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Losing your religion

Story by Stephanie Jumper, staff writer April 10, 2020

Her smile probably stretched beyond measure as she celebrated another year of life. Her memory of her eleventh birthday is foggy, but the festivities most likely began per usual.  Gifts pile on tables...

German foreign exchange student Nils Schweizer poses in front of Texarkana's iconic state line. Schweizer was forced to return to Germany two months early due to concerns about COVID-19.

Escaping the virus

Story by Ruth Heinemann, staff writer April 7, 2020

Many students from all over the world, dream about going to an American high school for a year. Making new friends, learning a new language, and adjusting to a new culture is the adventure every teenager...

Photo Illustration by Bailey Groom

Self-taught stress relief

Story by Joseph Asher, staff writer March 17, 2020

 A feeling of accomplishment rushes over her body as she finishes the last stitch. Thinking back to when she could barely finish one design, she stares at the embroidery she just completed in awe. Teaching...

Alison Butler displays photos ranging from her first family plane in Venezuela to her recent flights with her husband. Butler included the Bible verse Ephesians 3:20 as a reminder of why she has accomplished her goals.

A flight less traveled

Story by Peyton Sims, culture editor February 29, 2020

Planes soar across the open sky, leaving a white trail lingering next to the clouds. Young children desire to experience flight, up in the sky, alongside the birds. For most people, the admiration fades...

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Tossing flags and switching badges

Story by Mikayla Zverina, staff writer February 28, 2020

The alarm clock rings at 5 a.m. to begin another one of his hectic days. Before he walks out the door, he slips on his LifeNet jacket, preparing to answer the calls of people in need. His day is filled...

Her heart still beats

Her heart still beats

Story by Addison Cross, editor in chief February 12, 2020

He is everywhere. He is embroidered on the quilt draped across the sofa, memorialized in the gallery of photos hung on the wall and, most strikingly, the subject of the massive portrait on the wall. A...

Slow and steady wins the race

Slow and steady wins the race

Story by Addison Cross and Raelyn Albert February 11, 2020

Stepping into the ring, discus thrower Alyssa Higgins practiced the art of a powerful, high speed throw, but one place she did not anticipate high speeds was her heart rate. A high speed heart beat can...

Her baby boy

Her baby boy

Story by Addison Cross and Molly Kyles February 11, 2020

Leonard Parks had big feet. In fact, his mother claims that he went up one shoe size every year. When he was 9, he wore a size nine, at 10 he wore a size 10, and so on. At 17 years old, he wore size 16...

OPTIONS student Hannah Spencer stands outside the OPTIONS building. Spencer has spent her sophomore and junior years in the alternative learning facility.

Another option

Story by Stephanie Jumper, staff writer February 10, 2020

There are students whose laughter drowns out the tardy bell as they stroll between classes with friends. There are students who march along the hallways in stampedes, racing across school to avoid earning...

Law enforcement teacher Michelle Shannon stands against a bulletin board in her classroom. Shannon served as a law enforcement officer before becoming a teacher.

From enforcing to educating

Story by Stephanie Jumper, staff writer January 17, 2020

Upon first glance into criminal justice teacher Michelle Shannon’s classroom, a theme in decoration is remarkably apparent. Her room is covered in blue paper and workplace pride. Patrol cars and policemen...

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Bobbichrystena Hatchett discusses strategies to involve more students in school activities and organizations.

Speak your mind

Story by Joseph Asher, staff writer January 16, 2020

Before, she was quiet, missing that push to stop being a follower and start being a leader. The opportunity came when sophomore Bobbichrystena Hatchett was asked to join a new program for Texas High, Leader...

Photo illustration by Caden Rainwater. Experiences in high school and collegiate basketball and a strengthened faith gave Jacob Skinner a new perspective on coaching.

Skinner comes home

Story by Caden Rainwater, sports editor January 14, 2020
Previous head basketball coach takes back his position
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