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Will she make the Dancerettes?

Will she make the Dancerettes?

Theontae Walton

April 26, 2016

The girls stood outside the gymnasium, waiting for the results to be posted showing who would be joining the Dancerettes for the 2016-17 school year. The three-day audition for Dancerette tryouts was held in the school’s gymnasium, where the girls were tasked with completing simple exercises, doing...

Free agency for student athletes

Free agency for student athletes

Daniel Hamilton

April 26, 2016

After years of attempts, the Florida Legislature passed a bill that allows for multiple provisions resulting in near-free agency for high school athletes. The bill was signed in Florida law on April 14. The bill, designated HB 7029, allows for students to transfer to any school in the state, so long...

Showcasing their talent

Showcasing their talent

Katie Delk

March 29, 2016

From solo performances to group ensembles, the Dancerette Showcase displayed student talent in singing, dancing, acting and spoken word poetry. Magdalie Mexile and Odessa Churchill showcased their hip-hop talent and Bollywood members Shreya Dundigalla, Mexile, Eduuy McCook and Churchill also performed...

Quitting crew

Quitting crew

Annie Aguiar, Editor

February 18, 2016

Allison Snow She misses being out on the water. She rowed for two years before finding out she had to stop. What was originally thought to be a hip flexor injury was actually hip dysplasia, a congenital disorder. Due to the injury, she returned to the sport her junior year as a coxswain — the on...

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Shreya Patel

October 22, 2015

Our athletes work hard to improve their skills, play as a team and overcome challenges. Countless hours are spent in the gym, on the track and in the water, pushing limits and putting in the effort that it takes to come out on top. Every year, Hillsborough’s sports teams have been the victors of...

Crew offers scholarships to expand their program

Crew offers scholarships to expand their program

Matt Lutton

September 24, 2015

“One of the biggest blockades as far as getting people to join crew has always been money,” said junior Luke Jeske, a captain of the team. “This is an attempt to overcome that.” The crew team is now offering scholarships that will cover 100 percent of the expenses for the season. “Right...

Crew skips out on nationals

Crew skips out on nationals

Amber Shemesh

May 27, 2015

Only the top three scholastic boats in Florida qualified for nationals. Hillsborough’s Junior Women’s Four was one of them. “When we got to the finish line, we were neck and neck with this [other] boat. If we’d been one second slower, we wouldn’t have qualified. So we really had to fight...

Crew takes second at Sculling States

Crew takes second at Sculling States

Tegan Smith

April 28, 2015

Leading up to the FSRA State Sculling Championship, the men’s lightweight quad did a lot to prepare. They each worked on individualized training before beginning to row together in the same boat. For three hours a day almost every day, the group trained together in order to place in States and move...

Coxwain’s guide to cold weather

Coxwain’s guide to cold weather

Maria Roberts and Cassidy Bull

December 18, 2014

Coxswains are a big part of a crew team.  While the rest of the team is rowing a 5k we steer the boat, encourage the rowers and try to avoid hypothermia. Coxswains are supposed to be dressed the same as the rowers (fyi that means sleeveless unisuits that are better at keeping you cool in the summer...

Captains unite crew team

Monisha Pillai, Staff Writer

September 17, 2014

“On three! One ... two … three!” A collective cheer arose from the boathouse at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park. The sky was beginning to darken and the members were exhausted, but they managed to retain their school spirit for the end of practice. “Go Big Red!” The crew team has a penchant...

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