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The history of Central America’s independence explained

The history of Central America’s independence explained

Leslie Bracamontes

September 17, 2017


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On Sept. 15, 1821, six nations of Central America united together to sign for their independence. They signed a plan drafted by Agustin de Iturbide liberating them from Spain. Central America before the independence was known as Captaincy General of Guatemala, or the kingdom of Guatemala, a coloniza...

Hurricane Irma hits Tampa at a Category 1

Hurricane Irma hits Tampa at a Category 1

Carolin Hearne and Haley Mueller

September 11, 2017


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It seemed as though in the wake of the storm, Tampa was a ghost town. Businesses had their windows boarded and power off. One restaurant who reopened Monday morning was Mr. Empanada in Original Carrollwood. The owner's sister opened their drive through window to serve hot meals to hungry people. After...

Hillsborough County Schools shuts down school for Irma

Hillsborough County Schools shuts down school for Irma

Lauren Komar

September 6, 2017


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UPDATE: School will now be closed through Monday, Sept. 18. Due to Hurricane Irma, the Hillsborough County Public School system made the decision to cancel school Thursday, Sept. 7, and Friday, Sept. 8. School was canceled to give evacuees shelter. As of now, school for the following week ...

Hurricane Irma FAQ

Hurricane Irma FAQ

Arianna McQueen

September 6, 2017


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Q. When and where will Hurricane Irma hit? A. While it's almost impossible to predict, most meteorologists agree Florida could be affected as early as 2 a.m. Sunday. For up-to-date tracking information click here. Q. How do I know if I have to go to school? A. Parents and guardians of Hillsborough County School stu...

Art of the Brick comes to Tampa

Art of the Brick comes to Tampa

Mia Perez

September 1, 2017


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The Art of the Brick is a new exhibit located in downtown Tampa that features artwork created by Nathan Sawaya. The exhibit is in town from June 23 to Sept. 4 and will be touring in several other locations around the world. Upon entering, a video is displayed that explains the reasoning behin...

State changes Algebra 2 EOC and PERT

State changes Algebra 2 EOC and PERT

Lauren Komar

September 1, 2017


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Several changes to standardized testing will go into effect this year. The Algebra 2 End of Course exam will be eliminated, meaning students from now on will no longer have to take the exam, but the situation is different for students who have already taken the exam. “We had to come up with something...

What you should know about the first pep rally of the year

What you should know about the first pep rally of the year

Mauro Monrroy

August 24, 2017


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Students and faculty will be attending the first pep rally of the year tomorrow. Some things have changed since the last pep rally last spring. Here's what you need to know: Who? The entire student body. Everyone will be in attendance not just students with the required GPA. What? To celebrate the first home varsi...

You may not release all seniors

You may not release all seniors

Haley Mueller, Staff

August 23, 2017


Filed under Life, News

Until the sharp echo of the audible bell, the halls are completely silent. Neither a footstep nor the drop of a pen is heard. An unusual circumstance for the halls of Hillsborough High, where before seniors had the privilege to flood the halls prior to the bell sound just after announcements were made....

Viewing the solar eclipse requires preparation

Viewing the solar eclipse requires preparation

Juliana Lechner

August 18, 2017


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On Monday, Aug. 21, you might have a legitimate reason to have your teacher let you leave class early, because when will you have another chance to see a total solar eclipse? While partial and annular eclipses – when the moon appears slightly smaller than the sun and blocks most of the light –...

Students walk at summer graduation

Students walk at summer graduation

Madison Forbis and Theontae Walton

July 15, 2017


Filed under Life, Multimedia, News, Photo Galleries

Students from Hillsborough, as well as from other schools across the county, received their diplomas on Thursday at this year’s summer graduation. Eight graduates attended the ceremony, although 21 students in total earned their diplomas over summer break. The ceremony may have gone without the P...

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