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Student plea for a defined dress code

Maura Rowell, Entertainment Editor

April 2, 2014


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When it comes to dress code it seems that the key phrase is “administrative discretion”, making the 6 A.M. debate between jeans and the ever-alluring comfort of Nike shorts rather exhausting. Students and faculty deserve to have a better understanding of the dress code. Based upon the increasing...

Equality: it’s out there, somewhere

Equality: it’s out there, somewhere

Maura Rowell, Entertainment Editor

February 18, 2014


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Let us journey back to the 1800's. Oh, the dazzling dresses! The decadent soirees! The blatant oppression of women! What a picturesque time, so full of parties, so full of patriarchy. Now look at today. We might be sporting t-shirts and the questionable trend of skinny jeans instead of corsets and puffy...

Rebellion finds new home

Snovia Moiz, Voice Editor

February 17, 2014


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In our day and age with one click of a mouse or clack of a keyboard, someone’s world can change. Twitter. Facebook. Tumblr. Instagram. The list goes on and on. We have instant and easy access to a whole different world. The ability to connect with others thousands of miles away. The ability to...

Lost in Translation

Snovia Moiz, Voice Editor

December 17, 2013


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There was a time when education was a privilege meant only for the elite. Tutors were hired for children of wealthy families, teaching two to three languages,  while the rest of the population could not even write their names. Today, education is a requirement for kids between the ages of six and 18...

Bond’s failure leads to successes

December 17, 2013


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The failure of the $99 million dollar bond, which requested for a new stadium, agriculture facility and science center, proved to be a step forward in the right direction. With the districts rapid expansion, money should be spent more responsibly and wisely. There needs to be plans for new schools...

Not just a number: the value of self-worth

Snovia Moiz, Voice Editor

December 11, 2013


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A pink sheet of paper, marked with two signatures and a date and my fate was sealed. It shouldn't have mattered so much, more sleep, more time for other things, what was wrong with that? But I felt like the walls were collapsing in on me. I had always been characterized by my intelligence. Al...

Satire: American Stress Story on Advanced Placement misery

Maura Rowell and Emily Burleson

December 9, 2013


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College Board announced Monday its plans to launch a television network during the spring of 2014.The College Board Network (CBN) will feature reality shows following the lives of Advanced Placement high school students. CBN expects its plethora of shows, which will include titles such as “Little Slee...

Ch-ch-ch-changes: Senior recalls feelings from moving to new places

Maura Rowell, Staff Writer

October 17, 2013


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When something happens once, it might be a fluke. When it happens twice, it might be a coincidence. And by the third time, it is practically a habit. Moving. 1, 2, 3. 3 times. Habitual. It is such a hassle to pick up your life and scoot along to a new place. Moving is an instance of extreme...

Firewall changes ignite frustration

Staff

October 16, 2013


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At the beginning of the school year a new firewall was put in place of the old. This put more restrictions on what content students have access to in their school day. On Sept. 16 students and teachers were not able to access classroom resources that would be approved by the old firewall. Access was...

Erasing the stigma of mental illness

Erasing the stigma of mental illness

Shiva Mirzahaidar, Co-Editor in Chief

October 5, 2013


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Look to your left, your right, ahead of you, then behind. Statiscally, one of the people you just looked at has a mental illness. However, due to the shame that these brain disorders carry, very few people get the help they need. In order to erase the stigma, schools need to provide more resources...

Remembering my homeland: Death of Hugo Chavez sparks memories of Venezuelan childhood

Ana Gutierrez, Entertainment Editor

April 15, 2013


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Five years ago, Venezuelans walked the streets of the happiest country in the world. Today, long faces ride in bullet proof cars in what has become one of the most violent countries, all thanks to Hugo Chavez. It was only a matter of time before his declining health gave way to death, yet romantics...

Rape survivors should not be ‘on trial’

Shiva Mirzahaidar, Voice Editor

April 12, 2013


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After a lengthy judicial process, jurors found two high school athletes to have sexually assaulted a peer guilty of raping a sixteen year old girl and distributing nude photos of her. With the verdict, the courts have given the survivor closure in holding the two accountable, however, the case brought...

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