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In someone else’s shoes

Photo submitted by Kate Morgan

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

Graphic by Margaret Debenport

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

School marshal students demonstrate scenario exercises with simulated firearms as part of a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement training at Windermere Elementary School in 2018. [AMANDA VOISARD / AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

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 lines continue to grow as students wait to pick their lunch. The students rushed to the lunch line to get first pick of their food.

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

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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

Junior Ruth Heinemann plays the piano.

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

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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

Dog sits in isolation waiting  to be adopted at the Texarkana Animal Shelter. Only dogs with good temperament can be moved to the adoption floor of the shelter.

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...

Shikata Ga Nai (it cannot be helped)

Shikata Ga Nai (it cannot be helped)

Story by Charli Hueter, Staff Writer

May 20, 2019

Dorothy screamed before my eyes. Though clearly dated, the grayscale film did little to alleviate the churning in my stomach. While Dorothy frantically called for her beloved Toto, I watched something eerie writhe in the darkening distance. For the first time in my life, I was familiarized with the notorious...

Your default font

Your default font

Story by Charli Hueter, staff writer

May 16, 2019

"The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." Write it down so all letters are on deck for what you’re about to find out. While they may not be that different in meaning, the way that we write these characters is vastly unique to every individual, and it says a lot more about you than you’d think....

May the best cheater win

Student copies worksheet off of classmate. Determination to achieve high standards of academic success often leads students to resort to cheating in order to get by.

Story by Kate Morgan, staff writer

May 7, 2019

My swim practice ran late. I barely made it to theatre rehearsal on time, and when I got home in the late hours of the night, there was a pile of homework sitting on my desk to ensure that I will not be getting any sleep. It didn’t even cross my mind to study for the test that I forgot was happenin...

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