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Snapchat, Not Chat

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BrandonC, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2018

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

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

An illustration that contains various terms related to mental health.

BrandonC, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2018

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, “...

How to Stay Awake

How to Stay Awake

KaeT, Social Media Editor

December 8, 2017

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...

Brockhampton and the Redefinition of Boy Bands

Boy band Brockhampton

SarahW, Co-Copy-Editor

November 27, 2017

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

*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

*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...

Mental Health in Hip Hop

Kid Cudi performing at the Wanderland music festival

SarahW, Co-Copy Editor

November 13, 2017

There is so much more to music than just the music itself; the culture, platform and audience all serve as one big community. Dating back to Biggie’s “Suicidal Thoughts,” hip hop has slowly started to create this environment in which artists can discuss heavy real life struggles like mental illn...

15 Vegan Tips

15 Vegan Tips

SujeanS, Managing Editor

October 24, 2017

Going vegan can be a scary step for some. If you are unsure whether or not to try having an entirely plant-based diet, here are a few tips and tricks to help you get through the transition. Educate Yourself: It's important to know why veganism is important and relevant. Watch some documentaries...

How to Save a Life

How to Save a Life

KaeT, Social Media Editor

October 20, 2017

One of the most emotionally devastating things in the world is having a best friend who is suicidal. It's so hard to process the fact that someone you're so close to, someone you've known for maybe a few months or for many years, can be gone in the blink of an eye by their own hand. Going to them and...

Getting Costume-Thrifty

A potential ensemble costume for Yumi from Code Lyoko

DaphneT, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2017

Halloween is only two weeks away, and people are preparing for the spooky holiday by arranging parties, decorating their houses and, most importantly, getting a costume. In this busy day and age, most people do not have the time, money or effort to buy or make a costume. If you are having this problem ...

Mario vs. Sonic

Two popular games, only one winner.

DaphneT, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2017

Two of the most popular video game franchises of all time are Super Mario Bros. and Sonic the Hedgehog. Anyone who has seen both games would know that they have many parallels. Instead of worlds, there are zones. Instead of coins, there are rings. Instead of an Italian plumber, there is a super-speedy bl...

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