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(Above) The Oviedo Mall District Eat & Play is one of the newer additions and it has redefined fun in the Oviedo Mall. The District Eat & Play offers a wide variety of fun activities including their Arcade, Boutique Bowling, Escape Rooms, and Gelly Ball. If a Gelly Ball is unfamiliar, it is similar to a paintball, but safer as it does not sting. A couple of their featured games in the Arcade include Injustice, which allows players to become their favorite superhero and defeat villains, and Ice Man, which allows players to shoot water at a screen to freeze zombies. They offer four different Escape Rooms, Room 113, Uncle Tick Tocks Clocks, Off the Radar, and The Apothecary. Guests can make a whole day out of going to the District Eat & Play because they not only have games, but also have food, drinks, and a sports bar.
Showcase
Failing Mall Has More Than Shopping
Savannah Fondo, Staff • April 18, 2024
(Above) As I was driving into Orlando for the first time, I came through Altamonte Springs. My initial thought was that it was a fantastic example of an edge or satellite city, a whole new city center popping up orbiting Downtown Orlando, explained Mr. Nathan Johnston. Viewers from out of state immediately noticed the skyscraper in the middle of a suburb. Why did they decide on that location?
I4 Eyesore
Julius Olavarria, Staff • April 17, 2024
(Above) Tessa Guera, grade 11, is spending time on Snapchat instead of getting ahead on her schoolwork. She admits she has a difficult time managing her school work, because she is frequently on her cellular device. Recently, she has tried turning off her notifications to have a smaller chance of picking it up. This tactic has worked effectively.
Saving Screenagers
Mary Collins, Staff • April 16, 2024
Ignorance Threatens Animal Welfare
Minaal Arain, Co-Editor • April 15, 2024
The Rise and Fall, and Rise Again, of Poetry
Serena Young, Director of Photography • February 6, 2024
Discrimination Comes of Age
Delaney Bolstein, Editor-in-Chief • October 4, 2023
I4 Eyesore
Julius Olavarria, Staff • April 17, 2024
Future Olympians Race to Paris
Delaney Bolstein, Editor-in-Chief • April 9, 2024
Columbine Survivor Speaks Frankly
Delaney Bolstein, Editor-in-Chief • March 15, 2024
(Above) The Oviedo Mall District Eat & Play is one of the newer additions and it has redefined fun in the Oviedo Mall. The District Eat & Play offers a wide variety of fun activities including their Arcade, Boutique Bowling, Escape Rooms, and Gelly Ball. If a Gelly Ball is unfamiliar, it is similar to a paintball, but safer as it does not sting. A couple of their featured games in the Arcade include Injustice, which allows players to become their favorite superhero and defeat villains, and Ice Man, which allows players to shoot water at a screen to freeze zombies. They offer four different Escape Rooms, Room 113, Uncle Tick Tocks Clocks, Off the Radar, and The Apothecary. Guests can make a whole day out of going to the District Eat & Play because they not only have games, but also have food, drinks, and a sports bar.
Failing Mall Has More Than Shopping
Savannah Fondo, Staff • April 18, 2024

The Oviedo Mall is a local mall that has been around since the 90s. Despite its longevity, it never gained popularity like the bigger malls in...

(Above) Sitting down at the beautiful La Piazza del Villaggio Ristorante there is an incredible view of the mountains and buildings all around. This Italian restaurant is located in Telluride, Colorado. Inside there is a variety of well-made Italian foods where it is so clear that they put so much effort into every dish. The food is so good that it tastes like it’s from Italy. The servers and the staff are all so welcoming and kind it makes guests want to come back. It is open from lunch to dinner and is an easy place if you need a place to eat during a long day of skiing. Above the restaurant there is a gondola which brings residents and visitors into town, shops, and so much more.
What Can Happen in a Week
Twice-Told Tale Staff April 10, 2024

Students look forward to many events throughout the year, but Spring Break is one of the most anticipated times of the year. In preparation for...

