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Who Are Our New Class Officers?

Jaqui Benitez, reporter 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. Students were given a...

What is NG UNICEF?

Jaqui Benitez, reporter 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 Emergency Fund, is a...

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)

Ruth Assefa, Reporter 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, wakes up at 6:30 am to wake...

Carter BloodCare Comes to North Garland

Hannah Freerksen and Adesuwa Uduebor, Reporter April 18, 2022

Student organizations promoted the Carter BloodCare blood drive for students over the age of 16 to participate.   “We encourage people who come up to us, and tell them the benefits,” said student...

North Garland Band Goes to Region

North Garland Band Goes to Region

Isabella Castillo, Reporter April 1, 2022

For the first three to four months of school, the marching band is in session. Composed of long after-school rehearsals and lots of big competitions, many people think that once the marching season ends...

“I stand with Kyrie”: The Debate Around Vaccination Requirements

“I stand with Kyrie”: The Debate Around Vaccination Requirements

Ruth Assefa, Reporter March 4, 2022

With almost 95% of NBA players vaccinated against COVID-19, seven-time NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving stands out amongst his teammates and opponents due to his vaccination status. Players were given a choice...

The Drama Clubs 1st Meeting

The Drama Clubs 1st Meeting

Jaqui Benitez, reporter November 30, 2021

What is HYO?

What is HYO?

Jaqui Benitez and Natalie Aderman, reporter November 30, 2021

North Garland is no stranger to diversity. Our students are predominantly Hispanic and proud. That pride has led to a specific club to be created by a teacher and students who love their culture.    HYO,...

Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos

Jaqui Benitez, reporter November 30, 2021

On Nov 1, 2021, the city hosted a Dia de los Muertos event in Downtown Garland.  It’s commonly thought to be another version of Halloween, but the meaning is much more complex. Dia de los Muertos is...

What Are Trust Cards?

Jaqui Benitez, reporter November 30, 2021

North Garland is introducing trust cards to its students this year. This idea was borrowed from Sachse High School after having positive results.    "[Trust cards] are privileges. So for example...

Mariachi Estrellas

Mariachi Estrellas

Jaqui Benitez, reporter November 30, 2021

Students may be unaware that North Garland has a Mariachi group. They’re called Mariachi Estrellas and are directed by Rebecca De Luna, the assistant orchestra director at Jackson Technology Center....

“The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. - William Arthur Ward

Tribute to Steven Lambert

Gelila Negesse, Editor-in-Chief June 8, 2021

Towards the end of the 2010 school year, physics teacher Steven Lambert began experiencing sharp pains, becoming severely ill. As his family pleaded to him to go to the doctors, he stifled the pain for...

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