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(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...

(Above) Right before hitting the stage, the cast of Chicago formed a circle in the middle of the theatre. They participated in group activities, sang and danced, that not only warmed up their vocal cords, but also pepped each other up, and let all of their nerves out. Different cast members took turns going into the center of the circle and leading the group, like “Follow the Leader.” Sophia-Bella Carrasquillo, class of 2023, is pictured doing an iconic Chicago pose, getting into the feel of Velma Kelly, while her castmates repeat it back to her.

Denizens of “Chicago” Find a New Home

Minaal Arain and Alyssa Wiboon September 19, 2023

Chicago—an iconic American jazz musical—surrounds Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, entertainers in Chicago, Illinois, who were accused of murder during the roaring 1920s. Known for its catchy songs and...

(Above) At the Homecoming pep rally, David Copperfield’s Project Magic
astounded the audience in their circus themed costumes as a tribute to the
shows in Las Vegas. Shown are Tina Zhang, grade 12; Aishwarya Vangala,
grade 11; Ava Sharon, grade 11; Karisma Kohn, grade 11, and Carolyn Rogers,
grade 11, on tissu—more commonly known in the dance world as aerial silks—
in a performance directed by Ms. Ginger Bryant. Incredibly, before taking
the class, more than half the cast had never touched a magic trick before,
and yet their performance was ready after 26 days of 45-minute practices.

All photos by Serena Young.

Discovering Arts at LHPS

Serena Young, Co-Editor/Director of Advertising March 22, 2023

LHP offers many opportunities for students to express their artistic talents from music to writing, visual arts, photography, and ceramics. If one were to observe American school culture, there seems to...

(Left) Sublime, Pink Floyd, Nirva-
na, Blink-182, ACDC, and many more

bands have been constants in rock cul-
ture. With the rise of trends in social

media, these bands are experiencing
a “different” look. Now with a total
spin-off of what used to be worn for
metalheads all have turned into pink,
sunny, and most of all preppy looks.

The preppy aesthetics latest and may-
be even most popular trend is wearing

a pink smiley face crewneck found
in Urban Outfi tters. The sweatshirt
screams preppy from a mile away, but
knowing its background would surprise
anyone. The sweatshirt originates
from the band Nirvana. Back in its
prime and even now it would describe

anything but preppy. Instead, Nirva-
na was named a grunge alternative

rock band. Their part in rock and roll
culture was great, making grunge
alternative rock popular along with
Pearl Jam. Making the connection
between what’s on the t-shirt and
what it represents is a bit jarring.
Of course, the infl uence behind the
t-shirt was the decades before and
how they are impacting fashion today.
After that, stores started rolling out
all different t-shirts that include

many of the bands previously men-
tioned. Another sweatshirt was made

from one of the most recognizable
band logos for Sublime. Many do not
recognize the logo for the band but

simply the design since it is still wide-
ly popular. As a very popular band,

the Sublime t-shirt design has shown
up on t-shirts and has been around
for decades to be recognized in many
different places. Though again not
always in this exact way.

Exposing the Band Behind the Fashion

Emily Cypher, Staff March 6, 2023

In the recent New Year, the preppy style is continuing to expand, but not without a polar opposite influence. Aesthetics have an influence over many people, whether it’s trying to become, “That Girl”...

(Above) The two plaques next to this bell are historical, each
representing the time two employees served Dante, the school
Andrea Santos went to when she was young. Photo courtesy

of Mrs. Andrea Santos.

Other Nations Model Education Alternatives

Olivia Santos, Staff March 1, 2023

Nowadays, plenty of students in America complain about how much homework they have or how many tests they are given each week. It is no secret that the American school system can be challenging with multiple...

(Above) The Fright Nights event offers
countless options for each and every
customer’s enjoyment. The Zipper is just
one example of the rides that are offered at the Fright
Nights event. The event is for everyone; and is perfect
for hanging out with friends or heading out with the
family. The activities that are offered are so fun and
exciting. The feeling around the events is very uplifting
and spooky. Even if Fright Nights isn’t for you, there are
many other events in West Palm Beach. For the holiday
seasons, some other events include Old Northwood 34th
Annual Candlelight Home Tour, Pop-Up Holiday Bazaar,
Christmas Day Holiday, 32nd Annual Holiday Craft Fair,

and more. One event, in particular, sticking to the North-
wood theme, The Winter Market in West Palm Beach is

hosted on Saturday, December 17. The event is exciting
and just one of the few events that attracts everyone.

Traveling Through West Palm Beach

Emily Cypher, Staff February 23, 2023

With magnificent beaches, family experiences, exciting shopping, and far more left to discover, West Palm Beach is a must-see location in Florida. West Palm Beach offers many events and welcomes travelers...

