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Laptops: Helping or Hurting?

Laptops: Helping or Hurting?

Cole Ratliff, Staff writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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 Opinion, Showcase

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

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The Vegetarian’s Dilemma

Michael Tiemann-Daniel, Staff Writer

February 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion

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

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Where Does the Money Go?

Cole Ratliff, Staff Writer

January 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion

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.

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A Very Personal Election

Joslynn Sanchez, Staff Writer

December 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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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Not a Good FIT

Not a Good FIT

Lauren Ward, Staff Writer

October 26, 2016


Filed under Opinion

By now, everyone now knows what FIT is and how it’s supposed to benefit us. In advisory, we learned study tips to make the time useful, basic information and background, and how each week Social and Emotional Learning will be discussed. With the many pros FIT seems to have, there are still some cons ...

The Texas Tribune Festival: Racism and Government

Miranda Gershoni, Commentary Editor

October 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The Texas Tribune Festival, held annually by The Texas Tribune at the University of Texas at Austin, brings together some of the U.S. and Texas’ most prominent leaders in politics, public policy, and journalism. Students and educators have the opportunity to meet with and report on these leaders.

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Losing Spirit

Lauren Ward and Maddie Gaynor

October 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Lately, school spirit seems to be slowly disappearing among students. Pep rally attendance is dwindling, spirit week looked sparse, and overall upper and lower classmen aren’t as into the spirit anymore. School spirit is meant to bring the campus together and create an upbeat environment that gets...

Taco Truck Towed Away from Underclassmen

Taco Truck Towed Away from Underclassmen

Auston Abrego, Entertainment Editor

October 6, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The 2016-2017 school year has been the year of change, and even the way we eat lunch has been subject to drastic change. Our beloved hour long lunch was cut to only 40 minutes, and the food truck, the best alternative to school lunch for underclassmen, was taken away from us. The lines weren’t very ...

Reagan’s Rivalry Resurgence

Reagan’s Rivalry Resurgence

Bryan Sak, Staff Writer

October 6, 2016


Filed under Opinion

As the current football season gets underway, students have a big question to face: Who is the school's next big rival? With the realignment brought on by the University Interscholastic League, the Maroons have dropped from 6A to 5A until at least the 2018-2019 season. With this shift in divisions comes...

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