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High schoolers are at risk of developing mental health issues, which are not treated the same as physical health. So, some public schools have proposed that high schoolers should be allowed to take up to five mental health days off per semester to improve academic performance. Photo courtesy of

Why Are Mental Health Days Necessary?

Madeleine Moreno, Staff Writer / May 17, 2023

It is no secret that students in America, regardless of age, are experiencing a mental health crisis. According to a recent study by the National Alliance on Mental Health, one in five teenagers and young...

 The accessible and convenient website, Florida Virtual Schools, provides a multitude of courses. Between intriguing electives and essential core classes, the website can help students catch up and get ahead over the summer. Photo courtesy of Lorelei Woodward.

Is Taking Summer Classes Beneficial?

Lorelei Woodward, Lifestyle Editor / May 8, 2023

Many academic minded and driven students elect to take classes over their summer break for a multitude of reasons. Whether it be to get ahead, make up lost credits, or gain prerequisites necessary for...

Choosing the college to spend the next four years of your life in is difficult, especially if its out of state. However, students that go the out of state route deeply think about the choice and what would be best for them, but no matter the decision, we wish them the best! Photo courtesy of

Why Do Warriors Choose Out of State College?

Olivia Montgomery, Opinion Editor / May 5, 2023

With seniors graduating in just a matter of weeks, a big topic that comes with graduation is college. Due to scholarships and Bright Futures many students choose to stay in Florida, however, the latter...

 A way that many people contribute to spreading the word about Earth Day is informing others about beneficial activities like recycling to help save our Earth. Steinbrenner’s AP Environmental Science students chalked the courtyard with Earth Day sayings and drawings to inform the school of the days importance. Photo Courtesy of Saule Kondra.

Earth Day Celebrations and their Impact

Brielle Neylan, Staff Writer / April 29, 2023

Many students at Steinbrenner under appreciate Earth Day and don’t understand that helping to keep the Earth clean by picking up trash, planting trees, or recycling can impact us. Students don’t participate...

Senioritis is a universal epidemic affecting high schoolers. The struggles to get through the last few months of senior year hit hard, which causes declining grades at the end of the year. Photo courtesy of

Is Senioritis a Major Problem in Schools?

Ashlyn Esposito and Malia Kirschman / April 21, 2023

Senioritis is a high school epidemic, with symptoms including loss of motivation and declining grades. But has it been infecting more than just seniors? As seniors see the finish line and they no longer...

Senior, Ava Combs is surprised by the drama over the Hailey Bieber and Selena Gomez feud that’s being consumed by the media. The rise in this debate started with people finding connections of Bieber copying Gomez over certain behaviors. Photo courtesy of Lily Moore.

Team Hailey or Team Selena: The Feud Continues

Lily Moore, Staff Writer / March 28, 2023

Within the past few weeks, the trend of “Team Hailey vs. Team Selena” has been passed all around social media. This big topic has interested many students based off which celebrity is better, Hailey...

On February 14, people get together to celebrate Valentines Day. The celebration is meant to bring loved one together and most of the time exchange gifts. Photo courtesy of Google.

Warriors Take on Valentine’s Day

Kelvin Jones and Prahas Kandukuri / February 21, 2023

On Valentine’s Day last week, couples got together to celebrate the day of love. The holiday is celebrated with the people you love most and spoiling them with candies, flowers, and other special gifts...

A group of pirates tosses beads to a crowd waiting below in 2023’s Gasparilla parade. The event took place on January 28, and resulted in countless groups celebrating together. Photo Courtesy of Tampa Bay Times.

Is Gasparilla Really a Treasure to Tampa Bay?

Ava Combs, Publication Editor / February 14, 2023

For those not from Tampa, the term ‘Gasparilla’ might sound like something out of a movie. For locals however, ‘Gasparilla’ is considered a day full of beads, pirates, and celebrating with friends....

 The button “approved work opportunities” shows over 100 work organizations that are accepted and allowed. Profferfish made it very easy for students to submit approved work hours into the website to be placed into their work history log. Photo courtesy of

Pros and Cons of Work Hours Going Towards Bright Futures

Brielle Neylan, Staff Writer / January 25, 2023

Steinbrenner students are being affected by a new change in Profferfish, where work hours are now being accepted for Bright Futures, although, are there more positives or negatives to this adjustment?...

 Longtime fan Olivia Montgomery watches one of Earle’s most recent TikTok’s. Earle has been on TikTok since 2020 but gained the majority of her followers within the past months through viral videos. Photo courtesy of Alyssa Galang.

Alix Earle’s Influence on the Students of Steinbrenner

Alyssa Galang, Business Manager / January 25, 2023

Alix Earle, a 22-year-old senior at the University of Miami, has recently been discovered and has become the newest TikTok and social media star. Since her rise to fame, Earle has reached 1.7 million followers...

Different variations of these signs are posted around bars or clubs enforcing the drinking age law. However, it’s sparked a controversy within America about if the age should be lowered. Photo courtesy of National Youths Rights Association.

Should the Legal Drinking Age Be Lowered?

Kelvin Jones and David Fulmer / December 16, 2022

Drinking has always been a controversial topic for many reasons. One of the biggest, would be if the drinking age should be lowered to when you hit legal adulthood, or 18 years old. This has come with...

AP Calculus students participate in ugly sweater day to show off how they celebrate for the holiday season. This also reflected different holidays people observe with sweaters representing Christmas and Hannukah. Photo courtesy of Prahas Kandukuri.

What Holidays are Steinbrenner Students Celebrating?

Jayden Otero-Vazquez and Prahas Kandukuri / December 16, 2022

As the year ends, we reflect on the many holidays that are celebrated. Holidays are meant to bring people together to enjoy the celebration. There are many different holidays that are celebrated around...

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