(Above) After being separated into groups of 50 students in a, “Family group,” students formed their own, “Home groups” as a sharing hub during each exercise. Serena Young, grade 11, especially enjoyed the contest to see which home group could come up with the most obscure simiarites. Photo courtesy of a SDLC student participant.

Students Dive into Diversity

Serena Young, Co-Editor/ Director of Advertising February 6, 2023

When DEI, Diversity Equity Inclusion, is mentioned, most people’s minds jump to skin color and gender. But when LHP sent out an email for high school students to apply to be student representatives for...

Cleo Richard-
son, grade 10, Aniston

Goldstein, grade 12, and
Alexandra Caballero, Class
of 2022, all share the
same passion for archery.
Alexandra shared how she
found her niche through
joining the archery
team: “I joined the team
during my Sophmore year,
and everyone was very
supportive. It was fun
to watch how I improved
throughout my time on
the team.” Alexandra
now serves as an active

mentor to the underclass-
men on the team, and

continues to push them to
do their best while still
learning about new ways

to improve their strate-
gies on a daily basis. In

fact, Cleo and Aniston have
learned a great deal from
Alexandra’s experience,
which have helped them in
fixing their mistakes and
forming new bonds in the
process. Photo by Arya

Sant. (Above) Graph-
ic courtesy of Clipart

On Target to Win

Louis Roldan and Arya Sant, Co-Editor and Staff November 2, 2022

Among the 17 sports and 57 teams Lake Highland offers, archery has to be one of the most unique. It is no secret that our ar- chery program has been no stranger to success, as they have repeatedly competed...

(Above) Miya Okuda, grade 12, shares how she’s recently been doing two-shades on her nails. Her go-to nails are a shade of pink or blue, and anything with sparkles. This set reminded her of cherry blossoms, and she described them as, “Bright, sparkly, and fun,” adding how they reflect her personality. She would love to try storyboard nails and believes nails are really important because they, “Are one of the first things people will notice about you, especially when shaking your hand or when you’re moving.” When someone has nails as strong as these, they certainly are a great point of conversation indeed. All photos by Serena Young.

Express Yourself From Tip to Toe

Serena Young, Director of Advertising October 21, 2022

As with any accessory, nails are a great way to express oneself, whether that’s choosing to get them done or not. For the girls that want to glam up, here are a few nails to take inspiration from. The...

(Above) From an early age, I was exposed to the business world
through my family’s construction company, FINFROCK. I had my first
“job” shredding papers, making copies, and taking out the trash for
my dad’s coworkers. I would also walk the halls selling Girl Scout
cookies as an elementary student. Photo courtesy of Sarah Finfrock.

Getting a Business Degree at the Dinner Table

Sarah Finfrock, Copy Editor/ Director of Photography October 7, 2022

The teenage transition from child to adult looks different for many. Most learn to drive. Some get their first jobs. Many head off to college. For my family, growing up means taking a role in the business...

Cottageccore is an aesthetic that incorporates a romanticized version of rural life,
although more recently with a Victorian twist. This is mainly due to the popularity
of shows such as Bridgerton and adaptions of Jane Austen novels. The outfits have an
element of a corset,
puff sleeves, and floral
prints. Think about
taking a garden stroll
while bread is baking in
the oven. Shoes can be soft
leather boots and short
to the ankle. Wear a
straw hat for the sun
and adorn with delicate
jewerly. Comfort and simplicity are prioritized, whether
through soft cottons or handmade accessories. As
long as everything is minimalistic and intentional, it is Cottagecore. Photo by Serena Young.

Style Up Every Season

Serena Young, Director of Advertising October 6, 2022

Every generation has its trends, but with Gen Z, social media allows everyone to be a fashion curator and critic. As a result, popular aesthetics sweep TikTok feeds, Pinterest boards, and Instagram pages...

(Above) When the Alabama Hotel closed, after being owned by several generations of the LaChance and Schenck family, the space was renovated from 1980-1981. During this time, the hotel transformed from guest rooms that hosted luminaries, to a 19-unit condominium. Today, the Alabama is still a condominium, and a two bedroom, two bathroom, 1,245 square foot condo runs for around $800,000. There are currently 12-units in the Alabama, where the units are all updated, and residents have shared amenities, such as a pool and lake access. Photo by Rebecca Reif.

Winter Park Hotels Embody the City’s Charms

Sarah Finfrock and Rebecca Reif, Editor-in-Chief and Director of Photography September 30, 2022

The name Winter Park embodies the motive of its foundation: a park for northerns to vacation in the winter. With an industry centered around tourism, numerous iconic hotels began popping up around the...

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