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Standing on my SOPA box: Why anti-piracy laws sink to Davy Jones’ Locker

Trevor Nichols, staff writer
February 8
Filed under Voice

The Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, was introduced last October by Republican Representative Lamar S. Smith of the 21st district of Texas. If passed, it will allow judges to issue court orders that ban United States internet providers from allowing access to websites deemed unacceptable due to unautho...

Nine week grading period stimulates debate in district

February 8
Filed under Voice

Students have all experienced the stress associated with the end of a grading period. Teachers rushing through last minute lectures, three or four tests in one day and of course all night cram sessions for students are all to be expected as teachers submit final test grades. Given that the short turn around for ...

Band program decrescendos

Ebone' McCall, Entertainment Editor
December 9
Filed under Voice

There are many struggles and hardships incorporated into high school, but students are always driven by the hopes of an incredible senior year. So far, this year has had some positive aspects, but it has not met my expectations. These downfalls vary for most, but the upperclassmen of the 2011-2012 Cougar...

Poverty Cartoon

Poverty Cartoon

Molly Wade, Staff Writer
December 9
Filed under Video, Voice

Staring into death’s eyes

Taral Patel, News Editor
December 9
Filed under Voice

His inhumanely thin, tree-branch legs spoke of the countless paths he had traveled. The dark patches of weathered skin ran down from the stubble on his face to the tattoo of a Nigerian flag. His knobby, worn hands had deeply etched scars from a lifetime of handling heavy loads—physical and emotion...

Parking lot rage sparks chaos

Madeline Brisson, Staff Writer
December 9
Filed under Voice

 The final bell rings and all of a sudden, it is every man for himself. Everyone throws on their backpack, whips out their keys, and all of the good manners that their parents brought them up with are history. Do not pretend that you do not know what I am talking about. 2,500 students. 3 roads out....

Satire: Student body discovers poverty, proposes solutions

Trevor Nichols, staff writer
December 9
Filed under Voice

Last Monday, students were astounded to see a poor man walking past Cinco Ranch Boulevard after school. The man was holding a cardboard sign and begging passerby for money near the high school and La Centerra. At 7:00, the man left the area, though incredulous crowds remained for some time. “I always...

Steps in right direction

Steps in right direction

Jesse Sparks, Voice Editor
November 3
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Below are quoted segments from Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” and accounts of my own struggles under the burdens of my father’s expectations on my route towards self-exploration. This poem closely mirrors my own feelings of indecision and worry over my future as I forge my own path, independent...

Putting America Back to Work

Putting America Back to Work

Taral Patel, News Editor
November 3
Filed under Voice

In Korea, teachers are revered and referred to as “nation-builders.” In America, teachers are the target of jokes and often the first to go when those who self-pride themselves as “fiscal conservatives” sound the war cry of budget cuts. Attempting to bring the same, deliberate economic recovery as Pres...

Satire: Students Clamor For More Budget Cuts

Trevor Nichols, Staff Writer
September 29
Filed under Voice

Last year, students proved that our generation will stand up against injustice at any cost. Therefore, it is important for the administration to listen to what our student body is currently demanding. We want more budget cuts. “We haven’t seen any real action in cutting expenses yet,” junior...

On the campaign trail; Governor Perry takes Texas budget agenda national

On the campaign trail; Governor Perry takes Texas budget agenda national

Molly Wade, Staff wirter
September 29
Filed under Voice

For some reason, Texas loves Rick Perry. He has proved it three times in the past ten years making it harder to argue with. Governor Rick Perry is now running to be the President of the United States. When asked last May if he would make a run for the office, Perry said, “I’m going to think about...

Mountaineer embraces Texas homecoming tradition

Mountaineer embraces Texas homecoming tradition

Elizabeth Hale, Staff Writer
September 29
Filed under Voice

It is that time of year again. Go dress shopping, buy mums, and call the party bus company. It is time for boys to think up with the most romantic way to ask out their date, and girls to sit and worry if they will even get asked.   You guessed it; it is almost time for homecoming. With the date...

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