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Iraq war drawing to a close

Roksana Borzouei, Staff Writer

August 30, 2010


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The war in Iraq is coming to a close. After 2,721 days of war spanning the past eight years in which 4,734 soldiers and 9,961 Iraqi citizens died, President Obama announced last Tuesday that "the war is ending" and that Baghdad is now in position "to chart its own course.” Some 50,000 troops...

Florida wins $700 million for schools through Race to the Top program

Elizabeth Gwilt, News Editor

August 26, 2010


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Florida's recent victory in Round 2 of the federal Race to the Top program means school districts from all over the state, including Hillsborough County, have the chance to cash in and help better their schools. Along with nine other states, Florida earned a portion of the $4.3 billion grant set out...

Class Size Amendment now in effect

Class Size Amendment now in effect

Samantha Matras, Editor in Chief

August 24, 2010


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The first day of school was much like many in the past, with one big exception: the Class Size Amendment was implemented in Florida schools, including Hillsborough, this year. This act requires that there can be no more than 25 students per core-class (math, English, science, and social studies)  in...

Early release days on tentative calendar, but still need final approval

Elizabeth Gwilt, News Editor

August 15, 2010


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Whether you think they're time wasted or time well spent, half days are a growing controversy in Hillsborough County. With the start of a new year quickly approaching, the district has proposed to have the same number of half days as the 2009-2010 school year. For the most part, students are pleased...

Hillsborough family honors Digenova at memorial

Hillsborough family honors Digenova at memorial

Samantha Matras, Editor in Chief

August 13, 2010


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Students, teachers, alumni, friends and family recently gathered in Hillsborough High School's auditorium to share in a somber occasion – the memorial service for social studies teacher Fred Digenova. The service was held on Aug. 12, about two months after Digenova died in a kayaking accident in...

Open house set for Thursday, Aug. 19

Zack Peterson, Editor in Chief

August 11, 2010


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Students and parents are welcome to attend the Hillsborough High School's open house, scheduled for 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 19. A general orientation will be held 5-6 in the auditorium. At 6, students and families are invited to visit homeroom classes to pick up schedules. Classroom visits will...

Euro trip students reflect on D’s passing

Euro trip students reflect on D’s passing

Zack Peterson, Editor in Chief

July 1, 2010


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I woke up on Father’s Day in France this year at 7 in the morning, wondering how my dad was doing and wondering how my family celebrated it without me. This was the first time I was away from home for so long, and to top it off, I was on a European Tour with EF (Education First) with several of my...

Mr. D dies in kayaking accident

Mr. D dies in kayaking accident

Samantha Matras, Editor in Chief

June 21, 2010


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Social studies teacher Robert Digenova died Saturday (June 19) in a kayaking accident. Mr. D, as he was known around campus, was 42. According to authorities, Digenova was kayaking with friends along the Eel River in his homestate of Indiana, when he paddled over a dam near Roann, Ind. His body was...

National merit scholar winners announced

Chrissy Geshel, Staff Writer

June 9, 2010


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Recently, the National Merit Scholarship Corp. winners were announced. Among the winners were Hillsborough seniors Sonia Chokshi and Jenna Molloy, who each received a $2,500 scholarship for college. The winners from our school were two out of the 10 in the county. The National Merit Scholarship Corp....

New senior president wants to unite

Nico Tavella, Correspondent

June 9, 2010


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Hollie Driscoll, the new senior class president for the 2010-11 school year, is motivated to make new changes and make out school more united. Driscoll is not new to SGA, starting off in student council at Walker Middle School in sixth grade. “I feel that being in student government every year since...

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