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Jumping forward in Earth’s Orbit

Jumping forward in Earth’s Orbit

Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer

March 10, 2020

Growing up, many people never receive an explanation about why February gains an extra day every four years. Each year, the Earth spins for about 365.25 days. Every four years, February needs that one day to make up for that extra day we missed within those years in order to keep the balance. Confusing? Most peo...

Keep Your Paws to Yourself

Keep Your Paws to Yourself

Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

Recently, authorities announced that they need the public’s help in finding the culprits who committed animal cruelty offenses, including a dog in Wise County cut in half and thrown out on a random county road and multiple reports of cattle being shot in Montague County.  Animal cruelty happ...

Old Traditions, New Spin

Old Traditions, New Spin

Nathan Martin, Assistant Editor

January 14, 2020

The Babylonians remain known as the culture that started the New Year’s resolutions, which occurred over 4,000 years ago. In that time, the people of Babylon made resolutions to gods, setting them to pay back debts in the upcoming months. While the calendar started in March for them, modern day American...

Bring on the Scare

Bring on the Scare

Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer

October 29, 2019

As Halloween approaches, darkness hangs around during the month of October. The scary critters come around and people jump at the sudden sounds around the corner. Halloween excites people with the love of everything spooky and creepy. Though fears exist out there that people find totally normal, fear...

New Push for Free College

New Push for Free College

Nathan Martin, Assistant Editor

October 18, 2019

The old notion that all public universities need to accept students free of tuition remains popular in American society, yet there lacks a real push by lawmakers and politicians, until now. Historically speaking, people began the push for free public education since the establishment of the United S...

Crowning Juuls

Crowning Juuls

Magen McMillian, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

The crude memes taped to the bathroom walls. The smell of something strangely sweet coming from the last locked stall. The room looks hazy. In high schools across the country, this description of public restrooms remains common. Other school districts in Texas took a stand, creating more severe punishment...

Happiness Heals Hard Hearts

Happiness Heals Hard Hearts

Eden Jones, Staff Writer

September 23, 2019

Laughing, instinctually known among all people builds relationships and guides people through a rough day. Scientific studies at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions revealed that a good laugh reduces stress, helps reduce anger and even ease pain -to a degree. Research collected...

National Crisis in Bahamas

National Crisis in Bahamas

Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer

September 23, 2019

As of Sept. 1, Hurricane Dorian, which became a category five storm, came rushing through the Bahamas and left it in an utter disaster. Dorian left homes in shambles and people’s lives threatened. Help reached the Bahamas when President Trump sent out a cruise ship that carried 1,200 people back to Flor...

Violence Among Us

Violence Among Us

Nathan Martin, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2019

First, deadly shootings in El Paso, Texas; Dayton, Ohio and now a threat to Decatur ISD’s neighboring school district in Bridgeport, Texas. The body count of El Paso and Dayton reached 31, and an obvious question remains: When will this happen next? In this time in America, people no longer ask the like...

New York Abortion Laws

New York Abortion Laws

Taryn Holmes, Assistant editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2019

On January 22, New York passed the Reproductive Health Act concerning the abortion laws of the state. The previous laws regarding abortion restricted the time required to get an abortion to 24 weeks after pregnancy with exceptions deriving only from extreme medical problems threatening the...

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