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Video Games and School Shootings

Paola Hernandez Olvera, Reporter

June 8, 2018


Filed under Features

After the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., President Donald Trump met with video game executives, members of Congress, conservative media activist Brent Bozell and a mother from the Parents Television Council to discuss video games. At the meeting, President Trump argued that violent video games an...

The Perils of Racial Injustice: Students Share Experiences

Michael Chambers, Reporter

May 23, 2018


Filed under Features

In an era where minorities are wrongfully accused of crimes based on the color of their skin, younger generations are ready to see a change. According to the Vanity Fair, the probability of being black, unarmed, and shot by police is more than three times as likely as being white, unarmed and shot by...

Seniors Reflect on Lessons Learned

Seniors Reflect on Lessons Learned

Braedon Harris, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 23, 2018


Filed under Features

High school is the last stop before young adults are thrown out into the real world. It is supposed to prepare students for life on their own and give them everything they need to succeed. However, not everyone will leave high school with the same knowledge, understanding or skills. What students leave ...

Engineered For Honors Credit

Engineered For Honors Credit

Braedon Harris, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 23, 2018


Filed under Features

Students entering high school are pressed with major questions. They are asked to make life-changing decisions, like choosing a college and career path. The pressure is especially heavy on MST students, who are expected to go above and beyond their peers. It is a whole new world, way different than m...

Taking A Shot At Clinicals

Taking A Shot At Clinicals

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

May 21, 2018


Filed under Features

When it comes to their aspirations in the medical field, students decide to be in the clinicals program to get ahead on their careers. Students gain experience by joining the program, which can be beneficial to jumpstarting the training for careers students are interested in. Every student joins clinicals...

Raiders Talk Relationships

Raiders Talk Relationships

Paola Hernandez Olvera, Reporter

May 21, 2018


Filed under Features

In high school, students deal with schoolwork, family and sometimes even romantic relationships. While some teens are involved in a relationship, not everyone has the same thought process. Students in high school are often discouraged to be in a relationship, because it’s not expected to last. However,...

Pros and Cons of Teen Jobs

Emily Molden, Photo Editor

May 11, 2018


Filed under Features

According to the U.S. Census, approximately one in four high school students over the age of 16 hold jobs. Having to devote time to a job outside of school can have effects on students’ academic and athletic responsibilities. “I used to have a job, but now I realize that it is too much to balance t...

The Importance of Sleep

The Importance of Sleep

Braedon Harris, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 7, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Studies show that 73 percent of people 18 and older do not receive an adequate amount of sleep every night. This, unsurprisingly, is a trend seen amongst highschool students as well. With busy lives and a lot on their calendars, it’s common for them to miss out on the sleep they need.   ...

The Effects of School Shootings on Teachers

The Effects of School Shootings on Teachers

Paola Hernandez Olvera, Reporter

May 7, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

The news plays on the screen of the normal television, the one in the normal living room, while the normal teacher, from a normal school, sits on her normal sofa. What has disturbed the natural order of this setting is the news. The news is anything but normal this evening, as chaos unravels at what was o...

Seniors Enter Final Semester

Seniors Enter Final Semester

Braedon Harris, Co-editor-in-Chief

March 27, 2018


Filed under Features

As seniors start their final semester of high school, the final pieces are falling into place. Students are receiving college acceptance letters, FASFA confirmations and are making plans for when they leave high school. After students submit their applications, they feel as if a weight has been lifted of...

Teen Pregnancy

Teen Pregnancy

Paola Hernandez, Reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under Features

   According to DoSomething.org, there are nearly 750,000 teen pregnancies in America each year.    In Texas, 35,000 teens get pregnant per year, and in Garland there are about 53. The birth rate in teens since the 1990s has dropped nearly 50 percent, but are still out of control.   ...