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Chinese AI Prevents Suicide

Katie Keovongphet, Reporter
February 21, 2020

Approximately 800,000 people worldwide commit suicide every year, causing the World Health Organization to encourage governments worldwide to take preventative action. In China, Huang Zhisheng, a professor at Vrije University of Amsterdam, created a nonprofit artificial intelligence (AI) bot that helps prevent suicide through Weibo, a popular Chinese social media platform. In the United States,...

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Microplastics in Marine Life

Katie Keovongphet, Reporter
February 21, 2020

  UN News states that over 51 trillion microplastic particles pollute the sea, and marine organisms are beginning to come across them more than ever before. With the rapidly growing amount of plastics, scientists are beginning to question the currently unknown harm they might bring to humans. Plastic that’s seen floating on the surface of the sea accounts for 88 percent of the total plastic...

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Needing Affection to Make a Connection

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Photo Editor
February 20, 2020

Weighted blankets are one of the most requested Christmas gifts according to 1010DATA with children, teens and elders waiting to open up their presents and find a hug-like experience.   The need for affection by every human is a growing topic of debate as some doctors even believe that it is a vital part of health to receive and give love. “Skin hunger” is the need for physical affection...

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Being Mindful of Mental Health

Katie Keovongphet, Reporter
November 22, 2019

According to SchoolDigger.com, North Garland High School is ranked as the second best high school in GISD. Being such an academically competitive school full of high achievers, it’s not a surprise when students begin to feel mentally or emotionally overwhelmed.  “First step is just walking in the door,” counselor Jacqueline Villalobos said. “Just take that risk and know that we’re here...

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Simply Staying Cyber Safe

Katie Keovongphet, Reporter
November 22, 2019

October marked the beginning of National Cyber Security Awareness month in the United States. With the increasing influence of social media on teens, it supports the idea of bringing a safe and secure online experience to all Americans. This year’s theme is, “Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.” It focuses on a number of different areas including e-commerce, social media bots and online privacy.  According...

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Gen Z Fights Climate Change

Ingrid Vanegas, Reporter
November 22, 2019

  From Sept. 20 to 27, 150 countries took part in the Global Climate Strike, a school walkout for young children to call out leaders who are ignoring the climate crisis. As concerns over the climate continue to rise, youth around the world are becoming more aware of what this means for their future and speaking out against those in power. According to NASA, the effects of the climate crisis...

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The Missing Girls of America: An Epidemic Raising Alarm

The Missing Girls of America: An Epidemic Raising Alarm

February 28, 2020

Kamille McKinney, 3 years old. Nevaeh Adams, 5 years old. Jenna Hospedales, 14 years old. Aniah Blanchard, 19 years old. Alexis Crawford, 21 years old. All these girls are...

Promise of a Better Tomorrow: Dallas Program Provides Pathway for High School Graduates

February 26, 2020

Conversations about college and post secondary education swarm election debate floors, meetings with counselors and the dinner table for many families across the nation as ...

Johnny Depp, Amber Heard and the Double Standards of Abuse

Johnny Depp, Amber Heard and the Double Standards of Abuse

February 24, 2020

Actor Johnny Depp, more famously known as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Carribean movie franchise, was accused of physically and emotionally abusing his ex-wife...

Valentine’s Day

February 20, 2020

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Poll: Would You Take a Space Elevator to the Moon?

New State Laws Go Into Effect In September

September 19, 2019

During the 2019 Texas Legislature Session, 820 laws we're passed that range from prison treat, state budgets and the smoking age that went into place September first. These...

Poll: Should Face Filters Be Banned on Dating Websites?

Poll: Should Face Filters Be Banned on Dating Websites?

September 19, 2019

Dating site "Plenty of Fish" has put a ban on face filters for users on their site. According to a poll done by the site, 25 percent of it's users believe that their potential...

Poll: Longer Lasting Avocados Yes or No?

September 19, 2019

Kroger has announced that it will start selling longer lasting avocados in order to save money and reduce waste. The longer lasting avocados will be treated with a plant-based...

Man-made “Stars” Advertise in Space

September 19, 2019

StartRocket is a Russian company created as early as January 2019 that plans to launch satellites with the purpose of advertising company logos in space. The plan is to have...

Reminder: Storm Area 51 Tomorrow

September 19, 2019

Over the summer a Facebook Events post called on people to sign up to storm Area 51, the infamous and highly classified United States Air Force base. There have been countless...

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The Toxicity Of Cancel Culture

November 22, 2019

Logan Paul, Kanye West, James Charles and an endless list of acclaimed celebrities have all been canceled. Over the years, as politics, and more specifically political correctness,...

State Fair of Texas Year Review

State Fair of Texas Year Review

November 22, 2019

The annual State Fair of Texas is back and only somewhat better than ever. What usually makes for a great outing with family and friends, has unfortunately left me with some...

Gun Laws Changing and Not For the Better

November 22, 2019

Following a devastating shooting in Odessa, Texas, the state government passed new gun control laws that loosen restrictions on guns in certain places. Beginning Sept....

The Cost of Reducing School Dropout Rates

The Cost of Reducing School Dropout Rates

April 17, 2019

Between 2010 and 2016, the National Center for Education Statistics reported a slight decrease in the high school dropout rate, from 7.4 percent to 6.1 percent, which reflects...

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Books to Read for the Cozy Season
Race and Gender Inequality in Media Platforms

Race and Gender Inequality in Media Platforms

November 22, 2019

Claims that the popular Netflix series Queer-Eye has whitewashed an Old Navy store used in the show after the original diverse employees were sent to the back of the store...

DIY Flower Wall

DIY Flower Wall

November 22, 2019

Learn how to make your own flower wall decoration!                

DIY Christmas Ornaments

DIY Christmas Ornaments

November 22, 2019

Two DIY Christmas ornaments to hang on your Christmas tree! 

Conspiracy Theories You Didn’t Know

November 22, 2019

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