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Book Upgrade

Book Upgrade

Story by Aislyn Echols, staff writer

October 15, 2019

Reading has gone through a long and exhausting evolution. It has gone from some people not being able to read, to reading being for a narrow demographic, and now, even with all of our new technologies and ways of accessing literature, less and less people want to read. There are many interesting and ...

Older influences

Older influences

Story by Stephanie Jumper, staff writer

October 9, 2019

Beginning from the earliest moments of my childhood, I always sensed there was something different about my parents. It wasn’t how my mother smothered my three-year-old head with nauseating amounts of hair bows. Several of my classmates struggled with the same dilemma. It wasn’t my dad’s staggeri...

Top types of food Texarkana needs to have

Top types of food Texarkana needs to have

Story by Stephanie Jumper, staff writer

October 4, 2019

If there’s one thing that unites all people, it’s food. Everybody likes to eat. However, Texarkana, despite its abundance of American and Mexican options, is deprived of several other cuisines that many cities have the luxury of eating and bonding over. Based on a student poll, our town is in ne...

In someone else’s shoes

In someone else’s shoes

Story by Kate Morgan, feature editor

September 28, 2019

Rain crashes on the bamboo floor of our Philippine home. The walls quake with the occasional boom of thunder. I can make out the figures of girls who decided that it would be better to stand outside in the pouring rain rather than fight the constant battle of trying to fall asleep. They whisper among...

Fuel for change

Fuel for change

September 26, 2019

The principal comes over the intercom. This is just a drill. We hide in the darkest corners of rooms, away from doors and windows and under desks. One or two laughs might be heard to break through the anxious air. But there is an overall seriousness to our hiding. We are anxious. We are anxious becau...

Guns in our safe place

Guns in our safe place

Story by Makenzie Hofert, staff writer

September 25, 2019

School shootings can happen on a campus at the most unexpected times. On June 21, a 15-year-old student in Flint, Michigan was shot in a parking lot right outside Carman Ainsworth High School. On May 17, another student was shot at a football game at Terry Parker High School. On April 1 in Prescott,...

The long awaited ideal school lunch

The long awaited ideal school lunch

Story by Makenzie Hofert, staff writer

September 25, 2019

The students of Texas High have been ready for new changes involving their school lunch since the moment they first stepped foot into the lunch lines. Crowds of starving teens bust through the cafeteria doors, all to have first pick on their ideal school lunch.  Once the lines are filled, there’s a high ...

America: a first impression

America: a first impression

Story by Ruth Heinemann, staff writer

September 25, 2019

America is probably one of the most prejudged countries in the world for good and bad reasons. That is why most of the exchange students, including myself, already had a lot of stereotypes in their head before coming to America. The reason for these preconceived notions can be attributed to  the enorm...

The un-bee-lievable truth

The un-bee-lievable truth

Story by Mikayla Zverina, staff writer

September 20, 2019

No one thinks twice about swatting at a bee or destroying a beehive, but these things have a bigger impact than most people realize. Several bee species have officially been added to the endangered species list of the United States. Everyone must take action to help save this under appreciated insect. ...

Instrumental skills

Instrumental skills

Story by Ruth Heinemann, staff writer

September 16, 2019

Sometimes your parents are right. When I started playing piano I was 9 years old, took a lesson once a week and got my own piano. To be completely honest, in the beginning I wasn’t passionate about it. I can’t count how many times I told my mother I wanted to quit because it didn’t make me hap...

Beige in Beijing

Beige in Beijing

Story by Stephanie Jumper, staff writer

September 12, 2019

As the early beams of light cascaded on the Beijing airport at 6 a.m., I took note of my new surroundings and compared them to Texarkana. The buses were nothing special. Just your run of the mill people transporters.  The Mandarin signs, despite appearing as a jumble of strokes to my American eyes, s...

Adopt, don’t shop

Adopt, don’t shop

Story by Phoebe Neff, staff writer

September 10, 2019

Animals unwanted, dumped on the side of the road. Animals abused, pitted against each other in cruel gambling rings. Animals displaced, ripped from their families by tragic natural disasters. Countless animals without a voice and without a home are waiting to find the family they need, and you can h...

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