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The Student News Site of Dr. Michael M. Krop

The Lightning Strike

The Student News Site of Dr. Michael M. Krop

The Lightning Strike

Ron DeSantis an aim at students to kill “wokeness”

Seth Cohen, Staff Writer November 13, 2023

On Nov. 8, 2022, after winning re-election, Gov. Ron DeSantis declared that "Florida is where woke goes to die."  He was referring to wokeness, which is a social movement centered around the acknowledgment...

DeSantis laws ban books from Florida schools

Talia Robbins November 13, 2023

In 2022, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and a Republican majority legislature passed H.B. 1467, known as the curriculum transparency bill, giving parents a process by which they can object to school books,...

The Potty Pandemic: A close look into student bathrooms

Makayla Simeon, Staff Writer November 13, 2023

     There are 12 student restrooms on campus available for daily use, six for boys and six for girls. Four out of six girls and boys restrooms have issues with missing stalls or broken toilets and...

College Board announce digital SAT

Valentine Purcell, Staff Writer November 13, 2023

On Jan. 25, 2022, College Board announced that the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) will be taken digitally as of spring 2024.       In November 2021, College Board piloted the SAT digitally in...

DeSantis Laws Ban Books from Florida Schools

Talia Robbins, Opinion Editor November 10, 2023

     In 2022, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and a Republican majority legislature passed H.B. 1467, known as the curriculum transparency bill, giving parents a process by which they can object to school...

PTSA PERKS - PTSA Member Erika Benzaquen managing sandwich distribution.

PTSA treats members to free Chick-Fil-A

Jada Alexander, Guest Writer September 22, 2023

On Sept. 21, our Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) gave out Chick-Fil-A sandwiches to student members during first and second lunch.   Over 300 sandwiches were brought that day, distributed...

COME JOIN - Seniors Lucia Wittmund and Nicole Miranda offer candy as an incentive to join the French club.

Back Again, Club Fair 2023

Marilyn Amair, Staff Writer September 18, 2023

On either side of the South Patio corridors, bright colors, candy and decorated tables were seen among a mass of students during the first Club Fair of the school year. The event, which took place on...

FOOTBALLS BACK - Our Junior Varsity football team introducing themselves at the fall sports pep rally.

Fall-ing into the first pep rally of the year

Valentine Purcell, Staff Writer September 13, 2023

      On Thursday, Sept. 7, the first pep rally of the 2023-2024 school year took place during 7th period, honoring our fall sports.        Students began entering at 1 p.m. as music played...

KROP ROYALTY - Krops Class of 2024 managing their table on Senior Crown Day.

Krop’s Royalty Honored on Senior Crown Day

Daniella Froimzon, Editor-in-Chief August 30, 2023

     On Thursday, Aug. 24, Krop celebrated this year’s senior class with our school’s annual “Senior Crown Day,” where the upperclassmen flaunted their class pride by wearing blue clothes and...

Award-winning teachers make change in and out of classroom

Casey Critz, Editor-in-Chief March 3, 2023

Classrooms full of laughter, teaching and eager students line the school’s hallway, with rooms 2160 and 2245 bursting with opportunity and love. Crowned Krop’s Rookie Teacher and Teacher of The Year,...

Florida midterms election update: what changed in our state

Taira Astete, Staff Writer March 3, 2023

On Nov. 8, Americans exercised their right to vote for leaders and reform bills at the U.S. midterm election. Since then, various changes have been made to the country and state’s legislatures. The...

Affirmative action is soon to be absent

Josh Katz, Managing Editor March 3, 2023

As of October 2022, with updates to be issued in June 2023, the Supreme Court began listening to cases challenging affirmative action policies by students at the University of North Carolina and Harvard...

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