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Why I Love Valentine’s Day – And You Should Too

Why I Love Valentine’s Day – And You Should Too

Eden Amberber, Co-Editor-in-Chief
February 1, 2017
Filed under Column, Opinion, Showcase

When I was growing up, Valentine’s Day was really only about one thing: candy. Every year, on Feb. 14, insane amounts of candy not fit for an elementary schooler’s bloodstream gave me a sugar rush. But, it wasn’t only the sugar high that riled me up as a child. The holiday made me full of anticip...

Woman’s March on Dallas

Woman’s March on Dallas

Miranda Molina, Reporter
February 1, 2017
Filed under Column, Showcase

It had not been even a day that Trump was in office when what started as the Women's March on Washington spread globally as an effort to protect women's rights and other causes such as immigration, health care, LGBTQ+ rights, and racial rights. The march in Dallas was scheduled Jan. 21 at 10 a.m. I...

STAAR Testing Problematic

STAAR Testing Problematic

Riley Sims, Reporter
November 3, 2016
Filed under Column, Opinion, Showcase

If you have attended a school in Texas, you know what the STAAR test is. The STAAR test has been given to students since spring of 2012, when it replaced the TAKS test. The test is supposed to be a way to show a student’s progress, but many argue that it is actually a tool to determine if  studen...

Undocumented Student Speaks Out

Undocumented Student Speaks Out

Karla Romero, Co-Editor-in-Chief
November 3, 2016
Filed under Column, Opinion, Showcase

There are many things in life we won’t agree with. That’s because life isn’t really fair. It’s not fair that I don’t get to go to the top school for my chosen career, because it’s just not an option regardless of my journalistic abilities. It’s not fair that my parents have to bust their...

Students Stressed Over School

Students Stressed Over School

Riley Sims, Reporter
October 20, 2016
Filed under Column, Opinion, Showcase

In June, Lewisville ISD considered revising their grade point average (GPA) policies and class ranking system. This isn’t news to some people’s ears, because they weren’t the first. Some school districts in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Illinois have already done so. However, the class rank systemn...

Senior column Abraham Deleon

Senior column Abraham Deleon

Abraham Deleon, Design Editor
May 13, 2016
Filed under Column, Opinion

With graduation just around the corner, I’m still in shock and disbelief. Despite all the things I heard about high school speeding by, I never really noticed it until these past few months. I’ve slowly had to accept the fact that the wonderful experiences and friends that I’ve made will soon be...

Senior column Amy Pham

Senior column Amy Pham

Amy Pham, Co-Editor-In-Chief
May 13, 2016
Filed under Column, Opinion

I started high school being full-on cringy, not just because of my bowl haircut, but because I was one of those people who swore they hated everyone. At 14, with my I <3 BOOBIES bracelets and self-proclamation of being awkward, that’s all I could strive to be – someone who could only hate others. Ironically,...

Senior column Lynne Diaz

Senior column Lynne Diaz

Lynne Diaz, Photo Editor
May 13, 2016
Filed under Column, Opinion

I wish I could find the wisest person in the world to write this for me, but all I have are 18 years of experience, so here I go. When you spend four years with a certain lifestyle, with people in a certain place, the words to say goodbye to that have to describe the immense loss yet gain, sadness yet...

Senior column SaSchel Moore

Senior column SaSchel Moore

SaSchel Moore, Reporter
May 13, 2016
Filed under Column, Opinion

I experienced some of the best and worst times of my life in high school. I met my best friends here. I met my family here. Most of all, I found out who I was here. Without high school, I wouldn’t have discovered that I am an optimist, or that I get crazy anxiety from the breakfast lines in the morning....

Senior column Connie Ho

Senior column Connie Ho

Connie Ho, Co-Editor-In-Chief
May 13, 2016
Filed under Column, Opinion

Shy, awkward and quiet. My entrance into high school was anything but extraordinary. High school offered me the chance to start fresh and find myself amongst a pool of other students who also had a desire to stay true to themselves. However, after four years of going through relatively the same routine,...

Senior column Beth Mauthe

Senior column Beth Mauthe

Beth Mauthe, Copy Editor
May 13, 2016
Filed under Column, Opinion

It’s crazy, looking back at the four years I’ve spent in high school, to realize that I’m graduating in only a few weeks. And now, with two younger siblings both in high school as of next year, I’m excited for them to experience all the good and the bad that accompanies high school. Joining...

Sweet as Honey

Sweet as Honey

Marilyn Bland, Special Contributor
March 4, 2016
Filed under Column, Showcase

Writing about Honey is certainly one of the most difficult things I have done, yet doing so is a way in which I can honor her. The very first moment I touched Honey, I knew something special had happened. Some dogs take a little while to warm to an unfamiliar person, and others stay aloof for a...