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SAWYER CARLTON   |   King High

BRIANA SMITH: Often times I'll over think it

Almost nine months ago, guitar player and singer Briana Smith began posting cover videos on Instagram. "Often times I'll over think it, and give up on recording, or not (post) one, because I don't believe it's good enough. Sometimes I'll close my eyes and imagine if I could hear myself on the radio or not. When I d …

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  1. JACOB BURKETT: Every 24 hours

    Life

    "What's your biggest challenge every day?"

    "Waking up."

    Jacob Burkett, Durant High junior

    Photo Credit: CAMILA CAMACHO | Durant High
  2. What career should you choose? Volunteer and find out

    Life

    Choosing a career is one of the most important decisions we make as young adults. A good way to try out careers is to volunteer.

    Kaitlyn Kocsis, a Palm Harbor University High senior, volunteers at the Suncoast Animal League.
  3. Stereotyping: Subtle or blatant, be aware of their differences

    Life

    Listen to almost any news report lately and the issue of racial profiling is likely to come up, one recent story being the shooting death of a black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., by a white police officer.

    Subtle stereotyping based on cues such as a person’s skin color or hair is automatic.
  4. Review: Surprise! Arby's Meat Mountain a hearty tower of goodness (w/video)

    Life

    I took a small hike the other day. A lover of mountains, I was eager to try a new adventure. This mountain, though, was unlike any I had climbed before.

    Once it’s cut down to size, Arby’s meat mountain is surprisingly good. The meats go well together, topped by cheddar and Swiss cheeses and bolstered by a toasted bun. But make sure you come hungry: We couldn’t finish the whole sandwich, even with two eaters.
  5. Free homecoming dresses, a few days left of summer and music festival fantasy

    Life

    Remember, we live on the Gulf Coast: We've scouted out Indian Rocks Beach and found the best (and cheapest!) spots for a last blast of summer. Why Indian Rocks? For one, it's nestled between sleepy Belleair Beach and busy Redington Shores. Indian Rocks is the ideal place to spend a day on the sand, …

    Pink evase strapless dress isolated on white background
  6. BLANCHARD AND BRYCE FAGAN: Yes, we are different people

    Life

    Blanchard and Bryce Fagan, on what it's like to be twins:

    ALEXA BEAULIEU   |   St Petersburg High
  7. AUSTIN DUVALL: A reason for everything

    Life

    "Why did you dye your hair red?"

    "My mom said I couldn't dye it pink."

    (Austin Duvall, Osceola Fundamental High freshman)

    MACKENZIE PATEL   |   Osceola High
  8. BRIANA SMITH: Often times I'll over think it

    Life

    Almost nine months ago, guitar player and singer Briana Smith began posting cover videos on Instagram.

    SAWYER CARLTON   |   King High
  9. KATIE GAVLICK: A sense of escape

    Life

    "Freshman year I tore my ACL and meniscus in my right knee at a soccer tournament. Sophomore year I tore my right meniscus again during a soccer practice. Neither surgery could keep me away from the game. Then during my junior year I tore my ACL and meniscus in my left knee. That's when my doctors and parents told me I …

    SYDNEY ROBINSON   |   Clearwater Central Catholic
  10. MAYA GOWDA: Unconventional obsession

    Life

    "You can obsess over sports and celebrities, and there's nothing wrong with that. But, when you're obsessed with reading... it's pretty unconventional."

    (Maya Gowda, King High freshman)

    ARYAN PATIDAR   |   King High