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College life isn’t as easy as it looks

Story by Maria Rangel, staff writer May 12, 2021

The second semester just started, and an epidemic is rampant in high schools across the nation: not COVID-19, senioritis. With more late grades than they can count and a streak of tardies due to daily...

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Hey, it’s time to talk about us

Story by Aislyn Echols, opinion editor May 12, 2021

Dear You, Yes, you. It's me. How have you been? Is everything in school alright? I hope you are doing well and everything is going OK. I know you have a busy schedule, so I would like to start this...

Rights or rebellion?

Rights or rebellion?

Story by Mikayla Zverina, culture editor April 26, 2021

Students are taught at a young age the rules to follow to be considered a “good student” in class, including not questioning the teacher, but should this rule still apply to adolescents?  As students...

The classes are harder, you’re in a different environment and this is probably the first time you have been completely independent.

Breaking the code

Story by Cate Rounds, editor in chief April 21, 2021

When going off to college, everything is new and terrifying. The classes are harder, you’re in a different environment and this is probably the first time you have been completely independent. The one...


From waste to win

Story by Makenzie Hofert, staff writer April 17, 2021

Composting is an amazing and healthy way to get rid of your disintegratable “trash,” such as fruits and vegetables. All you really have to do is get a storage container such as a box or cart and fill...

A price to pay

A price to pay

Story by Doug Kyles, News Editor April 14, 2021

When Capital One asked a thousand adults about the most significant stressors in their lives, 77% of adults cited their worries with money as the challenge that stands out above all else. Since there’s...

Junior Margaret Mutoke stands in front of the confederate statue that stands in downtown Texarkana. Crowds of people gathered at the statue in June of 2020 to protest its removal.

Justifying Juneteenth

Story by Margaret Mutoke, staff writer April 7, 2021

It was a very hot day, cameras surrounded my face while I spoke to the masses of people surrounding me. My heart was beating so fast. I was stammering so much. I was so sweaty from the hot Texas heat....

Some of the most recognizable careers don’t require a college degree at all. In fact, students do not need to get a college degree in order to have a profitable career that also makes them happy.

Dreaming beyond the degree

Story by Cate Rounds, editor in chief April 5, 2021

One of the most common questions adults ask children is, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Despite being only a few years into their lives, these kids seem to have very clear visions of their...

The four years leading up to this election were, for many Americans, the most traumatic and stressful years of their lives. So many emotions ran through their body and soul as this administration controlled their country.

After the coup

Story by Aislyn Echols, opinion editor March 9, 2021

Jan. 7, 2021, the election results had been in for weeks. Joe Biden won. “It was rigged!” they screamed. “They cheated us!” they howled.  Trump supporters had chanted and protested ever since...

A student sits at home while a snowy scenery fills the outside of her window. Many students have discussed the importance of having snow days that consist of playing outdoors rather than learning from home.

Silencing snow days

Story by Stephanie Jumper, feature editor February 15, 2021

Snow day. It’s a phrase that conjures up nostalgic memories of running around the backyard as freshly knitted scarves trail behind us in the wind. It’s been a timeless tradition in schools since the...

In today's age, young love is shared more behind a phone screen rather than a  dinner table.

Rethinking romance

Story by Peyton Sims , editor in chief February 14, 2021

The candle lit dinners. The endless bouquets of roses. The showering of kisses. All are likely expectations of your dream date but are rarely seen outside of a Hallmark movie. In today’s age, relationships...

Oversized and simple, these are featured items of this year's most popular fashion trends.

Overrated fashion in 2020

Story by Katey Pappas, staff writer February 12, 2021

2020 had many new fashion trends. Some were outrageous, some were boring, and some were beautiful. This story is focusing on trends that aren’t necessarily bad or ugly, but very over-worn. Chunky...

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