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“Hi, how are you?”

“Hi, how are you?”

Story by Madison Brown, managing editor

January 21, 2019

Start the conversation. In participation with the “Hi, How Are You?” project, students are encouraged to wear green on Jan. 22 in support of Mental Health Awareness. “Texas High [faculty] attempt to go out of their way to make sure every student feels comfortable in their own skin,” Studen...

Gene eggs and ham

Gene eggs and ham

Story by Charli Hueter, staff writer

January 20, 2019

Clustered regularly interspersed palindromic repeats, or CRISPR, is a recent scientific breakthrough in gene editing technology. Think of it like the Microsoft Word of human genomes, where formerly difficult maneuvers met a much more user-friendly interface. Just as codes must be altered within computer...

New classes for the new year

New classes for the new year

Story by Ashlyn Winters, staff writer

January 17, 2019

For the upcoming school year, seven new classes are being added to the Texas High’s course guide and selection sheet. Although the classes are not set in stone yet, they have been carefully picked and designed to meet the interests of the student population. One of the main coordinators who has worke...

Egg-straordinary accomplishment

Egg-straordinary accomplishment

Story by Caden Rainwater, staff writer

January 17, 2019

A simplistic and ordinary brown egg has shattered the past Instagram record for most likes, previously held by Kylie Jenner, which had 18 million. The picture was posted Jan. 4 with the caption “Let’s set a world record together and get the most liked post on Instagram. Beating the current worl...

Boy Scouts Winter Camp

Boy Scouts Winter Camp

Story by Jonathan Naples, staff writer

January 16, 2019

Bundled up in countless layers, scouts were not only given the opportunity to earn merit badges but also to have fun and make experiences that last a lifetime. Camp Preston Hunt hosted Winter Camp in Texarkana, Arkansas, from Dec. 27-30, 2018. Over 300 Boy Scouts attended the camp this year. Scouts choose f...

Small step down

Small step down

Story by Lindsey Egger, editor in chief

January 15, 2019

The average life expectancy has dropped again. After hitting a peak in 2014, it has declined ever since. The average life expectancy of a baby born in the U.S. in 2017 is 78.6 years. The cause of the drop is due to the rise in the rate of opioid-related deaths and suicide. Deaths caused by overdo...

SMS SOS

SMS SOS

Story by TJ Wall, sports editor

January 10, 2019

Growing up, individuals all over the U.S. are taught to call 911 in the occurrence of any emergency situation. However, calling a dispatcher is not always practical. With the help of new technology, you may now text 911 when calling is not a legitimate option. TigerVision created a public service announ...

Going digital

Going digital

Story by Peyton Sims, staff writer

December 25, 2018

It’s time for students to drop their pen and paper and replace it with a computer. In 2019, the end of course exams will be taken online in more than 15 states across the U.S., including Texas. “The kids say they like it and they think that it’s easier,” said Charlotte Leon, assistant princ...

Lost its flavor

Lost its flavor

Story by Joseph Rodgers, editor in chief

December 24, 2018

After a bombshell report showed that the use of e-cigarettes among high school students increased 80 percent since 2017, the FDA is implementing a ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes. One of the most popular e-cigarette brands, Juul, stopped accepting orders of its mango, fruit, creme and cucumber ...

What on Earth

What on Earth

Story by Margaret Debenport, culture editor

December 24, 2018

America rests upon the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness -but how long life will last on earth depends upon the decisions humanity makes today. Both the United Nations and the United States have released reports regarding the state of the climate and the impacts we are likely to fac...

Holiday dance to benefit animal shelter

Holiday dance to benefit animal shelter

Story by Madison Brown, managing editor

December 22, 2018

A holiday dance will be held Dec. 29 to raise money for the Texarkana Animal Shelter. The theme: Ski Lodge. Associated with their semester project for their leadership class, seniors Hartley Spaulding and Kearstan Williams are hosting this dance to benefit a good cause and plan a fun time for high scho...

Teenage Republicans visit Bush Library

Teenage Republicans visit Bush Library

Story by Cameron Murry, staff writer

December 18, 2018

The Teenage Republicans travelled to the George W. Bush Presidential Library at Southern Methodist University in Dallas on Dec. 12. Club members learned about Bush and his White House administration during their tour. They engaged in interactive political strategizing and listened as tour guides exp...

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