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Poverty Cartoon

Poverty Cartoon

Molly Wade, Staff Writer

December 9, 2011


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Staring into death’s eyes

Taral Patel, News Editor

December 9, 2011


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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, 2011


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 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, 2011


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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, 2011


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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, 2011


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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, 2011


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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, 2011


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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, 2011


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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...

NBA: where nothing will happen

NBA: where nothing will happen

Shaun Lal, Sports Editor

September 29, 2011


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Update: The 2011-2012 NBA season began on Dec. 25 and was shortened from 82 to 66 games.  The most talked about event in sports last year was Lebron James’ “ Decision”. The 2011 NBA Finals garnered the highest basketball television ratings in seven years. Basketball jersey sales have been ...

Do not judge students by their siblings

Madeline Brisson, staff writer

September 29, 2011


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It starts out cute and almost bearable when the teacher spends a minute or two telling funny little anecdotes, reminiscing about when my brothers previously attended their class. My last name is read off of the attendance list and triggers the start of embarrassing comments and awkward questions. Though...

Heat waves, wildfires pose concern for after school activities

Jesse Sparks

September 8, 2011


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When I first heard the saying “Everything is bigger in Texas” I thought that it was a joke that only applied to oversized bread, mums and gas station ICEE’s. However, as I stood on the scalding cement with the soles of my shoes melting under me and the stench of smoke filling my lungs, I realized...

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