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When viruses go viral

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Story by Stephanie Jumper, staff writer

April 20, 2020

Restaurants are closing. Stores are shutting down. The closest we can see our friends is through a laggy computer screen on late night FaceTimes. All thanks to a disease from across the world called coronavirus, Texarkana is in a shelter in place. This order forces us to spend as much time at home a...

Cinematic COVID complications

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Story by Sydney Rowe and Aislyn Echols

April 18, 2020

Due to the spread of coronavirus shutting down public places, most movie theaters have closed their doors indefinitely. Because of this, many movie productions have decided to postpone the releases of their new movies. While many movie and TV show releases are being put off, some movies and shows have...

Quarantined cash

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Story by Peyton Sims, culture editor

April 7, 2020

With restaurants closing, businesses shutting down and people’s jobs being thrown out the door, it’s no shock that money is tight. While your wallet may be a bit lighter than it was before the pandemic, there are many different ways to make some extra cash without leaving the safety of your home...

Diet full of sunshine

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Story by Mikayla Zverina, staff writer

April 4, 2020

As you drag yourself out of bed, you realize that this is the third day in a row that you have felt down in the dumps. You force your feet to keep moving as you make your way to the kitchen and begin pondering on what to have for breakfast. By adding a few of the following foods to your daily diet, howev...

A tiger king and his fallen tiger kingdom

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Story by Phoebe Neff, staff writer

April 3, 2020

Finding a place to begin describing “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness” is difficult. Practically, the only constant in this series is the pure, unadulterated chaos that follows the individuals documented. However, this is by no means a bad thing.  Without a doubt, “Tiger King” is one of ...

Culturally diverse books

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Story by Andrea Loredo, staff writer

April 3, 2020

Books can take us to many different places and introduce us to many different cultures. They can give an insight into other people's lives and how differently they live. Authors write about their life experiences. Regardless of the reason, these books were written by Latin American authors to show the...

Curbing the COVID-crazies

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Story by Margaret Debenport, opinion editor

March 21, 2020

Spring break for Texas High School students was officially extended to another week as of March 16, but, under the circumstances, that week doesn’t call for days of roaming around town with friends. Bowie County reported the first known case of coronavirus on March 16. With health officials urging Americans to stay at home and practice social distancing in order to “flatten the curve,” practicing social d...

College money in the making

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Story by Mikayla Zverina, staff writer

March 16, 2020

Your final year of high school is flying past you in a whirlwind of college applications and essays. Just when you thought the race to get your applications done was over, you realize you forgot to sign up for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA is a form completed by current and prospecti...

Saving bucks on spring break

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Story by Bailey Hawkins, staff writer

March 15, 2020

Spring break is all about having fun and you don’t need a lot of money to do so. From spending time in the great outdoors to having a night inside with a couple of friends, there are many budget-friendly ways to spend your week. Go on a road trip Flying is cool, but there is so much more to see with no clouds in th...

Up in the hair

Up in the hair

Story by Margaret Debenport, opinion editor

March 14, 2020

Pollen has started to fall, the little flowers that sprinkle the ground are sprouting and afternoon thunderstorms are beginning to roll in. It’s early spring, and with the cold weather rolling out, it’s time to roll in the bright color palettes that make up a spring wardrobe. With Target, Kitsch,...

Battling burnout

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Story by Doug Kyles, staff writer

March 13, 2020

The “King of YouTube” PewDiePie, vlog-star Elle Mills and parody creator Alex Wassabi are all wildly successful in their own right. Between them, millions of fans check in every time they upload on YouTube. So with all of their perceived success, why have each of them (and countless other creators) ...

New kid on the walk

New kid on the walk

Story by Doug Kyles, staff writer

March 12, 2020

“Is it any good?”, “How’s the staff?”, “Is it really worth the hype?” These questions and more are asked among every community amidst the opening of any new restaurant, as the establishment is judged like the “new kid” at school. Texarkana especially has a long history of obsessing...

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