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Alumni Strike: Blake Pereda Personality Profile: Nicole Straight Space lovers share different perspectives Teenagers prepare for life outside high school New responsibilities teach life lessons to minors Struggling to overcome trauma after devastating event

Alumni Strike: Blake Pereda

BY BELLA GROGAN Alumnus Blake Pereda, who graduated from the Bay in 2012, decided to go Florida Atlantic University (FAU). He went to study something related to exercise since he has...

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Personality Profile: Nicole Straight

BY ILYSSA MANN In February, senior Nicole Straight said she took a leap of faith and created a business based off her hobby of making college-themed hair scrunchies. She said she...


Space lovers share different perspectives

BY SABRINA BLANDON ONLINE FEATURES EDITOR Growing up, junior Sofi Prieto said astrology was an integral part of her childhood, as her grandmother taught her how it relates to tarot cards,...

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Teenagers prepare for life outside high school

BY RACHEL ALEXANDER As the school year comes to a close, senior Sydney Saul has already started preparing for her life after high school. She said she plans to teach special...

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New responsibilities teach life lessons to minors

BY RACHEL ALEXANDER With adulthood approaching, students such as junior Jack McMahon have taken the initiative to become independent. For example, McMahon said he got a job at Lucille’s American Cafe...

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Struggling to overcome trauma after devastating event

BY GOWRI ABHINADA For some students like junior Gustavo Lanz, it is apparent that trauma can be a life-changing experience. He has recognized trauma is hard to overcome when it comes...


Unique interests deepen passions

19 March 2019

BY ISABELLA GROGAN When sophomore Marcela Biggs was eight years old, she said her fascination with goats started to grow. Biggs said her obsession with goats has no origin, and she...

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Participation trophies promote materialistic thinking in youth athletics

18 March 2019

By Lucy Celentano Managing editor As I clean out my cluttered closet during my senior year in preparation for moving out of my childhood home and...

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Athletes to Watch

18 March 2019

Lissa Dewindt What keeps you motivated at practices? Soccer is my outlet to get my...

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Super testing schedules increase conflicts for students and teachers

28 February 2019

As the end of the school year approaches, the Bay has begun preparing the testing schedule for Advanced Placement (AP), Advanced International Cambridge Education (AICE), SAT, Florida Standards Assessment (FSA)...

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Should Cypress Bay build a new parking garage in place of the student lot?

26 February 2019

Yes: By Jennifer Silverman Cypress Bay’s parking lot is hectic and causes many issues such as traffic jams, car accidents and more. This jam-packed lot full of new drivers is...

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1 in 4,700: Ryan Auspitz

26 February 2019


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1 in 4,700: Josh Keller

26 February 2019


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Student experiences trump college rankings

20 February 2019

By Alexis Epstein News Copy Editor According to US News and World Report, the top five ranked schools in the nation are Princeton, Harvard, Colombia/MIT/UChicago/Yale tied for third, Stanford and Duke....

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College Circuit: Samantha Rosenberg

14 February 2019

The University of Michigan (U-M) is a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan with more than 46,000 enrolled students. 2018 alumna Samantha Rosenberg is currently a freshman at...

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Self-love finds its way into people’s hearts

14 February 2019

By GOWRI ABHINANDA Freshman Noah Laurent said he is extremely confident when it comes to accepting himself as transgender. He first proclaimed he was transgender when he was eleven years old....

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New album release displays diverse sounds

13 February 2019

BY KARLA SOBERON  21 Savage’s newest album, “i am > i was,” was officially released on Dec. 21, 2018. This is the second studio album that the rapper has released, the...

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New leadership on girls lacrosse team

13 February 2019

With the season approaching, the new captains are starting to make their preparations for the season.  Senior captains Lauren Nau, Taryn Turpin, Hannah Suhood, Amanda Saaverda and Sammie Rammer said...

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Varsity basketball bounces back

11 February 2019

The Lightning boys basketball team defeated the Western High School Wildcats on Jan. 10, with a final score of 66-63. Varsity Basketball Coach Jason Looky said the team has made various improvements since...

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Lightning girls volleyball prepares for upcoming season

11 February 2019

As the upcoming water polo spring season approaches, the Lightning girls varsity team has started to prepare for it. One of the main objectives the team works on is conditioning, which consists...

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Can anyone stop the Tampa Bay Lightning from winning the Stanley Cup?

11 February 2019

YES: While the Tampa Bay Lightning has had a great season this year, other teams, such as the Calgary Flames, are hot on its tail. Currently, the Lightning sit atop the...

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Study abroad opportunities spark interests

08 February 2019

BY SABRINA BLANDON ONLINE FEATURES EDITOR After graduating high school, junior Riley Carpinteri said she plans on spending her sophomore year of college studying abroad in New Zealand or Australia. Ever since...

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