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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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Voting isn’t enough: organized activism

Diana Leyva, Reporter
November 12, 2020

The end of 2020 marks the end of the four years that Trump has been in office, making this election year more important than ever. But, voting is not the only thing to be done to reform the government. Organized activism helps target major issues and actively works to correct them. According to Organizing.Work, a website about the ins and outs of organizing, long term organized reform helps create...

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Covid-19 vs el  la educacion
Zoom Fatigue; and the Physical Effects on Students
The Effects of COVID-19 on Student Mental Health
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....

A Possible Ending to a New Beginning

A Possible Ending to a New Beginning

September 25, 2020

For Texans, high school football is a long-time tradition. From the players themselves, to the drill team, color guard, and band, all of these students add to the high school...

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Virtual Learning in the Eyes of Stakeholders
Hollister Co. Recognizes English Teacher for Mental Health Advocacy

Hollister Co. Recognizes English Teacher for Mental Health Advocacy

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...

Mutual Aid During a Crisis

Mutual Aid During a Crisis

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...

Zoom Fatigue; and the Physical Effects on Students

Zoom Fatigue; and the Physical Effects on Students

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...

High School Perspectives on Body Image in 2020

High School Perspectives on Body Image in 2020

October 16, 2020

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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 5, 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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Kamala Harris and Her Impact on Society
Michelle Montoya, Reporter • December 14, 2020

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

Parental Respect for Teen Privacy
Michelle Montoya, Reporter • November 13, 2020

Listen to broadcast sophomore Michelle Montoya interview two sophomores about their opinions and experiences with privacy.

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
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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...

Movie Review: Is Coraline Worth Watching?

Movie Review: Is Coraline Worth Watching?

May 18, 2020

Due to the quarantine that has taken place during this outbreak, my free time has increased and I find myself looking for activities to take up time. I decided to take this...

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