By: Kylie Adams & Shelby Watson Staff Reporters
8th graders from various high schools across the county flooded Palmetto High School today, the 3rd of February, and witnessed their first experience of high school. Palmetto High School is popularly referred to with negative remarks, and parents fear gang-related activity in the schools. (more…)
By Brandon Keslar Sports Reporter
We are days away from the most watched sports event in the country, the Super Bowl, and this year we get to see two of the most talented teams in NFL history square off for this year’s Lombardi Trophy.
Those teams are the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos, the top seeds in their respective conferences, and too much talent on their rosters to talk about. (more…)
by Brett Uselton staff reporter
Former Palmetto High School student, Celsey Kizer died yesterday after a fatal crash on his way to Manatee Technical Institute. He was 18 years old. Being that Palmetto is such a small community, the word of his death spread rapidly, many students found out within moments of his death. (more…)
By: Daniele Grutzner Staff Reporter
As I went into the Movie Theater with my giant drink and bag of popcorn, I excitedly sat down, watching the advertisements flash by on the big screen, waiting for the ten o’clock premiere to start. In no time the lights in the house went down and the movie started. My eyes lit up as the movie title flashed across the screen in big, bloody letters: ‘CARRIE’. After about an hour and a half of bloody images, dry humor, and a twisted story line, I was left riveted by what I had just seen. I can certainly say that Carrie is well worth watching.
By: Emily O'Connell Staff Reporter
After three seasons of zombie killing and a series of dramatic events, the AMC show, The Walking Dead, returned on Sunday, October 13th. This first episode was titled ‘30 Days Without An Accident’ and was the perfect start for the fourth season- as it involved new plot lines, characters, and zombies.
Spoiler Alert: only read past this point if you’ve seen the episode!
By: Sarah Keisacker Staff Reporter
“Miles and miles…” said cross country captain Adam Lester.
Cross Country consists of running a race of 3.1 miles on a designated clearly marked course. Generally, flags mark the course that is to be run by the racers. A red flag indicates a left turn, a yellow flag indicates a right turn, and a blue flag directs the racers straight ahead. The course must be at least three feet in width and may not have anything that could trip the runner or cause them to roll an ankle. (more…)
By: Shelby Watson Staff Reporter
Thousands of Syrians have lost their lives due to the conflict between the Assad Regime and the Syrian rebels. The conflict arose in March of 2011 in the small town of Daraa, Syria, when security forces reportedly open-fired on protestors. Anti-Assad protests broke out in other towns and cities and the government turned to military force to crush the protests. On August 21st, 2013, the Syrian government launched a chemical weapons attack close to Damascus- the capital of Syria- and killed approximately 1,429 people, including 426 children. (more…)
By: Sarah Rindermann Staff Reporter
SPOILER ALERT: only read if you have watched the episode.
If you heard that four girls are being stalked and tormented by an anonymous “A”, your first instinct would be to call the cops, right? Not in the cases of Aria, Hanna, Spencer, and Emily, otherwise known as the Pretty Little Liars. Calling the cops could mean death, and “A” is serious.
Fans have been anticipating the return of Pretty Little Liars (more…)
By: Shelby Watson Staff Reporter
Sandra Bullock shined like a star in her latest movie, Gravity. The film is about two astronauts that are repairing the Hubble Space Telescope. Ultimately, debris from various satellites orbiting Earth strike the spacecraft the two scientists are on, as well as the telescope they are repairing. The two scientists, Dr. Ryan Stone (Bullock) and Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) get separated from each other during the wreck, but end up reuniting after the longest few minutes of their lives. (more…)
By: Kylie Adams Staff Reporter
Howl-O-Scream- a much anticipated autumn event for Florida residents and tourists around the country- celebrates its 13th year this Halloween. With ‘13’ being the famous dreaded unlucky number, the theme is centered around thirteen different evils that roam the park and raise the hair on the back of your neck. The thirteen characters go as follows:
- #1 The Possessed- I only saw one of these actors throughout the entire park, though talented, the actress/contortionist was too busy being creepy and doing her own thing to actually bother sneaking up and scaring guests.
- #2 The Torturer- With an entire ‘scare zone’ dedicated to this character, it was frightening beyond compare. The realistic weaponry and torture instruments assured me that my choice of running and screaming was the right one.
- #3 The Hunter- I would like to go ahead and state that I was personally victimized by the hunter and he is absolutely terrifying. Though there were only a few of these actors, the real weaponry (without ammo) proved as frightening enough for me. (more…)