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Pandemic Postpones Prom

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Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer

May 20, 2020

As students and parents battle to find normalcy in their lives amidst event cancellations and venue closures, the idea of hosting a prom seemed impossible at times, but they never gave up hope. The faculty and everyone involved in this huge task faced difficulties, but administrators finally found a date...

Pandemic Pauses Traditional Pedagogy

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Kayla Gonzalez, Staff Writer

May 1, 2020

As the days wear on, students and teachers use the technology on hand to interact and attempt to teach students from home. As for the majority of students, parents try to keep them safe by isolating them inside their homes with just their homework and other individual activities around the house, leavi...

Quick Facts About COVID-19

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Magen McMillian, Staff Writer

April 21, 2020

As COVID-19 spreads across the globe, people want their questions answered to calm their fear and anxiety. However, the media spreads false facts and incorrect information like wildfire, misinforming citizens looking to protect themselves. Here are some true facts about COVID-19 from the CDC and WHO: ...

Nothing Stays the Same

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Taryn Holmes, Editor in Chief

April 17, 2020

Everyone deals with change, but teenagers seem to deal with the most change of all. The definition of teenagers certainly seems to equal change. As kids slowly grow and become adults, they change on a physical and mental level. With the common theme of change in a teenager’s life, it makes other changing f...

Prejudice Plays Part in COVID-19 Pandemic

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Nathan Martin, Assistant Editor

April 16, 2020

Upon viewing many videos and articles, I realized that Coronavirus affects far more than we originally believed it to: it divides people. These sources introduced the effect that the virus holds on Asian-Americans and people of Asian descent in general. Prejudice in the form of bigotry affects the...

New Responsibilities

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Taryn Holmes, Editor in Chief

April 13, 2020

When people across America became confined to their homes, they found a much different lifestyle than the norm. One that people now refer to as the “new normal”. School through computers, limited grocery supplies and constant handwashing represent a fraction of the drastic changes brought about b...

Jumping forward in Earth’s Orbit

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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