We look back on 2018, a midterm year for a country that’s just living on a prayer

By : Jeremy Williams and Ryan Williams-Jent
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It’s been two years since we, as a country, entered into the reality that is the Trump Administration. The country feels more divided than ever and the phrases “fake news” and “it’s all a witch hunt” are commonplace.

The violence that seems to define who Americans are these days is also there, particularly in Florida, where there has been no justice for the five transgender women of color who were murdered and yet another mass shooting—this time at a high school in Parkland, Fla.—pulled the focus of the world to our state.

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07.26.18 Tampa Bay Bureau Chief’s Desk

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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There are moments in our lives that stick with us—defining who we were, who we are or who we want to be.

Among my list of essentials are a summer with my grandmother, probably my favorite person that I’ve ever known. The two of us would take turns telling one another stories we’d make up on the spot, finishing each other’s dangling plot threads well into the wee hours of the night. She also helped cement my role as a night owl.

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Openly gay teacher runs for Seminole County School Board

By : Colton Adkins
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WINTER PARK, Fla. | Openly gay Lake Howell High School English teacher Bobby Agagnina is running for Seminole County School Board District 4.

Agagnina, who was born and raised in Central Florida, has been teaching at Lake Howell for nine years. After graduating from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree of English, Agagnina knew he wanted to teach where he grew up.

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