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Sticks, stones may break bones but words can hurt also

Snovia Moiz, Staff Writer
November 2, 2012
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I looked around the bus; every seat was filled with teenagers. They were laughing, listening to music, talking to each other. I did not want to sit where someone already was, and the line behind me was getting impatient. I kept walking until I came upon an empty seat. It was towards the back, sighing...

Why sex ed should be taught in Texas schools

November 2, 2012
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With Texas schools putting forth strong efforts in order to educate students about math, language, English and other subjects, little emphasis is placed on sex education. Curriculum is taken a step down, as the topic of sex is rarely mentioned in health classes. Matters such as pregnancy prevention...

‘Don’t Stop Believin’ in change for radio

Emily Burleson, Staff Writer
October 5, 2012
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Calling all Houston music radio stations; abort mission. It is time to revamp the way the you play music. An epidemic of overplaying is sweeping Houston airwaves and it’s time for a change. Radio stations should work on introducing new music to listeners they would not otherwise hear and vary their...

Student’s story of losing boyfriend to accidental death

Student’s story of losing boyfriend to accidental death

Camryn Fuller, Staff Writer
October 5, 2012
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I remember the heat of the sweltering June sun. I remember hoping to grow  in my faith at Alto Frio Baptist encampment. I remember meeting him. Tall, tan and dreamy, there he was, Thomas Ray Vickery, my Mr. Right. In the blink of an eye, Tray became that ray of sunshine that made each day worth livi...

Satire: district cuts staircases throughout Katy ISD

Trevor Nichols, News Editor
October 5, 2012
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At the start of the new school year, the district implemented a plan to eliminate several staircases within Katy ISD schools. The cuts are due to an inability to hire enough stairs in the transportation department this year. “The administration ran into some issues trying to keep our stairwells,”...

No shoes, no date, no problem

Ana Gutierrez, Entertainment Editor
October 5, 2012
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Having trouble finding the perfect homecoming date? Do not worry, you are not alone. Aside from those annoying couples that date for ages, finding a homecoming date has become the challenge of the century. This year, however, you do not have to stress over who your date will be. No balloons or rubber...

Why hip-hop deserves more credit

Why hip-hop deserves more credit

Shiva Mirzahaidar, Voice Editor
September 25, 2012
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As hip-hop continues to grow amongst teenagers, so does parental disapproval from adults and even other students. However, the stimulating and expressive lyrics seem to be overlooked. Common misconceptions about hip-hop include that the genre itself promotes sexism, racism, violence and other derogatory...

Majority rules when it comes to top stories

Shiva Mirzahaidar, Staff Writer
April 5, 2012
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As matters such as the presidential election, violence corrupting third world countries and strings of heroism continue to be the main points emphasized in the media, many people begin to form opinions on such issues. However, these viewpoints may be distorted, and influenced heavily by the majority. This...

Crowd funding creates medium for collective success

Crowd funding creates medium for collective success

April 5, 2012
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In a capitalist society, the general public is trained to believe in the idealistic vision of prosperity and success through hard work. Thus, in past generations the American dream inspired people to embody the notion of upward social mobility through self-sufficiency, abandoning those in poverty under the j...

All the small things

All the small things

Ebone' McCall, Entertainment Editor
April 5, 2012
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One of my most cherished dreams was to have the opportunity to travel overseas and explore other cultures in Europe. The vision became a reality over this past summer. As I arrived back in the Houston airport from a 16-day European journey, it seemed as if the vacation would mark the beginning of a memo...

A bitter change for the worst

A bitter change for the worst

Gabrielle Deckelman, staff writer
April 5, 2012
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And this was the beginning, to the ending of forever: a few blunt text messages in the middle of the school day, two unplanned phone conversations and a long, tear-filled car ride home. The words slipped out of his mouth, bitter and wet, just like the news he was about to tell me. My heart began to r...

Satire: STAAR testing brings valuable results

Trevor Nichols, staff writer
April 4, 2012
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Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors gathered for the four hour STAAR test on March 26 and 27. Experts agree that the STAAR is an extremely valuable diagnostic tool, and much more useful than the old TAKS test. “The STAAR is just so much more sophisticated than the TAKS,” educational analyst Stu...

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