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Consideration For a Universial Basic Income

Consideration For a Universial Basic Income

November 22, 2019

What if you automatically received a $1,000  check from the government every month, free of charge? No it’s not a form of welfare, and it’s not a version of a tax cut or benefit. It is real money, all yours, no strings attached. It’s called Universal Basic Income (UBI), a system where you and e...

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...

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...

Out to Lunch

Ruth Varghese, Photographer

November 6, 2014

The lunch bell rings. Students file out of their classrooms on their way to the cafeteria. It’s the same routine every day. If the school allowed students to leave campus for lunch, there are students that will and that won’t take advantage of the option. Senior Cori Clark said that she would not ...

The Struggle; Student discusses overcoming alchoholism, partying sober

The Struggle; Student discusses overcoming alchoholism, partying sober

Nayely Vallejo

May 2, 2014

She rolled out of her bed, and the morning sun blinded her. Her head throbbed, her mouth was dry and she had the incredible urge to puke her guts out. After waking up from a hangover, North Garland senior Kim* could not remember anything that happened the night before, but her friends told her that she...

Mediums of the Media

Alma Lopez, Assistant editor

May 2, 2014

In a time when technology and social media flood the masses with information, news providers have adapted to compete in order to gain and keep viewers’ attention. As the print newspaper industry decreases in favor of more convenient and faster mediums, the way people get their news has transformed. Senior...

Idol Influences

Idol Influences

Amy Pham

May 2, 2014

She belts out a high note as she slides down the vibrant, 20-foot tongue stage prop. The crowd roars and sticks out their tongues in response. The music starts and everyone is dancing, until Miley Cyrus introduces herself and reminds the audience to ignore the opinions of others and focus on being themselves. Many...

Above the influence

Above the influence

Juliana Gary

May 2, 2014

Eating take-out from the day before, senior Seth Palmer gets annoyed as his mother arrives from work and yells out a greeting with a cigarette resting between her lips. Irritated, he picks up his lo mein and returns to the confines of his room to prevent a mild asthma attack, reminded why he will never...

Staff editorial: Staying cautious of influences

May 2, 2014

Everything we believe, the values we hold and the decisions we make are all influenced by the media. What sports team we believe will win, what freedoms we value, even what fast food restaurant we decide to eat are all influenced by what we see every day, whether we like to or even consciously admit...

Band students share passion for music

Band students share passion for music

Elise Coleman, Editor-in-Chief

November 26, 2013

  Devaughn Durham He dashes toward the sideline, saxophone in tow. He glides past the trumpets and through the trombones, making sure he doesn’t collide with either. Every day after school, sophmore Devaughn Durham has practiced this transition, so now, he is sure in his footing.  After safely making it to the sideline, he positions his saxoph...

Student reflects on losing friend, moving on

Alma Lopez, Assistant Editor

November 26, 2013

On her first day of high school, she sees girls hugging and reuniting with friends and telling each other what they did over the summer. She imagines what it would be like if her friends were here with her like they planned. The summer before she started high school, sophomore Monserrat Casas found out...

French student participates in program to study abroad

French student participates in program to study abroad

Alma Lopez, Assistant Editor

November 26, 2013

As junior Ruben Pariente exits the plane, he spots senior Jorge Martinez and his family holding a bright yellow sign that says, “Welcome Ruben Salut.” Pariente is studying in the U.S. for the school year and will be living with his hosts, the Martinez family, while he is here. He will study as a...