(Above) Dads line up at a Calusa camp-out to engage in a potato sack race. This race is part of the field game tradition, which also includes an egg toss, tug-of-war, and hula hooping. It isn’t just Calusa dads in this photo; dads from all tribes in the Eola Federation were welcome in this cold January race.
Campers Mature as Dads Make Friends
Sofia Tenghoff, Staff • April 8, 2024

Lake Highland is well known for activities like debate, football, ASPIRE, and much more. However, what’s less recognized is its Calusa Camping...

(Above) The inspiration that Star Wars took from Dune is so clear after watching the film. There is the first obvious parallel between the countless desert planets of the George Lucas films, most famously Anakin Skywalker’s home planet of Tatooine and Dune’s desert planet of Arrakis. Then there’s the advanced physical and psychological manipulation capabilities of the Bene Gesserit, a skill they call “the Voice that mirrors the body and mind control called “the Force” that Jedis possess. Both have evil emperors ruling the galaxy, strong brother-sister ties at the center of their stories, and a powerful drug called “the spice” as a popular commodity. There are also tremendous differences. While Star Wars mainly focuses on smugglers and rebels, Dune is a story about feudal aristocracy. It dives into the complex questions of using religion as a tool for politics and the limits of human capability. Star Wars, on the other hand, can seem more like a fairy tale in comparison. It has a greater emphasis on spirituality, with Luke saving the galaxy by saving his father’s soul, and in this vein, it is fundamentally more optimistic.
Entertainment
Revisiting "Dune Part One"
Serena Young, Director of Photography • April 5, 2024

Sometimes, we go to the movies for entertainment. The plot, the actors, the set design—all of it adds up to the quote/ unquote “movie experience.”...

(Above) Days away from their performance, dancers woke up bright and early on a Saturday morning to head out to the studio and start practicing. They have been practicing this specific dance for a few months now, and its almost time to show the rest of the world the hard work and dedication theyve put into it. They are rehearsing to discover the way their costumes feel as they dance. Soon the colorful costumes will be brought to life on stage.
Baila Con "Flamenco Del Sol"
Mary Collins, Staff • February 20, 2024
Natures Everlasting, Jasmine Jiang, Grade 11, Watercolor.
Fall Literary Magazine Released 2023
Alyssa Wiboon, Director of Media • November 14, 2023
(Above) Singer and rapper SZA performs at her concert on September 22, 2023. Fans can be seen filling the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida to watch her. This performance was part of her S.O.S. Tour, about which Rolling Stone commented, “SZA lives up to all the anticipation” on opening night.
Female Rappers Drop the Mic
Sofia Tenghoff, Staff • October 25, 2023
(Above) Before every game players participate in warm-up to prepare, but they are not the only ones getting ready. The managers are also hard at work preparing in every way. Manager Mehr Ohri, grade 10, who has only just become a basketball manager this year, says, “My favorite part of being a manager for the basketball team is getting to sit on the bench and watch the home games, especially the ones that we win.” Mehr along with her fellow managers help the players throughout the game by handing out water as well.
Managers are the Secret to Success
Emily Cypher, Copy Editor • April 11, 2024

At the highest level of any sport, whether it’s the National Basketball Association (NBA) or the National Hockey League (NHL), sports managers...

(Above)  The boys get ready for their game with their pre-game chant. The boys will huddle up after high-fiving their opponents at the net. They use this cheer to prepare the mindset for the game.
Constant Growth Spikes for Team
Hayden Roberts, Co-Editor • March 12, 2024

Lake Highland’s athletic program is one of the best in the country, constantly striving to improve and dominate competition in all sports,...

(Above) The many athletes like to take photos after each event for memories and to help calm them down before they know the final results. The swimmers had great scores in States with relay, breaststroke, and freestyle.
Swim and Dive Makes a Splash
Hayden Roberts, Co-Editor • February 29, 2024

Sunshine State aquatic sports always strive to perform at the top level. Lake Highland’s swim and dive team is no exception, performing as...