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Saginaw Takes COVID-19 Through the Woods

Saginaw Takes COVID-19 Through the Woods

Hannah Gode, Contributor

October 5, 2020

The live entertainment industry has been dormant since March due to the coronavirus pandemic. The fall musical, Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim, will put an end to the drought in entertainment at the school with a tentative opening night of Dec. 10. After a round of virtual auditions, rehearsals began Sep...

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.

California Wildfires

Northern California wild fires smoke and ash creates eerie morning arrival of sophomore Melia Brussard at Ted Bluff Union High School in Tehama County 12 miles from one of the many wildfires.

Miranda Baker, Contributor

October 3, 2020

Destructive wildfires in California are currently burning through over a million acres of forestry and land due to more than 12,000 lightning strikes in August.  An effect of  climate change prompted by greenhouse gas emissions. The people of California have fallen victim as well; having to evacuate...

Cowboy’s Come Back

AT&T Stadium

Maribel Castro, Contributor

October 3, 2020

The biggest gathering in North Texas was held since Covid-19 struct the United States.  The Dallas Cowboys had their first home game at the AT&T Stadium. Due to the pandemic, this home game was not like any other. The event had thinner crowds, due to it only being able to have ticket sales of 25% capacity of sta...

Lacking Lipreading: How Masks Disadvantage the Hearing Impaired

A woman uses a see-through face mask designed for deaf or hard of hearing people.

Shelby Hansen, Writer

September 28, 2020

In the midst of a global pandemic, change is inevitable. The world as we know it is gone, and every day, it seems that there is a new development. However, many of these changes provide a barrier for people with disabilities. Since the start of the pandemic, masks prevent people with hearing loss from c...

The Show Must Go On

The logo of the school's musical

September 28, 2020

Special policies and protections must be in place during the school day to keep up with social distance guidelines, but there’s one thing that the theatre department refuses to let go of: the winter musical. Musical auditions were held online instead of in-person this year in the wake of COVID-19.  The audit...

Inside In-School Learning: The First Day On-Campus

Students walking into school after months of quarantine.

Maya Gasca

September 17, 2020

This year has been a continuous cycle of new and confusing events, with September being no exception. While people all over the U.S. are still fighting the spread of COVID-19, adding to the debate and nervousness all over the nation is the return to school. Though most school districts, including...

Hearings dominating country

Hearings dominating country

Shelby Hansen

December 4, 2019

In the anticipation of the upcoming 2020 presidential election, a new situation has come to light regarding Donald Trump’s presidency. During a time where the economy is booming, the rivalry between political parties couldn’t be stronger. Democrats are trying to find their big campaigner for the up...

Kevin Atlas holds up the world

Kevin Laue hugs junior Jordan McDaniel after a demonstration during the speech.

Kenneth Montano, Writer

November 11, 2019

Motivational speaker Kevin Atlas came to speak to the freshmen class and all athletes on Oct. 21. The district athletic department arranged the speaker with the intention of giving motivation to the audience with the story of his life. Atlas started off as a student who struggled with authority, p...

Same field, different name

Administrators and school board officials line up by Ric Canterbury before cutting the ribbon on the field.

Shelby Hansen

November 6, 2019

On the night of the homecoming carnival, commotion and energy filled the back side of the field house. As booths were set up, another event was going on by the stadium: the renaming ceremony of the stadium’s field to Ric Canterbury Field on Oct. 16.  The field was named after the school’s fir...

The Garbage Day That Never Comes

The Garbage Day That Never Comes

Travis Flippo, Writer

October 17, 2019

In the wake of China’s embargo on accepting recycling from foreign nations, the United States has since gained another crisis on her plate. The embargo began in January of 2018 and has led to an increase in production in domestic paper recycling all across the U.S. This embargo has also been expedited...