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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...

Being Mindful of Mental Health

Being Mindful of Mental Health

Katie Keovongphet, Reporter

November 22, 2019

According to SchoolDigger.com, North Garland High School is ranked as the second best high school in GISD. Being such an academically competitive school full of high achievers, it’s not a surprise when students begin to feel mentally or emotionally overwhelmed.  “First step is just walking in the door,...

Simply Staying Cyber Safe

Simply Staying Cyber Safe

Katie Keovongphet, Reporter

November 22, 2019

October marked the beginning of National Cyber Security Awareness month in the United States. With the increasing influence of social media on teens, it supports the idea of bringing a safe and secure online experience to all Americans. This year’s theme is, “Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.” It ...

An Establisment of Corruption

An Establisment of Corruption

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...

Spider-Man Swings Out of the Marvel Universe

Spider-Man Swings Out of the Marvel Universe

Paola Hernandez Olvera, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2019

After news emerged on Aug. 20 that Disney’s Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man franchise were parting ways, fans of the infamous web-slinger went into a mass hysteria. Deadline, an online entertainment magazine, was first to report the news that Tom Holland’s version of Peter Parker,...

The Crisis of Climate Change

The Crisis of Climate Change

Paola Hernandez Olvera, Reporter

April 5, 2019

Over time, the Earth’s climate has been changing drastically from moderate temperatures and a clean atmosphere to highly unpredictable temperatures and a polluted atmosphere. Although the climate is different in each part of the world, with sizzling heat in China and snow in the U.S., there was a t...

How To Impeach a President

How To Impeach a President

Paola Hernandez Olvera, Reporter

April 5, 2019

Impeachment is the process that a legislative body undergoes to charge the president of the United States, with one or more criminal offenses. Contrary to popular belief, when a president is impeached it doesn’t mean that they have been removed from office, it simply means that the president has be...

Students Take on Standardized Tests

Students Take on Standardized Tests

Litzy Casas, Reporter

April 1, 2019

Throughout the school year, teachers prepare students for standardized tests by giving exams and quizzes. According to the Texas Business Leadership Council, a student takes around 38 standardized tests in a period of 10 school years. Many think these exams are helpful and study for long periods of...

The Cost of Lassie’s Lavish Lifestyle

The Cost of Lassie’s Lavish Lifestyle

Paola Hernandez Olvera, Reporter

January 29, 2019

When you think of a dog, you usually think of a furry, four-legged animal that barks and loves to cuddle. What you usually don’t think of, is a pampered pooch wearing bows or bowties, getting pedicures, being mistaken as a diva because of its over-the-top hairstyle. All of these amenities cost mon...

How Weather Changes Our Lifestyle.

How Weather Changes Our Lifestyle.

Litzy Casas, Reporter

January 10, 2019

To many, fall and winter means holidays, family gatherings, snow and staying in, but that is not the case for everyone. Many may suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which is a type of depression that comes and goes with changes in weather, affecting 3 million U.S. citizens per year, accord...

Two in One: Single Parenthood

Two in One: Single Parenthood

Michael Chambers, Reporter

November 1, 2018

Everyone starts with a mom and a dad, but there are many situations that can cause that to change. According to VeryWellFamily, there are around 14 million single parents raising kids in the United States alone. Every day, families deal with their own drama, from getting a pair of matching socks to...