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Hollister Co. Recognizes English Teacher for Mental Health Advocacy

Gelila Negesse, Editor-in-Chief
March 12, 2021

He sat there in his car, whispering a silent prayer in his head. “Lord just please give me some encouragement,” he said. “I’m hungry to know that I'm not alone, that I'm doing something right. Just give me something.” And with that, English teacher Matt Clarke walked into the school building, to face yet another day of virtual instruction.  Just a day later he received a message from...

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Mutual Aid During a Crisis

Devorah Segura, Writer
March 4, 2021

   After the record-low temperatures, dangerous snowfall, and the widespread utility shortages that spread throughout Texas, what happened during Winter Storm Uri is a testament to the dire need of mutual aid in times of crisis.     Storm Uri left the state’s power grid and water supplies in shambles. The aftermath of the storm left millions of Texans in below freezing temperatures and without...

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The Texas Energy Grid Explained

Gelila Negesse, Editor-in-Chief
March 1, 2021

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Covid-19 vs el  la educacion

Diana Leyva, reporter
January 7, 2021

 Por Diana Leyva  Una cosa con la que todos pueden estar de acuerdo es que el virus COVID-19 nos ha afectado gravemente. Sobre todo, en el sistema educativo. Alrededor del mundo, la gente está haciendo diferentes cosas para ayudar a los estudiantes. De acuerdo a The Conversation, en América Latina, miles de escuelas se quedan atrasadas porque no tienen los recursos necesarios para completar...

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Diana Leyva, Reporter
January 7, 2021

There have recently been new developments and remodeling in Garland and Rowlett causing trees to be cut down. The GISD natatorium, Crystal Lagoon, and The Draper are the big projects that Garland has been working on. According to Texas Almanac, forest land covers roughly 38 percent of the state’s land area. Compared to 2015, 2020’s rate of deforestation has slowed. However there are still areas where trees are being cut down. “By depleting natural resources, we are endangering all...

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Zoom Fatigue; and the Physical Effects on Students

Michelle Montanez, Reporter
December 10, 2020

By: Michelle Montanez Zoom Fatigue. A term coined this year to describe the tiredness, worrying, and burnout associated with overusing virtual platforms to communicate.  Students who attend school virtually face challenges regarding physical health, some of which will be long term. Of course, unpleasant results were expected when school was first announced to be virtual. Sitting down and focusing...

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The Return of Volleyball
Covid-19 vs el  la educacion
Zoom Fatigue; and the Physical Effects on Students

The Effects of COVID-19 on Student Mental Health

November 12, 2020

By: Michelle Montanez On March 12, GISD students’ worlds were turned upside down as school began closing to curb the spread of COVID-19. Since the closure of schools...

School Implements New Advisory Period

School Implements New Advisory Period

October 22, 2020

In light of Coronavirus, this year, GISD implemented an advisory period at North Garland to address the social and emotional needs of students, and target academic gaps, created...

Teaching in the Age of Coronavirus

Teaching in the Age of Coronavirus

October 2, 2020

  Broadcast senior Kaison Thepbouri interviewed Graphic Design teacher Cryss Godoy-Diguette about her experience with the new hybrid education model implemented...

GISD to Begin First Intersession Week October 6th

GISD to Begin First Intersession Week October 6th

September 28, 2020

From October 6th to October 9th, after the last week of the new nine week grading cycle, GISD will have an intersession week. Created by Garland ISD’s Superintendent, Dr....

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The Drama Clubs 1st Meeting
The Return of Volleyball

The Return of Volleyball

November 30, 2021

With COVID-19 restrictions and national shutdowns, regular school and its extra curricular activities had to find a way to move around and manage to get through the year....

What is HYO?

What is HYO?

November 30, 2021

North Garland is no stranger to diversity. Our students are predominantly Hispanic and proud. That pride has led to a specific club to be created by a teacher and students...

Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos

November 30, 2021

On Nov 1, 2021, the city hosted a Dia de los Muertos event in Downtown Garland.  It’s commonly thought to be another version of Halloween, but the meaning is much more...

What Are Trust Cards?

November 30, 2021

North Garland is introducing trust cards to its students this year. This idea was borrowed from Sachse High School after having positive results.    *what is a...

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Bridgerton Review
Bridgerton Review
Diana Leyva, reporter • April 8, 2021

The Netflix series Bridgerton is rated MA for Mature Audiences due to scenes that are not for children, so when watching this show viewer discretion is advised.  Season...

As Texans Suffer, our Politicians Parade with Negligence
As Texans Suffer, our Politicians Parade with Negligence
February 9, 2021

Every  day, Texas reaches new numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths, breaking records from previous days as the state approaches a year since...

Cobra Kai Review
Cobra Kai Review
January 29, 2021

Cobra Kai, once on Youtube, has now been brought to Netflix and has just released its third season. Cobra Kai was great, it had lots of action...

Kamala Harris and Her Impact on Society
December 14, 2020

Listen to broadcast sophomore Michelle Montoya interview two of her peers on how they feel about Vice President-Elect, Kamala Harris.

Dress Codes in Schools Perpetuate Outdated Gender Norms
Dress Codes in Schools Perpetuate Outdated Gender Norms
December 4, 2020

Every start of the school year, a dress code is presented to students. And every year, the same grievances and criticisms are brought up.   This...

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Hispanic Heritage Month Podcast
Asher Efrem November 3, 2021

Impact of HHM/What it means to people Podcast  

Student Council: Preparing for North Garland's Homecoming
November 3, 2021

Preparing For North Garland's Homecoming  

Parental Respect for Teen Privacy
Michelle Montoya, Reporter • November 13, 2020
The Art's Impact on Social Issues
Michelle Montoya, Reporter • November 13, 2020
Polls

What does the end of the school year mean to you?

  • It's almost summer! (58%, 7 Votes)
  • Field trips (17%, 2 Votes)
  • Graduation (17%, 2 Votes)
  • Warm weather (8%, 1 Votes)
  • AP/EOC tests (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 9

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Bridgerton Review
Oh What A World: Exploring Global Arts
Cobra Kai Review

Cobra Kai Review

January 29, 2021

Cobra Kai, once on Youtube, has now been brought to Netflix and has just released its third season. Cobra Kai was great, it had lots of action and a fully developed plot line....

Pros and Cons of Social Media

Pros and Cons of Social Media

October 2, 2020

Sophomore broadcast student Michelle Montoya interviews sophomore Dylan Fisher, sophomore Class President Nalanie Kheang and Sociology teacher Jess Collier about the advantages...

Disney is Changing it’s Views

Disney is Changing it’s Views

September 29, 2020

     With this year’s events, from coronavirus to racial unrest to the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, more and more people are looking at media and entertainment...

Netflix Adds “Avatar The Last Airbender”

Netflix Adds “Avatar The Last Airbender”

May 16, 2020

On May 15, Netflix finally added the popular cartoon “Avatar The Last Airbender” to its catalog, giving fans a new show to binge.  The jubilant show follows two siblings,...

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