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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...

Being a part of the Pitchforks is not just fun but is a great chance to share what we love with others

The History of the Pitchforks

Taliya Smart, A&E Writer March 6, 2023

The St. Petersburg High School Pitchforks are well-known inside and outside of school. They are an acapella music group that performs at school events such as football games, concerts, holiday celebrations,...

While a schedule alteration isn’t in the books for the school, students are left wondering what schedule would be the most efficient for students and teachers.

Sore Subject: The IB Scheduling Dilemma

Ava John, Assistant Editor-in-Chief March 6, 2023

The IB schedule has been a sore subject of controversy in past academic years, evolving from concern to the county’s demand for alteration to seemingly an issue of the past.  Due to the IB schedule’s...

Interact intends to “rise like a phoenix from the ashes” by ditching the Just Dance routines, according to co-president Tripp Spoor.

Going for the GOLD: What to Expect from Goldfever this Year

Gabriela Salzman and Shayla Nguyen March 2, 2023

As students return from the winter break, it is time to revisit a beloved St. Petersburg High School tradition. This tradition is Goldfever! Every year, St. Pete High holds a lip sync and dance competition...

The Flag Pavilion at TKS an international school in Saudi Arabia

Actually International?

Olivia Moore, Co-Editor-in-Chief February 16, 2023

On January 30th, as I was scrolling through Instagram, I came across a post from HHSToday, the Hillsborough High School Newspaper’s Instagram page. It detailed their annual International Day celebrations,...

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...

Winter break officially begins on December 23rd and St. Pete High students are excited to finish up their midterms and relax.

SPHS Students’ Plans for Winter Break

Ellie Silvers, Web Editor December 22, 2022

Winter break officially begins on December 23rd and St. Pete High students are excited to finish up their midterms and relax. The Palmetto & Pine staff interviewed students to see how they are going...

It is important to find a comfortable place to study!

Four Exam Study Habits

Sarah Rowland, SPHS News Writer December 12, 2022

With midterms coming up, studying can be daunting, and easy to procrastinate. However, studying doesn’t have to be scary. Every student is unique, and every student should know how to study effectively....

During COVID, attendance didn’t play a role in a student’s ability to exempt from exams; now the current requirements are the same as the pre-COVID expectations.

Exam Exemption

Ava John, SPHS News Editor December 12, 2022

As midterms are nearing, many students are expecting to exempt from exams, but the current exemption policy can be confounding. During COVID, attendance didn’t play a role in a student’s ability to...

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