Last week, our varsity football players played against Leto, and they won! This season, the varsity team has been working very hard for that win and hopefully many more to come. The team wants to do better this year and be able to win more games for a chance at the championship.
From sitting on the ground to sitting in a chair with a table, school desks have really improved. Desks change throughout the years. There are many types of them around the world, with elementary having a cubby above their laps to just a table and a separate chair.
These forms of seating were never meant to be comfortable. When sitting in the same spot for an hour, the aches can really progress from none to all around. Eventually, legs will forget how to not hurt. Stretching can help, but never completely works.
This horror movie was NUNthing to joke about. Told in 1952 Romania following a Roman Catholic preist and a nun in her novitiate as they discover the terrifying and unholy secret in the Mănăstirea Cârţa, The Nun is a heinous thriller filled with the shocking jump scares and gut-wrenching gore.
In the beginning of the school year we see teachers get creative with their ice breakers, and English/yearbook teacher, Mrs. Nanns, was no exception. To get her students to work together, she made them build a balloon tower. During this exercise, the classmates had to work together and build the tallest balloon tower possible.
Many changes have been made this school year; one of which being the school times being moved. Now, we get to wake up an hour later and get home a half hour later. Students have some strong opinions on waking up later and staying a little later.
Jaylinn Morel, among many students, likes the new school times. “I like coming to school later. It’s not a big difference. I’m not really nervous about this year.” Students agree that waking up a little later seems better because they are more awake and readier to learn. Students are more likely to stay alert instead of sleeping during class.
Millions of kids around the nation have once or occasionally enjoyed a ride on the big yellow vehicle that we call a school bus. It gets them to school and back home usually in a timely manner. However, Hillsborough County Public Transportation has been experiencing MAJOR bus delays and tardies, since August 10th , 2018, the first day of school.
How was this issue brought about? It hasn’t been because of basic setbacks that we usually
run into, including weather and traffic. Many inferences have been made from a lot of students,
staff, and even parents. Nonetheless, the best point of view to evaluate would be from the operator of
the automobiles themselves: a bus driver.
There have been some changes this school year, like the new Tardy Stations. Once the door shuts, instead of knocking to be let into the locked classroom, now students must walk to the closest tardy station and get a pass before returning to their classroom. Students and administration have a lot to say about this new policy.
Senior year is a huge milestone for many people; the idea of graduating gives a fulfilling sense of accomplishment. For some students, high school is this great experience in which they gain lifelong friends, aside from the academic knowledge. For others, however, those four years are far less exciting.
Alonso High is very big when it comes to school spirit, especially when our football team is playing against our longest known rival, Sickles High School. Every year, football season is worshipped by students and the most visited game is always against Sickles. The Sickles vs Alonso game is a yearly tradition: Sickles students are part of a black-out and Alonso students perform a white-out in honor of our school colors. This year, it was an Alonso home game and both sides of the bleachers were committed to their color and their team.
Last Friday, August 17th, at the Alonso home game versus Countryside High, we thought we were off to the perfect start with a touchdown on the first play of the game, but the referee called us down halfway to the endzone. Later in the first quarter, we were able to execute a beautiful pass into the endzone and score one extra point. We were leading seven-to-nothing through the rest of the first half.
Not long into the third quarter, Countryside High scored a touchdown, but missed the extra point. We were able to keep our one-point lead through the rest of the second half and win the game with a score of seven-to-six.
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Students are freaking out about the newest Snapchat update. According to Buzzfeed, the company announced the update in November, but it was officially rolled out in early February. This new update changes the design layout of the app itself. It combined private messages with what is called stories (where people post videos and photos) onto the same screen. It sounds like a small change, but it is causing a lot of backlash against the app.
People have tried many different ways to restore the old layout. One technique, which would only work on iPhones, is to delete the app, turn off automatic updates, redownload Snapchat, change your account password, and log back in. Similar techniques, including this one, have been shown to not work and many people are just deleting the app altogether.
Tampa has been experiencing record cold temperatures from a cold front, some temperatures being as low as mid-thirties. Freezing temperature is 32 degrees, meaning that if it happened to rain sometime in the early morning, it could possibly snow, even just a little. Last time it snowed in Tampa Bay was January 19th, 1977, and it isn’t very unlikely for it to happen again.
Howell Emanuel Donaldson III, a basketball player from St. John’s and former Alonso High School student, was caught and is alleged to be the infamous Seminole Heights Serial Killer. According to police, the 24-year-old was taken into custody regarding the terrorizing of the Tampa neighborhood, Seminole Heights, for 51 days before he was caught. According to Fox News, the murderer used the same gun for the killing of four people and when asked why he did it he said he had “no apparent motive.” The Times reported that Donaldson was arrested at a McDonald’s in Ybor City based on a tip given to Tampa police after he brought the loaded gun to his job at the restaurant and asked a co-worker to hold it. The suspects’ coworker was the one who turned him into the police after Donaldson ask her to hold his bag which contained the murder weapon while he supposedly ran errands. She gave the bag to a nearby police making it possible to arrest the Seminole Heights killer and also earning herself $110,000 dollars.
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