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What’s Next in Oil?

Oil prices suffered a severe drop in 2014. How will the industry recover?

Daphne T, Staff Reporter

February 16, 2018

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...

Lively Planets

Lively Planets

SujeanS, Managing Editor

February 6, 2018

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...

2018 State of the Union Address

President Donald Trumps speaks at the 2018 State of the Union address.

AbigailH, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2018

Tuesday night, President Donald Trump gave his first State of the Union address and touched on the government's accomplishments in healthcare, immigration and the economy. Several Democrats remained standing when the president entered the House Chamber and booed him during his stance on immigration,...

Nassar Sentenced

Gymnast Aly Raisman performs at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Raisman was one of the 150 women who testified against Nassar.

KyleR, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2018

On Wednesday, January 24, 2018, former USA Gymnastics doctor Lawrence Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison after a seven-day trial accusing Nassar of multiple sex crimes over a span of 30 years during his time as a USA Gymnastics doctor. The judge presiding over the case, Rosemarie Aquilina,...

Astros Caravan

Astros Caravan

TeresaH, Online Editor

January 10, 2018

After winning the 2017 World Series, the Astros are headed on their championship tour from January 10th to January 12th where the Astros' teammates will be going on public appearances, reaching out to communities and signing autographs. After their tour, the Astros will finish the week at Minute Maid Par...

Salvadorians Forced to Go Home

Protesters walk with an El Salvador flag banner during the 'Day Without Immigrants' strike in May 2017.

AbigailH, Staff Reporter

January 8, 2018

Since his presidential inauguration in January 2017, Donald Trump has carried through with multiple goals that he addressed in his campaign. He has already attempted to revoke Obamacare and has initiated the removal of approximately 206,000 illegal immigrants. One of his administration's most recent acti...

Let The Games Begin

Photo By: The Republic of Korea

NicoleN, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2017

As the 2018 Winter Olympics approach, the world anxiously awaits to see what conflict could arise between North Korea and the United States and how this would affect the international sporting event. Between tweets from President Trump, missile threats and warnings from North Korea, the possibility of...

Time’s Person of the Year (2017)

Time's Person of the Year (2017)

TeresaH, Online Editor

December 8, 2017

Time Magazine has chosen its pick for the annual Person of the Year award: "The Silence Breakers", who represent those who reported sexual harassment, specifically against notable figures such as celebrities and office holders. The majority of the "Silence Breakers" are women, but several men have come...

Shanghai Reserve Roastery

Photo by: Twitter user Amor Ella

BrandonC, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2017

Starbucks has announced its large-scale plan of opening a 30,000 square foot establishment in China, specifically Shanghai with the assistance of Chinese technology company, Alibaba Group. This would be their biggest Roastery in existence; however, there is more to the Shanghai Roastery than meets the...

Oil Spill in South Dakota

TransCanada pipeline in Nebraska

KaeT, Social Media Editor

November 17, 2017

Just yesterday, caused by unknown circumstances so far, a leak was discovered in the Keystone pipelines in South Dakota. An estimate of 210,000 gallons, or about 5,000 barrels, of oil had spilled before it was found. Thankfully, none of the spill has reached nearby lakes or ponds. Coincidentally,...

Blizzcon 2017

The logo for Blizzard Entertainment

DaphneT, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2017

On November 3rd and 4th, 2017, Blizzard Entertainment, the video game developers behind such games as Hearthstone, Overwatch, and World of Warcraft, held their 11th annual convention, Blizzcon, at Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. The convention with a series of announcements and trail...

Things Get Even Stranger

Things Get Even Stranger

KaylaP, Co-Copy Editor

November 1, 2017

 With the release of season 2, the cast of the Netflix original show, Stranger Things, has gotten more attention placed on them. However, not all of the buzz is good. Actor Charlie Heaton, who portrays the able older brother Jonathan Byers in the show, has been surrounded by negative and surprising medi...

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