District Budget Cuts Impact PVHS Programs

By Ben Black In mid-February of 2024, Ponte Vedra High School (PVHS) students in the midst of class registration for next year were met with unexpected and alarming news: the school’s Latin and Chinese programs, long staples of the PVHS…

Art Student Cole Shapiro Takes His Passion to the Next Level

By Landon Rogers-Neubarth    Ponte Vedra High School junior Cole Shapiro, is one of the most prominent artists at the school.  Cole has had numerous pieces displayed and has amassed a following of 1,500 people on his art Instagram account. “I had…

Girls Soccer Dominates at Districts

By Sasha Crowe    The Ponte Vedra High School (PVHS) girls soccer team has made significant progress toward a State Championship medal in the past week. As of Wednesday, Jan. 31, the Sharks are ranked first in Florida and first…

FAFSA Discrepancies Cause Further Delay to Mid-March

By Jackson Gianchetta    As many students at Ponte Vedra High School continue to navigate the college admissions process, issues have sprung up concerning the FAFSA, the form used by the United States Department of Education to determine eligibility for…

PVHS Introduces New Required Financial Literacy Course

By Ryder Navarra    In March of 2022, Florida Govenor Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill 1054, also known as the “Dorothy L. Hukill Financial Literacy Act”, which will require students who enter high school in the 2023-2024 school year to…

State Board Of Education Pushes Through Black History Curriculum Changes

By Jackson Gianchetta On Wednesday, July 19th the Florida State Board of Education adopted new changes in curriculum regarding the teaching of Black History in the state’s social studies classrooms that many have condemned as regressive and a step backward…

Classical Learning Test Emerges as Standardized Test Alternative

By Nate Wicker High school students in Florida could find themselves taking an alternative option to the traditional college entrance exams of the past. The “Classic Learning Test” or CLT for short, “exists to reconnect knowledge and virtue by providing…

The Writers Strike and How Entertainment is Changing

By Phillip Berkwit Both Hollywood writers and actors have been on strike. According to vox.com, “Some 11,500 Hollywood writers, represented by the Writers Guild of America (WGA), walked off the job on May 2 and have been on strike since…

H.B. 999 Extends DeSantis’ Anti-Woke Crusade

   The Florida Legislature is debating House Bill 999 (HB 999) or the Public Postsecondary Educational Institutions. The bill details legislation relating to policies regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs in public universities. The bill was first filed in late…

The Class of 2023 Athletic Commits

By Kennedy Rosendahl    The 2023 class at Ponte Vedra high school (PVHS) has a talented group of athletes, some committed to play a sport in college. There are 31 seniors at PVHS currently committed to play somewhere. These commitments…

AP Art History Students Travel to NYC

By Koa Davidson Over President’s Day Weekend, students at Ponte Vedra High School visited New York City to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Although previous…

Annual PV Assassins Tournament

By Olivia Richie Every year Ponte Vedra High School (PVHS) students host a real-life game of battle royale with water guns, called Assassins. This event is not set up by or associated with PVHS administration. But rather set up and…

Girls Lacrosse Update

By Sasha Crowe    The Ponte Vedra High School girls lacrosse team had a busy week last week, playing three games. On Tuesday, Feb. 21, the girls faced American Heritage High School, taking a tough loss 18-4. Junior, Lily Mosser…

International Film “RRR” Wins Golden Globe for ‘Best Original Song’

By Koa Davidson Last week, at the 80th annual Golden Globes Awards given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the winner for best original song went to the track ‘Naatu Naatu’ from a movie named “RRR.” This is not a…

Girls Wrestling Continues Dominant Season Following Last Year’s State Finish

By Nina Lueck    Coming off of team State Runner-Up and individual State Champion finishes, the Ponte Vedra High School girls wrestling team has approached this year’s season with a new vigor. Coached by former collegiate, All-American wrestlers, Nadine Fiege (Head…

“The Cattle Car” Exhibit Visits PVHS

By James Grossman and Rachel Bacchus From Jan. 23 to Jan. 24, the organization Hate Ends Now and their “The Cattle Car” exhibit visited Ponte Vedra High School (PVHS). The goal of the organization is to spread awareness about bigotry…

Signing Day at PVHS

By Sasha Crowe On Wednesday Feb. 1, 37 of Ponte Vedra High School’s student-athletes officially committed to pursuing their academic and athletic careers in college. Festive with college themed balloons and flags, the athletes gave brief speeches on their hopes…

