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Students labeled as gifted early on in their school career often end up feeling overwhelmed with expectations and school.

Feel the burnout

Story by Stephanie Jumper, Editor-in-Chief May 18, 2022

The dreary eyes. The brain that exerts all of its energy on assignments only to end up drooling on them when the exhaustion is too much to bear. The heartbreak of receiving a less than stellar grade when...

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Freddy’s impact

Story by Zoe Rushing, Advertising Editor May 12, 2022

On Aug. 8, 2014, Scott Cawthon released a brand new indie horror survival game titled Five Nights at Freddy’s. In the first game, players played as Mike Schmidt, the new night security guard, at a restaurant...

Assistant Band Director Steve Bennett leads the band in rehearsal.

Band sweepstakes

Story by Lourdes Quijas, Staff Writer April 21, 2022

Marching season has ended, and it’s now time for concert season. The band gets new music for their arguably most important event, UIL. Just like athletics, the band has UIL and the same rules apply....

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The world in filters

Story by Sara Havel, Staff Writer April 20, 2022

The more I scroll through my Instagram feed, the more I notice Snapchat filters, edited backgrounds with stars and galaxies and my friends looking like complete strangers. The world has become so fake,...

Members of the Model UN team pose for a photo at the UT Tyler Model UN conference.

A plan proposed, a plan stolen

Story by Dakota Dennard, Staff Videographer, Staff Writer April 6, 2022

Most teenagers dream of solving the world's problems and seem to know exactly how they'd make it happen. Well, in the Model United Nations club, students work together to solve a world crisis while representing...

A school bus parks at a typical summer destination.

Summer school for all

Story by Stephanie Jumper, Editor-in-Chief April 5, 2022

Texas heat leaves sweat on students’ forehead as the weather inches closer to the summer months. The last leg of the second semester is in full swing. As students await the unfortunate sunburns on their...

Sophomore Carly Hickerson has many responsibilities as a stage manager.

The meaning of managing

Story by Stephanie Jumper, Editor-in-Chief March 30, 2022

The velvet curtain opens, lights illuminate the stage and she plops down on a chair as black as her outfit, making herself comfortable for the 40 minutes of performance. As each light fades off the actors,...

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Trading your trash for cash

Story by Reese Langdon, Feature Editor March 29, 2022

Swiping your card for a new t-shirt that you secretly know you won’t wear more than once. Minus $30. Handing in a wad of cash to get your daily after school Sonic drink. Minus $18 per week. Typing in...

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Math madness

Story by Aislyn Echols March 12, 2022

Math is a subject that all students have had to suffer through. Though there is one tool that makes the subject just a bit more tolerable: a calculator. The problem is that the further you get into math,...

Many students struggle balancing the necessity of sleep with the concerns of the waking world.

In the need of ‘Z’s

Story by Stephanie Jumper, Editor-in-Chief March 9, 2022

Darkness is filled with nothing but the glow of flickering street lights and the occasional owl or squirrel soaking in the silence. Stores are spotless and closed until sunset. Most people should have...

The gate to Carver Terrace stands as the barrier between the toxic, abandoned neighborhood and the rest of Texarkana.

Texarkana’s toxic truth

Story by Phoebe Neff, Editor-in-Chief February 25, 2022

West Third Street: the site of an environmental tragedy right in the middle of town. From 1903 to 1961, it was Koppers Co., a wood treatment facility. In its near 60 years of its activity, it leached deadly...

Folse delivers his portrayal of Franklin D. Roosevelt in the Tiger Theater Companys fall play, Annie.

Teacher by day, actor by night

Story by Liberty Maldonado Cowan, Staff Writer December 16, 2021

Teaching high school students can be a challenge. Working with the students all day and then grading papers and preparing for the next class can be exhausting and time-consuming. Then try adding in a new...

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