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Matthew Gonzalez , Reporter
June 8, 2022

School, in people's opinion, is supposed to be one of the safest environments you can go to. Students should not have to worry about putting their life in danger. Well it seems to not be the case since there has been constant shooting at school since 1999. Since the year 1999 over 311,000 students have been affected or experienced gun violence at their school. “This situation is horrible,” freshman teacher Timothy Ennis said, “Our students should not have to worry about something like...

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Godspower Nwawuihe, Reporter
June 6, 2022

Michael Arreola served as the North Garland High School principal for three school years. Then he moved to the head of  MST over the entire district. As a Latino he brought a sense of relatability to the minority population. He was involved in everything in the school from going to every football game to pushing every student to do their best academically.        . “He was very cool, understanding, and relatable. “sophomore Jaden Davis said. “It helped us be more comfortable...

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Asher Efrem, Reporter
June 5, 2022

       In recognition of the efforts of the Health Occupation Students of America program in completing their competitions this year, an end of year picnic was organized to be held in the Health Science and Technology wing on Friday, May 25, from 3 p.m to 5 p.m.       “I feel pretty excited about the picnic,” junior Lydia Maru said. “I think it's a great way to interact with other people in HOSA and end the school year off in a fun way, remembering everything that happened.”      Alongside...

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Who are the Valedictorian and Salutatorian?

Adesuwa Uduebor and Hannah Freerksen, Reporters
June 3, 2022

It’s that time of year to acknowledge the people who have put in tremendous effort into their academics throughout the years. For the 2021-22 school year, Daniel Nguyen was awarded Valedictorian, and Stephen George was awarded Salutatorian.  “At the beginning of the year when I found out I was in the running, I researched GPAs and kind of found out how it was calculated,” George said.  Students...

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Isabella Castillo, Reporter
May 25, 2022

Gas prices have peaked in the United States, reaching over $4 for the first time since 2008.. The prices are at an all-time high as Russia continues to invade Ukraine and the U.S maintains its sanction against any and all Russian energy sources.   The sanction began on March 8, 2022, when President Joe Biden signed an executive order that banned the import of Russian oil, liquified natural gas, and coal to the United States in hopes of depriving Putin of economic resources and monetary support.  “We...

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Asher Efrem, Reporter
May 13, 2022

     Because of an increase in the number of students enrolling in advanced placement classes for their senior year, an opportunity has been presented to current juniors in order to assist with their heavy schedules. This opportunity allows for students to finish their history credit during the summer before their senior year through Richland College’s Dual Credit Summer School program.      “I chose to take DC Gov and Econ in the summer because I was going to be free and thought this...

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Virtual Learning in the Eyes of Stakeholders(Part II: Back Face to Face)
“I stand with Kyrie”: The Debate Around Vaccination Requirements
Covid-19 vs el  la educacion

Covid-19 vs el la educacion

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...

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...

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...

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Beta Club’s End of Year Bash

May 27, 2022

As the 2021-22 school year comes to an end, the Beta club celebrated with its annual induction ceremony on Thursday, May 26. The ceremony celebrates the club, welcomes its...

Who Are Our New Class Officers?

May 9, 2022

As of Friday, April 29, each graduating class has new officers. The week prior, all candidates gave speeches as to why students should vote for them during morning announcements....

What is NG UNICEF?

May 5, 2022

In mid-February, two students, Vy Nguyen and Alvin Tran came together and introduced NG UNICEF to North Garland. UNICEF, also known as the United Nations International Children’s...

Virtual Learning in the Eyes of Stakeholders(Part II: Back Face to Face)

Virtual Learning in the Eyes of Stakeholders(Part II: Back Face to Face)

April 29, 2022

Mekuria Huluka, an accountant and a dad of 3, wakes up at 5 am and starts to prepare for the day. An hour later, Betanya Assefa, an 8th grader at Austin Academy of Excellence,...

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Our UIL Regionals Experience
Our UIL Regionals Experience
Adesuwa Uduebor and Hannah Freerksen, Reporters • June 6, 2022

Bridgerton Review
Bridgerton Review
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...

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...

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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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Something’s Brewing: Episode 2

June 3, 2022

In this fictional story written by Michelle and Bella, Brittney Goodall seems to have vanished overnight. Her husband, Jason Goodall, was the last...

Something’s Brewing: Episode 1

June 3, 2022

Join us as Maeryn and Crystal put Michelle and Bella to the test to figure out the story written by the storytellers of the fictional murder of Johnny Burnham....

BETA Club Talent Show Returns

BETA Club Talent Show Returns

February 19, 2022

Every year, the North Garland BETA Club has held a talent show to showcase some of the amazing things North Garland students have to offer. This year the show consisted of...

Bridgerton Review

Bridgerton Review

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...

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