Name, Image and Likeness Deals Transform College Football

By Aspen McAdoo College football (CFB) is not the same as it used to a few years ago. With the introduction of name, image, and likeness (NIL) deals and the uptick of players entering the transfer portal, the sport has…

Boys Basketball Continues Impressive Season

By Kennedy Rosendahl    The Ponte Vedra high school boys’ basketball team is working through their season and brought their overall record to 10-4. With their impressive season so far, the Sharks still couldn’t manage to beat the Providence high…

Word of The Year Announced

By James Grossmann and Jackson Gianchetta In the digital age, language never ceases to evolve. The COVID-19 pandemic led to an increase in communication taking place via social media platforms. The rise in communication on social media has had rippling…

The Yard: Milkshake Review

By Sasha Crowe and Amelia McDonough   The Yard, known for its ‘Instagrammable’ desserts, is a milkshake bar that has brought the milkshake to a whole new level. It was founded in 2017 by the husband-and-wife team Logan and Chelsea…

Water Fountains to Resume Operation After Winter Break

By Landon Rogers-Neubarth    During COVID-19, St. Johns county turned off the water fountains in the school in compliance to the CDC’s health regulations for physical distancing. In order to allow students to get water on campus without the purchase…

Should Students Take Advantage of Test Optional Applications?

By Leila Wickliffe   For years, standardized testing was a source of stress for students applying to college. Students generally began taking these tests in their junior and senior years in preparation for college applications. Colleges used these standardized tests,…

PVHS Boys Basketball Triumphant Over Bolles

By Kennedy Rosendahl The Ponte Vedra High School boys basketball team played in their first home games on Nov. 29 and Dec. 2. First, they played the Menendez Falcons and won 87-63. After easily handling that game, they played the…

PVHS Football Wins Thrilling Rivalry Against Nease

By Kennedy Rosendahl    The Ponte Vedra high school Sharks took on the Nease high school Panthers in their rivalry matchup on Friday, Oct. 28. The game was highly anticipated and had a huge turnout. Both the Ponte Vedra side…

CSA’s and What They Mean

By Olivia Richie Common Summative Assessments (CSA) started on the state level, these essentially are smaller tests used to test students on topics throughout the year. Instead of one huge test like midterms they are smaller tests given each quarter….

The Sharks Continue Their Domination to Playoffs

By Addie Hancock The Ponte Vedra High School girls and boys track and field teams competed at Beachside High School for the Battery Invite competition last weekend and had a very successful weekend.   With districts coming up, the team is…

Deputy Reynolds Heroic Background

By Nate Wicker On December 14, 2012, in Newtown Connecticut, a 20-year-old man shot and killed 20 students and six adults when he opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Deputy Reynolds was starting his shift that morning working in…

The Sharks Begin to Turn Around Their Season

By Rocco Garica    The Ponte Vedra High School Sharks baseball team hosted the 14-2 Tocoi Creek Toros in effort to break the Toros 13 game win streak. The Toros started out swinging with two funs scored in the top…

The Sharks Struggles Continue

By Rocco Garcia    On Apr. 2, the Ponte Vedra High School Baseball team faced the Ridgeview Panthers in a rematch of last years regional quarter finals. The Sharks had lost to the Panthers and seek revenge for their early…

Sharks Show Glimpse of Success but It Does Not Last Long

By Rocco Garcia    The Ponte Vedra High School Sharks Baseball team hosted Eagle’s View Academy on Mar 28, in effort to prolong a win streak. The Sharks went up early in the first inning with a wild pitch scoring…

The Truth Behind Passports

By Aspen McAdoo    A passport is one document that a citizen of any country can have and is one necessity for traveling to foreign countries. There are many factors that go into whether or not one has a passport…

The Effects of March Madness on the School Day

By Dylan McAdoo   As March approached, so did the madness – March Madness. But the game affects more than just the basketball courts; March Madness also leaks into high school classrooms. For most students, the thrill associated with March…

Sharks Boys Volleyball Open Up the Season

By Sasha Crowe    The Ponte Vedra High School (PVHS) boys volleyball team started off their season with many ups and downs. On Tuesday, Mar. 7, the Sharks fell to Tocoi Creek High School in a hard-fought match which went…

Girls Varsity Tennis Stay Hot and Continue Their Win Streak

By Amelia Rogers-Neubarth             The Ponte Vedra High School (PVHS) girls varsity tennis team had an away match against the Episcopal Eagles on Tuesday, Mar. 19. The Sharks are coming off of another win continuing their streak with only two…