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Spring cleaning: Stay organized over your spring break

Spring cleaning: Stay organized over your spring break

March 19, 2015

  Although spring break is a period of hanging out with friends and enjoying the time off from the struggles of school, it is also about spending quality time with one’s closet to get rid of clothes, shoes, and other possessions that no longer serve its purpose. The same applies to lockers ...

Dr. Christopher Simmons takes over as the new AP Coordinator

Dr. Christopher Simmons takes over as the new AP Coordinator

March 11, 2015

The 2015-2016 school year is about to end, but for Dr. Christopher Simmons it has just started, since he was recently appointed as the AP Coordinator and Senior Academic Dean. He has experience with teaching AP courses, as well as consulting for the College Board. Growing up, Simmons had educational...

Students Daniel Ortiz and Elliot Cintron express themselves best through art

Students Daniel Ortiz and Elliot Cintron express themselves best through art

March 2, 2015

When people think of art, they envision paintings, vivid brushstrokes of color that invoke some sort of emotion that remind them of their past, or where they want their future to go, but art is more than that. It is an expression of one’s soul; the swirling storm of who one is, which is pushed out...

Lavine Von takes music to a new level

Lavine Von takes music to a new level

March 2, 2015

There are many different types of artists at school. This community has sculptors, painters, writers, actors, actresses, and last, but not least, musicians. Some can argue that one of the most demanding, yet rewarding form of art involves music. For Senior Lavine Von, music is not just an extracurricular...

Artists Debut: Walking down the path d’art

Artists Debut: Walking down the path d’art

February 26, 2015

Walking down the halls in the first floor in the 400 and 600 buildings, a precarious student notices the artwork displayed on the raw white walls. Photography, painting, drawing, and designing makes up most of the cultivated student body of the school. Although most of these talented students were,...

Hospitality paving the way for student’s futures

Hospitality paving the way for student’s futures

February 10, 2015

Many businesses make short and long term goals to make their businesses successful . For instance Goodman, who teaches the hospitality industry has come very far from her past occupation as a manager at the Marriott hotel to an educator in the hospitality industry. Through getting her masters degre...

Vegetarian/Vegan Shame

Vegetarian/Vegan Shame

February 10, 2015

It is a common stereotype of vegetarians and vegans to shame those who do not choose to share their eating habits. I even believe that all vegetarians and vegans have been guilty of doing this at least a few times. There are entire corporations whose agenda involves berating people for what they choose...

Setting goals for the new year

Setting goals for the new year

February 10, 2015

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. The primary goal for the school is to continue growing our reputation with the community of Orlando. The steps needed to accomplish this goal is to accommodate the students’ needs through providing a variety of sports, classes, and clubs tha...

Colman talks about new role as assistant principal

Colman talks about new role as assistant principal

December 8, 2014

Newspaper staffer Jessica Schultz sat down with the newly-appointed assistant principal Matthew Colman to ask him about life in his new position: JS: “What’s the best part of being the AP?” MC: “Branching out.” JS: “How is it different from everything else you have done?” MC: “The resp...

Nicholas Ruocco gets nominated for STEM

Nicholas Ruocco gets nominated for STEM

December 5, 2014

Florida's best and brightest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) get nominated every year from all the counties in the state. This year, junior Nicholas Ruocco, a member of junior achievement, was nominated. Students at the top of their STEM courses are chosen from Winter park,...

Rising population leads to Overcrowding

Rising population leads to Overcrowding

December 5, 2014

Driving into the usual traffic in the drop-off route on Oct. 27, one notices the evolved controlled chaos. As the cars made their way around Winegard Road, students and drivers alike notice a new layout to the drop-off route. With the unexpected amount of freshmen and transfer students this school year...

Irving Rodriguez selected for Messenger

Irving Rodriguez selected for Messenger

December 2, 2014

Junior Irving Rodriguez was selected as a Messenger for Florida 48th District Representative Victor Torres and is the  first Messenger selected from Central Florida. “I looked online [to sign up] and stumbled upon it by accident and I decided to apply for it,” Rodriguez said. “I ended up being...

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