Twice-Told Tale

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Twice-Told Tale

Twice-Told Tale

(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

The Majesty Building, commonly nicknamed the “I-4 Eyesore,” sits just past Maitland in Uptown Altamonte Springs, visible to thousands of commuters each day. For this marvel of 307 feet, with a promised...

(Above) Despite Orlando’s heat, the biggest asset of the city for the marathroners was how flat the course was. Athletes began right off of Amelia Avenue with a 2.2 mile loop through the business district, did three 8.8 miles loops through the Milk District, and finished at Lake Eola. The run included long, flat, straight stretches which gave athletes a more even playing field.

Future Olympians Race to Paris

Delaney Bolstein, Editor-in-Chief April 9, 2024

Paris is 4,000 miles away. The summers are humid. Rats dominate the Metro. The people eat snails. They just slurp them right up, and honestly, who can even understand the French language anyway? Imagine...

(Above) Sushi, traditionally a Japanese dish, is enjoyed all over the world. Because of the range of flavors that hit your taste buds from the cold sauce, raw fish, sticky rice, and more, it is one of my favorite types of foods to eat. At the Green Coast Resort, located in Albania, this is one of the dishes they serve. From Turkish and American to Albanian and Japanese, these offered cuisines are high in quality, and indescribable in taste.

Twice-Told Tale Takes it to the Table

Lake Highland Staff March 19, 2024

The Twice-Told Tale staff brings a variety of dishes to the table. Various staff members have specifically selected each dish based on personal preference. The dishes range from all different cultures...

(Above) Charlie De Sena (left) and Zeno Moore (right), both grade 10, are running through one of the drill techniques during practice. Being a wrestler is a lifestyle of dedication and commitment, and it doesn’t come easy. “Traveling, making weight, competing, doing homework at the airport during a delayed flight, getting back Monday morning at 1:00 A.M., and then showing up to school the same day. It’s a grind,” Omer Barak, grade 12 said. Yet, he loves the sport because of the, “Sacrifice it entails, and the dedication…and the hard work you put in shows. There’s no hiding.” This hard-won relationship of devotion is clearly echoed throughout the team. Yes, it’s hard, but that’s exactly what wrestlers love about it. In this spirit, it becomes more than just wrestling. It’s tackling and growing from valuable life lessons.

Wrestling: On and Off the Mat

Emily Cypher and Serena Young March 18, 2024

Lake Highland Prep is a name every wrestler is bound to know. The school’s wrestling team has set national records for the most points scored in a high school state tournament and the most individual...

(Above) If you could remember just one thing, remember this built in value youre created with. - Craig Scott

Columbine Survivor Speaks Frankly

Delaney Bolstein, Editor-in-Chief March 15, 2024

As students file into the Harriet Coleman Center for the Arts, whispers of who our next guest speaker is linger in the air. “I heard he survived a shooting,” the girl next to me says to her friend....

(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) During David Copperfield’s Project Magic’s haunted house, many of the magicians had the joy of surprising younger children. Specifically Ibrahim Naseeruddin, grade 11, deserved an Oscar for his amazing scaring performance. Project Magic knocked it out of the ballpark with the Halloween Carnival with the way they made people laugh and smile to everyone. Others also had the oppourtinity of making 3rd and 6th graders alike exit the building while screaming having the times of their lives.

Seniors Say “BOO!”

Alyssa Wiboon and Zane Rimes February 5, 2024

October 2023 marked the annual Lake Highland Halloween Carnival. The carnival is a fun festivity in which Seniors participate to bring joy to the Lower School children. The festivities lasted from 8:15...

By Any Other Name Wins Superior From NCTE

By Any Other Name Wins Superior From NCTE

January 25, 2024

By Any Other Name, Student Magazine at Lake Highland Preparatory School, Wins SUPERIOR for Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines (REALM) Contest January, 16 (Orlando, Florida)—By...

