear about our local holiday traditions and celebrations because it allows us to be more involved and connected with our community.

Florida’s Winter Wonderland

Sophie Cabral, Staff Writer December 15, 2023

There’s nothing like the Florida holidays – who wouldn’t want to spend their winter months with perfect weather and glimmering water? Well, you can experience all of that and more because, between...

The violence has had a devastating impact on both Israeli and Palestinian civilians, exacerbating the long-standing humanitarian crisis in the region.

Understanding the Israel-Palestine Conflict

Hema Mangat, Sports Editor November 2, 2023

The Israel-Palestine conflict originates from a history deeply scarred by the Holocaust, a genocide during World War II that resulted in the systematic murder of millions of Jews by the Nazis. This tragedy...

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...

In a poll conducted on the @sphspress Instagram account, the News found that SPHS students prefer UF over FSU.

UF vs. FSU: How do they compare?

Dorothy Mendelblatt, Staff Writer October 17, 2023

What to Know About the University of Florida UF was founded in 1858 in Gainesville and has 103 bachelor’s degree programs, including geomatics, biosecurity, and digital arts. In 2020, over 95 nations...

Magnolia Moore, a St. Petersburg High School student, gives her Owala a “ten out of ten.”

The Water Bottle of the Year

Shayla Nguyen, Staff Writer October 17, 2023

With the recent summer bringing scorching heat and high temperatures, Florida has become a sauna. Through the heat, one hero has risen to save all sufferers of the sun. The Owala water bottle. This water...

Sudans political landscape has long been plagued by power-hungry leaders, leaving the nation in a perpetual state of turmoil.

Shedding Light on the Overlooked Sudanese Tragedy

Hema Mangat, Sports Editor October 5, 2023

The ongoing Sudanese crisis remains a deeply concerning but often overlooked issue in the world's news cycle, dominated by the Ukraine war. The contrast in media coverage between crises in African countries...

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...

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...

There is no doubt that Black Americans have played a massive role in the formation of this country.

Black History is American History

Justin Jordan, Devils Eye Writer May 15, 2023

Teaching students the events of the past allows them to better comprehend the world around them; however, recently, as school curriculums have become more politicized, the content that students are taught...

All Florida public schools will be required to report on the titles, authors, publishers, and contents of the books and other instructional materials they utilize as part of the inventory.

Books: Relevant or Restricted

Hema Mangat, Sports Editor May 15, 2023

In a move that has stirred up controversy, the state of Florida recently passed HB1467, which mandates a comprehensive inventory of all school books used in the state's public school system. While supporters...

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