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Got tutorials?

Lauren West, Staff Reporter

September 25, 2014

Filed under Opinions

Ditch homeroom and return to East The new ‘homeroom’ system fails to allow students proper time for tutorials unless they have time before or after school, but many students have work, extracurricular or a lack of rides. Ho...

Not so high school

Madison Jennings, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2014

Filed under Opinions

School district mandates high school drug testing In the state of Texas, possessing less than two ounces of marijuana is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to 180 days of incarceration. In the state of Texas, selling up to s...

Gov. Rick Perry speaking about finding  ‘cure’ for gay rights is ludicrous

Kailee Zercher, Staff Reporter

August 17, 2014

Filed under Opinions

Wrong. Unhealthy. Preposterous. Ludicrous. All of these things could be used by some to describe the idea of homosexuals and their rights. Governor Rick Perry spoke in San Francisco about the issue of gay rights and compared homosexuality...


Elizabeth Abrams, Editor

May 30, 2014

Filed under Opinions

In this generation, and the generations to come, we have become obsessed with the World Wide Web. There are endless possibilities: from the simplistic to the complex, from Twitter to Google. Opportunistic people can find out the...

Quilted community

Elizabeth Abrams, Editor

March 27, 2014

Filed under Editorials

Students experience multiple trials, school grows closer as family   Senior Ivan Mejia was allegedly murdered by two of his peers. This follows not long after freshman Nahum Martinez was shot by two of his classmate...

Broken minds are equal to broken legs

Carley Rogers, Contributor

March 6, 2014

Filed under Editorials

Students with social ‘injuries’ required to present in classes    Stuttering, sweating, panicking and breaking down are all symptoms of what students with social anxiety or depression suffer through when they are fo...

Battle of body image

Ash Thomas, Reporter

February 24, 2014

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

National Eating Disorder Awareness week helps to spread the truth about eating disorders   She had not eaten a full meal in nearly a week. She was surviving on small portions of food such as fruit or vegetables and ...

Home schoolers lose out on important high school experiences

Michael Turner, Reporter

February 21, 2014

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

I have a big family of seven. I’m also the only boy. I have four younger sisters, between the ages of 3 and 4 months. The older two, 13 and 6, are homeschooled. Homeschooling is not for everyone. I went to public school...

Hearts not numbers

Elizabeth Abrams, Tech Editor

February 7, 2014

Filed under Opinions

Welcome to an age of numbers; algebra and calculus and geometry. Oddly enough, there is more than just math to these numbers. There are ‘likes’ on a picture, grades on a test, amount of friends a person can latch onto, numbers...

Written in Stone

Courtney Hersley, Contributor

January 9, 2014

Filed under Blogs, Opinions

Actually written in blood, but just as permanent. And while it many seem like a good idea now, I can’t help but feel most teenagers will regret their inked decisions later in life. I have several friends that are all saying...

Beautiful bodies

Kristin Gooch, Contributor

January 6, 2014

Filed under Blogs, Opinions, Student Life

Body Modifications do not mean danger In my eyes, your body is a canvas, waiting to be colored, dazzled and recreated. We only have one body, so if you want tattoos, get tattoos! Albeit, there is a small problem in the long run....

Stranger danger: Part 3

Ash Thomas

January 6, 2014

Filed under Blogs, Opinions

Tips to keep safe from abduction The scariest thing about kidnapping is that it never stops, it’s a never ending offense. Unlike the more frequent types of kidnapping, family-related and non-family (which is when the victim k...

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