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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...

A concert gone wrong

Joe Powell, Staff Writer

September 25, 2017


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There’s nothing like waking up in the morning, having a cup of tea, making plans to head into Amsterdam with your cousin for the day and stumbling upon an Anti-Semitic rally to really give you a broader perspective of the places to visit while on Holiday. Unfortunately for my cousin and I, this wasn...

Texting while driving ban makes roads safer

Samuel Teas, Co-Editor-In-Chief

September 19, 2017


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As of Sept. 1, 2017, the state of Texas will no longer allow drivers to use their phones while operating a motor vehicle in an effort to reduce car accidents and save lives. Since distracted driving is responsible for a large number of deaths on the road, the law is just and should continue to be enfor...

Hurricanes, then and now

Hurricanes, then and now

Rachel Foreman, Staff Writer

September 12, 2017


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Hurricane is the first word that most people would use to sum up the past two weeks. The United States was hit by two hurricanes, both being Category 4 at landfall. Hurricane Harvey hit Texas and parts of Louisiana while Hurricane Irma tore through Florida. Hurricane Harvey hit like a truck. It floode...

Personal Column: Hidden tales within feet

Personal Column: Hidden tales within feet

Meherina Khan, Co-Editor-in-Chief

June 3, 2017


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The odd thing about my mother is that her feet always smell like lavender. Every night before I go to sleep, I curl up beside my mother’s feet with a bottle of Nivea lotion and massage her feet, sealing the cracks along her heels from a long day’s work. Whereas many children were read nursery...

Unethical practices fuel captive wildlife industry

Unethical practices fuel captive wildlife industry

Joanne Chavali, Co-Editor-in-Chief

June 3, 2017


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Taiji, Japan. Every year, from September to March, around 23,000 dolphins are slaughtered for their meat. The few captured are sent to aquariums around the world to be put on display or sold to "Swimming with Dolphins" programs.  Either way, the methods used to hunt and capture the dolp...

Citizens must abandon rebel flag

Joanne Chavali, Co-editor-in chief

June 2, 2017


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Driving back from Branson, Missouri one summer day, I noticed a small confederate flag flying proudly in the wind. As an obviously non-white citizen of America, I was someshat concerned for my well-being. I knew the probability of something actually happening was small, but as I realized we were s...

U.S. must follow example of ancient Athens, cherish democracy

U.S. must follow example of ancient Athens, cherish democracy

Samuel Teas, Features Editor

May 15, 2017


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479 years before the birth of Christ, the people of Athens had a choice to make. There were two options: liberty, with the possibility of death; or safety, but under the rule of a stranger: the Persian Emperor Xerxes. The decision was of dire importance. Nothing is more frightening than the death of ...

Closure

Closure

Ana Medina, Staff Writer

February 17, 2017


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“My name is Basilio Medina. I am 50 years old. I am a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ.” I closed my watering eyes and turned away from the TV screen as I realized that was the first time I heard his voice in nearly five years. The last time I heard that sweet, calming voice was in the parkin...

Normal

Normal

Brynne Herzfeld, Voice Editor

January 30, 2017


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How do you explain what has always been your “normal?”

Personal Column: Hijab and me

Personal Column: Hijab and me

Meherina Khan, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 16, 2017


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Looking through the pages of old photo albums, I’m fascinated by how little I’ve changed. My face is still as chubby as it’s been since I was an infant, and I still have little glasses perched on the bridge of my nose. But as I run my fingers over the photographs, I am instantly comforted...

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