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Starbucks: Hold The Straws

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,

Parkland Shooting: Honoring the Victims

Two weeks have passed since the horrific Parkland School Shooting which took a total of 17 victims. Among the victims were three junior  JROTC (Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps) students, including Cadet Peter Wang, Alaina Petty, and Martin Duque. All three who were killed in the mass shooting on Valentines Day were honored with the Heroism

Tampa Bay Rays

The 2018 Spring Season is fast approaching, and for the Rays it’s a new beginning. The Rays have recently traded many players to different MLB teams. Including, the famous third basemen, Evan Longoria, who has been a Ray since 2008. They also traded right fielder Steven Souza Jr to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Many more trades

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