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“Hi, how are you?”

“Hi, how are you?”

Story by Madison Brown, managing editor

January 21, 2019


Filed under NEWS, TOP STORIES

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


Filed under NEWS, TOP STORIES

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...

Don’t bet on it

Don’t bet on it

Story by Joseph Asher, staff writer

January 18, 2019


Filed under SPORTS, TOP STORIES

In high school, the chances of receiving an athletic scholarship for any given sport are slim. With other athletes from all over the country competing for the same opportunity, the standards are set high. Even then, those who do excel at their sport often make the risky decision of relying on their at...

New classes for the new year

New classes for the new year

Story by Ashlyn Winters, staff writer

January 17, 2019


Filed under NEWS, TOP STORIES

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


Filed under NEWS, TOP STORIES

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


Filed under NEWS, TOP STORIES

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


Filed under NEWS, TOP STORIES

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...

The better tiger

The better tiger

Story by Jhovany Perez and Victoria Van

January 15, 2019


Filed under SPORTS, TOP STORIES

In the midst of basketball season, the Lady Tigers continue to destroy the competition. They remain undefeated in district play, 3-0 with high hopes for the rest of the season. On Jan. 11, the Lady Tigers defeated the Mount Pleasant Tigers with a score of 63-29. “There’s definitely a rivalry between th...

Trailing behind

Trailing behind

Story by Joseph Rodgers and Cate Rounds

January 14, 2019


Filed under IN-DEPTH, TOP STORIES

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...

Singing in the public’s eye

Singing in the public’s eye

Story by Cate Rounds, staff writer

January 14, 2019


Filed under CULTURE, TOP STORIES

Movies like “Singing in the Rain,” and  “The Wizard of Oz” were the golden age of Hollywood. Movie musicals were the biggest blockbusters of the time, but they fell out of the limelight. Now with new movie musicals such as “La La Land,” “The Greatest Showman,” “Mamma Mia” and mo...

Withdrawals and struggles

Withdrawals and struggles

Story by Cameron Murry, staff writer

January 12, 2019


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

When you hear that someone is “struggling with drug addiction” or is “having withdrawals,” a negative image often appears in your mind. We picture a shaky, gaunt figure dressed in baggy clothes with a needle in hand. The image of a bubbly, teenage girl doesn’t quite make the cut. Who coul...

Enjoy the American life

Enjoy the American life

Story by Maryam Kulaib, staff writer

January 11, 2019


Filed under FEATURE, TOP STORIES

Being dropped in a new place, let alone a new country, can be daunting for anyone, yet some choose to do it voluntarily. Although there are fewer exchange students than in previous years,  their stories and interests are as unique as ever. Exchange student Arina Tsoy is from Kazakhstan. In Kazakhstan, s...

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