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Dorm Dilemma

Brynne Herzfeld and Rachel Foreman

April 29, 2018


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Brynne’s take: I started out my roommate search with the University of Texas housing application, where you can select preferences about noise level, extroversion vs. introversion, how early you plan to get up and even how much you smoke. The system matches you up with people who answered similarl...

Ruminations of a senior

Samuel Teas, Co-Editor-In-Chief

April 12, 2018


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I wrote a poem in January, just after the second semester of this year began. In it I handed my fears, my hopes, my stresses and my ponderings to an online audience of writers. The one and only reviewer of the poem referred to me as the character again and again. Proper poetic language, I suppose...

Jamba Jammed

Angelica Arinze, Features Editor

April 1, 2018


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While many were spending Spring Break out of town and basking in the sunlight, I made the most of my days unnecessarily panicking over college courses and how I broke I am. While I figured that I could put the former dilemma off to the last minute (like I always do), I decided to do something about t...

Tacos A No No

Angelica Arinze, Features Editor

March 16, 2018


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It was an average Thursday evening at the Arinze residence. Out of what I presume was a standard mix of boredom and sheer curiosity, my sisters were ordering take out for dinner. This time around, they wanted to try something new—something you don’t hear often in our family when it comes to dining ...

Enough

Enough

Ana Medina, News Editor

March 1, 2018


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“Sexual harassment and gender-based harassment of a student by an employee, volunteer, or another student are prohibited. Examples of sexual harassment may include, but not be limited to, touching private parts or coercing physical contact that is sexual in nature; sexual advances; jokes or conversations of a ...

Gun control reforms needed to prevent more shootings

Sarah Sheikh, Staff Writer

February 27, 2018


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Feb. 14, 2018 marks one of the deadliest school shootings in the United States. Students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida became the most recent victims of ruthless gun abuse when the assailant mercilessly open fired at people in and outside of the school. Just lik...

Christmas rituals never change

Caleb Tise, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017


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The Christmas season is a truly special time of the year for my family, and every year the feeling never seems to change; it is always truly magical and heartwarming, and they always take me back to when I was a kid. The season of giving also comes with the family traditions, and my family loves s...

Leave the internet alone: a net without neutrality is no good

Leave the internet alone: a net without neutrality is no good

Kelly Salinas, Staff Writer

December 11, 2017


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On Thursday, December 14, the Federal Communications Commission will vote on whether to end or uphold Net Neutrality, but this is not the only thing at stake. An attack on Net Neutrality is an attack on today’s generation, and could be the biggest disruption to self expression American youth could...

Exemption policy must change

Rachel Foreman, Staff Writer

December 11, 2017


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The current exemption policy needs amendments in regards to absences and extenuating circumstances. There are positives of the exemption policy; it does encourage students to attend school, work hard to maintain high grades in classes, and behave appropriately in the classroom. However, the exemption policy a...

Superintendent’s decision to pull “The Hate U Give” from shelves is about more than just language–it’s about the message.

Angelica Arinze, Features Editor

December 11, 2017


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  As 2017 winds down, it was to my shock and surprise to learn that the our district is gaining national attention over the Superintendent’s district-wide decision to pull Angie Thomas’ critically-acclaimed YA fiction novel The Hate U Give from library shelves.   The decision was mad...

The cost of being a senior

Angelica Arinze, Features Editor

November 15, 2017


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For the past three years, I could remember that particular time of year that would plague every senior’s existence with both excitement and stress--graduation. An iconic symbol of celebrating the completion and accomplishments of every high school senior. From freshman to junior year, I’ve always h...

Student’s suspension for sitting during Pledge unjust, represents larger problem

Angelica Arinze, Features Editor

October 25, 2017


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When Cy-Fair ISD senior India Landry sat down during a routine recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance on Oct.2, she was not only suspended, but lost her ability to graduate. Growing up as a black student in America, it wasn’t until recently when I started learning more about the ugly truth of Am...

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