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Hillsborough public schools will reopen Wednesday

Hillsborough public schools will reopen Wednesday

Patrick McCurdy and Asher Montgomery

August 29, 2019

UPDATE: All Hillsborough schools will be closed Tuesday, Sept. 3 for Hurricane Dorian. Find a full list of hurricane shelters in Tampa Bay here. As Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida, there are many questions. Here are some answers. Will there be school on Wednesday? "Schools and district offices ...

EDITORIAL: We’re Stronger Together

EDITORIAL: We’re Stronger Together

August 22, 2019

Chants of “send them back” have echoed through the country since President Trump’s latest feud with four Democratic members of Congress. Just another example of the division that has parted this country like the Red Sea. But it hasn’t stopped there. Since Trump’s election, immigration has...

IB pass rate decreases from past years

IB pass rate decreases from past years

Reema Patel

August 22, 2019

  The IB class of 2019 saw a pass rate of 85% this past year, a rate unprecedented in previous years and 9% lower than the class of 2018. Hillsborough’s IB program has not seen a pass rate below 90% since 2012. However, this year’s class still beat both the US average of 67% and the global ...

Student death causes athletic changes

Student death causes athletic changes

Patrick McCurdy

August 22, 2019

 A 14 year-old freshman at Middleton was preparing to start his first season of high school football, but under an hour into conditioning on June 11, the young man collapsed and was rushed to the hospital. Hezekiah Walters died that day, devastating those he knew and leading to fresh attention...

The Environmentalist

The Environmentalist

Asher Montgomery

August 22, 2019

Decked out in snorkel gear and goggles, Alexandra “Lexie” Scott dove down to the bottom of the ocean floor, and took samples of the mud and sand to bring back to the lab at the University of Florida. She helped lead and teach kids to paddle down the river, to appreciate the nature around them. This...

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