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Cyberbullying needs to be confronted by school officials

Gone are the days when bullying was an ingrained part of the dreaded high school experience alone. With the rapid growth of the Internet and the ability to have connections all over the world, bullying has broadened to include cyberbullying — maliciously attacking someone online, anonymously or bearing a username.  …

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  1. 3 keys to Lightning success

    News

    For the first time since conquering the National Hockey League and clinching the Stanley Cup in 2004, the Tampa Bay Lightning has reached 106 points in a season. Not only did the team tie its franchise record, it surpassed it by ending with 108 points.

    Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) as his team prepares to head out of the locker room and down the tunnel onto the ice for warm ups before taking on the Detroit Red Wings in game one of the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Thursday evening (04/16/15).
  2. Still have doubts that climate change is real? Robinson High students weigh in

    News

    Climate change is a hotly discussed topic, especially as the earth continues to change more and more noticeably. According to NASA's Global Climate Change project, rising sea levels, warming oceans and shrinking ice sheets all support the argument that climate change is happening.

    Savon Crumity, junior at  Robinson High: “Obviously, I think climate change is real.”
  3. Three Gulfport Flea Market vendors going green

    News

    Earlier in the year, I wrote an article on the Blue Ocean Film Festival. The purpose of the festival was to raise awareness on the preservation of the ocean and its animals. The festival revealed measures humans can take to protect the environment and help create a greener world. In celebration of Earth Day and to bring …

    Dream Flea Treats are a natural alternative to chemical flea treatments.
  4. Barnes Scholar: Manuel Tejeda continues to climb

    Life

    As a bewildered kindergarten student on Sept. 11, 2001, Manuel Tejeda struggled to comprehend the destruction of the Twin Towers. He thought it was all a game. Two years later, his father left for Iraq on the first of four deployments that would eventually leave him 80 percent disabled.

    Manuel Tejeda is one of this year’s Barnes Scholars.
  5. Local teens become Dalí experts in docent program

    News

    Amorphous clocks melting all over a canvas. Excited hands gesturing toward some obscure symbol or double image that Salvador Dalí included to shock the viewer. A captivated crowd leaning close to the painting, straining to understand the esoteric nature of Dalí's bizarre thoughts.

    Marielle Martinez, a senior at Osceola High, engages visitors with information about Portrait of My Dead Brother.
  6. Barnes Scholar: Mackenzie Marques has been dedicated since day one

    Life

    Mackenzie Marques, a senior at Gulf High in Pasco County, was recently named a Barnes Scholar. The Barnes Scholarship is given out yearly by the Tampa Bay Times Fund and awards incoming college freshman $15,000 a year for four years of study.

    Mackenzie Marques, 17, a senior at Gulf High School in Pasco County was awarded a Barnes Scholarship for excelling through hard work.
  7. Cyberbullying needs to be confronted by school officials

    News

    Gone are the days when bullying was an ingrained part of the dreaded high school experience alone. With the rapid growth of the Internet and the ability to have connections all over the world, bullying has broadened to include cyberbullying — maliciously attacking someone online, anonymously or bearing a username. …

    computer keys spelling cyber bully
  8. Broadway singer brings a little 'Motown' back to her Pinellas high school

    Stage

    She may now be in a big Broadway hit, but Martina Sykes found time to go back to where it all started.

    "Motown the Musical'' performer Martina Sykes, right, bonds with Sierra Davis, 16, after Davis sang "I Am Changing'' on Thursday at the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School in St. Petersburg. Sykes was visiting her alma mater. [LARA CERRI  | Times]
  9. St. Pete High students paint portraits of animals to benefit shelter (w/ video)

    Life

    Students at St. Petersburg High worked with teacher Brianne Gates to paint the adoptable animals at Friends of Strays Animal Shelter. The paintings will be for sale on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to benefit the shelter at 2911 47th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Scan the code to watch a video about the event created by one …

    Friends of Strays Animal Shelter
  10. Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean ride will be closed this summer

    Florida

    Pirates of the Caribbean, one of the most popular rides at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, will be out of operation May 11 to Sept. 25.

    The ride will undergo needed refurbishment, Disney says.