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Flooded park in St. Pete following Category Three Hurricane Idalia in September 2023.

Flooding Now, More to Come

Sierra Orlick November 16, 2023

     In the aftermath of Hurricane Idalia’s Category Three landfall in Florida, sophomore Asher Walton explored the excessive damage done to his neighborhood, Shore Acres. He waded through the deep...

Taylor Swift takes the stage at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa while embarking on the “Eras Tour.” Thousands of locals gathered to watch the pop icon sing and perform her historic set of songs.

The ‘Summer of Girlhood’ is for Everyone

Phoebe Pritchard November 16, 2023

     “To me, feminism is probably the most important movement that you could embrace, because it’s just basically another word for equality,” said pop culture icon Taylor Swift to Rolling...

Whether You Like It or Not, Shorecrest’s Got You “Covered”

Ana Verano November 16, 2023

    Over a recent long weekend, my computer broke. Because I have a school-issued laptop, I wasn’t allowed to get it fixed outside of Shorecrest, so I had no replacement, and therefore had a barrier...

The Bluest Eye, one of the books banned in Pinellas County public schools, on a Shorecrest shelf. The book addresses the serious topics of sexual abuse, trauma, and blackness in a white-dominated society. Photo by Story Pennock.

Desantis’s “Book Bans”: Philosophical Implications

Story Pennock April 26, 2023

     Florida is in peril as accusations of censorship and book banning continue to swirl around Governor Ron DeSantis. In response to concerns about harmful content, amendments to House Bill 1467...

The Tampa Bay Watch sign located in Tierra Verde, FL. Photo by Arden Katcha.

The Protected Peninsula: Florida’s Conservation Organizations

Sierra Orlick April 26, 2023

     Florida is home to three unique ecosystems respectively fostered by Florida’s three bordering bodies of water: the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Straits of Florida. Experiencing...

Upper School students get food from the SAGE salad bar. These healthy options are available at lunch every day, so go seek them out. Photo by Arden Katcha.

SAGE is Actually Good

Camden Lerner April 26, 2023

     “SAGE always stinks,” said a fellow student while waiting in line at the Charger Commons Dining Hall. Their statement was met with agreement by neighboring peers. Many students are quite...

The glass wall of a Charger Commons Upper School mathematics classroom. The glass walls are laminated to ensure shatter-resistance, but not bullet-resistance. Photo by Kate Danielson.

Shattering School Security Norms

Kate Danielson April 26, 2023

     Six lives were taken in a recent school shooting in Nashville, Tennessee, at a private elementary school. According to the New York Times, the assailant entered by shooting through locked glass...

Screenshot of Ye’s tweet on October 8, 2022, which calls for retaliation against Jewish people while wrongly asserting that “because black people are actually Jew[s],” he can’t be called antisemitic. The tweet prompted his swift removal from Twitter, after which he was reinstated on November 21, 2022, when Elon Musk acquired Twitter. Photo via

Wave of Antisemitism → Wave of Awareness

Annabella Rozin April 26, 2023

  According to a recent survey of Shorecrest students (83 students surveyed), 70% believe antisemitism is an issue in the United States. Another 20% “didn’t know enough to say,” and 10% simply...

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