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Lachell Baselle works at the TISD COVID testing site on Waterall Street. The testing site is available to students and faculty experiencing COVID symptoms.

COVID care

Story by Olivia Huckabee, Staff Writer November 15, 2021

TISD opened up a free rapid COVID testing center on Oct. 4 for students and faculty. The site is a drive-thru testing site located at 1600 Waterall Street, which is in the TISD services building’s parking...

As the school year comes to a close and summer activities ramp up, high school students are beginning to get vaccinated along with the adult population.

High schoolers unmasked

Story by Phoebe Neff, copy editor May 22, 2021

Nearly a year after an outbreak took hold of the world, the COVID-19 vaccine is sweeping across the nation in a similar fashion — but with the opposite effect. Nearly 160 million people in the U.S. have...

submitted photo. Keely Johnson receives her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Many debate whether or not the shot is worth their safety.

Worth the shot

Story by Macy Maynard, staff writer February 19, 2021

A simple poke can save your life, or will it? The COVID-19 vaccine has been called into question whether it’s worth it or not. Keely Johnson had no concerns as to getting the vaccine for her underlying...

Students are finding the act of keeping up with online school mentally draining. While many students have been told that they dont face the same on campus stress, but many students disagree.

The mental impact of being remote 

Story by Margaret Mutoke, staff writer December 21, 2020

It's 11:59 P.M., the computer reads “12 MISSING ASSIGNMENTS” while you frantically try to turn them all in. Your heart races and your breathing becomes louder as the thoughts of failure linger in your...

There are so many different theories about the development and spread of COVID-19. A few of the common ideas include: China made it on purpose, it was created to sabotage the 2020 election and the virus developed from bats.

Conspiring the corona

Story by Reese Langdon, staff writer December 11, 2020

Lions. Tigers. Bats. Oh my!  There are so many different theories about the development and spread of COVID-19. A few of the common ideas include: China made it on purpose, it was created to sabotage...

California resident Tiffany Esquino, however, recognized and took the opportunity to help make a difference by volunteering to participate in the Moderna vaccine trial, a study to eradicate the coronavirus.

A shot at a cure

Story by Graci Henard, staff writer December 1, 2020

Control is something many have lost in 2020. With COVID-19 infecting approximately 11 million people in the U.S., it seems there is nothing citizens can do about it. California resident Tiffany Esquino,...

Due to COVID-19, many colleges nationwide have decided to not make the ACT/SAT a requirement, leaving seniors all across the country confused about what they should do instead, how this decision will affect the college application process and how they should go about the process considering these new standards. 

Tests that once meant everything

Story by Logan Diggs, managing editor November 15, 2020

The ACT/SAT are renowned as a test taker’s worst nemesis; luckily, this year's class won't have to rely on the test to determine their fate as prior graduates would.  Due to COVID-19, many colleges...

Custodian David Ames fogs a room that a symptomatic student has previously been in. When someone tests positive for COVID-19 or leaves campus due to an unidentified illness, the rooms that student attended are sanitized with disinfect.

Operation sanitization

Story by Peyton Sims, editor in chief November 14, 2020

No one's routine is the same amidst this chaos. When the last bell rings, students storm off campus. However, there are people staying behind so students can safely return the following day. In order to...

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Who has it worse?

Story by Graci Henard, staff writer September 23, 2020

Everyone was so apologetic to the 2020 seniors. Teachers went easy on them because they missed out on so much. Facebook moms posted tributes to their seniors for being so strong through a pandemic. But...

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Merits of the masks

Story by Doug Kyles, news editor September 22, 2020

There are few things that one can say everyone has in common. However, one can confidently say that the worldwide pandemic of COVID-19 is a shared ordeal. And with this shared problem, comes a shared attempt...

A student eats his lunch while socially distancing at the table. Texas High decided to add an additional fourth lunch to decrease the amount of people in the cafeteria at once.

May the fourth be with us

Story by Peyton Sims, editor in chief and Cate Rounds September 17, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, students and teachers continue to adjust to this alternative school environment. With the first six weeks coming to a close and many online students returning to campus,...

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Modifying the mask

Story by Peyton Sims, editor in chief September 3, 2020

You snooze your alarm and roll out of bed. Your closet and its many possibilities taunts you. After throwing on the first items of clothing that catch your eye, you prepare to head out the door, only partially...

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