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Junior Emma Hardage and junior Abbie Pullum win first place for the Debate team in their division of Cross-Examination Debate
Extracurricular activities adjust to changes brought on by COVID-19
January 7, 2021

Within the past few weeks, the rise of quarantined students has caused a great decline in participation of students within extracurricular activities. Because of this, clubs centered on interacting...

The New Judge

The New Judge
New Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett sparks change in the Supreme Court
December 16, 2020

Since new Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in on October 26, following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, many people have been expecting specific actions and rulings from her....

Benched

Varsity Football about to play against Crowley High School, their last game for this season.
Rough Rider Football gets Canceled
December 14, 2020

Due to the rise of positive COVID-19 tests and quarantines, the Saginaw football team is being forced to cancel their games for the rest of the season including the game on November 28 at Globe Life...

Good Will from Shopping Goodwill

Good Will from Shopping Goodwill
December 7, 2020

Retail and second-hand shops have enforced safety precautions to keep customers safe. Goodwill Industries is no exception, but instead of only providing clothes like other thrifts, Goodwill gives back...

Numbers Rise, Doors Close

Numbers Rise, Doors Close
Tarrant County Numbers Surpass Summer Shutdown
December 3, 2020

A second wave of COVID-19 is underway, and the country is not prepared. With a sudden spike in major areas like Tarrant County, Dallas County and Austin County, many Texas schools are looking to go...

The Price of Graduation

The Price of Graduation
How much does it really cost to be a senior?
November 13, 2020

Through the pandemic, companies have had sympathy for the group of people who have lost their jobs by lowering their prices. The employment rate is currently at 14.7% and is only rivaled in high unemployment...

Thirsty For The Win

Thirsty For The Win
Varsity volleyball out for blood
November 13, 2020

After a two-week quarantine due to COVID-19 contact, the varsity volleyball team won 8-5 against Arlington Heights on Nov. 3, raising their undefeated season record to 7-0. This win, along with their undefeated...

Messy and Argumentative: Trump-Biden Debate

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden during the first presidential debate.
November 8, 2020

On Tuesday night, September 29th, 2020, the first of three presidential debates between Donald Trump and Joe Biden took place at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. The debate itself was...

The Finale of the 2020 Presidential Election

The Finale of the 2020 Presidential Election
The election comes to a close the week of Nov. 3
November 4, 2020

As the country gathered at the polls to vote on Election Day, tension in the country remained strained. Everything about 2020 has been different, and the election has followed that same precedent. From...

Saginaw Takes COVID-19 Through the Woods

Saginaw Takes COVID-19 Through the Woods
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...

Human Trafficking on the Rise in the United States

Human Trafficking on the Rise in the United States
Texas is a hot spot for human trafficking.
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...

Isolation and Job Loss Lead to Mental Health Issues

Isolation and Job Loss Lead to Mental Health Issues
October 4, 2020
Students, however, are not only worried about their own health, but are worried more for the people they are close too.
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