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How Same-Sex Marriage Affects The LGBTQ Community

Ingrid Vanegas, Reporter
October 2, 2019

Over four years have passed since same sex marriage was legalized and its positive effects towards the rights of the LGBTQ community are still evident. Adoption has become easier for same-sex couples. Spouses can visit each other if hospitalized, which wasn’t possible before same-sex marriage law was passed. As well as many more benefits including taxes, ability to sponsor spouses, social security,...

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Hong Kong Protesters Push for Change

Devorah Segura, Reporter
October 2, 2019

On June 9, Hong Kong protests were sparked by a controversial bill introduced by Carrie Lam, chief executive of Hong Kong, that would enable mainland China to extradite fugitives from the city.    Days before the bill was due to have its second reading, hundreds of thousands of protesters marched through the streets of Hong Kong. Among them were families, young, and elderly people, many...

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Weeks of Raging Fires in the Amazon

Katie Keovongphet, Reporter
October 2, 2019

After more than six weeks, the Amazon Rainforest is still in flames, posing threats to indigenous tribes and Brazilian citizens near the burning sites. Wildfires are completely natural in forests and help balance out the ecosystem and get rid of extra debris. However, the fires in the Amazon are being intentionally set by those who want to use the land for agribusiness, ultimately leading to angry...

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Vaping Leads To A Spike In Teen Hospitalizations

Gelila Negesse, Co-Editor-in-Chief
October 2, 2019

In August, 15 teens in the mid-west were hospitalized for severe lung damage. Since then similar cases rose in the media causing national alarm as several of the cases cases have been tied to e-cigarettes. Almost all doctors involved in these cases confirmed that vaping was a major factor in patients’ hospitalizations. What first started as a trend in pop culture, has now become a hazardous habit...

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Dettentions Center Not A Option

florencio gobellan, reporter
October 2, 2019

Migrant detention centers have been around the globe since 1980 but this past year 45% of immigrants had being hiding . President Trump has being caring a lot about the U.S. southern border. has being deporting 3 millions immigrants since he took office . AP Spanish teacher Erika Ortega doesn't believe these are the best solutions. “I understand we need to enforce the law, but detention centers...

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The Experience of Fasting for Lent

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter
April 17, 2019

Lent is a 40 day time period from Ash Wednesday to Palm Sunday, excluding the Sundays in between, when many Christians participate in fasting and give up certain luxuries or habits, like smoking or drinking.   This is done to replicate the sacrifice of Jesus Christ’s journey into the desert for 40 days and 40 nights of not eating. The Lenten sacrifice is a personal display of restraint...

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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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Consumer Views on Holiday Creep
Spider-Man Swings Out of the Marvel Universe

Spider-Man Swings Out of the Marvel Universe

October 2, 2019

After news emerged on Aug. 20 that Disney’s Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man franchise were parting ways, fans of the infamous web-slinger went into a mass...

The Crisis of Climate Change

The Crisis of Climate Change

April 5, 2019

Over time, the Earth’s climate has been changing drastically from moderate temperatures and a clean atmosphere to highly unpredictable temperatures and a polluted atmosphere....

The Cost of Lassie’s Lavish Lifestyle

The Cost of Lassie’s Lavish Lifestyle

January 29, 2019

When you think of a dog, you usually think of a furry, four-legged animal that barks and loves to cuddle. What you usually don’t think of, is a pampered pooch wearing bows...

How Weather Changes Our Lifestyle.

How Weather Changes Our Lifestyle.

January 10, 2019

To many, fall and winter means holidays, family gatherings, snow and staying in, but that is not the case for everyone. Many may suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD),...

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The Cost of Reducing School Dropout Rates
Hidden Secrets to College Admissions Revealed

Hidden Secrets to College Admissions Revealed

April 1, 2019

The biggest college admissions scandal in U.S. history occurred on March 12, resulting in federal prosecutors charging 50 people for bribery. It’s estimated that parents...

Shipping Babies: Is it Right?

Shipping Babies: Is it Right?

March 26, 2019

Baby boxes are slots made into the wall of fire stations meant to save infants from being abandoned. They are heated, padded, incubator-style holes in a wall with an internal...

Mascots: Friend or Foe

Mascots: Friend or Foe

January 25, 2019

Some people say to grab life by the horn, but for the University of Texas at Austin’s mascot, longhorn Bevo XV, that is not a wise idea. At the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1, Bevo...

Trump’s Effect On Schools

Trump’s Effect On Schools

January 23, 2019

It seems that almost every day President Trump says something completely outrageous that catches daily news feeds. However, after the constant hate crimes and attempted attacks...

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Quiz: Can We Guess Your Grade Level?

Quiz: Can We Guess Your Grade Level?

May 14, 2019

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Oscars Nomination Creates Controversy

Oscars Nomination Creates Controversy

April 17, 2019

Since 1929, the Oscars have given films awards for things like for their best actress and actors,  best directors, best screenplay, best sound and best-animated feature....

Top Reads to Wrap Up Black History Month

Top Reads to Wrap Up Black History Month

March 1, 2019

           

Diwali: The Festival of Lights

Diwali: The Festival of Lights

November 28, 2018

Throughout India, there are multiple ways people celebrate their culture, for example, citizens throughout southern and northern India come together to celebrate one of their...

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