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Teaching in the Age of Coronavirus

Teaching in the Age of Coronavirus

Kaison Thepbouri

October 2, 2020

  Broadcast senior Kaison Thepbouri interviewed Graphic Design teacher Cryss Godoy-Diguette about her experience with the new hybrid education model implemented as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic....

GISD to Begin First Intersession Week October 6th

GISD to Begin First Intersession Week October 6th

Gelila Negesse and Devorah Segura

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. Ricardo Lopéz, and Board of Trustees in order to address learning gaps created by the  COVID disruptions, the week is meant to...

A Possible Ending to a New Beginning

A Possible Ending to a New Beginning

Michelle Montanez, Reporter

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 football experience. Since digital learning began in Spring 2020, the question of how long this would last arose. Activitie...

Life Under Isolation Takes Hit on Teens’ Mental Health

Life Under Isolation Takes Hit on Teens’ Mental Health

Gelila Negesse, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 18, 2020

On April third, the Garland Independent School District (GISD) announced that the rest of the school year would be closed and completed through online learning in response to the growing COVID-19 threat.  For teens in Dallas and all across the world, this means the engrained day to day routine of s...

Government Stimulus Checks to Support Families

Government Stimulus Checks to Support Families

Ingrid Vanegas, Reporter

May 18, 2020

As of April 17, up to 80 million people in the U.S. reportedly received a stimulus check issued by the IRS to help families as prices of necessities, such as groceries,  continue to rise due to COVID-19. The stimulus bill included over $2 trillion dollars, allowing families to receive a minimum of $1,2...

Infecting the World of Sports

Photo by Associated Press

Michael Chambers, Sports Reporter

May 17, 2020

The Coronavirus has affected the entire world, closing down restaurants, malls and even stopping travel. Sports have even been impacted greatly, with every major league around the globe suspending operations until further notice. Tension and fear began to rise around the sports world and the NBA after initi...

ER Nurse Reveals Experiences

Graphic by Gelila Negesse

Iveth Vanegas, Reporter

May 16, 2020

While some places closed due to COVID-19, some jobs are considered essential and must continue to work regardless of the virus. On April 11, an ER nurse decided to start her own diary of her first-hand experiences while working during the coronavirus. ER Nurse Jillian Primiano works at Wycliffe Hosp...

COVID-19 Postpones and Cancels Events Worldwide

Devorah Segura, Reporter

May 12, 2020

The outbreak of coronavirus/COVID-19 has caused numerous companies and event organizers to postpone, reschedule or even cancel public events. Due to regulations and advice issued by governments and public health organizations worldwide. Banning large gatherings of people, various local, national and inte...

Essential Workers on the Front Lines of the Pandemic

Essential Workers on the Front Lines of the Pandemic

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Photo Editor

May 12, 2020

Millions of essential workers are responsible for providing as well as transporting resources for people nationwide during the COVID-19 global pandemic.   According to the Department of Homeland Security, essential workers are anyone who works in communications, chemical, critical manufacturi...

Coronavirus Clears Smoggy Skies

Image from boredpanda.com

Katie Keovongphet, Reporter

April 29, 2020

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, citizens around the world can see starry night skies and smog-free cities. The absence of booming industries and heavy traffic has made quite an impact on the environment in this short time period as people began traveling less. “With so many non-essential...

Adopt a GISD Senior Effort Launched Amidst Coronavirus Shutdown

Adopt a GISD Senior Effort Launched Amidst Coronavirus Shutdown

Paola Hernandez Olvera, Co-editor-in-Chief

April 28, 2020

For many high school seniors around the nation, their senior year experience has been unexpectedly impacted. The novel coronavirus has caused schools around the nation to close for the rest of the school year, forcing school activities like prom, senior picnics, and graduations to be cancelled or postponed. ...

Coronavirus Clusters

April 17, 2020

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