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Fall From Heaven

Fall From Heaven

BrandonC, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2018


Filed under In The World, News, Showcase

      In September 2011, the very first ever Chinese space lab named Tiangong-1, or Heavenly Palace, was launched as a high profile prototype in preparation for China’s ultimate goal. They wanted a permanent space station by the year 2022. However, the space lab came plummeting down in a fiery blaz...

The Last of a Species

The Last of a Species

KaeT, Social Media Editor

April 2, 2018


Filed under In The World, News, Showcase

Last month, the world’s last male northern white rhino, Sudan, passed away. Due to his old age and multiple infections, Sudan’s death was by no means a surprising occurrence. His health had been deteriorating at a steady rate, and it was predicted that he would not survive. Guarded and surrounded...

Teacher Walkouts Cancel School Progress

Teacher Walkouts Cancel School Progress

AbigailH, Staff Reporter

March 31, 2018


Filed under In The World, News, Showcase

From February 22 to March 6, West Virginia Teachers held a nine-day protest over their low wages by not going to school.  This resulted in classes being canceled. A wage increase had been voted down by the state Senate beforehand, but on March 6th,  legislature turned in their favor. Teachers and other...

“They’re not alone on the losses”

“They’re not alone on the losses”

AbigailH, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Freshman Paris Perez drew a memorial of the February 14th Parkland shooting victims to share with the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School  a few days after the catastrophe.  Principal Gary Kinninger will soon be sending the original work to Parkland and hanging a copy somewhere in our...

Wonderful Water

Wonderful Water

SujeanS, Managing Editor

March 22, 2018


Filed under News

We all know about Earth Day, but there's another holiday in honor of the Earth: World Water Day. For some this could mean celebrating the water we drink, but today I am going to use this as an excuse to talk about the environment. About 71 percent of Earth is covered in water, and the oceans alone...

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

KyleR, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 8, 2018


Filed under In The World, News

On Thursday, March 8, 2018, women across the world celebrate the various achievements and advancements made by women throughout history, science and many other fields of study while also calling for greater equality for women around the world. On several continents, women march to raise awareness for...

The Academy Awards

The Academy Awards

DaphneT, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2018


Filed under In The World, News

Sunday night was the 90th annual Academy Awards, the most prestigious awards show in the film industry. Jimmy Kimmel hosted the event at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Here are the winners of the different awards this year. Best picture-  “The Shape of Water”- This film, directed by G...

Hope Leaves the White House

Hope Leaves the White House

TeresaH, Online Editor

March 1, 2018


Filed under In The World, News, Showcase

Wednesday---White House Communications Director, Hope Hicks announces her resignation from Trump's staff. Hicks has been Trump's longest-serving adviser and the fourth Communications Director during the Trump presidency. On Tuesday, Hicks had been questioned before the House Intelligence Committee,...

Texas Primary

Texas Primary

Sarah W, Acting Editor-In-Chief

February 23, 2018


Filed under News

Today, Friday, February 23rd is the Texas Primary. The ballet has over 80 races, including Governor, US Senator, Attorney General, Lieutenant Governor and many more. The ballot for US Senator includes candidates like Ted Cruz, former Republican Presidential Candidate, and current Texas US Senator...

What’s Next in Oil?

What’s Next in Oil?

Daphne T, Staff Reporter

February 16, 2018


Filed under In The World, News

The oil industry is very prevalent in the Houston area; the oil price collapse of 2014 greatly impacted families and businesses alike. To reduce expenditures, oil companies laid off around 400,000 workers, leaving thousands of families in the Houston area without income, and major projects that did not...

Where We Stand

Where We Stand

KiaraS, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 9, 2018


Filed under Cy Woods, News, Showcase

Education proficiency in America has always been a standard measure of quality of schools. Each year states, districts and schools are examined and ranked by their different levels of achievement, proficiency, safety and other important factors. USA Today reported the results of the 2018 edition of...

Lively Planets

Lively Planets

SujeanS, Managing Editor

February 6, 2018


Filed under In The World, News, Showcase

In science yesterday, scientists  discovered that several "Earth-like" planets in a distant solar system, TRAPPIST, have temperatures that could sustain water, which in turn means they have the potential to sustain life. TRAPPIST's star, TRAPPIST-1, is actually thought to be older than our sun. When...

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