The student news site of Trinity Preparatory School

The Trinity Voice

When cancer gets personal: student reflects on her mother’s battle against breast cancer

When cancer gets personal: student reflects on her mother’s battle against breast cancer

Carly Swain, FOCUS EDITOR

October 6, 2017


Filed under FOCUS, SHOWCASE

   Seven years ago, junior Ivie Maher’s life turned upside down. She and her parents were picking up her brother Michael from school when her 40-year-old mother, Wendy, broke the news: she had just been diagnosed with stage three breast cancer.    “She found out on the first of October, which is kind of ...

Cash combats cancer: What becomes of Breast Cancer Awareness Week donations

Matthew Mapa, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under FOCUS

   Each October, students participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Week, a tradition started in 2000 to support the late Karyn Shellhase, a former Physical Education coach who was afflicted with the disease. With an entire week dedicated to fundraising, Breast Cancer Awareness Week raises a substantial amoun...

Strike gold with five of Florida’s hidden treasures

CARLY SWAIN, STAFF WRITER

February 22, 2017


Filed under FOCUS, SHOWCASE

   Tourists come from all around the world to experience the theme parks in Florida. Disney World, Universal Studios and Busch Gardens are just a few destinations that attract millions of people every year. Still, even the biggest theme-park junkie needs an escape from tourists every once in a...

“La La Land” lands seven Golden Globes

“La La Land” lands seven Golden Globes

Carly Swain, Staff Writer

January 18, 2017


Filed under FOCUS

     In the mid-20th century, movie musicals like “The Wizard of Oz” and “Singin’ in the Rain” were commonplace. However, the modern-day movie theatre holds mostly action and adventure films. It is rare to find a movie musical in the theatre and even rarer for such a film to succeed on a...

Surviving the not-so-snowy season

Surviving the not-so-snowy season

CARLY SWAIN, STAFF WRITER

December 15, 2016


Filed under FOCUS, SHOWCASE

  I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, but for better or for worse, Florida will not be granting us a snowy winter. Whether warm weather is your December dream or nightmare, it is a fact of life for Floridians.   “Florida winter is very inconsistent,” science teacher Carrie Lopez said. ...

How to make a pumpkin-chocolate piecake

ZACH WATSON, VIDEO EDITOR

November 28, 2016


Filed under FOCUS, MULTIMEDIA, VIDEO

Gray’s garden sprouts new club: The Green Team

Gray’s garden sprouts new club: The Green Team

CARLY SWAIN, STAFF WRITER

November 4, 2016


Filed under FOCUS

  There’s a new club in town. Science teacher Jonathan Gray and world language teacher Vanessa Spallone join forces to form the Green Team, a middle-school gardening club.   The club meets every Friday during break and provides members with hands-on gardening experience. In addition to gardening, ...

New garden nourishes campus

New garden nourishes campus

ALEXANDRA FELD, FOCUS EDITOR

November 3, 2016


Filed under FOCUS

Leaves emerge from the ground, giving new life and nutrients to the campus in the latest addition to the Trinity Prep landscape: the box garden behind Witmer Science Center. The garden consists of several different crops such as carrots and dragon tongue beans. The garden was planted over this past...

Feel the fear: Universal Orlando’s 26th Halloween Horror Nights

Feel the fear: Universal Orlando’s 26th Halloween Horror Nights

CARLY SWAIN, STAFF WRITER

September 7, 2016


Filed under FOCUS, Uncategorized

It’s not every day that you are chased down by a man revving a chainsaw. However, at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights (HHN), it’s all in a day’s work. On select nights from September 16 through October 31, Universal Studios Orlando provides parkgoers with a chance to face their fears...

A dazzling display of diversity: the 2016 U.S. Olympic team

A dazzling display of diversity: the 2016 U.S. Olympic team

CARLY SWAIN, STAFF WRITER

August 22, 2016


Filed under FOCUS

   The United States won 121 medals at the Summer 2016 Rio Olympics, 46 of them being gold. In addition to celebrating a record-breaking medal count, we celebrate an incredibly diverse team that matches that of our country.    “With last names like Armstrong, Hernandez and Zeng, our Olympic...

The student news site of Trinity Preparatory School
FOCUS