(Above) From high in the sky, travelers are able to see all across the city. Though most likely only recognize famous landmarks such as the Empire State Building, and Freedom Tower, the bright shining lights are simply a ghastly sight to see. Though these shining lights aren’t just any random buildings, they represent many neighborhoods yet to be explored and visited that local New Yorkers call home. As mentioned before, Chelsea is one of those prominent neighborhoods. With an amazing community, excellent shopping center, entertaining markets, and mouth-wateringly good food, Chelsea is a great place to spend time. The Chelsea community would best be described as creative, originally made from factories, and now modern-day living spaces, Chelsea’s character is artistically unmatched. The neighborhood’s most popular shopping district is Chelsea’s Market located on Ninth Avenue and West 16th Street. The building stands tall made from classic brick with its large sign standing tall for all to see. Throughout the market, people will find restaurants, bakeries, clothing stores, and much more.

Sleepless City Shines

Emily Cypher, Historian October 26, 2023

New York City is known across the world by many names. The names vary from “The Big Apple,” “The Empire State,” “The City That Never Sleeps,” and many more. People know New York for its famous...

(Above) In Autumn, Wekiwa Spring’s wildflowers flourish. The dry ground found on the latter end of the White Trail loop provides the perfect soil for composites, or flowers in the daisy family. These yellow buds also support the migrating butterfly and moth populations, especially Polyphemus moths. The purple flowers, dense gayfeather, however, are native to the summer-time and die in the fall and winter months. This cycling of plants keeps Wekiwa Spring’s soil fertile and provides necter for pollinators. Two years ago Lake County Parks and Trails and the Florida Wildflower Foundation teamed together to develop pollinator habitat Wekiwa-Ocala Greenway. By planting small trees, shrubs, wildflowers, and, most importantly, milkweed, they hope to raise the bee population which has seen a dramatic decline in the past years due to the increase use of pesticides in nature.

Native Wildlife Also Attracts Locals

Delaney Bolstein, Editor-in-Chief October 24, 2023

Past the magic of Disney, the thrill of Universal, and the chaos of I-Drive, is the often overlooked Wekiwa Springs State Park. The park was originally used for cypress logging, but due to the protection...

(Above) The founding of Belle Glade is rooted in the richness of its fertile ground. The city’s official slogan, “Her Soil is Her Future,” nods to the Earth’s gift to the Glades. The Glades Area (including Belle Glade, Pahokee, and South Bay) earned the moniker of the “Winter Vegetable Capital of the United States,” during World War II. Its farms supplied canned and frozen vegetables (harvested partially by German prisoners of war) in the winter months when the rest of the country suffered from extreme freezes. Today, the focus has shifted from winter crops to sugar cane. U.S. Sugar Corporation now runs the town. Every breath you take in Belle Glade reminds you of their presence. A slightly sweet, burnt smell lingers around town, as a core aspect of the Glades’ identity. A standard practice in the industry is field burning before harvest to remove excess brush, sending large plumes of smoke into the air. Despite this, air quality remains relatively high in the populated areas of town.

One County: A World of Cultures

Sarah Finfrock and Rebecca Reif October 11, 2023

Palm Beach and Belle Glade, Florida share one similarity: their official jurisdiction of Palm Beach County, but this is the extent of their similarities. The city of Palm Beach is the wealthiest city in...

(Above) Coach Randy O’Neal works on his leg strength with the workouts Coach T gave him. Coach O’Neal
pitched in the Major Leagues from 1984-1995. He then was drafted in the 1981 MLB draft as the 15th overall pick to the Detroit Tigers. Coach O’Neal made his major league debut on September 12, 1984 in Baltimore against the Orioles, pitching a solid three scoreless inings, pitching against the retiring the reigning Iron Man at his second at bat. Coach O’Neal pitched for five teams throughout the span of his major league career including the Detroit Tigers, Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, and San Francisco Giants.

Lake Highland Athletes are Fit to a “T”

Hayden Roberts, Co-Editor September 20, 2023

Lake Highland’s Athletics Department is a program of excellence. From fall to spring, sports fans can always expect to see the best athletes representing the preparatory school wearing red, white, and...

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