Twice-Told Tale

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Twice-Told Tale

Twice-Told Tale

(Right) In order to
get good reviews,
once an item is
purchased, it is

important to pack-
age the item in

a pleasing way. I
wrap the item in
tissue paper, add
a, “Thank your for
your purchase!”
sticker, and use
a colorful poly
mailer. Once that
is complete, the
last stop is the
post office, and
then the item
is shipped off.
Screenshot by
Rebecca Reif.

Don’t Love It, Just List It

Rebecca Reif, Editor in Chief February 3, 2023

Thrifting is a rather trendy hobby amongst many. However, the reselling side of this activity is often overlooked. In reality, there is just as much of a market for reselling thrifted items as there is...

(Above) Many
city officials
were left
scrambling
after the wake
of Hurricane
Ian. The City
of Winter Park
focused its
main efforts
on busy roads,
such as Park
Avenue. Heavy
machinery, like
front loaders,
were sent to
aid in debris
removal. Trash
collection slows
after storms,
as landfills
reach capacity.
Photo by Sarah
Finfrock.

Hurricane Ian Floods In

Kailey Calvo and Sarah Finfrock, Co-Editor and Director of Photography November 4, 2022

Hurricane Ian has quickly become one of the most destructive hurricanes in Florida’s history. Floridians are accustomed to these scary times, as during hurricane season annually Floridians stock up on...

When you walk into Buc-ee’s, the brisket hits you first. The smell, at times nauseating, lingers with you
even after leaving. As for the taste, the overall consensus of my family was that it left something to
be desired. The meat was dry, overly seasoned, and not worth the hype. Buc-ee’s also sells, “Beaver
chips” which are kettle cooked potato chips. They have a similar thick texture to Chipotle’s tortilla chips

except smokier, and made up for the brisket.

All Hail the Texan Beaver

Delaney Bolstein, Co-Editor/Director of Media November 1, 2022

A cornerstone of American culture is road trips. Stretching interstates that lead to winding mountain roads offer the scenery. Arguments about the last McDonald’s fry and bathroom pleas offer the dialogue...

(Above) All poster entries were on display in the li-
brary for a full week. These 10 posters were a concen-
tration of the online branding class’s students’ efforts.

Mrs. Cindy Wray was proud of the final showcase of
banned book posters and disclosed her plan about
making this contest annual. “We’ll do it again next year
because...it turned out great,” exclaimed Mrs. Wray.
Another expected upcoming event is the book week
celebration in January. There, a famous writer will
speak. Photo by Tina Zhang.

Banned Books Week Unites LHP

Tina Zhang, Staff October 25, 2022

Banned books and censorship have existed for as long as books have been in print. In response to this injustice, every year during the last week of September, the Calkins Library holds a Banned Book Week...

(Left) Juicy Couture velour tracksuits definitely defined the 2000s fashion era. Everybody who
was somebody was seen wearing Juicy Couture out running errands, or even for a walk in the
park. 2000s star Mariah Carey was seen wearing Juicy Couture, and Kendall and Kylie Jenner
took a modern twist on the 2000s trend. Photos courtesy of Wmagazine.com and GSI Media (left
to right).

In With the Old Y2K Style

Delaney Bolstein and Kailey Calvo, Co-Editor September 28, 2022

Anyone who survived the 2000s may be concerned, or even excited, about the decade’s fashion returning, but its resurgence is part of a bigger trend: fashion cycles returning. It is important to define...

(Above) The work of Dr. Colin Campbell (right) parallels
the studies of Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn (left). Esselstyn
focused on the effects of meat consumption on heart
disease and diabetes. His clinical trials at the Cleveland
Clinic, where he prescribed a whole-foods plant-based

diet to patients diagnosed as seriously ill with car-
diovascular disease, had a success rate of 99.4% for

those patients not having a major cardiac event. The
two doctors collaborated on a 2011 documentary, Forks
Over Knives, which was endorsed by Oprah Winfrey
and former U.S. President Bill Clinton. Photo courtesy
of Plant Strong Podcast.

