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It's not your fault

It’s not your fault

Story by Peyton Sims and Kate Morgan November 15, 2019

Ashlee * knew something was wrong. The cursing and screaming. The slamming doors. The fighting that never seemed to end. The blaring music from her headphones couldn’t block out the sounds of a marriage...

Photo Illustration. Sophomore Trinity Rollins poses for a photo showing her tattoo. Rollins received her first tattoo, a black peace sign, earlier this year.

A sudden inkling

Story by Stephanie Jumper, staff writer November 15, 2019

She glances down at her mind’s latest creation: a simple yet stunning black peace sign. It’s a symbol that speaks volumes with so few words, preaching love and acceptance while contained within a few...

Author Catt Dahman speaks to library club students about her career as an author. Dahman has authored many successful horror novels.

Q&A with Catt Dahman

Story by Andrea Loredo, staff writer November 14, 2019

The Library Club had the opportunity to meet native Texan and published author Catt Dahman. Dahman is a horror writer whose books range from extreme and mainstream horror to historical horror. Dahman talked...

Submitted photo. Junior Emma McMillen poses with her mother, Lacy, on their vacation in Europe.

When in Rome, get sick?

Story by Joseph Asher, staff writer November 13, 2019

A dream vacation, two weeks spent in Rome and Croatia sightseeing the beautiful scenery and roaming around on Croatian islands. Her days were spent shopping and hunting for items through store windows....

Junior Montrell Denmark works on a new pencil drawing during class. Denmark discovered a way to express how he feels through his art.

Painting away the pain

Story by Peyton Sims, culture editor October 31, 2019

He plugs in his earbuds and the world around him seems to disappear. His pencil runs across the page, new ideas flow from his mind onto the paper. When he draws, he feels like he’s sharing a part of...

Devun Saveall checks up on a previously injured player at a football game. The student trainers work very hard at sports events to maintain the safety of players.

Behind the scene team

Story by Raelyn Albert, staff writer October 31, 2019

On the sideline at every game. Waiting to give players water. The first ones on the field when a player gets hurt. These people are our sports medicine students and athletic trainers.  Sports medicine...

Submitted photo. The Gamble family faces challenges unknown to families with only a couple children.

The more the merrier

Story by Aislyn Echols, staff writer October 31, 2019

The average person has one to two siblings they live with, but this average doesn’t tell of the multiple people with eight or nine siblings. This is a reality for the Gamble family. In this family,...

Photo illustration. ESL teacher Tessa Ray addresses her classroom for a photo.

Creating opportunity

Story by Ruth Heinemann, staff writer October 31, 2019

America is a country of many ethnicities and nationalities. Therefore, it is really common to have students at high schools whose native language is not English. That is why ESL teachers have an important...

Family members help add finishing touches to Danielle Hamblett's mural. More murals are expected to be painted downtown by the end of the year.

Repaint the town

Story by Peyton Sims, culture editor October 30, 2019

People pose in front of the brightly colored murals that engulf downtown Texarkana. Teenagers post pictures across social media, allowing the popularity of the murals continue to grow. This year, more...

Graphic by Aislyn Echols

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...

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...

Judy McKinney paints on plexiglass to demonstrate the strokes oil paints make with brushes. McKinney offers private art lessons from her studio on Kennedy lane.

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...

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