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The Disappearing Bumblebee

The Disappearing Bumblebee

TeresaH, Staff Reporter

February 16, 2017


Filed under In The World, News

As of this year, bumblebees in the United States have been declared endangered by the US Fish and Wild Service. According to the wildlife service, the population of the bumblebee population has shrunk by 87% since the late 1990s and is continuing to decline. Although listing the bumblebee as endang...

Official Tree Hugger

Official Tree Hugger

SujeanS, Co Copy Editor

February 16, 2017


Filed under Cy Woods, Showcase

What is better than helping the earth? Getting hundreds of people competing to see who can help the environment the most. Texas A&M Forest Service hosted the annual regional tree planting competition on February 11th. Groups from all over the region met up at Buffalo Run Park in Missouri City...

Oroville Dam Evacuation

Oroville Dam Evacuation

ColinH, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2017


Filed under In The World, News

In northern California, nearly 188,000 residents were ordered evacuated after damage was found in the local Oroville dam. The dam, which is the highest dam in the country, standing at a whopping 770 feet, was found to have faulty overflow channels when the water levels rose and were nearly activated....

Successful Test to Detect Ebola

Successful Test to Detect Ebola

TeresaH, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2017


Filed under In The World, News, Showcase

In 2014, the world's attention was directed to the Ebola virus as an outbreak moved the virus from West Africa to places where it has never been, attracting unprecedented attention. The Ebola virus is spread only by direct contact with blood or other bodily fluids, but that did not stop the mass hysteria...

Unusually Warm Winters

Unusually Warm Winters

FeliciaH, Managing Editor

February 9, 2017


Filed under In The World, News

Last week, on Ground Hog's Day, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow declaring that more winter is on its way. The weather in Cypress, Texas begs to differ. Texas has been known to do its own thing, in more ways than just the weather though. Today, temperatures reached a high of 91, ten years ago today...

Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions Confirmed as Attorney General

Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions Confirmed as Attorney General

JordanM, Editor-in-Chief

February 8, 2017


Filed under In The World, News, Showcase

President Trump’s pick for Attorney General, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions (R) was confirmed by the senate on Wednesday evening. Sessions’ confirmation hearings were the subject of controversy following the silencing of Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren (D) because of her reading a letter written b...

India Bans Disposable Plastic

India Bans Disposable Plastic

TeresaH, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2017


Filed under In The World, News

Plastic bags, cups, silverware and other types of one-use plastic have been banned in Delhi, India. The ban came into effect last month after increasing complaints due to the illegal but common practice of burning plastic which has contributed to health problems caused as a result of India's immense...

Betsy DeVos Confirmed

Betsy DeVos Confirmed

KyleR, Acting Managing Editor

February 7, 2017


Filed under In The World, News, Showcase

Through great Senate debate, Betsy DeVos has been confirmed as the Secretary of Education on President Trump's Cabinet. The confirmation comes on a wave of controversy over Devos's plans for education in the United States based on very different ideas than previous Secretaries of Education. The confirmation...

Cy Ranch Nazi Salute

Cy Ranch Nazi Salute

LeahT, Entertainment Editor

February 3, 2017


Filed under News

Monday, the Cypress Ranch senior class took their class panoramic on schedule. During the photo shoot, around 70 students rose their hands and yelled, "Heil Hitler, Heil Trump".  Several students caught the image of their classmates in the act and posted them on social media. Teachers 'did nothing'...

The Future Of Flying Cars

The Future Of Flying Cars

MiaL, Social Coordinator

January 31, 2017


Filed under News

When asked “what would be your reason to live forever, if you could?” most people's answer involves being able to see future technology. Specifically how vehicles will evolve, well it turns out the idea of flying cars is not so far away. Many in the past have predicted by the year 2017 this would...

A Wall Rising

A Wall Rising

BenG, Staff Reporter

January 26, 2017


Filed under In The World, News

After much debate over whether or not he will truly go through with his campaign promise, newly-inaugurated president Donald Trump moves forward with an executive order, signed Wednesday, January 25, to begin construction and payment of the famed border wall running along the southern United States border...

Tornado in the South

Tornado in the South

Emily H, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2017


Filed under In The World, News

With rough winds whipping through Texas and a new wave of politics sweeping across the nations, there has not been very much focus on the tornadoes decimating part of the country. Regions of the southeast are in shambles as storms hit cities and communities, destroying livelihoods and even lives in their...

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