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The Effect of Culture on Mental Health

Madai Martinez, Reporter

March 5, 2020

In Ghana, a boy sits shackled by a chain under a tree. He has been there for three years. He is quiet. Sitting holding his knees, his figure is small and his eyes seem empty. His mother says he used to be a great boy, but something changed in him. He smoked marijuanna with his friends, and from ther...

The Missing Girls of America: An Epidemic Raising Alarm

The Missing Girls of America: An Epidemic Raising Alarm

Gelila Negesse, Editor-in-Chief

February 28, 2020

Kamille McKinney, 3 years old. Nevaeh Adams, 5 years old. Jenna Hospedales, 14 years old. Aniah Blanchard, 19 years old. Alexis Crawford, 21 years old. All these girls are black. All were reported missing in 2019. These recurring disappearances are part of a widespread epidemic where black girls are...

Promise of a Better Tomorrow: Dallas Program Provides Pathway for High School Graduates

Gelila Negesse, Co-Editor-In-Chief

February 26, 2020

Conversations about college and post secondary education swarm election debate floors, meetings with counselors and the dinner table for many families across the nation as  tuition costs rise and students wonder if they are able to afford college or even attend at all. Dallas County has implemented a program in 2...

Johnny Depp, Amber Heard and the Double Standards of Abuse

Johnny Depp, Amber Heard and the Double Standards of Abuse

Paola Hernandez Olvera, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 24, 2020

Actor Johnny Depp, more famously known as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Carribean movie franchise, was accused of physically and emotionally abusing his ex-wife and actress Amber Heard, in 2016. Heard claimed that Depp would strike her or throw objects at her whenever she spoke back to ...

Valentine’s Day

Gelila Negesse, Co-Editor-In-Chief

February 20, 2020

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The missing girls of America: An epidemic raising alarm

The missing girls of America: An epidemic raising alarm

Gelila Negesse, Co-Editor-In-Chief

February 20, 2020

Kamille McKinney, three years old. Nevaeh Adams, five years old. Jenna Hospedales, 14 years old. Aniah Blanchard, 19 years old. Alexis Crawford, 21 years old. All these girls are black. All were reported missing in 2019. These recurring disappearances are part of a widespread epidemic where black...

Likes Disappear From Instagram

Likes Disappear From Instagram

Ingrid Vanegas, Reporter

February 20, 2020

Adam Mosseri, CEO of Instagram, recently issued a temporary trial that will hide likes to create a safer and healthier environment. In May of 2019, Canada was the first country to undergo the experiment. New Zealand, Australia, Italy, Japan and Brazil followed shortly.  Mediakix, an influencer marketing agency, re...

Streaming Services Take Over Cable

Streaming Services Take Over Cable

Iveth Vanegas, Reporter

February 20, 2020

  On Nov. 12, Disney released its own streaming service, known as Disney Plus, which offers access to Disney classics, as well as content from Marvel, Lucasfilm, Pixar and National Geographic. Since its launch, Disney Plus has gained more than 10 million subscribers. With yet another streaming serv...

Split Opinions On Being Self-Made

Split Opinions On Being Self-Made

Iveth Vanegas, Reporter

February 20, 2020

  On March 5 2019, Forbes Magazine labeled Kylie Jenner as the youngest self-made billionaire ever, but what defines someone as self-made. Forbes Magazine created a self-made score, ranking those who grew from nothing at 10, the highest, and those who inherited a business and put in little or...

Administration Shake-Up Fosters Schoolwide Change

Administration Shake-Up  Fosters Schoolwide Change

Gelila Negesse, Co-Editor-In-Chief

November 22, 2019

In society, the word “change” holds a negative, and oftentimes threatening, connotation. Change is, with fairness, often met with fear and ambiguity. However, through time, change can bring along the opportunity for a clean slate and an era of new beginnings. Towards the end of the 2018-2019 school...

An Establisment of Corruption

An Establisment of Corruption

Julius Perez, Reporter

November 22, 2019

The U.S government was founded as a mechanism for opposing political corruption and putting real power into the hands of the people. But today, it isn’t uncommon to hear people claiming that U.S politicians are corrupt liars, and it isn’t a coincidence that the phrase “lying like a politician” i...

Consumer Views on Holiday Creep

Consumer Views on Holiday Creep

Iveth Vanegas, Reporter

October 4, 2019

As September rolls over, stores have already bombarded customers with holiday decorations, a concept that actually is designed to make consumers rush into holiday shopping. This is known as the holiday creep, a merchandising strategy where companies sell holiday decorations or items months before the actu...