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Erasing the stigma of mental illness

Erasing the stigma of mental illness

Shiva Mirzahaidar, Co-Editor in Chief

October 5, 2013

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

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

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...

Satire: Students sell internal organs to pay for AP tests

Trevor Nichols, News Editor

April 12, 2013

In response to the steadily rising costs of Advanced Placement exams, College Board recently introduced a new organ transplant program to help students cover the costs of the tests. Students can now sell their organs in exchange for an opportunity to earn college credit. “After carefully weighing...

Junior Stu Dent drowns in own tears due to homework

Trevor Nichols, News Editor

February 14, 2013

Junior Stu Dent drowned in his own tears after receiving a large amount of homework on Tuesday. Dent, trapped under piles of worksheets and assignments, was unable to escape the flooding. “It’s a tragedy beyond words,” senior Stacey Cryer said. “He never even got to finish his assignments....

Girls just wanna have rights

Shiva Mirzahaidar, Voice Editor

December 13, 2012

People across the world have a complicated relationship with the word “feminist.” Some ardently claim the title, others feel alienated by the movement, and to many, it is a foreign concept. My initial grasp on feminism was born out of frustration. I continuously asked myself why, in a world where...

Education complication

Emily Burleson, Staff Writer

December 12, 2012

Students spend a large amount of time working on homework, and for those who focus most of their energy on receiving competitive grades, it is exhausting and not very beneficial. Newly elected French president François Hollande is even willing to abolish homework, and the current structure of the...

Satire: Students thank district for censoring reading list

Satire: Students thank district for censoring reading list

Trevor Nichols, News Editor

December 12, 2012

Katy ISD’s recent removal of books with content deemed questionable from required reading lists met with widespread approval from students. Students across Katy have thanked the district for preventing their exposure to potentially disturbing themes. “We live in a world saturated with violence,...

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Bipartisanship

November 12, 2012

If ever a man should have been rewarded for his insights and foresight, George Washington should have been after warning the youthful Union of the dangers of the bipartisan political system, including sectionalism and disunity, in his late eighteenth century farewell address. More than two centuries...

Opposing viewpoints part two: Why I support Romney

Camryn Fuller, Staff Writer

November 5, 2012

When it comes to politics, there are many different beliefs. One is never more right than the other, and everyone is entitled to their own opinion. My opinion is that Mitt Romney will be the salvation that this country needs. One of my favorite things about the Romney/Ryan campaign is their health...

Opposing viewpoints part one: Why I support Obama

Trevor Nichols, News editor

November 5, 2012

This November, Americans will vote whether to keep President Obama in office for another four years, or elect Governor Romney to the presidency. For the following reasons, I support re-electing President Obama. I support Obama’s education policy. He has supported governmental programs to make college...

Sticks, stones may break bones but words can hurt also

Snovia Moiz, Staff Writer

November 2, 2012

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...

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