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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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Devorah Segura, Reporter
November 22, 2019

On Sept. 6, 2018, at the Southside Flats in Downtown Dallas, Botham Jean was in his apartment eating ice cream on his couch, when Amber Guyger, an off duty Dallas police officer, entered through his front door and fatally shot him in the chest. Afterward, Guyger alleged that she entered his apartment after mistaking it for her own and acted in self-defense against who she mistakenly thought was a burglar.    “The sensationalism that comes from this case was that she was in his apartment...

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2020 Presidential Race Kicks Off with Riveting Debates

Julius Perez, Reporter
October 2, 2019

Over the past four months, presidential hopefuls for the democratic nomination have contested against one another in the first of multiple debates. The debates, organized by the Democratic National Committee (DNC), included 20 of the highest polling Democrats running for office in 2020. Candidates came to debate one another and present themselves and their policies live to garner support from the...

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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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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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Being Mindful of Mental Health

Being Mindful of Mental Health

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,...

Simply Staying Cyber Safe

Simply Staying Cyber Safe

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...

Consumer Views on Holiday Creep

Consumer Views on Holiday Creep

October 4, 2019

As September rolls over, stores have already bombarded customers with holiday decorations, a concept that actually is designed to make consumers rush into holiday shopping....

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...

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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...

The Harrowing Truth of Leaving Neverland

The Harrowing Truth of Leaving Neverland

April 5, 2019

On Jan. 25, 2019, allegations surrounding the late “King of Pop”, Michael Jackson were ignited once again with the airing of “Leaving Neverland”, an HBO documentary...

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...

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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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