The Trinity Voice

The perks of unconventional pets

Harper Wilcox, Staff Writer

April 1, 2019


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   Every day after school, sophomore Monroe Beute goes home and goes to her backyard, where she feeds and takes care of her chickens and ducks. As an owner of unique animals, Beute has a lot of responsibilities when it comes to her pets.    “I have 21 pets,” Beute said. “Sixteen of them are c...

Four places to visit with friends in Orlando

Alexis Huang, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019


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   Are you in search of somewhere to go or something to do with your friends over the weekend? Well lucky for you, with this guide, you’ll no longer be looking at expensive theme park tickets or almost sold-out Amway concert tickets. Whether you’re looking for a cup of iced tea or new art exhi...

Navigating the difficulties of distant devotion: Students face the challenges of long-distance relationships

Navigating the difficulties of distant devotion: Students face the challenges of long-distance relationships

Matthew Mapa, Focus Editor

February 20, 2019


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   As soon as senior Valentyna Willard gets home from school, she rushes straight to her room and takes out her computer. After opening Skype, Willard calls her boyfriend, who lives in Zaporizhia, Ukraine.    “Florida and Ukraine are seven hours apart,” Willard said. “Usually, I’ll call when I ge...

A Giver’s guide to holiday chocolates

Alexis Huang, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019


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   What’s the most stressful, impactful and possibly life-changing moment you will experience in your life? The answer is clearly buying the right type of chocolate as a gift for valentine’s day! Standing in the aisle for minutes panicking over the “right choice” feels like a life-or-death situ...

Macaroni necklace or silver Lexus: What makes a meaningful Christmas gift

Macaroni necklace or silver Lexus: What makes a meaningful Christmas gift

Matthew Mapa, Focus Editor

December 12, 2018


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While sophomore Hayden Lehr is grateful for receiving Christmas gifts, there is one thing that she simply cannot stand.   “I hate when I get [Starbucks gift cards],” Lehr said. “I haven’t drank Starbucks since seventh grade. It’s just so stereotypical that everyone gives them to each oth...

The season of giving: The holiday season increases donations

The season of giving: The holiday season increases donations

Alexis Huang, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018


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   Two years ago, Shelly Brown discovered the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Brown is a single mother struggling with leukemia, and the food bank made it possible to provide food for her family.   “When someone mentions the holidays, the first thing that comes to mind for me is gi...

Re-adjust the lens on the local community

Re-adjust the lens on the local community

Matthew Mapa, Focus Editor

November 12, 2018


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   Less than a month ago, Hurricane Michael made landfall, leaving behind a path of destruction from Florida to Virginia. Only a month before, Hurricane Florence devastated the Carolinas with massive flooding. Both of these storms left some families with little other than their lives.    Despite this d...

Self expression on social media

Self expression on social media

HARPER WILCOX, STAFF WRITER

October 15, 2018


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   Social Media is a place where millions of teens share their lives every day, creating a platform of self-expression and interesting information. Although it was created to be enjoyable, allowing people to connect with others, it’s often been portrayed as unrealistic: showing only the desirable as...

I feel fine: Teenagers are dishonest about their negative emotions

I feel fine: Teenagers are dishonest about their negative emotions

Matthew Mapa, Focus Editor

October 11, 2018


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   High school is a difficult time for teenagers. The greater emphasis on academic performance and less time available puts students through a grinder, creating emotional stress that needs release or even mental health care. However, it’s impossible to help someone who does not share.    “Y...

The dreamers: Student creators showcase their talents

The dreamers: Student creators showcase their talents

Alexis Huang, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018


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   A faint melody sings in the back of senior Olivia Miller’s head as she works on her homework. As the tune becomes clearer in her mind, she makes her way to her piano, eventually letting her mind and fingers take control of the keys. Miller, an active player in the theater program, is now working...

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