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The Drama Clubs 1st Meeting

The Drama Clubs 1st Meeting

Jaqui Benitez, reporter November 30, 2021

The Return of Volleyball

The Return of Volleyball

Natalie Aderman, Reporter November 30, 2021

With COVID-19 restrictions and national shutdowns, regular school and its extra curricular activities had to find a way to move around and manage to get through the year. With most sports being close contact,...

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.    *what is a trust card, how it will be introduced*...

Mariachi Estrellas

Mariachi Estrellas

Jaqui Benitez, reporter November 30, 2021

Students may be unaware that North Gralands 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...

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...

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