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Ivanhoe: From Pineapples to Present

Serena Young
(Above) As human beings, we are often captivated by the beauty of colors and shapes. Walking into Galactic G Skateshop on Orange Ave, a visitor can be met with an explosion of loud graphics, polished boards, and funky designs. Delaney Bolstein, grade 12, pauses to take a quick snapshot of the almost-ornamental display. Undeniably, there’s a vibe to this small shop that can’t be found in large commercial stores. It’s the reachable feeling much like listening in on the two skaters behind the racks fussing over what color wheels would look most “ice” on their boards.

Ivanhoe Village has been around since the early 1900s, where it was mostly known for being a big part of the pineapple industry. With the background of pineapple crops, there are many small shops based off of the fruit. Now the village is known for the big events happening during the year. From meditation classes in January, to Jingle Jangle in November, the events never disappoint. In the area, there are restaurants seating people next to the dark blue lake overlooking the neon sunset. Check out this up-and-coming district’s latest offerings at

(Above) Just outside of The Hall on The Yard, an upscale dining hall, stands a takeout Foxtail Coffee and Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream. They are both located within small shipping-container-inspired spaces and attract many customers looking for a sweet treat. (From left to right) Emily Cypher, grade 10, and Delaney Bolstein, grade 12, have a hard time choosing from Foxtail Coffee’s selection of seasonal drinks. Emily’s order of a “Peppermint Mocha Latte” and chocolate chip cookie did not disappoint. (Alyssa Wiboon)
(Above) In addition to many food options, a local import store is also nearby. Washburn Imports, founded by John Washburn in 1997, imports furniture pieces from all over Asia. The staff know each piece very well and can assist you with finding the perfect pieces. (Serena Young)
Rock and Roll Heaven is exactly what it says it is. Heaven! The record store offers a vast variety of genres, sub-genres, and more. Avid listeners of music will find everything from bestselling bands such as Nirvana and Van Halen to underground Indie music, making the choices endless. Walking through the doors of Rock and Roll Heaven seems like a portal back in time: it couldn’t be more relevant. With popular shows, such as Marvel’s Loki, shooting key scenes in record stores, along with modern artists such as Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey, and the Weeknd releasing vinyls, sometimes with bonus tracks, records are coming back strong in the digital age. (Sofia Tenghoff)
(Above) This walkway is situated near Lake Highland and the Urban Bike Trail in Orlando, Florida. It is part of Ivanhoe Village, which was established in 1910 and has since been improved over time, with the flowers in the photo being a testament to Orlando’s mission of keeping the city beautiful, as well as preserving the village’s history while also modernizing some things. Currently, Lake Highland’s cross country and track teams run along this walkway during some practices, and it offers a nice place to walk or bike on a chill weekend. (Alyssa Wiboon)
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Minaal Arain
Minaal Arain, Co-Editor
Minaal Arain started writing for Lake Highland Preparatory School’s newspaper, Twice-Told Tale her Junior year of high school and now is the Co-Editor of the publication, as well as the Director of Photography of the school's literary magazine, By Any Other Name. Aside from writing on various subjects, she enjoys working on her photography, listening to music, reading, and spending time outdoors. Some of her favorite activities include football, swimming, and weight training. Minaal's favorite moments are with her friends and family. In the future, she wants to go into photojournalism and law, continuing to express her passion for photography and revealing the truth.  
Alyssa Wiboon
Alyssa Wiboon, Director of Media
Alyssa Wiboon, grade 11, is the Director of Media of Lake Highland Preparatory School's Upper School newspaper Twice-Told Tale, and Co-Editor of the Upper School literary magazine By Any Other Name, both nationally recognized by the American Scholastic Press Association and the National Council of Teachers of English. Alyssa is also the Co-President of her school’s club, Paws for a Cause, where she helps spread awareness for animals within local Orlando shelters. Outside of school, she enjoys Irish dancing, going to the beach, reading, and watching movies in her free time. With well over 100 service hours, Alyssa prioritizes helping local communities in any way she can, whether it be at her church or nearby food banks. In the future, she dreams of traveling around the world and creating her own blog, pursuing her love for writing, and being creative.
Serena Young
Serena Young, Director of Photography
Serena Young is the Director of Photography of Lake Highland Preparatory School's Upper School newspaper Twice-Told Tale, a publication ranked first in the nation by American Scholastic Press Association. Young is the Co-founder of Athena Sisterhood, a community of over 1.6k women, and was a teen speaker at the Global Youth Mindset Summit. She has traveled to 30+ countries, volunteered over 1,500 hours of community service, and has 7M+ views on Google Reviews. Young started her personal development journey at the age of seven and has attended Tony Robbins's Unleash your Power Within, Global Youth Leadership, Business MasteryLeadership Academy, and Date With Destiny. When not taking a good nap, Young enjoys gourmet food, running long distance, watching award winning movies, and spending quality time with family and friends.
Sofia Tenghoff
Sofia Tenghoff is a staff member of Lake Highland Preparatory School's Upper School newspaper Twice-Told Tale. She is also a staff member of the school's literary magazine By Any Other Name. Tenghoff's favorite hobby is creative writing, and she has published a personal essay in Teen Ink and won the Middle School First Page Story Contest in grade 8. She is now a Junior in high school. When Tenghoff isn't writing, she enjoys running, reading, drawing, and computer programming.

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