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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...

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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...

Graphic by Margaret Debenport

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...

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]

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,...

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.

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...

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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...

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...

Junior Ruth Heinemann plays the piano.

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....

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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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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