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A mid-morning at the museum

A mid-morning at the museum

Fathan Kelley, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019

The Perot Museum in Dallas is an intriguing and fun place to hang out with friends for a day at a small price under $20 each. It had adapted today's generation, having the most recent technologies such as robotics and Virtual Realities that you can dance and fly in for the newer generations. Subjects...

Hitting the links with varsity golfer

Hitting the links with varsity golfer

Fathan Kelley, Staff Writer

February 22, 2019

Varsity girls golfer Malisone Chanthapanya scored the lowest of all golfers that played that day with a 76 on Feb. 5. Last season she placed 9th during the State tournament with a score of 77 on the first day and 73 on the second day. How long have you been playing golf? Nine years. What makes a...

The more the merrier

The more the merrier

Kora Ramirez, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019

The transgender ban is being revived more than a year after a federal court in Washington D.C. first blocked it in October 2017. Under President Trump’s policy, transgender people who have a history or diagnosis of gender dysphoria are disqualified from military service. Any qualified United States...

The Hallyu Wave

The Hallyu Wave

Megan Barrett, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019

2018 was a big year for K-Pop artists. With events like CL and EXO playing during the closing ceremony of the PyeongChang Olympics, BTS gaining multiple spots on the Billboard's music lists and addressing the United Nations in favor of the UNICEF "Love Myself" campaign, and BlackPink having their song...

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...

Student Council pushes mental health awareness

Student Council pushes mental health awareness

Fathan Kelley, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019

Student Council encouraged students to wear green shirts around the school on Jan. 22 as a part of a mental health awareness day called ‘Hi, How Are You Day.’ A major part of the project was Student Council members asking the question “Hi, how are you?” throughout the day. “We did things th...

Stick it to the movement

Stick it to the movement

Brooke Thornton, Editor-in-Chief

January 30, 2019

Anti-vaccination movements have been discouraging the usage of immunizations for several years due to the belief that they are medically harmful. As a result, 2018 was the second-worst year for measles in the United States since 2000, with 349 individual cases confirmed among 26 states. The amount of ...

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...

Government approaches shutdown record

Government approaches shutdown record

Brooke Thornton, Editor-in-Chief

January 11, 2019

The United States government has been in an ongoing shutdown since Dec. 22 and is currently the second longest shutdown in history. The government was shutdown due to a budget disagreement between President Donald Trump and congress concerning funding for a variety of federal departments. The larges...

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...

Committing to the standard

Committing to the standard

Brooke Thornton, Editor-in-Chief

December 14, 2018

This fall, four student-athletes signed letters of intent committing them to compete in their chosen sport at the collegiate level next year. The athletes participated in National Signing Day on Nov. 14, 2018 and celebrated with friends and family following their signing. Madison Johnson, softball ...

Title IX Timeline

Title IX Timeline

Kora Ramirez, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018

1972 -In June president Nixon signed Title IX of the education Amendments of 1972. Title IX is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. -If a school knows or reasonably should know about student-on-student...