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Student entrepreneur starts successful haircut business

Student entrepreneur starts successful haircut business

May 5, 2017

He looks into the mirror as an inexperienced young teen and wonders how he is going to progress with cutting his hair for the first time. He eventually begins the cut that will change his passion forever. Senior Marc Jaramillo started cutting hair when he was in middle school. He used to get his hair cut...

Smith joined the Barbell Butterfly program so she would be more comfortable in her body. She has lost 42 pounds since January.

Sophomore uses negativity as motivation to lose weight

May 1, 2017

No longer wanting to be known as a “big” girl, she used others' negativity to push herself to lose weight and become more body positive. Sick of the deteriorating comments that impacted her self esteem, she decided to pursue a change in her physical appearance and her state of mind. Sophomore Mabry Smith sta...

The iconic restaurant will close April 30. Its new owners plan to turn it into a health food store.

Iconic Bryce’s Cafeteria closing

April 29, 2017

One of the most historic Texarkana venues will be closing at the end of the month. Bryce’s Cafeteria has served our community for almost 90 years, but the restaurant will be sold to new owners after April 30. “I used to go all the time with my step dad and mom,” junior Anna Kate Jordan said...

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Massage parlor employee arrested for prostitution

April 29, 2017

An OMG Massage employee, Ruiyun Li, aged 46, was arrested for performing acts of prostitution towards two undercover cops from the Texarkana Texas Police Department. Businesses around OMG Massage and the owner of the property filed complaints about possible illegal prostitution in the massage par...

Graphic by Alex O'Gorman.

Types of colleges for every preference

April 27, 2017

Lately, juniors have been plagued with dread. “What college do I apply to?” “Where do I fit in?” “What do I want to major in?” One of the first things to decide is what type of college you want to apply to. Here is an overview of what type of colleges you can look at to help in your future ...

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Spring Show to be held April 28 and 29

April 27, 2017

The HighSteppers’ annual Spring Show will be held April 28 and 29 at the Sullivan Performing Arts Center. The theme for this year’s show is “Dancing with the Stars,” which will feature various hits from the Billboard Top 100.  “This year, our Spring Show theme encompasses a wider variety ...

Imperfect English shouldn’t be a reason for prejudice

Story by Victoria Van, staff writer

April 27, 2017

“Can I order the unsweet tea?” “May you repeat that ma’am? I can't understand you.” “Can I please order the…” A pause falls on her lips. Forming the sentence with proper pronunciation gets stuck without an opportunity for escape. Words roll out of her mouth, but the syllables falter. The only words that come out sudden and unfamiliar. Instead of repeating the request, the lingering fear submits her to turn to her daughter with pleading eyes and repeat her order. Learning English has been a prominent obstacle ...

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Language can be cruel

April 27, 2017

For non-native English speakers, being unable to speak fluent English can greatly impact quality of life. Most schools and jobs require fluency, and prejudice can keep non-English speakers from having the opportunities that everyone else has. Parenting in an English-speaking country can present a whole...

Broken English can be a barrier to school, job

Story by Jhovany Perez, staff writer

April 27, 2017

Sitting in my first grade class, I struggle to decipher what the teacher is saying, and I am filled with millions of questions. Questions that will go unanswered. No one was there to help me. Not even my parents. When it came to school, I remember I grew so frustrated when I would ask my parents, “Mom, Dad can you help me write a sentence?” and they would both respond, “I’m sorry, mi hijo, but I don’t know how to do that.” After a while, my mom noticed that I struggled in school. I remember a distinct ti...

Imperfect English is nothing to be ashamed of

Story by Misty Lopez, staff writer

April 27, 2017

We stared at the extended fractures that zigzag across one of my brother’s tablets as my mother cuts off the roaring car engine. We eventually walk into the store with my brothers happily beaming and jumping from one foot to the next in hopes of getting their tablets fixed. A man is standing at the back of the store behind old furniture as my mother approaches him in a friendly matter. She begins to speak, but immediately the man begins to grin and chuckle under his breath. My mother was trying to explain what ...

A group of publications students traveled to Austin to participate in the ILPC convention. The staffs took home multiple awards, including Gold Stars in newspaper and yearbook. 
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Publications staff takes top awards at state convention

April 27, 2017

The Interscholastic League Press Conference (ILPC) convention was held on April 22-23 at the University of Texas at Austin. Hundreds of  student journalists from around the state attended the convention, taking classes and receiving awards. The THS Publications staffs were in attendance and received...

Holly Mooneyham helps a student in one of her freshman English classes. Mooneyham grew up in an abusive home and was eventually put into foster care, but she was able to overcome her past to become a successful teacher.

Leaving a broken cycle

April 24, 2017

There was never silence in that house–in that family. There was commotion and noise that invaded any sort of privacy she was lucky enough to find. Privacy was rarity in that house. Peace was unheard of. For freshman English teacher Holly Mooneyham, growing up in this house, there seemed to be ...

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