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With the constant pressure that society puts on the Black community, individuals start to embrace their natural hair.

Naturally not acceptable

Story by Margaret Mutoke, staff writer January 2, 2021

In the Black community, hair has always been a staple of our culture. As children, we were taught by society that our natural hair was not good, that it was some type of curse bestowed on us.  In elementary...

Many kids grow up wanting to make friends can't because they are too

Confessions of a quiet kid

Story by Stephanie Jumper, feature editor December 30, 2020

“She talked during class with a friend while I was teaching,” my elementary teacher lowered her voice in disbelief of the words coming from her own mouth.  My mother let out a sigh and rested her...

Senior Logan Diggs dives into the pool during one of his swim meets. This year, due to COVID-19, the swimmer's family is not permitted to attend away meets.

How to go about “COVID-season”

Story by Logan Diggs, managing editor December 29, 2020

As the year of 2020 winds down, national COVID-19 cases surge across the country putting senior athletes, along with many others, in difficult situations. Some student athletes still dedicate their life...

I tried every food available to me at a typical Christmas dinner.

A delicious(?) Christmas

Story by Emma Allen, staff writer December 14, 2020

I’m not a fan of a lot of food; however, I find eating very enjoyable. It has to be the right foods, like perhaps chicken strips. But at most Christmas dinners, I’m not going to find chicken strips,...

The unending

Adopt or shop

Story by Sophie Spakes, managing editor December 9, 2020

As all of my friends know, I love animals. If I was given a choice to adopt or shop and had the resources and money to do both then I would. I would adopt because I want to be able to help the animals...

Six years ago, I met my best friend, Randi now we're roommates.

Living with my best friend 

Story by Makenzie Hofert, staff writer December 7, 2020

Six years ago, I met my best friend, Randi, but back then, we were just two little kids who decided to swim together. Now, we’re roommates. I never really made friends easily as a child due to being...

According to the Environmental Working Group,

Scary cosmetics

Story by Katey Pappas, staff writer December 6, 2020

There has been a massive growth in the number of clean beauty products on the market in the last few years and with good reason. According to the Environmental Working Group, "595 cosmetics manufacturers...

Whether it’s your “basic human rights” or “all your guns,” Americans on both sides are told every four years that the future of their freedom and democracy is on the line.

The case against polarization

Story by Doug Kyles, news editor December 1, 2020

Whether it’s your “basic human rights” or “all your guns,” Americans on both sides are told every four years that the future of their freedom and democracy is on the line. Yet, save for a few...

the word “Hispanic” is often assumed to equal “Mexican.” In reality, though, Spanish-speakers come from a variety of countries. My family is from Colombia, and as a non-Mexican Hispanic living in East Texas, it’s always been hard to identify myself with kids my age. 

I’m not from around here (or there)

Story by Maria Rangel, staff writer November 16, 2020

As you walk into your favorite Mexican restaurant, you’re met with vivid decorations of sugar skulls, the sound of a Mariachi band blasting trumpets and the aroma of flautas and street tacos. You take...

Remote student Nazaret Vasquez listens to publications adviser Rebecca Potter while she addresses the newspaper and photography staff. Because communication is a vital component to the curriculum of publications students, they often join the in class discussion and planning via Google Meets.

At home learning isn’t easier

Story by Katey Pappas, staff writer November 12, 2020

The other day when I was at school, I was asked how I did on a math test. After studying for hours the night before, I was able to pull off a 100. This was not the case for some of the in-school students....

For the first ten weeks of school, students who arrived early were allowed to remain in their cars; however, administrators are now in full-throttle to prevent students from staying in the parking lot before the first bell.

Parking problems

Story by Graci Henard, staff writer November 5, 2020

There’s a saying that a few bad apples ruin the whole bunch. That’s what has happened with students sitting in their vehicles before school starts. For the first ten weeks of school, students who arrived...

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Facts over feelings

Story by Braden McKinnon and Reese Langdon November 3, 2020

Without a doubt, this election has many controversies associated with it. Major political events that have been emphasized this year are racial rights, justice issues, tax fraud, more recently, the death...

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