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Fresh produce is a staple that attracts many St. Pete locals to the new Whole Foods Market.

Whole Foods Market Takes on St. Petersburg

Kelly Fuss, News Editor May 6, 2024

On February 28th, the city of St. Petersburg welcomed a brand new Whole Foods Market to 38th Avenue North. Highly anticipated by the surrounding community, and even commuters who witnessed the construction,...

Fries and Florals - St. Pete’s New Sunday Market

Fries and Florals – St. Pete’s New Sunday Market

Ellie Miller, A&E Editor March 5, 2024

St. Pete is no stranger to a good farmer’s market. Honestly, the Tampa Bay Area could be nicknamed the Farmer’s Market Capital of the World. Every weekend, hundreds of locals come out to browse the...

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...

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...

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...

Red tide is being studied extensively and can now be predicted and tracked.

A Plague Off Our Shores

Norah Craig, News Writer May 15, 2023

If you’ve been living in Florida for any amount of time, you’ve likely experienced red tide, whether or not you know what it is. It ruins beach days and brings an awful smell, but most importantly,...

Mayor Welch’s priority is “communication,” which is why he implemented “City Hall on Tour,” an initiative to get out into the community.

A Mayor for the Youth

Olivia Moore, Co-Editor-in-Chief May 15, 2023

After over a year into office, Ken Welch has impacted St. Petersburg in a multitude of ways. In August of 2021, before he was elected mayor, I interviewed him on what he planned to do if he was elected...

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...

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...

This fresh, delicious salad uses springtime fruits and vegetables to create a perfect side or main course.

Five Spring Recipes to Try!

Maya Matheney, News Editor March 6, 2023

As an individual who loves cooking, trying new recipes is amusing, challenging, and rewarding. As the spring season approaches, here are five of my favorite fresh recipes. Spring Kale Salad: This fresh,...

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