Saturday, November 25, 2017
News Roundup

A beach play list, some healthy snack suggestions and other newsy stuff


tourist trap

Osceola Fundamental High seniors cheer wildly after learning they are in detention for running in the halls and disrupting classroom procedures during prom week. Similar to homecoming week, prom week calls for different themed costumes each day. Osceola's "tourist day" found seniors in Hawaiian shirts carrying maps of the school and pretending to find their way. What started off calmly turned into more of a stampede, hence the tourists "trapped" in the cafeteria. — Brea Hollingsworth, Osceola Fundamental High

So nearly six months in, how's that New Year's resolution going for you? The one where you said you would eat healthy and exercise to get in shape? It really is a shame that the things that taste the best are the worst for you. C'mon, no one wants to fill up on Veggie Stix.

As you head into official summer swimsuit season, here are some snacks that taste good, make you look good and help you kick your health kick blues. — Chloe Beaver, St. Petersburg High

Instead of … Greasy, processed, potato chips

Try … All-natural banana chips! These little dried bananas are perfect to munch on at the beach or in front of the TV.

Instead of … Sugar-filled, sky-high-caloried soda

Try … Homemade detox water! Throw whatever fruit you want into a bottle and fill it with water. The natural flavors of the fruit make you feel instantly cleansed and won't leave you with the boring taste of water. This drink couldn't be better for you!

Instead of … The quick cookie you grab on the way to your room

Try … Tomatoes and cheese! Yes, this sounds like a weird combination, but a bit of Boursin cheese on a slice of tomato really does taste good. Not to mention, the tomato can help bring out the natural glow in your skin.

Instead of … The cheese stick that you think is healthful but is actually more fake than real

Try … Ants on a log! Some peanut butter on a celery stick with raisins sprinkled on top really does do the trick. It fills you up and satisfies the craving you have for sweets!

Instead of … The bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch or Froot Loops riddled with sugar

Try … A yogurt parfait! Throw some granola in a bowl with low-fat yogurt to make a breakfast or snack that will keep your energy up all day. Top it off with some blueberries and strawberries, and bam! Instant perfection.


the fault in shailene

Time to add another name to the list of celebrities who do not understand feminism. Shailene Woodley, Divergent heroine and The Fault in Our Stars lead, is known for getting her own water from the mountains, eating clay and only shampooing her hair once a month. Now she is known for her ignorance as well. Time magazine interviewed the actor recently and asked if she considers herself a feminist. Woodley replied, "No, because I love men." Someone get this girl a dictionary. It's just like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the author who was sampled on Beyoncé's Flawless, said during her TEDx Talk: A feminist is "a person who believes in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes." — Katie Lamont, East Lake/SPC


Good tunes for a beachy day

Hellloooo summer. We missed you. To kick off the beach vibes just as exams draw to a close, scan the code or go to to listen.

Riptide, Vance Joy

Kokomo, Beach Boys

Sweet Pea, Amos Lee

Knee Deep, Zac Brown Band and Jimmy Buffett

Oceans, Coasts

Somewhere Tropical, Ballyhoo!

Imagine, Jack Johnson

Sunday Morning, Maroon 5

The Sound of Sunshine, Michael Franti & Spearhead

Summer, Calvin Harris

CHLOE BEAVER, St. Petersburg High

a royal moment

At Osceola Fundamental High's prom last weekend at the Coliseum in St. Petersburg, senior Sebastian Rollins celebrates with his date, senior Tiffany Garcia, after he was announced as a member of the prom court. Rollins, the subject of a Tampa Bay Times story last week, is likely the first transgender student to run for prom court in Tampa Bay. When he found out he had made the court, Rollins was thrilled. "It says my school, No. 1, is really an understanding bunch of people," he told Times staff writer Lisa Gartner. "To them it doesn't matter as much about the gender. It's about how much people care about you. They care about me." Rollins and his girlfriend since sophomore year broke up before prom, and he attended prom with Garcia. To see the Times' story, click here.


No. 7 Florida finishes No. 17 Gonzaga in 2OT; No. 1 Duke up next for Gators

PORTLAND, Ore. — Jalen Hudson scored a career-high 35, including eight 3-pointers, and No. 7 Florida downed No. 17 Gonzaga 111-105 in double overtime Friday night at the PK80 Invitational. Senior point guard Chris Chiozza added a career-high 26 poin...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Region football: Plant 13, Lakeland 10

Region football: Plant 13, Lakeland 10

LAKELAND — The game — and the season — were supposed to be over.Lakeland was set to exact revenge. The Dreadnaughts had the lead and the ball in the final three minutes and were heading for a field goal. Then it happened. The magic continued.Plant’s ...
Updated: 7 hours ago

Region football: Venice 48, Tampa Bay Tech 17

VENICE — Tampa Bay Tech not only had to stop a hot receiver in Friday night’s Class 7A region final against Venice, but a hot running back as well. That proved to be too much.Indians receiver Jaivon Heiligh caught 14 passes for 193 yards and three to...
Updated: 7 hours ago

Region football: Armwood 31, Ocala Vanguard 17

SEFFNER — Armwood appeared to be on its way to yet another rout through the first 24 minutes of football Friday night.James Miller delivered a crunching hit on the opening kickoff. The defense looked suffocating, holding Ocala Vanguard to a mere 23 y...
Updated: 8 hours ago

Region football: Immokalee 42, Lakewood 14

IMMOKALEE — The final score wasn’t truly indicative of what transpired on Friday night.Lakewood fell to a dynamic Immokalee squad 42-14 in a tough environment in a Class 5A region final.The Spartans (9-2) forced three turnovers and held Immokalee (12...
Updated: 8 hours ago
State semifinal football: Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna 49, Clearwater Central Catholic 3

State semifinal football: Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna 49, Clearwater Central Catholic 3

CLEARWATER — Stocked with a wealth of Division I-A commits and prepared by a heavy-duty schedule, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna spent three months building for Friday night’s Class 3A state semifinal game.The Lions played at another level against top-s...
Updated: 8 hours ago

State semifinal football: Hialeah Champagnat Catholic 38, Cambridge Christian 0

TAMPA — Hialeah Champagnat Catholic was well on its way to a third unanswered touchdown, but the Lions just couldn’t stop blocking their own path. In one second-quarter drive during Friday’s 2A state semifinal against Cambridge Christian, Champagnat ...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Lightning attitude under fire after loss to Capitals

Lightning attitude under fire after loss to Capitals

WASHINGTON — You don’t often sense frustration in captain Steven Stamkos’ voice, at least not this season. With the Lightning off to its best start in franchise history, there haven’t been many reasons to chide. Every criticism seems nitpicky. But af...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Bucs-Falcons: Tampa Bay Times staff predictions for Sunday’s 1 p.m. game

Bucs-Falcons: Tampa Bay Times staff predictions for Sunday’s 1 p.m. game

The Bucs face the defending NFC champion in its new home Sunday in Atlanta.Here’s the Times’ Bucs coverage team’s predictions for Tampa Bay’s 1 p.m. game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium:MATTY ICE-FOLLIESRick Stroud, @NFLStroud: T...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Freshman quarterback leads Pitt to 24-14 upset over No. 2 Miami

Freshman quarterback leads Pitt to 24-14 upset over No. 2 Miami

PITTSBURGH — Miami spent the better part of 13 months cultivating the nation’s longest winning streak behind a series of comebacks that returned the swagger to "The U" in all of its "Turnover Chain" glory. Sluggish through the first half against Pitt...
Updated: 9 hours ago