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Finding her “Worth”

Finding her “Worth”

November 29, 2018

The sound of pencil scribbling across paper fills the quiet room. A glance at the clock shows that it’s 3 a.m., but she doesn’t care. She is far too engrossed in her story. What started out as a dream quickly became a reality for senior Trinitee Noel.  “Worth: Selfless,” written by Noel, is a sto...

Ready, set, read

Ready, set, read

November 19, 2018

The 2018-2019 book challenge is being held by librarian Rachel Epley from Oct. 29 until April. All students are welcome to participate in the book challenge. Students interested must speak to Epley and obtain the list of books. After you have read one, you will receive an orange review sheet that you...

Stories coming to life

Stories coming to life

May 15, 2018

Their eyes wander around the pages, capturing all of the information that meets their mind. After a while, the thought remains in the back of their mind: “What is the person who created this like? Are their own experiences reflected upon the characters in this book? Are they as kind and caring as one...

The literary dispute: technology or paper?

The literary dispute: technology or paper?

November 27, 2017

The world was forever changed on April 1, 1976. It was only after Apple Inc. was founded that the technological revolution began. Technology was rapidly expanding and becoming integrated into every aspect of life. Phones were no longer attached to walls, TVs weren’t confined to living rooms and co...

Sharing a love for books

Sharing a love for books

October 23, 2017

Inspired by the place that always welcomes students, Library Club is a new organization at Texas High thanks to the librarian Rachel Epley. Students who regularly visit the shelves wanted to make a group of students who shared the same passions and ideas. “Its started with a group of friends j...

5 Books to read before graduation

5 Books to read before graduation

March 15, 2016

Slaughterhouse Five- Kurt Vonnegut This satirical novel follows Billy Pilgrim, an American soldier in World War II. He is abducted by aliens and taken to their home planet. There, Billy contemplates life, death, and the harshness of war. This novel opens the reader's eyes to the horrors of war, w...

Turning the page

Turning the page

October 27, 2015

At the young age of 10, I think the most rebellious thing I had ever done in my life was reading past my bedtime. I'll always remember staying up into the forbidden hours of the night finishing that "last chapter." I wished more than anything to be immersed in all the epic adventures that came to l...

More than just AR points

More than just AR points

September 25, 2015

With the busy school year underway, due dates, sports, clubs and extracurriculars have begun taking up the blank pages of planners. Free time is a thing of the past. Avid readers tend to get caught up in the whirlwind of schoolwork and forget to pick up the books that once helped them escape from...

What the movies leave out

What the movies leave out

September 18, 2015

Backstory is quite possibly the most important aspect of character development, making the character more three dimensional and giving people the opportunity to empathize with the character. Main characters such as Batman get that luxury constantly, but villains and low class heroes are usually ignore...

The benefits of a boring summer

The benefits of a boring summer

August 31, 2015

Poking my head out of a cocoon of warm comfy covers, I glance over at my phone to see that it’s 1:45 in the afternoon. I pull myself out of bed only to satisfy the rumbling in my stomach. After my hunger is sated, I return to my bed and continue my day in a similar manner. The last two summers were j...

Summer invasion by aliens and school

Summer invasion by aliens and school

August 25, 2015

You turn in your final exams. You make plans with your friends to make your summer epic. When the bell rings, you throw your papers in the air “High School Musical” style and run to your car. But then you catch a glimpse of the book buried under the unique assortment of trash on your floorboard, an...

The perks of being a movie watcher

The perks of being a movie watcher

April 2, 2015

“You read the book, right?” are words spoken expectantly between teenagers leaving theaters everywhere. If the answer is yes, then congratulations, you’ve saved yourself. If the answer is no, you’re in for the next most judgemental five minutes of your life. Why are people, teenagers in particular,...

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