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The Student News Site of Steinbrenner High School

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AICE classes were recently added to Steinbrenners curriculum for the 2023-2024 year. However, AP is a classic for students since the program is more well known throughout high schools. Photos courtesy of College Board and Cambridge International.

AP vs AICE Classes

Addi Pyatt, Staff Writer / May 10, 2024

Steinbrenner provides many ways to earn college credit while in high school, two of the options being Advanced Placement (AP) and Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) courses. AP classes...

Pictured above shows a comparison of Birkenstock Boston clogs to a similar dupe. In many ways dupes can be better than  the original, but it depends on the product. Photo courtesy of Jimaaaaa on YouTube.

Save or Splurge?

Autumn Brown and Mackenzie Amato / April 16, 2024

When your heart screams “Yes!” but your wallet screams “No!”, you may have to resort to a dupe of some sort. While some purchases are worth the splurge, the name brand may not always suffice for...

Taylor Swift’s album covers had always been colorful in the past. The one for The Tortured Poets Department is quite the opposite, since its all in black and white. Photo courtesy of Taylor Swifts Instagram.

“The Tortured Poets Department” Predictions

Addi Pyatt, Staff Writer / April 15, 2024

On Friday, April 19, 2024, Taylor Swift’s eleventh studio album is being released. It has been teased with black and white photos all over her Instagram, and people are eager to hear it.   Senior...

Many student athletes dont intend to go professional, however participating in sports while in high school is beneficial. But while you can learn life skills, its also stressful to do both. Photo courtesy of GSHS Orcale News.

Pros and Cons of Participating in Highschool Sports

Nicholas Menendez, Staff Writer / April 10, 2024

Many students across the country participate in at least one, if not more sports while simultaneously in school. While they may not all plan to become division 1 champions, playing a sport consistently...

With spring also comes the start of Girl Scout cookie season. The famous cookies are popular for a reason and carry many fan favorites such as Thin Mints and Samoas. Photo courtesy of Madden Creamer.

Are Girl Scout Cookies Overrated?

Madden Creamer, Staff Writer / March 20, 2024

The annual arrival of Girl Scout Cookies is a moment many eagerly anticipate, marking the start of a season filled with indulgence and delight. But amid the excitement, a question lingers: Are Girl Scout...

The SAT has been paper and pencil for years, but was just made to be only online. Computers are readily available for schools which allows the digital SAT to be more convenient. Photo courtesy of Doorway To College.

Online SAT’s Pros and Cons

Addi Pyatt, Staff Writer / March 20, 2024

The SAT has been around since 1926, it is a test known nationally. All these years it has been taken on paper, until this year. Starting in 2024, with the rise of technology, the SAT been changed to online...

The sequel to the Dune saga was recently released and fans are ecstatic with the production of the film. To many, producers did an amazing job in keeping the accuracy of the novels. Photo courtesy of IMDb.

Movie Review: ‘Dune Part Two’

Isabella Bateman, Staff Writer / March 20, 2024

"Dune Part 2," directed by Denis Villeneuve, is a mesmerizing continuation of the saga set in Frank Herbert's intricate universe. This film grabs viewers in a visually stunning world filled with political...

The newest Megamind movie has stirred controversy due to viewers thinking its lesser than the others. However, its worth a watch to form your own opinion. Photo courtesy of IMDb.

Movie Review: ‘Megamind vs. The Doom Syndicate’

Nicholas Menendez, Staff Writer / March 20, 2024

Ever since its first trailer that released last month in February, the newest Megamind movie “Megamind vs The Doom Syndicate,” has gotten a ton of backlash even before its official release.  Fans...

Olivia is on stage singing “Drivers License” the song that really kick started her career as a musician. She gave a great performance of fan favorite songs and really knew how to get the audience pumped up. Photo courtesy of Megan Menendez .

GUTS World Tour

Megan Menendez, News Editor / March 20, 2024

On Wednesday March 5th, singer Olivia Rodrigo came to the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida on tour for her new album Guts. This is her second tour with dates all around America and other countries. She...

Pictured here is a Brandy model sporting a classic sweater and skirt. On the Brandy Instagram, you would find models with a similar body type which clearly depicts the brand in a certain way. Photo courtesy of Brandy Melville via Instagram.

Brandy Melville Debunked

Autumn Brown, Staff Writer / March 6, 2024

You may have heard of the brand “John Galt” or Brandy Melville for their trendy outfits and accessories. Although there is no location near Tampa, this brand is sold in many Pacsuns across the state.  Brandy...

The highly anticipated album, Vultures 1 by Kanye West was released February 9, 2024. Many of Wests fans have expressed their opinions on this drop, both good and bad. Photo courtesy of

Kanye West’s “Vultures 1” Album Review

Isabella Bateman, Staff Writer / March 1, 2024

Kanye West's latest album, "Vultures 1," is a testament to his enduring creativity and musical prowess. In this review, we'll delve into the album's themes, musicality, and overall impact.  First and...

Exam season will be coming up before you know it, especially AP exams, and both come with immense stress to students. However, students question whether these exams should constitute a students knowledge. Photo courtesy of

Are Standardized Tests Necessary?

Nicholas Menendez, Staff Writer / February 27, 2024

Originating in the United States during the 1800s, standardized tests have been used to test both young students and working adults on their knowledge regarding a certain topic. However, in the past...

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