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(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,...

This photo exemplifies the trend of AI-powered photo editing. Starting with an original photo of two-second grade girls on the swings behind the cafeteria, AI software was utilized to generate an abstract background with the theme of masks. During the year 2021, many photographers self-quarantining had more time to experiment with this emerging art form.

Tracking the Top 10 Photography Trends of 2021

Staff of Twice-Told Tale, Staff February 28, 2022

Throughout every year, styles and rages change, and this includes artists and their preferred photographic choices. In 2021, the 10 most popular photography trends ranged from images pertaining to the...

(Above) It is an understatement to say that LHP’s volleyball team had a very successful season with many accomplishments. Senior team member Mya Wood’s proudest accomplishment in her entire volleyball career was that she scored her thousandth point during her Senior night game.

Highland Stars Level Up

Kailey Calvo, Co-editor February 25, 2022

For every high school student, college admissions are commonly one of the most stressful, yet exciting times. Lake Highland is known for being one of the most academically and athletically...

(Above) Many of the acai restaurants utilize plants and nature to jazz up their settings. Purple Ocean presents tropical plants around their silver camper. An Instagram worthy greenwall spans
the interior of Create Your Nature. SoHo provides a hanging plant
wall with both real plants and fake plants. As acai is an organic, vegan health food it typically attracts a more nature-friendly crowd, which the designs model.

Best Bowls Revealed

Sarah Finfrock, Director of Advertising February 11, 2022

The acai berry (aa-saa-ee) has a long and rich history in the Amazon rainforest before being marketed across the Western world in the form of a frozen blended bowl. The berries were originally...

(Above) Today, the younger generation looks for trends that are simple, yet catchy. Many people attempted the famous “Feta Pasta Recipe” from the 30-second tutorials on TikTok. This was a popular trend in 2021 because it’s an easy-to-learn idea that many people can apply to their own lives.

TikTok Rewinds 2021

Amanda Wiboon, Co-editor and Director of Media February 10, 2022

TikTok is an app many people continue to enjoy. It’s a place where anyone can discover, create, and share content for free. In fact, in 2021 alone, over one billion people around the world came to TikTok...

Under the direction of Mrs. Elizabeth Courtelyou, the cast of Footloose prepares extensive
choreography and songs for their opening on March 12. Tickets can be purchased through the
Lake Highland ticket hub. To reserve your ticket, please go to

Tight Cast Propels Footloose

Zane Rimes, Staff February 4, 2022

Everyone loves and loathes Kevin Bacon's dance moves and all of the cast in the movie version of Footloose. Now, Lake Highland’s 2022 spring musical tackles a stage adaptation on a movie in which dancing...

Although there are some dangerous heights in the movie, many of the film’s stunts were performed by the original cast, including Zendaya Coleman and Tom Holland. In an interview with BBC Radio 1, Zendaya Coleman and Jacob Balaton, who play Peter’s best friends, explain how they were excited to finally perform some of their own stunts for the movie despite anxiety. For the scenes that were completed by stunt doubles, the cast is very grateful with Tom Holland stating, “Without these legends, this movie wouldn’t be half as good.”

No Way Home Reunites With the Classics

Alexandra Caballero, Co-Editor January 27, 2022

Nearly three years in the making, Spider-Man: No Way Home appeared on the big screen on December 17, 2021. With fans eagerly waiting for the release of the film, No Way Home performed exceptionally well...

Seniors, including Ainsley Myers, Ella Kalicak, and Lucy Adams, were busy promoting the upcoming Dance Marathon during December’s Winter Carnival. Students were incentivized to donate and support the cause by joining a raffle to win a parking pass in the Annex. Photo courtesy of Grey Chapin, grade 12.

Raising the Roof “For The Kids”

Luis Roldan Cuba, Co-Editor January 26, 2022

Revitalizing traditions is key to bringing us together as a community, especially for a good cause. Dance Marathon’s time at Lake Highland, though short, has been doing just that for the past several...

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