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For A Child’s Success

For A Child’s Success

AbigailH, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2018


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In this day in age, parents can be heard ranting about how awful their children's teachers are and how unreliable public schools can be. Although not all modern situations are ideal and can be difficult, parents should be present in their child's education by preparing him or her for a classroom envi...

The STAAR Essay

The STAAR Essay

Daphne T, Staff Reporter

April 11, 2018


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The STAAR writing prompt is passed out on the day of the test, saying something like "Write a persuasive essay describing your stance on whether one person can change the world." The students stare and stare at the prompt, but they can't formulate something even remotely resembling an opinion. They don...

The Origins of Societal Burdens

The Origins of Societal Burdens

AbigailH, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2018


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Eight year old, Daisey Mae, was filmed preparing for and participating in a pageant in a 2012 episode of the reality TV show, Toddlers and Tiaras. Toddlers and Tiaras is a show that follows contestants and their parents as they prepare for pageants: practicing routines and receiving skin or hair trea...

Part of That World

Part of That World

Savannah Hornsby, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2018


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“America is so great! Why would you ever want to live somewhere else?”  This is the most annoying phrase anyone who wants to live across seas can be told. Why would anyone want to live outside the U.S.? Well for starters there are some places such as Canada and the UK that have free healthc...

Duck, Duck What?

Duck, Duck What?

KiaraS, co-editor-in-chief

February 27, 2018


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Everybody remembers the beloved childhood game where children sit in a circle and chase each other when called upon. Almost all people refer to this game as “Duck, Duck Goose,” but all of those people would be wrong. Now bear with me as I blow your mind- the true and correct name is “Duck, Duc...

How to be an Activist

How to be an Activist

SujeanS, Managing Editor

February 22, 2018


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With all the protesting going on in Florida about gun laws, from walkouts to rallies, activism is a very prevalent topic in America right now. However, one thing that no one ever talks about is how to become an activist. Here are five things every activist needs to take into account: KNOWLEDGE: The fir...

Love Your Life

Love Your Life

NicoleN, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2018


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 Having a job where I feel rewarded and truly enjoy working, even if it has low pay, is more important to me than having a college degree and good pay if I’m going to hate every day I work.   I have an opinion about how careers affect my happiness, and I don’t understand why whenever I tell so...

Why Happiness and Single are not Oxymorons

Why Happiness and Single are not Oxymorons

AbigailH, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2018


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Valentines Day. Shameless couples around the building walk together, talk together and eat together. They appear to be joyously content sharing their life with someone else under bright rays of sunlight. And then there’s the single people, watching from the shadows. According to the Pew Research Institute thou...

Snapchat, Not Chat

Snapchat, Not Chat

BrandonC, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2018


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Let's be real. We all hate the new Snapchat update. It has a lot of adjectives: ugly, inefficient, disgraceful, a waste of time and space on my phone, unnecessary, a true example of a horrible app update and last but not least, it is a failure. First of all, I did not consent to updating Snapchat....

10% – an opinion

10% – an opinion

ColinH, Business Manager

February 5, 2018


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As many of you are aware, the State of Texas has a law where the top 10% of students in their high school class get automatic admission to any state school, and in the case of the University of Texas at Austin, it’s raised to 7%. This law puts students at highly competitive schools (such as Cy Woods)...

Mental Breakdown

Mental Breakdown

BrandonC, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2018


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Visualize a child, a man, a woman, a mom, a dad, a worker, a normal person, a celebrity, anyone. Imagine that they are clinically diagnosed with depression, but no one is willing to make sure they are okay. No one is willing to listen to their struggles, and no one will believe them when they say, “...

Living With a Skin Condition

Living With a Skin Condition

AlyssaT, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2017


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I have a condition called Atopic Dermatitis, or as most know it, eczema. I have dealt with this since it started acting up at age three, and now I'm 16. Dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin which means that my skin gets inflamed very easily and starts itching, burning and in a lot of frequent cases,...

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