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When Cultures Commingle

When Cultures Commingle

Story by Aislyn Echols, staff writer

October 15, 2019

There are thousands of different cultures in the world. When those cultures come together under one roof, the different rules and customs mix to make a unique blend that makes the family's routine completely their own. It’s difficult already to learn to deal with both sides of a person’s family and in...

Brotherly love

Brotherly love

Story by Emma LeFors, staff writer

October 10, 2019

Sophomore Faith Bellamy sits on the high, uncomfortable stool, working on the biology homework on her desk. She checks the time on her phone, then places it facedown on the table, revealing the sticker on the case.  The sticker that shows a dog and cat hugging with a caption that reads “I love y...

The art of creative careers

The art of creative careers

Story by Stephanie Jumper, staff writer

October 8, 2019

Located between Texas High and the murky madness of real life lies a house that thrives on paint splatters and smiles. Colorful collections of assorted paint tubes line the cabinets of the home’s most spacious room. Previously white desks, now marked with a myriad of markers and crayons, stand prou...

It’s a sign

It’s a sign

Story by Anna Grace Jones, editor in chief

October 6, 2019

They stand on the corner of Summerhill and Kennedy, out of the way but present. They hold signs of encouragement and reassurance for passerbyers to see on their morning drive. “You are worth it” and “don’t give up” dot the road on Wednesday mornings before the school day begins. Joel and ...

Violence hits home

Violence hits home

Story by Jenna Williamson, advertising editor

October 2, 2019

Victims. The whole city of El Paso immediately transformed from innocent people to victims of a hateful crime. They were vulnerable, attacked and devastated. It was a time that no outsider could fathom. However, students from local high schools give insight into the direct effects of this terror. “W...

Playing Rooky

Playing Rooky

Story by Stephanie Jumper, staff writer

October 2, 2019

A knight piece glides across the colorless chessboard, reaching for glory. Its milky exterior basks in victory and junior Keenan Thrapp speaks his favorite phrase: “Checkmate.” To Thrapp, chess is more than a pastime. To Thrapp, chess is a representation of the kind of freedom real life could never o...

The many roads to Texas High

The many roads to Texas High

Story by Doug Kyles, staff writer

September 30, 2019

An overcrowded hallway or a chaotic cafeteria can make anyone anxious. And while true, to those coming from a school other than Texas Middle School these challenges are more difficult. Leaving from a school halfway around the world or from your own living room is sure to cause a culture shock, but t...

Moving on to brighter days

Moving on to brighter days

Story by Raelyn Albert, staff writer

September 29, 2019

Weathered brick contains weathered people. Missing door knobs make for missing pride. Tattered appearance expresses the secrets behind the mossy four walls crumbling from within. On the edge of Beverly, sits a run down house of five. The residence maintains an influx of others in and out everyday. Ben...

Eating away at reality

Eating away at reality

Story by Peyton Sims, culture editor

September 23, 2019

Models with perfect curves, small waists and naturally beautiful features overtake her Instagram feed. “Why can’t I look like that?” She looks in the mirror and is dissatisfied with what she sees. She’s nothing like any of the models she’s seen on social media. Maybe if she skips a couple of ...

Spiraling in the world of art

Spiraling in the world of art

Story by Makenzie Hofert, staff writer

September 18, 2019

His mind is twisting and his hands are steady. All these ideas just waiting to be spat out onto paper. The indecisive resolution on what piece to start on next. His ideas racing each other to be the next work of art that was created within him. The art that breaks the rules and the art that sets the...

Fits like a glove

Fits like a glove

Story by Emma LeFors, staff writer

September 11, 2019

The sweat seeps through her shirt and soaks her hair as she dances around the field. “Never stop moving," she repeats over and over in her head. 15 minutes till her next break. She keeps dancing, and right when she starts to think she might collapse from exhaustion, a little kid runs up to her with...

The Gentle Giant

The Gentle Giant

Story by Molly Kyles, editor in chief

September 6, 2019

The measure of a life is more than years.  It's a mother and three children, crowded around a table, laughing about bologna and syrup sandwiches and crying about the empty car sitting in the backyard.  It’s a phone call to a grandmother who gave him the nickname Famous. It’s the coaches and players w...

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