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Wicked step-parents are not so wicked

Abigail Reynolds, Staffer

January 31, 2012

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Divorce seems to be a growing epidemic in the U.S. today, and almost half of our school population is made up of students who are from divorced families. Movies today, and in recent times have always portrayed stepparents as evil-doers:...

Exams should be before Christmas

Dustin Sanders, Staffer

January 25, 2012

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No exams. Students dread the first week back to school in January because of one thing—exams. Starting Jan. 10, students prepare for a long week of reviews, studying and exams. This week involves staying up very late, st...

How far is too far?

Wililam Jackson, Staffer

January 24, 2012

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Zip ties A recent and unusual epidemic is plaguing the school and it goes by the name “zip ties”.  Zip-tying is the act of taking a zip-tie and closing it on a person’s backpack or other item, making it difficult and...

Ready, Set, go Teach

Abigail Reynolds, Staffer

January 23, 2012

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Ready, Set, Teach! is a new class offered this year to juniors and seniors- advised by Ms. Jessica Taylor- who want to be teachers, tutors, librarians, administrators/principals or even school counselors. This class is a program...

Thank you for helping

Caitlyn Bogart, News and Features Editor

January 17, 2012

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Some teachers make the effort and others don’t Powerpoints, worksheets, group projects, lab time, class discussions… that’s all well and good but what if the student still doesn’t understand?  Students appreciate teach...

Mint condition

Alexis Stewart, Staffer

January 17, 2012

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Search for the best Peppermint Mocha drink this holiday season Peppermint Mocha has always been a favorite of mine, especially when the holiday season rolls around. Saxby’s “Grasshopper” (Peppermint Mocha) drink isn’t the best drin...

Schoolyard Pick

Alexis Stewart, Staffer

January 4, 2012

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Trainers choose football over everything else. High school football in Texas is a huge deal. Everyone gets pumped up for Friday Night Football, the drill team dances, and the cheerleaders cheer, the band plays the fight song t...

Above the influence, but sees the benefits

Ana Meraz, Web Editor

December 6, 2011

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Three hundred thousand deaths. No this wasn’t from World War II or the Civil War. This is the number of people, both innocent and guilty, who have died because of the drug wars going on in Mexico. Although this is not happening...

Making the grade

Abigail Reynolds, Staffer

November 2, 2011

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Low grades just got lower very unexpectedly. In the past, the lowest grade a student could earn for a six weeks grade was a 50, no matter what. Now, that 50 point cap has been removed and all students are awarded what they truly...

Students, teachers are Facebook friends

Ashley Braun, Opinions Editor

November 1, 2011

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Communication tool should not be banned Who doesn’t love Facebook?  Teenagers are not the only ones using Facebook.  Not all teachers are going to take advantage of this opportunity of communication.  Some states are ...

How old is too old?

Caitlyn Bogart, News/Feature Editor

October 25, 2011

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

  Should high school students trick-or-treat? Halloween is just around the corner and the teenagers are picking out costumes and routes for the night of tricksters and rewarding treats. Should the Halloween festivities on t...

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