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Looking back on Trump’s first 100 days

Looking back on Trump’s first 100 days

Michael Strobl
May 15, 2017 • 296 views
Filed under Opinion

America loves an entertainer. Based on that, it’s hardly shocking that we’ve ended up with President Trump. He ran a nationalistic campaign full of funny nicknames, bizarre yet fascinating stunts and even had some pretty catchy music accompanying him (thanks, Freedom Kids). But now that he’s had...

Pops in the Park

Pops in the Park

McKenzie McIntyre
May 10, 2017 • 220 views
Filed under Columns, Opinion

As I sat in an uncomfortable folding chair with my lap overwhelmed with overdue AP Statistics homework in the middle of downtown’s Curtis Hixon Park, I questioned why I went to see the Florida Orchestra perform a free concert. Apparently everyone in Tampa decided to attend. There were too many people,...

Winning my battle with endometriosis

Winning my battle with endometriosis

Anonymous
April 18, 2017 • 783 views
Filed under Columns, Opinion

UPDATE: Last week, I would've told you that there's no such thing as "second chances," let alone any other chance after that. Not too long ago, I opened up about my battle with endometriosis and my journey through the years as I grew sicker. Between now and then, things have changed. Two weeks ag...

Learning languages is important

Learning languages is important

Tegan Smith
April 4, 2017 • 282 views
Filed under Columns, Opinion, r&b Magazine

Language creates the biggest bond between people. It helps us express our feelings, thoughts and ideas in a way that is easily lost through nonverbal communication. Having the ability to speak a language provides us with the opportunity to form lasting relationships with people. Learning new languages...

I struggle to connect with my family

I struggle to connect with my family

Annie Aguiar
April 2, 2017 • 249 views
Filed under Columns, Opinion, r&b Magazine

For a long time, my grandmother absolutely terrified me. It’s not like she’s a particularly terrifying woman; she’s this little old lady living in a retirement home in Jersey City who will feed you until you burst and not let you leave her house without a gift of some sort, but dread piled in...

Why I’m scared (and why you should be too)

Why I’m scared (and why you should be too)

Charlie Suor
March 10, 2017 • 381 views
Filed under Columns, Opinion

For those of you who dread reading but are interested in the title, I’ll summarize what this is all about in four simple words: the world is ending. Got it? Great. If you want to keep reading, I congratulate you for your common sense. To everyone else: bye; have fun with your ignorance of our impending...

Bill offers students a chance to graduate

Bill offers students a chance to graduate

February 3, 2017 • 389 views
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Last year, 22 percent of Hillsborough seniors did not receive a diploma. Almost a quarter of seniors went to school for nearly their whole lives and did not receive a diploma for their efforts. How many of these were because they couldn’t pass the standardized tests required to graduate? Pr...

Leave 2016 in 2016

Leave 2016 in 2016

Fernando Rosas
February 1, 2017 • 567 views
Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s the start of a brand new year and that means it’s also the start of new opportunities. But just because it’s a new year, doesn’t mean we aren’t hearing anything from 2016. In this past year, many interesting and weird things trended on Twitter. People occasionally even threw “Twitter...

Point/Counterpoint: did the district steal Christmas?

Madison Forbis and Michael Strobl
December 15, 2016 • 219 views
Filed under Opinion, Point/CounterPoint

The decision to move exams prior to winter break, consequently shortening summer, has raised eyebrows - both in excitement and frustration. So, did the district steal Christmas? Madison Forbis says no: Eggnog, warm sweaters, fun times with loved ones, 15 types of casseroles and the impending dea...

If we want the country to be great again, it starts with us

If we want the country to be great again, it starts with us

December 13, 2016 • 545 views
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Protests erupt around the country with citizens all over not recognizing Donald Trump as their president-elect. Reports of hate crimes rise as white nationalists celebrate. The increasing polarization of news and voters leads some people to say that if their friends or family voted for the other candidate,...

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