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Open house welcomes students

Open house welcomes students

Katie Delk

August 8, 2018


Filed under News

On Aug. 7, incoming freshmen and families flooded into the auditorium, enough so that administrators opened the balcony. “It seems like we’ve had a huge turnout,” Principal Gary Brady said.   During the meeting, the faculty explained guidelines for the year and the Big Red Band, Danceret...

President Trump visits Hillsborough County school to promote career training

President Trump visits Hillsborough County school to promote career training

Macy McClintock

August 1, 2018


Filed under News, Politics, Top Stories

In Hillsborough County last year, 60,000 students enrolled in at least one career-training course. Add that to Tampa Bay Technical High School's 98 percent graduation rate and 627 industry certifications in the 2017-18 school year, and it makes sense why President Donald Trump stopped at the Hill...

Students share opinions on Florida senators

Students share opinions on Florida senators

Carolin Hearne and Jaden Shemesh

May 28, 2018


Filed under News, Politics

The current governor of Florida, Republican Rick Scott announced his run for Senate early in April. He recently signed the HB 7055 and SB 4 bills into law, creating scholarships, limiting teacher unions and expanding the Bright Futures Program. Democrat Bill Nelson is running for reelection in this years Florida...

Students march in gun control rally

Students march in gun control rally

Katie Delk

March 15, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Yesterday, I held 17-year-old victim of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, Joaquin Oliver's picture as I marched with 61 protestors from around the county through the streets of Ybor. Oliver just became a naturalized US citizen in January of 2017 but never had the opportunity to ...

French Honors Society welcomes new members

French Honors Society welcomes new members

Mia Perez

March 6, 2018


Filed under Club Updates, News

French Honors Society is a club whose purpose is to further the interest in the French language and culture among the student body. This year FHS invited 21 students to become members. Junior Evelise Monteagudo, who was inducted, said "I felt really excited and honored to be apart of a life-long...

Students hold gun protest and vigil for 17 lost lives

Students hold gun protest and vigil for 17 lost lives

Jayla Rogers

February 24, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Students from across the county joined together on Friday evening at Curtis Hixon Park to protest gun violence as well as hold a vigil for the 17 lost lives from the Stoneman Douglas shooting. The event hosted more than 150 people which included students from Hillsborough, Blake, Freedom, Tampa Prepar...

Tide Pod challenge takes social media

Tide Pod challenge takes social media

Arianna McQueen and Theontae Walton

February 16, 2018


Filed under News

The Tide Pod challenge is new trend with deadly results when people consume the laundry capsules. With the help of social media it is gaining popularity among teens and young adults. “I have actually licked a Tide Pod before,” said senior Mariah Ferro. But Ferro has not actually eaten one....

Sandy Hook Promise volunteers encourage students to Start With Hello

Sandy Hook Promise volunteers encourage students to Start With Hello

Leslie Bracamontes

February 16, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Hello. This past Tuesday, Feb. 6, freshmen gathered in the auditorium to kick off Start With Hello, a program started by the Sandy Hook Promise organization. Founded by parents of victims of the elementary school shooting in Newtown, CT, the goal of the Start With Hello movement is to end i...

One step closer to reaching graduation goal

One step closer to reaching graduation goal

Marin Fehl

January 12, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Makayla Brown As of Jan. 10, Hillsborough County Public School’s (HCPS) graduation has increased from 79.1% in 2016 to 82.9% in 2017. With over a 3% increase in the students’ graduation rate in the past year, HCPS in on track to reach its goal of 90% graduation among high school students by 202...

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