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Eight thousand Starbucks Stores will close on May 29 for racial bias training. This is due to an incident that occurred on April 12, concerning employees and prejudicial treatment. Photo from Creative Commons

Racial bias at Starbucks

May 16, 2018

The alarm buzzes as she wakes up to get ready for a normal day of work. She puts on her green apron equipped with straws and walks in the door. However, she finds that it is closed for the day. She walks in and puts down her belongings, preparing for a long day of training. Junior Kearstan Williams, a local Starbucks ...

Members of Library Club listen to keynote speakers and authors discuss their sources of inspiration in writing. They traveled to Irving, TX on April 21 to attend a book festival. Submitted Photo

Stories coming to life

May 15, 2018

Their eyes wander around the pages, capturing all of the information that meets their mind. After a while, the thought remains in the back of their mind: “What is the person who created this like? Are their own experiences reflected upon the characters in this book? Are they as kind and caring as one...

Fighting a battle worth leaving

Fighting a battle worth leaving

May 11, 2018

She understands what it means to struggle; to make violent efforts to get free from restraint. She does this most days in a house built from the items meant to feed an addiction. Needles of the past entwined together to form a roof. Bottles of liquor stack themselves to make the foundation. The tight ...

Break out your coloring supplies

Break out your coloring supplies

May 10, 2018

Coloring books are no longer just for the kids. In fact, adult coloring books are all the rage right now. The new generation of books are typically filled with intricate black and white illustrations that are art themselves. While many find the act of coloring to be a calming distraction from hours ...

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A Rising ‘Star’

May 10, 2018

Andrew Bazzi, known by his last name, may be a new name on the music scene, but his talent is skyrocketing him to international fame. His debut album, “COSMIC” came out on April 12 and did not disappoint. With a voice that sounds remarkably like a mixture of Justin Bieber and the Weeknd, his musi...

Graphic by Victoria Van

Gifts that come from the heart

May 9, 2018

Mother’s Day is coming up and that mean present shopping. If you don’t want to give her the usual Mother’s Day store bought bouquet and chocolates this year, try a handmade gift. These thoughtful DIY Mother’s Day gifts are easy to make and easy on the wallet. DIY Photo Candle Celebrate your mom wi...

Addicted to the screen

Addicted to the screen

May 8, 2018

In recent years, the use of technology has increased. Multiple innovations and new features added to different devices have helped contribute to the phenomenon called Technology Addiction or Internet Use Disorder (IUD). Similar to other addictions, the overuse of technology can also range from moderat...

During the years 2012 and 2016, Facebook compromised 87 million user's private information to Cambridge Analytica. Mark Zuckerberg is pictured in his trial with the U.S. Senate on April 11. photo by Creative Commons

Breaching privacy laws through social media

May 3, 2018

In the midst of a scandal tearing apart modern American privacy, one name stands out: Mark Zuckerberg. Mark Zuckerberg co-founded social media giant Facebook, and is currently the chief executive officer and chairman of the company. Facebook was hit with a shocking report that they illegally shared the priva...

graphic by Langley Leverett

Safety measures prove to be useless

May 2, 2018

The Parkland shooting. 17 dead. 17 injured. Countless affected. An entire country scarred and bent on new regulations. Since Feb. 14, the United States has been on edge. From coast to coast, citizens from the youngest to the oldest have been rallying around a new platform, gun control. Some people have t...

Breaking the silence

Breaking the silence

April 27, 2018

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‘A Quiet Place’ earns its place

April 27, 2018

“If they hear you, they hurt you…” Only being released on April 9 and its 95 percent of Rotten Tomatoes rating, “A Quiet Place” has ranked its number one spot in movie lists. The movie has a box office review of $132 million total domestically. “A Quiet Place” has not even been r...

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