School initiates campaign to end juuling among students

Carly Steed, Managing Editor

May 10, 2019

The start of a new semester brought a new goal for administration: stop the harmful trend of “juuling” among its students. Concerned with the negative impact this trend may have on younger students especially, Middle School...

Student Athlete Advisory Committee establishes student section at games

Maya Rhoads and Sara Beth Jones

November 14, 2018

In response to a lack of student participation at games, Athletic Director Tyrone McGriff founded the school’s first ever student section in conjunction with the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. McGriff believes the new...

Nike sales increase 31 percent after controversial Colin Kaepernick ad

Carly Steed, Managing Editor

October 5, 2018

Last month, Nike released an advertising campaign featuring ex-NFL player Colin Kaepernick. This ad campaign was met with conservative backlash, but both their sales and shares have increased as a result. The ad featured a...

Next environmental step: banning plastic straws

Hailey Barrow, Assistant Editor

October 4, 2018

In an effort to reduce plastic use, restaurants, stores and even cities across the U.S. are banning plastic straws.     Almost 15 cities have already banned plastic straw use, meaning they don’t allow the usage of plas...

Leon County students discuss controversial issues at The Longest Table

Cassidy Bonn, Staff Writer

September 24, 2018

Continuing a community tradition, the second annual Longest Table event for high schoolers in Tallahassee was held on Sept. 23. Sonny’s provided dinner while the teenagers spent two and a half hours discussing changes that n...

Tallahassee’s gets ‘lit’: new solar farm offers residents affordable clean energy alternative

John Folsom, Features Editor

March 9, 2018

     While most people were still recovering from their New Year’s parties the night before, the City of Tallahassee was hard at work powering up the town’s first solar farm, saving customers money and energy. The ...

Repeal of net neutrality has potential to harm education

Carly Steed, News Editor

March 9, 2018

At the end of last year, the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal net neutrality without public knowledge, which could potentially have a major impact on education and how teachers use technology in the classroom. The...

School holds 35th annual Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser

Bisma Ahmed, Staff Writer

March 9, 2018

The school’s 35th annual Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser, held Feb. 12-16, raised over $5,000 for heart research. In conjunction with the American Heart Association, elementary students raised money for people with heart disease...

PTSA sponsors inaugural Daddy Daughter Dance Feb. 24

Hailey Barrow, Staff Writer

March 9, 2018

Students of all ages gathered in the cafeteria on Feb. 24 to attend the PTSA’s first daddy daughter dance. The Parent Teacher Student Association hosted the first ever Daddy Daughter Dance for female students across all grades....

Students assist Mag Lab with oil spill research

Krislyn Kelley, Staff Writer

December 11, 2017

This past May, a group of current sophomores and juniors were selected to travel to Gulf Shores, Ala. with a research team from FSU’s Mag Lab to assist with oil spill data collection. Over the course of two days, the students...

Theatre program hopes fall play becomes tradition

Ilex Wass de Czege, Managing Editor

December 11, 2017

Centered around superheroes on their day off, the Thespian Club produced the school’s first ever fall play on Nov. 7 and 8. Unlike performances in the past, this production was not a musical, but a one-act comedy comprised of...