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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 to be their main priority. Her best option was to make sure that no one could tell something was...

Adverse childhood experiences

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, such as divorce, domestic violence, emotional neglect or sexual abuse. ACEs trigger toxic stress, which act...

It starts at home

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. Harmful effects on the foundation of brain structure can occur, which can result in unhealthy ...

The cards you’re dealt

The cards you’re dealt

March 5, 2019

Childhood traumas, also known as Adverse Childhood Experiences, have been tied to heart disease, diabetes, alcoholism, cancer and other medical conditions. These are the cards we're often dealt, but how we choose to play our hand is entirely up to us.

A major question

A major question

Story by Joseph Rodgers, editor in chief

February 20, 2019

There it is. The dreaded blank. You click on the dropdown menu and select from hundreds of options. You gaze at the screen and log off due to your uncertainty. This is the fear for so many graduating seniors looking to further their education in college and decide on a major. They question if the...

Talk of the town

Talk of the town

Story by Joseph Rodgers and Molly Kyles

January 30, 2019

Charming thrift shops backended by rundown alleys. Historic storefronts coated with peeling paint. Colorful artwork colliding with graffiti. Downtown Texarkana is a hotbed of contradictions and community perceptions of the historic area vary widely. Many observe downtown as an area beyond repair while ...

Trailing behind

Trailing behind

Story by Cate Rounds and Joseph Rodgers

January 14, 2019

Texas Governor Greg Abbott touts that the State of Texas has the 10th largest economy in the world due to having unparalleled job creation and strong growth of metropolitan areas such as Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin-San Antonio and the Houston area. Even smaller cities such as New Braunfels, Bryan-Colleg...

Bilingual schools

Bilingual schools

Story by Jhovany Perez, editor in chief

January 4, 2019

Words fumble around the mouths of children as they try to string them together into a sentence. Their tongues twist and turn as they try to pronounce sounds foreign to them. Their thought processes are hindered by their vocabulary and ability to build sentences, and communicating is nearly impossible. ...

Through her eyes

Through her eyes

Story by Misty Lopez, in-depth editor

January 4, 2019

She didn’t ask for this, to be a target in the only country she’s ever come to know, to be hidden away, detained by the fears surrounding her. She was only a child, unaware of what was in store for her future. Yet she grew up blaming herself for what she wasn’t able to control or able to chang...

Venezuela’s exodus

Venezuela’s exodus

Story by Misty Lopez, in-depth editor

January 4, 2019

One family in the midst of a failing nation. Owners of the English Academy, Centro ISI, yet they’re as equally impoverished as everyone else. Starvation is a word known too well by many. Limiting rations of food is normal for their family, and hunger is something they face each day. Outside their home,...

Born in the USA

Born in the USA

January 4, 2019

In recent years, immigration laws have been toyed with as our leaders decide what is best for the well being of our country. This controversial topic has formed uncertainty in regards to navigating in a nation heavily merged with immigrants. The legality of granting citizenship to illegal immigrants, d...

Proposals and policies

Proposals and policies

Story by Anna Grace Jones, in-depth editor

January 4, 2019

A threat. Not a plan. Not a block. Not a wall. A threat that sends millions of families into dismay. The idea of deportation, loss of citizenship, or separation of family are implications that would shake any person to the core, but for so many who reside on United States land, this is the reality, ...

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