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Out to Lunch

Ruth Varghese, Photographer

November 6, 2014


Filed under In-Depth

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


Filed under In-Depth

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


Filed under In-Depth

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


Filed under In-Depth, Showcase

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


Filed under In-Depth

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


Filed under In-Depth

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


Filed under In-Depth

  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


Filed under In-Depth

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


Filed under In-Depth

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...

Student recieves recognition based on scores

Student recieves recognition based on scores

Nayely Vallejo

November 26, 2013


Filed under In-Depth

After taking the National Merit Scholarship Qualification Test, or the PSAT, during his junior year, senior Olatunde Badejo was named a National Achievement Scholarship Semifinalist. Out of 160,000 students, only about 1,600 are named Achievement Semifinalist. Juniors taking the test must first become a ...

Student moves from Middle East to further future

Student moves from Middle East to further future

Alma Lopez, Assistant Editor

November 26, 2013


Filed under In-Depth

Nervous for students in front of her, senior Saru Markose checks the hallway for teachers as she sees a couple in front of her holding hands. Back in Markose’s Indian-style school in Qatar, students would get kicked out for such actions. Markose moved here from Qatar over the summer and is new to the...

From Mam’selle to Maverick

Myles Bolden

May 28, 2013


Filed under Features, In-Depth

Senior Mariana Nieto, the Mam’selles’ First lieutenant, is making a change from crowd-pleasing school performances to jaw dropping million dollar live performances. Nieto is deciding to pursue a career in dancing. Even though she loves being in drill team she is thinking about taking on a new form...