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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, SPHS News 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....

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 annual regional Spanish competition, best known as Conferencia, is a competition for high school Spanish students to give them an opportunity to compete among themselves in the fields of declamation, impromptu speech, and dramatic presentations.

Outstanding Performance from SPHS at Conferencia

Ellie Silvers, Web Editor May 15, 2023

St. Petersburg High School Spanish team has once again proven its linguistic ability by securing a remarkable second-place finish in the highly competitive regional Florida State Spanish Conference (FSSC),...

Junior Sophie Slager talks about the excitement of tapping, saying that “tapping is a very fun and exciting experience for bringing in new inductees to help us improve the community and unite the Rojans sisterhood.”

Year on Review: Green Devil Traditions!

Estella McCormick, SPHS News Writer May 15, 2023

If you know anything about St. Petersburg High School, it’s that we take our events seriously. Here at SPHS, there are always new and exciting things to do where students, families, and staff get to...

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...

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...

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