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(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 one of the best in the state and the country. The team is constantly...

(Above) The start of this semester has allowed students to come back inspired with ideas for new artwork. These pieces will be displayed around campus during the spring arts festival. Cleo Richardson, grade 11, is in Mrs. Kathleen Forster’s Advanced Drawing and Composition 1 Honors class, one of the many art classes offered at Lake Highland.

Starting a New Semester

Minaal Arain, Co-Editor February 28, 2024

From new construction opening up to students such as the Porter Family Center for Innovation and Academics to the implementation of a homeroom, students have seen the campus go through major transformations...

(Above, left to right) Amelia Lipscomb, grade 12, and Regan McCall, grade 12, love spending time in the Student Union on the first floor of the Rex Building. They better understand the details of the videos assigned to them by discussing it with each other. Talking with peers was another recommendation by Seniors, as it helps both people better understand the topic at hand.

Wisdom From the Class of 2024

Tessa Guerra, Staff February 27, 2024

Navigating high school during the first couple of years is complicated, especially when there is no mentor to help guide you. Things like what you should and shouldn’t do, what is recommended or not...

(Above) Last school year, Write of Passage created a display of book recommendations. This display was situated in the Calkins Library and had recommendations written by various club members. Write of Passage has a tendency to be a very creative space, and books can help foster that creativity. Club member Emma Aiken, grade 9, says, “My favorite thing about writing is the freedom I get to create a world that is nothing like the one we live in. I like that I am surrounded by people who have a similar interest in writing.”

“Write of Passage” Pens a Creative Outlet

Sofia Tenghoff, Staff February 26, 2024

Lake Highland’s writing club, Write of Passage, has existed for over four years. In the past, it created writing contests for Lower School students to enter and helped write artifact captions for Orlando’s...

(Above) Lukas Nursery offers thousands of different plants, flowers, and much more. The colorful flowers will brighten not only your day, but they will brighten your garden as well.

Unlocking Orlando’s “Secret Garden”

Savannah Fondo, Staff February 23, 2024

Florida residents do not experience all four seasons; that is why for Northerners, it is the optimal vacation destination for a tropical getaway. Since Florida is always hot, even during Christmas, there...

(Above) At 28 years old, the famous Jennifer Lopez got her big break. She landed a role as Selena in the Selena movie. This movie won JLO her first award; she received a Best Actress award at the Golden Globe Awards. Selena’s father, Abraham Quintanilla, contacted the director of the movie, Gregory Nava, to make a movie about Selena’s life.

Younger Audiences Discover Queen of Tejano

Sofia Cohen, Copy Editor February 22, 2024

A world without Selena Quintanilla is a world without taste. Often called the “Queen of Tejano,” her career began at the young age of eight. Since she was just a little girl, Quintanilla started winning...

(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, theres a vibe to this small shop that cant be found in large commercial stores. Its 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: From Pineapples to Present

Twice-Told Tale Staff and Minaal Arain February 21, 2024

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...

(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

Passionate, cultural, and heartfelt, Flamenco is a Spanish dance where men and women incorporate heels, castanets, fans, and more. Musicians sing and strum guitar strings in the background as the dancers...

(Above) Step into the new year with boots, a definite “In” for this list. From ankle huggers to knee highs, they are redefining footwear fashion. This trend is suitable for every season, with styles perfect for both summer and winter, which proves to be a wardrobe must-have. They’re a bold piece to add to any going-out outfit. Everyone’s strutting in boots. Visit your local mall and hop on this timeless trend!

Calling the Shots on This Year’s Fashion

Alyssa Wiboon, Director of Media February 9, 2024

Out with the old and in with the new! As the 2023 chapter closes, social media platforms, especially TikTok, were overrun with predictions of fashion trends for the new year ahead. Instead of making traditional...

(Above) Most of the scenes in Wonka were shot at Warner Bros. Studios or in the United Kingdom. The opening shot of Willy Wonka sailing into town was filmed in Lyme Regis, Dorset, a place inspired by Meryl Streep’s 1981 romance, The French Lieutenant’s Woman. However, to get the non-descript European city scenes, production had to build the sets from scratch. Head production designer, Nathan Crowley noted, “You conclude that you kind of want to build your own place because you’re trying to achieve, as I call it, ‘Roald Dahl realism,’ which is fantasy but on all his terms.”

“Wonka” Leaves Audiences Craving More

Delaney Bolstein, Editor-in-Chief February 8, 2024

Hollywood has done it again. Wonka is next in a long stream of films such as Elvis and The Hunger Games: The Ballad Of Songbirds & Snakes that check off all the buzzwords guaranteed to get studios...

(Above) Stanleys currently retail at a price of $40 to $50, but because of the limited range of water bottles partnered with Starbucks, people are reselling the water bottles at a massive rate. People are integrating more and more accessories to add to a Stanley. Accessories include straw toppers, stickers, and even snack trays.

“Stanley” Takes Over the Market

Emily Cypher, Copy Editor February 7, 2024

The Stanley cup has been a strong force for nearly 100 years. However, with its recent rise in popularity, especially among young women across the U.S., many wonder where the company has been and why they...

(Above) So much of the modern world is visual. Poetry doesn’t have to come through just black and white letters on a page; it can dance in swirls and color too. Through this poetry collage, there can be seen contemperorary poets such as Ocean Vuong and Louise Glück. There are 19th and 20th century poets such as Maya Angelou and Emily Dickinson. And of course, there is the newest brand of one-line poetry popularized by Atticus, a pseudonym for a poet who remains anonymous. There is still a whole world of poets and poetry to explore beyond the frames of this one collective photograph. The following list of additional poets I would personally recommend is by no means comprehensive: K-Ming Chang, Ross Gay, Hanif Abdurraqib, Victoria Chang, Sonia Sanchez, Sylvia Plath, T.S. Eliot, Percy Shelley, and William Wordsworth.

The Rise and Fall, and Rise Again, of Poetry

Serena Young, Director of Photography February 6, 2024

When most people think of poetry, their thoughts usually fall into two categories. They either catapult themselves back to 750 BC with Homer and the Odyssey or they fall upon the safety net of Shakespeare...

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