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Where do we begin?

Story by Peyton Sims and Cate Rounds March 3, 2021
“There needs to be a platform where students have a voice and their voice can be heard. A lot of the time, I think our kids aren’t able to find their voices because they don’t feel that it’s accepted. I do feel like it’s something that is a hard discussion, but it’s a discussion that we all need to have to generate a culture or an atmosphere that is accepting of everyone to create unity.” -Christie Alcorn, REACH teacher
2020: A year in review

2020: A year in review

Story by Cate Rounds, editor in chief March 3, 2021

Dec. 31, 2019, at 11:59 pm.  It was 10 seconds until midnight. The party was in full swing. Sparklers were lit, drinks were poured and friends filled every corner of the room.   10… 9… 8…  The...

Making the trade

Making the trade

Story by Peyton Sims, editor in chief March 3, 2021
“I took [aircraft technology] because I wanted to learn about planes and their engines, and how to kill them and take them apart. I knew somebody that was a mechanic, which inspired me to want to do it too. I think Texas High School should promote these trade classes more than they do because sometimes, not many people join this class because they don’t know about it.”- Moises Ramirez, 11
The reality of reopening

The reality of reopening

Story by Doug Kyles, news editor February 20, 2020

In the pre-pandemic world, with the end of summer came a familiar pattern. For years, students would prepare to return to classes in the same ways they always have. After all, the process was the same...

Photo by Oren Smith/Illustration by Margaret Debenport

Heart of the matter

February 13, 2020

Graphic by Anna Grace Jones

Matters of the heart

February 13, 2020

It can hit anytime. It can hit in the first minute of practice. It can hit at the first play of the game. It can hit going into the locker room. It can hit away from the school, away from the field or...

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...

The answer changed everything

The answer changed everything

Story by Misty Lopez, in-depth editor March 5, 2019

She was only a child, yet she knew what the empty bottles would cause. She knew what was happening was wrong, but she had no way of making them stop. It was their job to nurture her, but that did not seem...

Graphic by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Adverse childhood experiences

Story by Lindsey Egger, editor in chief March 5, 2019

Adverse Childhood Experiences are traumatic or stressful events that occur before the age of 18. ACEs include abuse, neglect or household dysfunction. An ACE could be identified as a multitude of events,...

Home environments built on Adverse Childhood Experiences in which children grow up have lifelong implications.

It starts at home

Story by Misty Lopez, in-depth editor March 5, 2019

The earliest stages of development occur during one’s childhood, so any experiences during that time can have a substantial impact on lifelong physical and mental health, especially if they are negative....

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