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New Push for Free College

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Government Sparks Ripple Effect Amid Closure

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February 10, 2019

Amidst the partial government shutdown that took effect December 22, people continue to grow impatient with the circumstances. As the shutdown progresses, multiple agencies close and this results in a ripple effect to other businesses throughout the United States. The prolonging of the government...

Reactions to Reflections

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February 6, 2019

Thanks to modern technology, videos and stories quickly spread with the click of a button. Among the plethora of online videos, cats reacting to their reflections prove popular. These videos receive much attention, but despite the appearance of mindless antics, they actually reflect scie...

Inhale, Exhale

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Taryn Holmes, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

November 13, 2018

Historically, people often smoked both habitually and recreationally, unaware cancer and other health problems resulted from the action. Although the general public now knows these facts, many still choose to appease their tobacco addiction through smoking. Once hooked on the powerful drug...

Objection to the Highest Court

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Haleigh Hurst, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018

In today’s society, it’s not about what people know, it’s about who people know. This theory proved its accuracy when Brett Kavanaugh gained approval to join the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh replaced one of the most crucial judges on the Supreme Court, Anthony Kennedy, who often considered himself t...

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