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Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Legacy

Jacob Teshome
September 24, 2020

Listen to sophomore Olli Ibarra's thoughts on the death and legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Life Under Isolation Takes Hit on Teens’ Mental Health

Gelila Negesse, Co-Editor-in-Chief
May 18, 2020

On April third, the Garland Independent School District (GISD) announced that the rest of the school year would be closed and completed through online learning in response to the growing COVID-19 threat.  For teens in Dallas and all across the world, this means the engrained day to day routine of school, or any normalcy ceases to exist. From some students in financially struggling families to some...

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Essential Workers on the Front Lines of the Pandemic

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Photo Editor
May 12, 2020

Millions of essential workers are responsible for providing as well as transporting resources for people nationwide during the COVID-19 global pandemic.   According to the Department of Homeland Security, essential workers are anyone who works in communications, chemical, critical manufacturing, commercial facilities, dams, defense industrial base, emergency services, energy, financial,...

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All Things COVID-19: General Info

Gelila Negesse, Co-Editor-in-Chief
April 7, 2020

With the novel COVID-19 virus, better known as the pandemic coronavirus, spreading rapidly, countless measures have been taken around the world to reduce infections. Below is a simplified guide to information, precautions, and rules regarding the coronavirus.  Click HERE for a school, local, and statewide information guide. THE BASICS The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, is a disease caused...

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All Things COVID-19: Regional Updates

Gelila Negesse, Co-Editor-in-Chief
April 7, 2020

NATIONAL UPDATES  Taking the lives of thousands and living millions in quarantine, whether self-isolated or in hospitals, the coronavirus has taken hold of the U.S, with the number of cases reaching number one, passing Italy and China.  The Numbers: The United States has a total of 1,622,114 confirmed cases and 65,776 total deaths. Many states are going by individual guidelines with California...

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Companies Confront COVID-19

Katie Keovongphet, Reporter
April 7, 2020

With the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, quickly spreading across the United States, many industries have faced hardships and medical supplies, such as masks, have become scarce. As a result, companies like Tesla, Google, Apple and others have teamed up to help fight COVID-19 worldwide.  “We have extra FDA-approved ventilators,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter. “Will ship to hospitals...

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GISD to Begin First Intersession Week October 6th
A Possible Ending to a New Beginning
Life Under Isolation Takes Hit on Teens’ Mental Health
Government Stimulus Checks to Support Families

Government Stimulus Checks to Support Families

May 18, 2020

As of April 17, up to 80 million people in the U.S. reportedly received a stimulus check issued by the IRS to help families as prices of necessities, such as groceries, ...

Infecting the World of Sports

Infecting the World of Sports

May 17, 2020

The Coronavirus has affected the entire world, closing down restaurants, malls and even stopping travel. Sports have even been impacted greatly, with every major league around...

ER Nurse Reveals Experiences

ER Nurse Reveals Experiences

May 16, 2020

While some places closed due to COVID-19, some jobs are considered essential and must continue to work regardless of the virus. On April 11, an ER nurse decided to start her...

COVID-19 Postpones and Cancels Events Worldwide

May 12, 2020

The outbreak of coronavirus/COVID-19 has caused numerous companies and event organizers to postpone, reschedule or even cancel public events. Due to regulations and advice...

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The Effects of Coronavirus on High School Seniors

The Effects of Coronavirus on High School Seniors

April 7, 2020

As the news of the Coronavirus first emerged, classes, public gatherings, events, masses, etc., went on as usual. The world didn’t think too much at first. However, the...

The Effect of Culture on Mental Health

March 5, 2020

In Ghana, a boy sits shackled by a chain under a tree. He has been there for three years. He is quiet. Sitting holding his knees, his figure is small and his eyes seem empty....

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 ...

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GISD to Begin First Intersession Week October 6th

Gelila Negesse and Devorah Segura

Family Holiday Dinner 2019

Family Holiday Dinner 2019

December 13, 2019

As the cold air swept in late this week, North Garland High School opened its doors to the community and hosted the first-ever Holiday dinner. The dinner was in the cafeteria...

Powderpuff 2019

Powderpuff 2019

November 22, 2019

With students blowing into their hands to keep warm in the brisk air, the annual Powder Puff game took place right before the long-awaited Thanksgiving break. This student-led...

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

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

September 19, 2019

A space elevator to the moon is said to be not only feasible, but cheap. According to a paper published by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, a lunar...

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...

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Netflix Adds “Avatar The Last Airbender”
Bleach Review: Why you Should Join the Soul Society

Bleach Review: Why you Should Join the Soul Society

May 15, 2020

Quarantine has hit many households alike , leaving people stuck at home desperate for a new form of entertainment as they wait for regular life to return. It’s been even...

Avatar: An “Out of This World” Film

Avatar: An “Out of This World” Film

May 8, 2020

Almost the entire nation is in quarantine due to COVID-19. Confined in your own home for days on end, going out only to take out the trash or to get the mail. It’s no wonder...

Movie Review: A Silent Voice

Movie Review: A Silent Voice

May 7, 2020

A Silent Voice (Koe No Katachi) is a 2016 Japanese animated film by the company Kyoto Animation. The movie was an adaptation of the graphic novel series by Yoshitoki Oima...

Album Review: ’Reload’ The New Generation of KPOP

Album Review: ’Reload’ The New Generation of KPOP

May 5, 2020

The popular Korean based group NCT DREAM comes back after 9 months since their last release with their highly anticipated mini album ‘Reload’. The group accumulated over...

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How many AP exams are you taking this year?

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Disney is Changing it’s Views
Movie Review: Is Coraline Worth Watching?
Show Review: The Rollercoaster of Never Have I Ever

Show Review: The Rollercoaster of Never Have I Ever

May 18, 2020

Released on April 27, 2020, the Netflix original “Never Have I Ever” is a mix of teenage drama, awkward experiences and laughs with close friends. This 10-episode series...

Netflix Adds “Avatar The Last Airbender”

Netflix Adds “Avatar The Last Airbender”

May 17, 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,...

COVID-19 Postpones and Cancels Events Worldwide

May 12, 2020

The outbreak of coronavirus/COVID-19 has caused numerous companies and event organizers to postpone, reschedule or even cancel public events. Due to regulations and advice...

Avatar: An “Out of This World” Film

Avatar: An “Out of This World” Film

May 8, 2020

Almost the entire nation is in quarantine due to COVID-19. Confined in your own home for days on end, going out only to take out the trash or to get the mail. It’s no wonder...

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