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Elections are not for Sale

February 24, 2020

The 2020 election has seen a whole cacophony of candidates enter the race and as a result the diversity of this election, both ethnically and financially,, cannot be ignored. Among these candidates,...

An Analyst’s Dream

An Analyst's Dream
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...

A Year In Review: Finding My Calling

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...

A Final Draft for High School

A Final Draft for High School
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...

An Unexpected Position: Co-Editor-in-Chief

An Unexpected Position: 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....

The Endgame, But Not Really

The Endgame, But Not Really
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...

Staff Development: My Growth as a Journalist

Staff Development: My Growth as a Journalist
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...

The Hidden Costs of College Applications

The Hidden Costs of College Applications
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...

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

Why I Love Valentine's Day - And You Should Too
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....

Woman’s March on Dallas

Woman's March on Dallas
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...

STAAR Testing Problematic

STAAR Testing Problematic
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...

Undocumented Student Speaks Out

Undocumented Student Speaks Out
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...

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