Category Archives: Trends

GatorPress – Teen Choice Books

By: Jada Wiggins

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

The Bunker Diary by Kevin Brooks

The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall by Katie Alender

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak by Brian Katcher

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma

To vote on your favorite book visit

GatorPress – What to Do with Halloween Leftovers

By: Isobel Morton

Glow in the dark bubbles:

Step 1: Grab bubbles

Step 2: Grab some glow sticks

Step 3: Grab a pair of scissors

Step 4: Pour the bubbles into plastic a bowl

Step 5: Cut one end of the glow stick and leave it in the bowl

Step 6: Wait

Step 7: Once most of the glowing liquid has left the stick grab your bubble wand

(Optional: pour the glowing bubble mixture back in the bottle)

Step 8: Have fun!

Candy Brownies:

Step 1: Buy brownie mix from the store

Step 2: Place the candy in the mixture

Step 3: Place in the oven

Step 4: Enjoy!

Lollipop Turkey:

Step 1: Grab some lollipops

Step 2: Paint a styrofoam orb brown

Step 3: Cut out a beak and feathers from orange foam paper

Step 4: Cut out a gizzard from red foam paper

Step 5: Place the beak in the middle front of the orb (turkey body)

Step 6: Place the orange feathers along the side of the orb (turkey body)

Step 7: Place the gizzard under the nose

Step 8: Place two googly eyes on the front

Step 9: Stick the lollipops in the back of the orb to look like the back feathers

Cookie Cups:

Step 1: Grab a muffin tin

Step: Buy your desired cookie dough

Step 3: Put the dough in the tin

Step 4: Use a spice bottle to create a cavity for the candy

Step 5: Place pieces of your favorite candy in the middle

Step 6: Bake

Step 7: Enjoy!

Christmas Countdown:

Step 1: Collect old toilet paper rolls (25)

Step 2: Glue them together to form a tree

Step 3: Let it dry

Step 4: Paint it how you desire

Step 5: Fill each tube with candy or a little toy

Step 6: Put pretty tissue paper over the ends

Step 7: Put numbers on each roll in the order you desire

Step 8: Punch one in every day in December till Christmas

GatorPress – Student Life Hacks… Captain Shreve Edition

By: Demetrius Thompson– September 24,2018

  • Bring a water bottle to school

It’s for your drinking convenience when you can’t leave class and it encourages you to drink more water. Living healthy.

  • Bring your phone charger

You are able to charge your phone when its low on battery or you can lend it to your friends who forget theirs. Especially if you work after school and you love your phone.

  • Ask your english teacher for an all year library pass

You can have it to use during the morning or after school when you need to finish homework or print something out for class.

  • Study during lunch

While eating your lunch you can study for a test that you will take that day, or finish homework you weren’t able to do the night before.

  • Bring your laptop

If you do this, you can work on assignments in class when you have free time. Also you are eligible to do last minute work that requires a computer.

  • Put your I.D in your backpack

Once you reach home, put your I.D in your backpack, so when the next day rolls around you would have it and you wouldn’t have to pay a dollar to get a temporary.

GatorPress – Gator Picks

By: Isobel Morton– September 23,2018

Favorite Sandwich Place:

  1. Newk’s
  2. Subway
  3. McAllister’s
  4. Firehouse Subs
  5. Jimmy John’s

Favorite Fast Food Burger Place:

  1. Whataburger
  2. In-N-Out
  3. Wendy’s

Favorite Snack:

  1. Cookies
  2. Popcorn
  3. Yogurt
  4. Fruit Chews
  5. Fruit

Favorite Fair Food:

  1. Funnel Cake
  2. Fried Oreos
  3. Slushie
  4. Cotton Candy

Favorite Junk Food:

  1. Ice Cream
  2. Takis
  3. Hot Fries
  4. Popcorn

Favorite Sit Down Burger Place:

  1. Grub Burger
  2. Steak n’ Shake
  3. IHOP
  4. Five Guys

Favorite Milkshake Place:

  1. Chick-Fil-A
  2. Dairy Queen
  3. Grub Burger
  4. Sonic
  5. Steak N’ Shake

Best Fast Food:

  1. Chick-Fil-A
  2. Whataburger
  3. Panda Express
  4. Popeyes
  5. Sonic
  6. Taco Bell
  7. McDonald’s
  8. KFC

Favorite Chain Pizza Place:

  1. Domino’s
  2. Pizza Hut
  3. Papa John’s
  4. Little Caesar’s

Best Salads:

  1. Panera Bread
  2. Newk’s
  3. Greenhouse

Best Pasta:

  1. Olive Garden
  2. McAllister’s
  3. Jason’s Deli

Best Chicken Fast Food:

  1. Chick-Fil-A
  2. Popeyes
  3. KFC

Best Fast Food Fries:

  1. Chick-Fil-A
  2. Popeyes
  3. McDonald’s
  4. Taco Bell
  5. KFC

Favorite Cake Flavor:

  1. Red Velvet
  2. Cheese Cake
  3. Chocolate
  4. Vanilla

GatorPress – Random Top Picks

By: Isobel Morton– September 18,2018

Top French Fries:

  1. Arby’s
  2. McDonald’s
  3. Five Guys
  4. Chick-Fil-A
  5. Taco Bell
  6. Whataburger

Most Frequently Bought Summer Ice Creams:

  1. Mint Chocolate Chip
  2. Coffee
  3. Cookies ‘n Cream
  4. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup
  5. Peanut Butter Cup

Best Fast Food Breakfast:

  1. Dunkin’ Donuts
  2. Whataburger
  3. Carl Jr.’s
  4. Chick Fil A
  5. McDonald’s

Best Fast Food Chicken:

  1. Popeye’s
  2. Chick-Fil-A
  3. Church’s Chicken
  4. Raising Cane’s
  5. Bojangles

America’s Favorite Chain Restaurant:

  1. Cracker Barrel
  2. Denny’s
  3. Texas Roadhouse
  4. Olive Garden
  5. Applebee’s

Most Used Teen Apps:

  1. Snapchat
  2. Instagram
  3. Kik
  4. WhatsApp
  5. WeChat

GatorPress – Top 5

By: Jada Wiggins-September 11,2018

Top 5 Summer netflix movies

  1. To all the Boys I Love
  2. Alex Strangelove
  3. The Kissing Booth
  4. Chris Rock: Tramborine
  5. Mute

Top 5 most listened to albums

  1. Kamikaze-Eminem
  2. Astroworld- Travis Scott
  3. Scorpion- Drake
  4. Queen-Nicki Minaj
  5. Everything is Love- The Carters