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Summer songs for summer vibes

Summer songs for summer vibes

April 26, 2017

Let’s face it— you’re all exhausted. It’s the end of the school year, and you can almost taste the freedom and endless nights of summer. What better to get you in the mood than some great music? Check out these songs for cool summer vibes and a good time!   alt-J — “Something Good” Imagine...

AP testing to commence May 1

AP testing to commence May 1

April 22, 2017

After a year of preparing for AP tests, the days are finally drawing near as the school year comes to a close. AP tests are influential in college admissions and receiving college credit. Make sure to take your tests seriously and do your best. Here are the dates and times for AP tests.   Wee...

Katherine Langford, left, and Alisha Boe play frenemies in the Netflix series

More than 13 reasons to watch

April 20, 2017

The Butterfly Effect: a butterfly flaps its wings over the ocean and there’s a hurricane in Asia. It is the concept that all things are connected, and that small actions can have large effects. "13 Reasons Why" is a huge butterfly effect: thirteen different butterflies, one huge hurricane that destroy...

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Financial help available for prom tickets

April 19, 2017

For high school students, prom is the one night romanticized in movies and television shows as being the dance where anything could happen. It is portrayed as being the magical night that will be remembered forever. That is, if you can afford to get in first. With 54.4 percent of the students at our sc...

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Prep work makes the dream work

April 19, 2017

I walk into a dimly lit room. The judges are all in the back, clicking their pens impatiently as they wait for me to begin. I haven’t prepared. There’s no way I’ll advance to finals, so why should I even try? I take a deep breath and launch into the worst speech of my life. “If you ...

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Listen outside the lines

April 17, 2017

Everyone has been in that moment where all they want to listen to new music.  Anxiously looking through Youtube searching for your next favorite song; refreshing the recommended list, constantly hoping to find something. Most of us fail to find what we are looking for. However, here is a list of not ...

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Leaping into adulthood

April 12, 2017

The door to adolescence shuts behind me, but in front of me the doors to adulthood swing open. Buying lottery tickets and cigarettes, registering to vote, opening a personal bank account, getting a tattoo and enlisting in the army are now all legal courses of action. These newfound actions are all explic...

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Testing the system

April 10, 2017

Standardized tests can provide an opportunity for colleges to measure students' academic ability, but many believe the testing format is unfair and that intelligence can't be standardized. Students that have experienced standardized tests firsthand give their input.

National tests provide opportunity for students to shine

Story by Caleb Snow, staff writer

April 10, 2017

Countless hours of studying, college level high school courses, College Board workbooks and pamphlets; everything students are driven to do in high school outside of the regular curriculum is for one goal: college admission. While community service, a diversified resume, and upbeat personality certainly make for a great college admissions candidate, without a proficient score on the ACT or SAT, college acceptance is not likely, placing a vast amount of emphasis on excelling at one or both of these tests. To some, this...

Standardized tests fail to measure true ability

Story by Celeste Anderson, news editor

April 10, 2017

4.0 GPA. All AP classes. Five to six hours of homework a night. Weekends and all free time spent volunteering. For some reason, America has decided that the weight and time spent on all of these factors combined pales in comparison to the much dreaded ACT and SAT. Students file into classrooms after having their ID checked and await stressful testing and bubbling in answers. When they get their scores back, experience an array of different emotions; they hold the belief that their ACT or SAT score dictates which college...

Sophomore Grant Rommel lunges for the ball during the last match of the district tennis tournament. The tournament took place on April 5-6 at Texas High.

Keeping up the tradition

April 10, 2017

The Tiger tennis team pulled out a first place victory on the both the boys and girls side at their district tournament held April 5-6 at the home courts. This is the 27th time time consecutively that the tennis team has been the district champions on both sides. The team had four first place finishes...

Members of Multicultural Club sell food during lunch. Funds go towards a trip for the club.

It’s a fiesta

March 31, 2017

Student after student line up to try food they have never seen before in their lives. “What is this?” “What’s it called?” Students walk away with the satisfaction of trying new foods they never thought they would like. The Multicultural Club sold Mexican treats and drinks during...

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