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The Life of an Exchange Student

Emilia Spangberg, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Student Profiles

On the 14th of August my life changed. I left Sweden to seek new experiences and learn about another culture here in America. It’s one of the biggest decisions that I have ever made: to leave everything that I ever known to start a new life in a country where I don’t know anyone. I don’t regr...

Get Out and Vote!

Get Out and Vote!

Evan Myers, Creative Director

November 5, 2018


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Voting may be considered as a chore to be ignored and pushed to the side. That it isn’t worth the time or the gas money; that it barely changes anything at all. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Especially for the younger generations of people who have only just obtained their right to vo...

The Power of Student Voice

Miranda Gershoni, Copy Editor

February 14, 2018


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Have you ever felt apathetic at school? Do you ever wonder if the system is actually working in your favor?

Religious Traditions Mix During Holidays

Connor Tate, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


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My parents practice different religions. My mom is Jewish, and my dad is Christian. If you were in this situation, how do you think you would handle it? We had to figure that out, and the way our family works nowadays might surprise you. In Judaism, the child’s religion is determined through the mothe...

Gershoni Seeks Changes in Education through Action

Miranda Gershoni, Copy Editor

December 12, 2017


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Have you ever felt apathetic at school? Do you ever wonder if the system is actually working in your favor? I think about this everyday. Since I started school 12 years ago, I’ve kept notebooks filled with things I’ve noticed and want to change about the education system. I recently flipped thro...

Laptops: Helping or Hurting?

Laptops: Helping or Hurting?

Cole Ratliff, Staff writer

November 1, 2017


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Laptops: Helping or Hurting? As students advance through their education, laptops prove more and more necessary. They are less bulky than a backpack full of supplies and notebooks, and are far more versatile. However, as their use in schools increases, so does the suspicion that they are not as b...

Indigenous Peoples Day Rightfully Replaces Celebration of Columbus

Indigenous Peoples Day Rightfully Replaces Celebration of Columbus

Bryan Sak, News Editor

October 17, 2017


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We’ve all heard the rhyme before; “In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue…” The voyage of Christopher Columbus is taught to students at a young age, but it is generally not until later on that students discuss the controversy of his celebration in America. In a time when beliefs of the past...

President Corrupts the Feminine Morale

President Corrupts the Feminine Morale

Miranda Gershoni, Commentary Editor

February 14, 2017


Filed under Commentary, Showcase

Does it bother you that the leader of the free world blatantly disrespects women and perpetuates rape culture?

The Vegetarian’s Dilemma

Michael Tiemann-Daniel, Staff Writer

February 14, 2017


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Vegetarianism is continuing to grow in popularity as many women and men have begun seeing health benefits by making the switch.

Where Does the Money Go?

Cole Ratliff, Staff Writer

January 14, 2017


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School budgeting is a daunting topic and something no student should have to worry about. Everything from culinary to football is funded, receiving money from AISD, the state, and school fundraisers.

A Very Personal Election

Joslynn Sanchez, Staff Writer

December 15, 2016


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In 2016, underlying divisions in American society were brought to light through the presidential election of November. Animosity throughout the election arose between political parties and even crossed racial lines that exposed sentiments some thought had significantly diminished since the 1960’s C...

Fire Drills Lack Urgency

Fire Drills Lack Urgency

Evan Myers, Staff Writer

December 14, 2016


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A false fire alarm occurred on Nov. 11. Even though nobody knew it was false, the school still treated it nonchalantly and students sluggishly waddled outside.

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