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Many clothing companies are selling apparel online that are based around coronavirus.

Selling hope

June 8, 2020

In an age where a germ from across the world dictates our every action, another green entity becomes more popular as the coronavirus dies down. It’s all powerful and influential, changing our perspectives for better or for worse.  Money. Just when we think coronavirus is causing the economy...

Submitted photo. Ellen Allard works on sewing masks and caps to donate to local hospitals and citizens. Many people had scraps of fabric around their house that they wanted to use effectively.

Behind the mask

May 25, 2020

In these trying times, it’s no secret that heroes are walking the hospital halls day and night. However, their safety would be far more at risk without the helping hands of community members that are assisting from their homes– one stitch at a time. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, facemasks and hospi...

One of the six family members of a graduate snaps a photo while she's on stage. While the situation occurring isn't ideal, families are able to have a more personal experience with one another.

A gradual change

May 15, 2020

  The day they have all been waiting for is finally approaching. They’ve imagined themselves walking the stage, grabbing their diploma, trying to spot their family in the vast crowd, then walking off into a new chapter of their life. Unfortunately, the class of 2020’s dream was soon d...

1 million cases later

1 million cases later

May 12, 2020

Ironically, the best thing about the internet is also the worst thing about the internet: the immense permanence. When it works in our favor, we have the luxury at looking back months, even years, to previous predictions to see if they became reality. And if you couldn’t guess, we are doing just that with the cor...

Graphic by Kaitlyn Rogers.

Pandemics and privacy

May 9, 2020

As of April 16, 2020, there are 66 people in Bowie County whose conditions control our entire lives. There are 66 people who, for no fault of their own, have shut down the city, turned bustling shopping centers into abandoned warehouses and sent the town into a blinding panic. There are 66 people who pro...

Corona commercials

Corona commercials

May 6, 2020

Piano music plays softly in the background, setting a serious tone for the next 30 seconds. The screen pans to a random nature shot. Usually it’s a sun rising into the sky or a cluster of trees basking in the daylight. Eventually, the video reveals the reason behind its creation: to sell a product...

Gov. Greg Abbott arrives at a news conference on April 10 to give a coronavirus update with Texas Division of Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd, followed by Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner Dr. John Hellerstedt and Dr. John Zerwas, University of Texas System executive vice chancellor for health affairs.  [RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

A Start and an end

April 21, 2020

Within months of the Coronavirus reaching American shores, it seems as though our entire country has shut down. The virus has killed more than 35,000 Americans and has economically wounded many more. Many states let out school until a certain date, but slowly that date moved further and further away....

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When viruses go viral

April 20, 2020

Restaurants are closing. Stores are shutting down. The closest we can see our friends is through a laggy computer screen on late night FaceTimes. All thanks to a disease from across the world called coronavirus, Texarkana is in a shelter in place. This order forces us to spend as much time at home a...

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Reversed senioritis

April 18, 2020

Walking across the stage at graduation. Holding their diploma in their hands. Hugging their friends for the last time before departing for college. The graduating class of 2020 is being heavily impacted by the changes coronavirus is bringing. Due to the pandemic, the date that students will return to th...

COVID-19 FAQ

April 17, 2020

Q: Where will graduation be held since First Baptist’s sanctuary burned down? If it’s held at Grim Stadium, what time of day will it be? A: We were actually in the process of getting that worked out when all of this happened. And so the conversation as a possibility of course we're considering ...

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

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 is looking for. Sadly, not everyone is getting this opportunity; becoming a foreign exchange stu...

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Taking scripture to our screens

April 4, 2020

For many, church is one of the only consistencies in their life. After one’s hectic, stressful week, the only thing they can be sure of is that familiar faces will greet them every Sunday at their place of comfort, their place of refuge. When ideas as important as eternal salvation are regular discussio...

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