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Positive impact technology has on education

Positive impact technology has on education

March 17, 2014


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Students all around the country are found to be using iPads, laptops, and computers for educational purposes. Teachers are basing whole lessons around the use of these technological devices, and have the ability to use interactive apps with students throughout each lesson. Is this use of technology p...

Christine Tavares is the ‘New Girl’

March 14, 2014


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All the way from the Big Apple, comes a student from Saint Francis Prep. Junior Achievement sophomore Christine Tavares is the new girl. Awaiting to learn new things, explore Florida, and live a completely different lifestyle, Tavares’ adventure starts here. "I moved to Florida because I've been in ...

JFG visits AT&T Mentors

JFG visits AT&T Mentors

March 13, 2014


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Jobs for Florida Graduates partnered up with AT&T to Mentor senior students for 12-15 months. These JFG seniors will be mentored even after school ends to help them during their college life. AT&T mentors will go as far as to conduct mock interviews to help these students prepare for the real...

Future FCAT changes may cause high stress

March 10, 2014


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FCAT is the test that students take in Florida to test their achievement in English (reading and writing), math and science. FCAT stands for Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. Students start taking the FCAT in third grade, and if the students do not pass FCAT, they do not move onto the next grade. ...

True meaning behind Pasta for Pennies

True meaning behind Pasta for Pennies

March 7, 2014


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All through the month of February, students were seen dumping their coins into white boxes labeled “Pasta For Pennies." The campaign was a school-wide event and the class that collected the most money won a free pasta party on behalf of Olive Garden. Math teacher Richard Gallagher's fifth period won ...

Rededication Ceremony to Take Place

Rededication Ceremony to Take Place

March 6, 2014


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The Re dedication ceremony will be held March 12. There will be two separate ceremonies,one will be held at 8:30 a.m. in the media center and the other at 6 p.m. in the auditorium. This is the very first Re-dedication being that this is the first time the school has been rebuilt in recent years. “The...

Baseball field reconstruction brings down players

Baseball field reconstruction brings down players

February 28, 2014


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As the baseball field is once again under construction, players are left without any home games and an extended waiting time for the completion of this task. After being told the field would originally be completed by early December, of last year they were unable to use the baseball field until late J...

Social Media’s Affect on Teens

February 27, 2014


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In today's millennial generation, there are many social networks. Everyone's trying to keep up with the latest games, websites and apps. Sophomore Noah Campbell, a former Facebook addict, was cyber bullied on his previous account. People would comment on photos and statuses of his and call him vulgar an...

Higher education comes with a cost

Higher education comes with a cost

February 27, 2014


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Money is a big issue in our generation, especially when it comes to school. College is one of the most expensive sources of education out there, but of course, it also all depends on how successful you would desire to be. Prices range from a couple thousand dollars to tens and even twenty thousand dol...

7 Jobs in High Demand

February 18, 2014


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Many students are extremely worried about their future. They’re not sure what kind of career choices they should make and what’s going to be in demand in the near future. From Biomedical Engineering to Athletic Trainers, there are tons of jobs that can l keep one you afloat, even in a financial cri...

Pre-season Q&A with Tennis Coach

Pre-season Q&A with Tennis Coach

February 3, 2014


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Q:How confident do you feel about the Boys Varsity Tennis team match tonight? A: "Honestly I'm very confident. The opponent is Evans our rivals, they are only bringing three players. We actually have to win one match to get the victory. I'm feeling pretty good about it." Q: How do you think the los...

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