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Student Copes with Loss During Holiday Season

Student Copes with Loss During Holiday Season

Hannah Majerczyk and Eden Amberber

January 3, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Life seemed to be blissful for a teenage girl. But her life changed in the blink of an eye. At the age of 15, sophomore Sydney Taylor lost an important family member, her father. One dark night, a car drove on the road with a motorcycle following behind it. A father of two was on the motorcycle, on...

When Parents Work Holidays

When Parents Work Holidays

Riley Sims, Reporter

January 3, 2017


Filed under Features

For some, the holiday season is about spending time as a family, though for sophomore Truong Nguyen, only part of her Christmases are focused on her family. Many students have parents who work on the holidays and do not get to see them on these special days. While others may think it is sad, these...

Little Siblings, Big Responsibility

Little Siblings, Big Responsibility

Karla Romero, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 3, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

While many students make plans for the weekend without giving a second thought to their parents’ schedules, others have to make sacrifices to help care for their siblings. Seniors Max Moreno and Chris Cerean, as well as junior Victoria Cerean, are among those students. Each has seven siblings. “We’re...

SRO Takes On No Shave November

SRO Takes On No Shave November

Hannah Majerczyk, Reporter

December 14, 2016


Filed under Features

A mustache and slight beard rest near School Resource Officer Steve Schnoebelen friendly smile. Officer Schnoebelen is participating in No Shave November, a trend to help raise awareness for Prostate Cancer. “[It’s] kinda like where they wear pink in October for Breast Cancer,” Schnoebelen...

Swim Team Holds High Expectations

Swim Team Holds High Expectations

Braedon Harris, Reporter

November 3, 2016


Filed under Features, Sports

With the first meet under their belt, the swim team is expecting to do much better at competition this season.  Members of the swim team competed along with Garland High School against Bryan Adams Oct. 3 at the White Rock Pool in Dallas.  Both the boys’ and girls’ team had much better times overall...

Remembering Special Education Teacher Ms. Shannon Odom

Remembering Special Education Teacher Ms. Shannon Odom

Karla Romero, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 3, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

After battling breast cancer for seven years, Special Education teacher Shannon Odom passed away on Aug. 4, 2016. During the 2015-16 school year, Odom continued to work at North, despite her deteriorating condition. Many students grew to love and cherish her. As a result, the 2015 Pink Out pep rally...

Raiders Weigh in on Police Brutality

Raiders Weigh in on Police Brutality

Jeanie Torvi, Reporter

November 3, 2016


Filed under Features

Police brutality has been more prevalent in the news and on social media. Predominately, it is a white cop shooting an unarmed black male; then thousands of people scream racism and discrimination. This is something labeling the decade in American history. With the recent outrage and passionate riots...

Struck by lightening

Struck by lightening

Miranda Molina, Reporter

May 13, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

As it begins to rain, a bright streak of lightning flashes across the sky and a boom of thunder shakes the ground. Seeing the lightning makes Robotics and Project Lead The Way teacher Sean Denny start to remember the first time he was struck by lightning when he was in middle school. “I have been...

Senior sacrifices health for greater opportunity

Senior sacrifices health for greater opportunity

SaSchel Moore, Reporter

May 13, 2016


Filed under Features

She looked into the binder, brimming with 50 college acceptance letters, and thought of what she had to sacrifice to get them. After all of the work she had put in, all she had to worry about was whether she would be able to reap the benefits. Senior Esperanza Garcia applied to 50 colleges despite having...

Foster father’s insight

Foster father’s insight

Beth Mauthe, Copy Editor

May 13, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

The cries of a hungry newborn baby broke the silence of the sleepy house. Bleary-eyed and still groggy from sleep, English teacher Matt Clarke stumbled through the early morning darkness and made a bottle for the crying child. He reached for his phone to check the time, but his face was instead illuminated by a st...

A League of My Own

A League of My Own

Connie Ho, Co-Editor-In-Chief

May 13, 2016


Filed under Features

He ran through the door and plopped down in front of his computer. After logging on, he excitedly checked out the new updates available and started a new game. Soon enough, bright colored beams appeared on screen, as he and his teammates deployed their attacks in order to defeat their enemy and claim...

Duck’s Raiders

Duck’s Raiders

Karla Romero, Reporter

May 13, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

After being gone from work since August due to his worsened cardiomyopathy (a hereditary heart muscle disease that makes it hard for the heart to transport blood to his body), football coach Kenny Duck came back to teaching on April 11. He found out about his illness in 2007 and had been taking medication...