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Damaging Entertainment

Damaging Entertainment

LeahT, Reporter

April 19, 2017


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Disclaimer: My opinions are purely based off of the few episodes I have seen and the actual book "Thirteen Reasons Why" For many, ‘Thirteen Reasons Why’ is purely entertainment. The show recently aired on Netflix and is currently blowing up, especially with the younger crowd. I myself read the book ...

Are Amusement Parks Really Worth It?

Are Amusement Parks Really Worth It?

FallanW, Staff Reporter

April 18, 2017


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Last weekend I went to Six flags in Dallas with my family. There I noticed some things, and questioned the true hype and excitement of  amusement parks. First off let me say Dallas, for me, is way more crowded than San Antonio and a lot less fun. I mean, yeah their rides are more interesting and exciting,...

Candy is Not a Snack

Candy is Not a Snack

KaylaP, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2017


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Do people really consider candy a snack? That’s the question that has been on my mind after coming upon a YouTube video where people created a song that contained the line “candy is not a snack, if you think that you are wack” and honestly I couldn’t agree more. A snack is something people eat between ...

My Issue With Cats

My Issue With Cats

BenG, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2017


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I have two cats, Rey and Pilot, both whom I love very dearly. But I've realized my problems with these cats spurned (pun intended) on by my attempt to write this piece in the first place. Firstly, they are either incredibly needy or incredibly lax. Rey, for instance, will, as soon as I walk upstairs...

Top Ten Standardized Testing Tips

Top Ten Standardized Testing Tips

KiaraS, Acting Editor-in-Chief

March 31, 2017


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Stay calm- This may seem like an obvious one, but it is one of the most important. Take deep breaths and relax. Everything will be okay. You will not fail because you don’t get number 48 right. Do not panic- Contrary to what you may think in the moment, you DO know the answer. You would n...

Overcrowded Library

Overcrowded Library

FallanW, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2017


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These days you would think that with the majority of students having access to technology, movies, TV shows and more, that the value of reading would have decreased. Well, it didn't here at school, matter of  fact, since the the second semester more and more students come to the the library, especially...

When Your Trip Gets Cancelled

When Your Trip Gets Cancelled

ColinH, Staff Reporter

March 16, 2017


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Only a few of us have been fortunate enough to have successfully planned and gone on vacation without anything going wrong. Maybe you missed your flight and had to reschedule. Or maybe, your flight was canceled and there were no available flights until the day you were supposed to return, so you had...

What My Mother Taught Me

What My Mother Taught Me

KaeT, Social media editor

March 10, 2017


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I’ve never blamed my mother for being strict. In fact, I’ve come to appreciate her tight rules and no-nonsense attitude she inherited from my grandmother. Is it irritating to get a ten-minute lecture after making a joke that might have been a little risqué or dark? Of course, always has been...

It’s A Charity Event…

It’s A Charity Event…

KiaraS, Copy Editor

March 6, 2017


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Each year the annual kickball tournament draws in hundreds of students, faculty and other community members. This year’s tournament generated over five thousand dollars to Cypress Assistance Ministries, but some people seem to have forgotten the true purpose. This tournament has, in my opinion, three main ...

The Polarization of Politics

The Polarization of Politics

LeahT, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2017


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Here's my problem with politics: I simultaneously find them interesting and annoying. I love hearing different sides of a story- different opinions and perspectives- it's what runs the world. Because if everyone thought the same then how interesting would the world be? It makes us realize that not everyone...

Neutrality

Neutrality

Bennett Richardson, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2017


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I am aggressively supportive of my passive nature. There is nothing wrong with being patient. That is an opinion disguised as a fact, but it should be considered. While some lean towards aggression, I have always been one to reserve my thoughts until the situation clears enough for me to give an honest...

Calculating Self-Worth

Calculating Self-Worth

TeresaH, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2017


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I once overheard, “I might have my first ever B on a report card this semester.” Now hearing this made me feel… bad. First B? There was no real reason for me to be bothered by this, after all, this was not something that I personally struggled with, but it did remind me of another incident....

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