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Mix it up

Mix it up

Shelby Hansen, Writer

September 19, 2019

The beginning of the year is such a fragile time. New classes, new schedules and new friends are all included in the first few weeks of the back to school season. For some, it can be hard to adjust to a new year, and for others, it’s an exciting way to open up to new experiences. This year, however...

Viral sandwich

Viral sandwich

Kenneth Montano

September 19, 2019

People are tweeting, snapping and posting all over the internet over Popeye's sandwich. This sandwich originally came out in August and has taken social media by storm since. The chicken sandwich may have been good, but it has caused more issues than you might think. The one issue affecting people who don’t e...

Birth of a Vape Nation

Birth of a Vape Nation

Travis Flippo, Writer

September 19, 2019

On an average Tuesday, there are anywhere between 10 and 15 kids vaping in the bathroom between classes. This is commonplace practice among upperclassmen and recently has spread to all students at school. Due to the convenient, odorless vapor of nicotine vapes, the school has been all but overrun with s...

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...

A review of Avengers: Endgame

Fathan Kelley, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019

 If you're clicking on this it must be out of sheer curiosity because Marvel Studios reputation has already told you how good Avengers: Endgame is going to be. The movie follows the events of Avengers: Infinity War where the main antagonist Thanos had collected all the infinity stones in order to hav...

Pumping for a diploma

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Brooke Thornton, Editor-in-Chief

May 15, 2019

Every year across the nation, over 350,000 people suffer from cardiac arrest outside of a hospital. Of these cases, only 10 percent survive. Upon the last few weeks of school, seniors learn hands-on CPR during a class meeting to meet the state requirement prior to graduation. It is important for...

Hands on revolution

Hands on revolution

Fathan Kelley, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019

English teacher Dona Parks took an alternative teaching style where she oppressed the minorities of the class in order to help her students understand the essay “Civil Disobedience” by Henry David Thoreau. Parks taught under the idea that experience teaches better than analyzing a narrative. ...

4,475 miles to march

4,475 miles to march

Kora Ramirez, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

Painted faces, cheering crowds, and exhaustion is what several SHS band students raced to sign up for when given the opportunity to travel to Dublin, Ireland to play in the St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 17. The band was in Ireland from March 10-18. As the band arrived at the airport to board their...

UIL students advance to regionals

UIL students advance to regionals

Brooke Thornton, Editor-in-Chief

April 10, 2019

Students raced vigorously against the clock, writing as fast as their hands would let them. Suddenly, time was up, and just hours later the winners were announced. On Saturday, March 30, several SHS students competed in the district UIL competition at Colleyville-Heritage High School with events beginni...

Will There Be a “Day After Tomorrow”?

Will There Be a

Megan Barrett, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019

Climate change is a hotly debated topic that is prevalent in today’s major political discussions. Like most issues, it’s divided evenly between a black and white way of thinking. One side argues that climate change is a fabricated lie set out to ruin industrial reputation while the other believes t...

From then to now

From then to now

Kora Ramirez, Staff Writer

March 29, 2019

Being a senior can be very overwhelming. I have all this built up pressure from previous school years, my family, and teachers. I always thought that when I finally walked the stage that I would experience a sigh of relief because I would have made it. However, now that I’m so close to graduation,...

Breaking the bank

Breaking the bank

Brooke Thornton, Editor-in-Chief

March 26, 2019

College Board is an organization that creates and distributes standardized tests used for college admission and placement. Ever since College Board was formed on Dec. 22, 1899, the organization has claimed to be non-profit, focusing solely on standardized tests and college acceptance. However, this is ...