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Monthly Archives: March, 2014

The Effects of GMOs

By Krista Rich The constant debate over GMO chemicals have been a livid argument among society. Genetically modified organisms change certain genes of an organism to improve the quality of … Continue reading

March 23, 2014

“Stand Your Ground”

Should Americans be allowed to carry guns? Most believe this is a right for protection but what if innocent lives are taken by naïve minds? On February 26, 2012, seventeen year … Continue reading

March 23, 2014

Out of the Ballpark Great: Sydney Brooks

By Jordan Walsh Throwing, running, and sliding are all things that Sophomore Sydney Brooks does in a single game, playing for the Viera varsity softball team. Sydney Brooks is a fantastic … Continue reading

March 23, 2014

Three Major Woes of Social Media

By Annie Stoll Social media: it’s everywhere and everyone is using it. In today’s world, it is rare to find an individual who isn’t tangled in the mass web of social … Continue reading

March 22, 2014

Soccer Superstar: Kaley Verpaele

By Julia Ramsey “I love to play soccer because no matter what I do with soccer, hard or easy, I enjoy it,” says Kaley Verpeale. Verpeale is a starting player on … Continue reading

March 22, 2014

How much Water should you Drink and Why?

Drinking water, Michelle Pillado waits for the bell to ring. By Remi Kramer Your body is sixty percent water, your brain is seventy percent water, and your lungs are ninety … Continue reading

March 21, 2014

Technology: Helping or Hurting?

By Cori Fisher Technology has been invented to improve our lives and advance our intelligence. Nowadays, the internet is not living up to the standard expected to help student’s education. With poor … Continue reading

March 21, 2014

Flappy Bird: Yay or Nay?

By Kim Szekely Flappy Bird: either you love to hate it, or you hate to love it.  The random explosion of popularity gave society a reoccurring question in their mind: What IS Flappy Bird?  Everyone knows about the deviant … Continue reading

March 20, 2014

Making History at the Grammys

By Jillian Mignogna The Grammys might have been a memorable night for many celebrities but for thirty-three lucky couples, they had the honor to be joined together in holy matrimony … Continue reading

March 20, 2014

Finding Dory Expectations

By Lauren Walker  Hey there, Mr. Grumpy Gills. When life gets you down do you want to know what you’ve got to do? You’ve got to just keep swimming. Or in … Continue reading

March 19, 2014

Food for Healthy Skin

By Melanie Pruneau Many things contribute to the health of our skin.  Hygienic practices, hormones, and even bacteria are factors regarding the clearness of our skin.  But who would think that … Continue reading

March 19, 2014

Viera High School Varsity Softball

By Kiana East Pushing through this 2014 season of softball, Viera High School has a record of 6-4. Although this has not been their best record, they are improving daily and … Continue reading

March 18, 2014

Flappy Bird: From the Top of the Charts to Being Kicked to the Curb

By Julia Ramsey Flappy Bird started as an ordinary game from the App Store to a huge hit all around the world. The game became extremely popular, leading to addiction and … Continue reading

March 18, 2014

Viera Students Win Big at Science Fair

by Ciara Spencer If you went to the Merritt Square Mall the weekend of February 7, you most likely saw the project boards filling the building. Of the almost three … Continue reading

March 17, 2014

Senior Trip to Universal’s Grad Bash

By  Morgan Grazier Partying, dancing, and a rush of adrenaline are the basics for what to expect at this year’s Grad Bash. Going to Universal with all of your senior friends … Continue reading

March 17, 2014

Survival of Varsity Sports at Viera High

By Rachel Parish Fans screaming and applauding, numbers counting down on the clock, hot breath and sweat trickled down players’ faces. One decision could change the whole outcome of the game… … Continue reading

March 16, 2014

16 and Pregnant: Bad Influence On Teens?

By Karina Florentino The next time you say how 16 and Pregnant  does nothing but glamorize teen pregnancy, give a negative influence towards the younger audience, you might want to … Continue reading

March 16, 2014

Swole or Nah?

By Tara Haner Imagine every muscle in your body shaking with exhaustion, sweat pouring down your back and your lungs threatening to collapse; now wrap your mind around the fact … Continue reading

March 16, 2014

Music’s Effect on the Brain and Studying

By Annie Roe Students across the globe constantly struggle to focus while studying for a test. Their minds wander off to other places more enjoyable than the textbook sitting in … Continue reading

March 15, 2014

Interpretation of Dreams

  By Victoria Santis Dreams are our escape from our reality. Sometimes our dreams are strange and we don’t ever fully understand them, or what they mean. Are they random firings … Continue reading

March 15, 2014

Well, That Was Awkward (That Awkward Moment Movie Review)

By Rachel Parish and Lina Ruiz Heart-throb Zac Efron continues to melt hearts with yet another chick flick. The movie That Awkward Moment, also starring Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan, premiered to … Continue reading

March 15, 2014

Zzz, Do You Get Enough Sleep?

By Halie Beasley Do you think you are receiving the ideal amount of sleep that you need? If you aren’t receiving about nine hours worth of sleep, you aren’t getting … Continue reading

March 15, 2014

Trevor Merritt: Superstar

By Nicki Corcione We have many undiscovered talents at our school; we are all good at something. However, some may be better. One thing is for sure; practice is everything. Just ask … Continue reading

March 15, 2014

Looking For Alaska Review

By Taylor Martin Although it was published in 2005, Looking For Alaska, the first novel that the best-selling author, John Green, wrote, is still extremely popular with young adults. Nine years … Continue reading

March 14, 2014

Batter’s Up

By Cami DiGiacomo With accomplishments including a 36-19 record in two seasons, a Sarasota Baseball Classic Spring Break Championship, and the Hawks first ever District Championship in 2013, Viera High School’s … Continue reading

March 14, 2014

Cotton Balls: Diet or Disorder

By Sarah Ayala Dipping cotton balls in juice may not seem appetizing, but it has become the new diet trend for teens all over America. Although a trending fad, this … Continue reading

March 14, 2014

From Summer to Winter Olympics, She Has It Mastered

By Allison Summers             How hard is it to master one sport and go to the Olympics for it? The answer to that question is very hard.  Female athletes have … Continue reading

March 13, 2014

Thin Mints or Thick Mints?

By Kendall Jensen With revenue of $700 million a year and over 200 million boxes sold, Girl Scout Cookies have taken over the country. Girl Scouts have sold their famous cookies … Continue reading

March 13, 2014

Glorification of Excessive Internet Usage

By Bianca Buschor   In this day and age, some people value the internet more than their arms or legs. They push the limits of the healthy maximum of internet … Continue reading

March 12, 2014

An Emotional Roller Coaster: The Fault in our Stars

By Katie Goodman The Fault in our Stars by John Greene is an emotional roller coaster filled with laughs, tears, and plenty of smiles. It centers on the two main … Continue reading

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