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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...

Virtual Learning in the Eyes of Stakeholders

Virtual Learning in the Eyes of Stakeholders

Ruth Assefa, Reporter March 12, 2021

Mekuria Huluka, an accountant and a dad of 3, wakes up at 6 am and starts to prepare for the day. An hour later, Betanya Assefa, a 7th grader at Austin Academy of Excellence, wakes up at 7 am to wake up...

Hollister Co. Recognizes English Teacher for Mental Health Advocacy

Hollister Co. Recognizes English Teacher for Mental Health Advocacy

Gelila Negesse, Editor-in-Chief March 12, 2021

He sat there in his car, whispering a silent prayer in his head. “Lord just please give me some encouragement,” he said. “I’m hungry to know that I'm not alone, that I'm doing something right....

Mutual Aid During a Crisis

Mutual Aid During a Crisis

Devorah Segura, Writer March 4, 2021

   After the record-low temperatures, dangerous snowfall, and the widespread utility shortages that spread throughout Texas, what happened during Winter Storm Uri is a testament to the dire need of mutual...

Michelle Montanez

Zoom Fatigue; and the Physical Effects on Students

Michelle Montanez, Reporter December 10, 2020

By: Michelle Montanez Zoom Fatigue. A term coined this year to describe the tiredness, worrying, and burnout associated with overusing virtual platforms to communicate.  Students who attend school...

A Paradigm of Parasocial Relationships

Devorah Segura, Reporter October 1, 2020

     It’s human nature to want to form relationships with others - even with complete strangers. The concept of parasocial relationships is frequently overlooked in the world of media, yet affects...

The Effects of Coronavirus on High School Seniors

The Effects of Coronavirus on High School Seniors

Paola Hernandez Olvera, Co-editor-in-Chief April 7, 2020

As the news of the Coronavirus first emerged, classes, public gatherings, events, masses, etc., went on as usual. The world didn’t think too much at first. However, the threat of the  virus soon proved...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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