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An Analyst’s Dream

An Analyst’s Dream

Michael Chambers, Sports Reporter

May 20, 2019

Going into high school, I always had this dream of being on ESPN. At first, that dream was to be playing on the football field winning championships for the Dallas Cowboys, but I’ve come to realize that my real dream is to be there as an analyst. I knew what I wanted to do with my life, but I had n...

A Year In Review: Finding My Calling

Gelila Negesse, Reporter

May 20, 2019

As I mull over my last days as a sophomore, so much seems to have passed me by in the last year, and so much seems to be nearing. My year, although consumed with copious amounts of work, has given me an abundance of new memories, many of which I gained from joining newspaper staff. Often times ...

A Final Draft for High School

A Final Draft for High School

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 20, 2019

It’s hard to believe that it’s been four years since I first stepped foot into high school. I was the typical scared freshman who was already counting down the days to graduation. I would like to think that I’ve changed quite a bit since that first day and have grown into a more mature person. As c...

An Unexpected Position: Co-Editor-in-Chief

An Unexpected Position: Co-Editor-in-Chief

Braedon Harris, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 20, 2019

Leaving middle school, I had no idea that newspaper would play a major role in my high school experience. Freshman year I was placed in an introductory journalism course, and didn’t think much of it. I was in plenty of other extracurricular activities, and the elective class didn’t seem to interest...

The Endgame, But Not Really

The Endgame, But Not Really

Paola Hernandez Olvera, Reporter

May 16, 2019

At the beginning of the year, I walked into the JLab feeling more ready than ever to start my second year on the newspaper staff. Sophomore year hadn’t been a piece of cake, but it also wasn’t the worst thing ever, which is part of what I loved- the challenge. I was confident that the experience f...

Staff Development: My Growth as a Journalist

Staff Development: My Growth as a Journalist

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

May 16, 2019

Signing up for Intro to Journalism, I remember not really knowing the reason why I chose to do so. I do remember when I was in the eighth grade, a friend of mine said she signed up for the class because she was in yearbook, and being the people pleaser and shy person I was, I decided that maybe it wa...

The Hidden Costs of College Applications

The Hidden Costs of College Applications

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2018

It is now my senior year and the time has come for me to start filling out college applications. However, nobody prepared me for how much time, money and writing goes into the whole process. Throughout high school, I’ve watched numerous YouTube videos and read countless articles about the applicat...

Why I Love Valentine’s Day – And You Should Too

Why I Love Valentine’s Day – And You Should Too

Eden Amberber, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2017

When I was growing up, Valentine’s Day was really only about one thing: candy. Every year, on Feb. 14, insane amounts of candy not fit for an elementary schooler’s bloodstream gave me a sugar rush. But, it wasn’t only the sugar high that riled me up as a child. The holiday made me full of anticip...

Woman’s March on Dallas

Woman’s March on Dallas

Miranda Molina, Reporter

February 1, 2017

It had not been even a day that Trump was in office when what started as the Women's March on Washington spread globally as an effort to protect women's rights and other causes such as immigration, health care, LGBTQ+ rights, and racial rights. The march in Dallas was scheduled Jan. 21 at 10 a.m. I...

STAAR Testing Problematic

STAAR Testing Problematic

Riley Sims, Reporter

November 3, 2016

If you have attended a school in Texas, you know what the STAAR test is. The STAAR test has been given to students since spring of 2012, when it replaced the TAKS test. The test is supposed to be a way to show a student’s progress, but many argue that it is actually a tool to determine if  studen...

Undocumented Student Speaks Out

Undocumented Student Speaks Out

Karla Romero, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 3, 2016

There are many things in life we won’t agree with. That’s because life isn’t really fair. It’s not fair that I don’t get to go to the top school for my chosen career, because it’s just not an option regardless of my journalistic abilities. It’s not fair that my parents have to bust their...

Students Stressed Over School

Students Stressed Over School

Riley Sims, Reporter

October 20, 2016

In June, Lewisville ISD considered revising their grade point average (GPA) policies and class ranking system. This isn’t news to some people’s ears, because they weren’t the first. Some school districts in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Illinois have already done so. However, the class rank system ...