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For The Love of Football

Senior Ja'kques Goff at the Saginaw Pep Rally (Cederick Kassi)

Cedrick Kassi, Writer/Photographer

October 15, 2020

After a six month hiatus from football, getting back on the field means everything to players.

Human Trafficking on the Rise in the United States

Human Trafficking on the Rise in the United States

Serena Dechant, Contributer

October 4, 2020

 The percentiles have hit an all-time high in 2019, and in Texas alone, 1,080 cases of human trafficking and 2,720 suspected contacts were reported in 2019. Seven out of ten victims are female and twenty five percent are children.  “I just thought that was incredibly flattering and that they were seri...

Isolation and Job Loss Lead to Mental Health Issues

Isolation and Job Loss Lead to Mental Health Issues

Brandon Holt, Contributor

October 4, 2020

Students, however, are not only worried about their own health, but are worried more for the people they are close too.

AP Seminar Gets The Spotlight: Research in The Millennium

AP Seminar Gets The Spotlight: Research in The Millennium

Travis Flippo and Alli Exley

January 23, 2020

Seminar students Jordan Kankam and Mariah Carter share their experiences with the AP Seminar course.

J.R’s dashboard

J.R. shows off his YouTube channel J.R.'s car reviews.

Kenneth Montano, Writer

January 14, 2020

Senior J.R Hall, the creator of YouTube channel, J.R. 's Car Reviews. The channel has gained a total view count of 1 million and growing. His love of cars seems to go farther beyond his YouTube channel. Hall created the channel in January 2016 after he realized he wanted to share his love of cars with ...

When bullies win, depression begins

When bullies win, depression begins

Kayla, Writer

November 15, 2019

Though National Bullying Prevention Month is in October, bullying is a phenomenon that happens, unfortunately, daily. The act of bullying happens far too often, and one in four children and teens in the U.S suffer the physical, mental and emotional consequences of bullying. Bullying is when an individual...

Breakdown to avoid the breakdown

College Application

Kayla, Writer

October 24, 2019

The Breakdown. It is time to start breaking down the steps and checking off the list to completing college applications. The importance the breakdown is to inform students of how the process works, how to get started, what to look for, and everything students need to prepare for the college application...

Internet-working the way to nationals

Internet-working the way to nationals

Megan Barrett, Staff Writer

May 21, 2019

After winning first place in the SkillsUSA state competition for Internetworking, senior Mark Meza became eligible to advance to nationals. At this competition, Meza will compete against other state champions in Louisville, Kentucky on June 24-28.   The Internetworking competition is divided into three parts: net...

Clouding your mind

Clouding your mind

Brooke Thornton, Editor-in-Chief

February 18, 2019

A puff of smoke rises over the stall door. “Let me try,” a voice whispers as the flash drive disguised device is passed from hand to hand, the nicotine-infused vapor invading the lungs of underage teens. Ever since they were first introduced to the United States in 2007, electronic cigarettes h...

Bennett’s Barky Bites

Bennett's Barky Bites

Nicholas Trammell, Staff Writer

January 11, 2019

Denise Bennett, environmental science teacher, enlightens students on the sciences of the earth and life. Her room is often adorned with maps, animal posters, and plant life galore. And now Bennett is letting her love of animals and the earth take her to a new horizon: Her own business. Inspired b...

FFA Student Advances to State

FFA Student Advances to State

Megan Barrett, Staff Writer

January 11, 2019

After scoring a second place spot in the Area V Leadership Development Contest in the Greenhand Creed Speaking portion on Nov. 14, freshman Madison Wimbish was eligible to advance to the Texas Future Farmers Association (FFA) State Contest. There, Wimbish qualified for the semifinals out of more than...

Lifetime decision

Lifetime decision

Sara Smith, Junior Reporter

November 16, 2018

Ever since Misti Guiterrez was young, she had big dreams of becoming a doctor. Taking Principles of Health as a freshman and continuing with AP classes into her senior year is leading Misti to decide on what college she is going to attend. Guiterrez has choices of UNT, Texas Woman’s, Baylor and Tex...