Eating for Health

Sarah Finfrock, Director of Photography September 27, 2022

A warm July breeze sweeps the streets of the Upper West Side of New York City as the rising sun paints the sky a beautiful array of orange, pink, and blue. Inside the cold, brown building of Mount Sinai...

(Above) There were various actors on the audition
site. With all that greeting, hugging, and chatting,

an audition can also be a kind of reunion. Expe-
rienced actors that participated in shows before

were coming back for another year, while novices

who tried to hide their nervousness with excite-
ment were trying out for the first time. “I’m hoping

that everybody does really well, and gets what
they want, ”Avery Johnson, grade 12, a returning

actor, wished the actors good luck. “This is defi-
nitely not my first time doing this. There’s lots of

people who are though. So I’m hoping nobody is too
nervous,” she said with a gentle smile. Photo by Tina Zhang.

Auditions and “All That Jazz”

Tina Zhang, Staff September 22, 2022

On Wednesday, August 17, the vast Black Box Theater was unusually crowded and busy. When the minute hand passed 2:45 P.M., the check-in of the audition for the classic musical Chicago: Teen Edition officially...

(Above) Prior to their performance, Zeal Patel and Santiago Calderon practice their presentation about Kendrick Lamar. Santiago explains, “Highlighting modern artists is important to see into the future, and that is exactly what we plan to do.” From initiating discussions regarding the life that African Americans face in Compton to providing evidence of black excellence in society today, they memorize their speeches before presenting in the Harriett Coleman Center For the Arts.

Poetry Pops Up Throughout Campus

Santiago Calderon and Zeal Patel, Editor-in-Chief and Co-Editor May 6, 2022

You’re sitting in English class, reading a poem. Some of you are somewhat engaged, but many of you may be off snoozing. But, to Dr. Brenda Walton and Mrs. Tracy Bessire, that’s not what poetry is about....

Users of TikTok scroll through their For You Page or “FYP” to view a feed of videos that an algorithm thinks they will like. Getting lost within the billions of videos, TikTok is known to take up hours of a user’s day.  Influencers recently have been starting their platforms through TikTok, as it has proven to allow creators to grow faster than other platforms.

Influencers Set Unrealistic Expectations

Arya Sant, Staff March 18, 2022

In today’s day and age, social media has a large influence on how individuals in society live their everyday lives. If you walk into a room full of kids on their phones, chances are that most will be...

Sculptor Paul Day sculpted A Beautiful Day for a Neighbor, which was added to the campus recently in 2021. Day adorned the back of the sculpture with puppets from Mr. Roger’s show Mister Roger’s Neighborhood to illustrate how much Mr. Rogers valued creativity and imagination. As Rollins’ most famous alum, Fred Rogers discovered his passion for music composition while at Rollins, learning the importance of fostering relationships through creating a personalized learning environment. For the next five decades, Mr. Rogers took what he learned and became a cultural icon, teaching lessons of kindness, responsibility, and service to the community to millions of children around the world through his show.

Rollins College Preserves Legacies

Alexandra Caballero, Copy Editor March 15, 2022

While Rollins College may be seen as a private liberal arts college located in the heart of Winter Park, there is much more to discover at the college than meets the eye. Established in November of 1885,...

Above) The finish line ended up being much less glorious than I thought. The two hour finish time on the watch was not something I took pride in, as I did not did I want to think about it. Some of the cheers from fellow runners felt like they were more out of pity than admiration, but, nonetheless, stopping every 10 minutes to meet characters (from a six foot distance) was worth the slight feeling of defeat.

Running the Distance

Delaney Bolstein, Staff March 9, 2022

  I began running because, quite honestly, I never stuck with any other sports. I have never been competitive, nor have I had the discipline to pursue dance, so running just became...

Boys & Girls Clubs Foster Equal Opportunity

Boys & Girls Clubs Foster Equal Opportunity

Sarah Finfrock, Director of Advertising March 4, 2022

For over a century and a half, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America have provided after-school programs free of charge for young people. Famous alumni, such as baseball shortstop Alexander Rodriguez,...

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