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Ryan Fitz-Magic

Ryan Fitz-Magic

“So my 9-year-old son, Tate, convinced my 11-year-old-son, Brady, to put me on his fantasy team today, I didn’t even know Brady played fantasy football. I guess it was a good decison.”-Ryan Fitzpatrick Tates faith in his fathers ability to play some good football was not displaced last sunday when Ryan Fitzpatrick had the staduim

FDA to Regulate Teen Vaping

After realizing how many teens and underage individuals use electronic cigarette products, the U.S. Government has signaled that it is prepared to take a tougher stance on this issue in order to stop this problem. Many vaping companies offer fruit flavored items, which appeal to teenagers. The Food and Drug Administration told five major e-cigarette

Drive Slower or Get Pulled Over

This week, Palmetto has been slower than usual and that’s not a joke. Palmetto High School has partnered up with the Palmetto Police Department in hopes of making the roads around the Palmetto community safer. Starting on Monday, August 27th, the PPD began handing out traffic citations for speeding down 10th street right out of

Saying Hello to the New Town: Miracle Whip, Florida

The small town of Mayo, Florida, with a resident count of only about 1,500 people has partnered with the Miracle Whip brand for an entertaining marketing strategy. The town changed their name to Miracle Whip in order to bring attention to the location and the Kraft Heinz dressing product. “We aren’t going to be boring

Starbucks: Hold The Straws

On July 9th Starbucks took a monumental step towards reducing plastic pollution. Starbucks announced that by 2020 all stores will phase out single use plastic straws. Starbucks which has always openly advertised its commitment towards sustainable solutions. Starbucks instead has replaced single use straws with a new lid that can be described as an “adult

Palmetto High “Doubles Up” at Districts

The Palmetto Tigers  boys and girls’ tennis teams made their way up to Treasure Cove, St. Petersburg  for a district tournament on  April 17th and 18th. Both teams played high ranking individuals from many different schools and gave their most valiant efforts, but fell just short of making it to regionals. However, three freshmen played

Bandaids are the new bras?

A local Manatee County high school has been in the headlines recently for a rather odd dress-code encounter with one of their students. 17-year-old Lizzy Martinez showed up to Braden River High School in a dark grey shirt and no bra, the morning of April 2nd. Lizzy was called into the office during her fifth

How To Prevent Car Break-ins

Each year, $1.255 billion in personal items are stolen from vehicles in about 1.85 million thefts; and for every theft, experts estimate, there are several break-ins and attempted break-ins. An immense reason why there are car break-ins are from unlocked doors. Even if you aren’t going to be away from your vehicle for very long,

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