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How to be an Activist

How to be an Activist

SujeanS, Managing Editor

February 22, 2018


Filed under Advice

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


Filed under Opinions

 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


Filed under Advice, Opinions, Showcase

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


Filed under Opinions

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


Filed under Opinions

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


Filed under Advice, Opinions, Showcase

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


Filed under Opinions

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,...

How to Stay Awake

How to Stay Awake

KaeT, Social Media Editor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Advice, Opinions

Waking up when it’s dark outside is a very tough thing to do. The good news of having a school that starts at 7:20 is that you get to bail at 2:40, the bad news? It’s 7:20, also known as too-early-o’clock in the morning. The average wake up time for a Cy Woods student is anywhere between 5 am and...

Feminism

Feminism

VictoriaC, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2017


Filed under Opinions

Let's talk feminism, y'all. Because of who our president is, and all of the sexual harassment being covered in the news, I find this topic really important. What is feminism exactly? Due to its name, there's a common misconception that feminism is only about women. Although the empowerment of women is focu...

Brockhampton and the Redefinition of Boy Bands

Brockhampton and the Redefinition of Boy Bands

SarahW, Co-Copy-Editor

November 27, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

It used to be that boy bands were so structured, that it was hard for any of them to be different from each other. Each group made almost the same corny pop love songs, had one “punk” member for the teenage goths to relate to, and each member had their own “distinctive style” for merchandise purpos...

Should evolution be taught in schools? (part 2)

Should evolution be taught in schools? (part 2)

TeresaH, Online Editor

November 20, 2017


Filed under Opinions

*The following story is an opinion piece of one reporter and does not reflect, nor represent the views of the Crimson Connection staff.* Before we start, let me define the word ‘theory’, more specifically, the difference between a conversational theory and a scientific theory. One means an idea or a hunch some...

Should evolution be taught in schools? (part 1)

Should evolution be taught in schools? (part 1)

AbigailH, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2017


Filed under Opinions

*The following story is an opinion piece of one reporter and does not reflect, nor represent the views of the Crimson Connection staff.* Evolution has been taught in classrooms since the 1800s, and in states such as Florida, Texas and Kansas, students are required to be educated on the theory of ev...

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