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As the school year comes to a close and summer activities ramp up, high school students are beginning to get vaccinated along with the adult population.

High schoolers unmasked

Story by Phoebe Neff, copy editor May 22, 2021

Nearly a year after an outbreak took hold of the world, the COVID-19 vaccine is sweeping across the nation in a similar fashion — but with the opposite effect. Nearly 160 million people in the U.S. have...

COVID escalates in Texarkana area

COVID escalates in Texarkana area

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

March 2020. A time when the coronavirus swept the nation without warning. What was meant to be a two week break turned into a lockdown. Many thought that things would calm down after a few months. Now,...

An introduction like no other

An introduction like no other

Story by Logan Diggs, Managing editor February 1, 2021

8th grade orientation has proven to be a very eye opening experience for kids coming to Texas High School from the Texarkana area and beyond. Being the largest school in the area, Texas High has a very...

There are so many different theories about the development and spread of COVID-19. A few of the common ideas include: China made it on purpose, it was created to sabotage the 2020 election and the virus developed from bats.

Conspiring the corona

Story by Reese Langdon, staff writer December 11, 2020

Lions. Tigers. Bats. Oh my!  There are so many different theories about the development and spread of COVID-19. A few of the common ideas include: China made it on purpose, it was created to sabotage...

Substitute David Persons patrols his temporary class of students at the desk. Subs are being hired by the dozen due to the increase of teachers being out due to COVID-19.

Subbing through COVID-19

Story by Reese Langdon, staff writer November 17, 2020

You know the feeling. You are headed to your next class, dreading having to sit quietly and listen to your teacher lecture about mitochondria this and slope-intercept form that. You walk in, and then you...

Due to COVID-19, many colleges nationwide have decided to not make the ACT/SAT a requirement, leaving seniors all across the country confused about what they should do instead, how this decision will affect the college application process and how they should go about the process considering these new standards. 

Tests that once meant everything

Story by Logan Diggs, managing editor November 15, 2020

The ACT/SAT are renowned as a test taker’s worst nemesis; luckily, this year's class won't have to rely on the test to determine their fate as prior graduates would.  Due to COVID-19, many colleges...

Custodian David Ames fogs a room that a symptomatic student has previously been in. When someone tests positive for COVID-19 or leaves campus due to an unidentified illness, the rooms that student attended are sanitized with disinfect.

Operation sanitization

Story by Peyton Sims , editor in chief November 14, 2020

No one's routine is the same amidst this chaos. When the last bell rings, students storm off campus. However, there are people staying behind so students can safely return the following day. In order to...

The school nurse takes a students temperature. Students are being forced to quarantine based on COVID-19 related symptoms.

Quick ticket to quarantine

Story by Doug Kyles, News Editor November 3, 2020

The dreaded call that starts off so unassuming. Seconds later, you’re headed down the hall and out of the school. For at least two weeks, you won’t be back. It has been determined you’ve been in...

Sophomore Macy Maynard practices tennis while wearing her face mask. Whether people like it or not, masks are required on and off of campus to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Masking the problems

Story by Katey Pappas, staff writer November 2, 2020

Amidst the wonderful COVID-19 pandemic, a common misconception that has been going around is that masks cause health issues. Just the other day, I had a family friend— an adult— try to tell my parents...

After spending the majority of her life playing a sport so near to her heart, senior Graci Henard credits her success to her late golf coach, Jay Brewer.

Her next course

Story by Taylor Bayonne, Staff writer October 28, 2020

After spending the majority of her life playing a sport so near to her heart, senior Graci Henard credits her success to her late golf coach, Jay Brewer.  Henard described Brewer as being the rock that...

The Texarkana Community Ballet announced that they will not be holding the 13th annual performance of the Nutcracker this year due to COVID-19. 

The show must not go on

Story by Reese Langdon, staff writer October 27, 2020

Snow Queens, Rat Kings, Flower Princesses and visions of Sugarplums will not be dancing in heads this year. The Texarkana Community Ballet announced that they will not be holding the 13th annual performance...

History teacher Danny Williams leads his class in discussion. Every student on campus is required to be masked.

Conversations stopped

Story by Graci Henard, staff writer October 25, 2020

In years past, teachers, mainly in the English and history departments, relied on discussion to drive the class. Often, English teachers count on discussion to engage students in books, and history teachers...

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