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Linked Seminole Heights homicides cause panic

Linked Seminole Heights homicides cause panic

Marin Fehl and Jaden Shemesh

November 17, 2017


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In recent weeks, the shooting deaths of three individuals in southeast Seminole Heights has sparked fears among residents has sparked fears of a serial killer in their neighborhood. Each death occurred within a mile of each other, and has caused concern for local schools and businesses. The first vic...

Teacher contracts will not be upheld by HCPS

Teacher contracts will not be upheld by HCPS

Katie Delk

November 10, 2017


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Although Hillsborough County teachers have met the necessary evaluation scores, they will not receive the raises they had previously been promised via contract, affecting a third of more than 14000 teachers. Under the contract, teachers’ salaries would remain the same for 3 years and increase by...

Students walk out for #praisetheraise protest

Students walk out for #praisetheraise protest

Katie Delk

November 9, 2017


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"Praise the raise," over 350 students chanted in protest against the withheld raises for teachers.   Today at 11:30 for 15 minutes, Hillsborough joined Strawberry Crest, Robinson, Alonso, Sickles, Freedom and Jefferson High School in a peaceful walkout.   Senior ErrDaisha Floy...

Students walk in Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

Students walk in Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

Mia Perez

November 9, 2017


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  The annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, presented by Seminole Hard Rock and Casino Tampa, took place on Saturday Oct. 28 at Amalie Arena. Over 20,000 people attended the 5K walk along Bayshore Blvd. The event provided entertainment from various artists, snacks, water and free samples of...

Students join #MeToo

Students join #MeToo

Katie Delk

November 8, 2017


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In 1996, a young child shared her sexual assault experiences with youth camp director Tarana Burke. At that time, Burke felt helpless and was incapable of comforting the girl and admitting that she too, had been there. After seeing the harmful effects, even on young children, this moment inspired Burke to later initiate the #MeToo movement...

Hillsborough Students walk with Seminole Heights Elementary in a commitment to success.

Hillsborough Students walk with Seminole Heights Elementary in a commitment to success.

Moryah Wells

November 2, 2017


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A tradition practiced for many generations, curriculum is put on hold at Seminole Heights Elementary school to look at the bigger picture for a few hours. Early in the morning, students file out of their classrooms and line up under the balloon arch on the corner of Central and Hannah. The selected fifth...

Student’s homecoming questions are answered

Student’s homecoming questions are answered

Katie Delk

October 13, 2017


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Where do students park and is there a charge? "Turn off of North Dale Mabry and it's on the side of Steinbrenner Field and turn right after you see the field into the parking lot," senior SGA president Gaby Fernandez said. "There will be signs directing people, they do not have to pay to park," Stefanie...

58 killed and more than 500 injured at the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Concert

58 killed and more than 500 injured at the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Concert

Katie Delk

October 7, 2017


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On Oct. 1, the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest concert, a country music festival headlined by Jason Aldean, promised a good time in the C-O-U-N-T-R-Y; yet it was disrupted by the gunshots.  As the deadliest mass shooting in American history, the Las Vegas tragedy quickly circulated throughout HHS and left its mark. "When the actual reports of...

Administration celebrates National Custodian’s Day

Administration celebrates National Custodian’s Day

Katie Delk

October 2, 2017


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They are at school before everyone arrives and stay long after everyone leaves. Their blue shirts and faces may be familiar, yet are they really known? There are dozens of custodians at Hillsborough, responsible for the entire campus and management of its upkeep. Without them, the historic campus would...

Lee Elementary damaged in unexpected fire

Lee Elementary damaged in unexpected fire

Katie Delk

September 29, 2017


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The smoke billowed, seen from miles and by countless observers. On Sept. 12, following Hurricane Irma, Lee Elementary Magnet caught fire for reasons unknown. The historic school, well-known for its preservation of its architecture, suffered severe damage. “Lee Elementary has just been there for so long s...

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