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A New Era for the Boy Scouts

A New Era for the Boy Scouts

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 1, 2017


Filed under News

On Oct. 11, the Boy Scouts of America announced that they will allow girls to join the organization. They have made changes involving membership over the past four years, including allowing openly gay and transgender scouts to join as well as permitting gay leaders. The topic of girl membership in...

The Art of Repurposing

The Art of Repurposing

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under News

In 2013, the U.S. generated around 254 million tons of trash and only about 34.3 percent of it was recycled. This is equal to each person throwing away about 4.6 pounds of waste everyday. Many in the Garland community are starting to accumulate items they already have, or can find, and repurpose them...

Separated for Christmas

Separated for Christmas

Paola Hernandez, Reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under News

   Christmas is coming up, which means it’s time to get the family together and celebrate.    For some families, this includes presents, food and spending quality time with each other. For others, it’s a time to reminisce over the loss of certain family members. Immigration has been an ongoi...

The Gift of Giving Blood

The Gift of Giving Blood

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 1, 2017


Filed under News

Every two seconds in the U.S., somebody needs blood. With that means many people show up, ready to give blood to help the cause. However, many of them are not aware of what goes on behind the scenes, and the proper way that their blood should be handled. “There are so many checkpoints in doing blood...

Raiders Respond to DACA Crisis

Raiders Respond to DACA Crisis

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

October 31, 2017


Filed under News

As she marched with her sign held high, she yelled out words of protest. She looked sternly to the Texas Capitol building, which housed the lawmakers who could change the future for her family, community and for her country. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, gave permits and legal status...

The Safety of Hospitals

The Safety of Hospitals

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-of-Chief

October 31, 2017


Filed under News

When people think about hospitals, they think about doctors, medicine, nurses and numerous beeping machines. However, what some people don’t think about is the daily security measures put in place at medical facilities. Although the movies show it differently, most hospitals won’t even let somebody...

Mysterious Backpack at CTE

Mysterious Backpack at CTE

Tameciah Griffin, reporter

October 31, 2017


Filed under News

On Sept. 5, a mysterious backpack was found in front of the Gilbreath-Reed Career & Technical Education Center. After a student evacuation to Sachse High School an investigation by the bomb unit, the campus was deemed safe. “We made sure we took extra caution towards the suspicious backpack,”...

North Korea Attacks Again

North Korea Attacks Again

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2017


Filed under News

The tension between the U.S. and North Korea has escalated to a new extreme that has many worried. North Korea has conducted six nuclear test over the past 11 years. The most recent test was conducted on Sept. 3. They tested a hydrogen bomb, which is more powerful than an atomic bomb. State media has...

The Hidden Price of Everything

The Hidden Price of Everything

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2017


Filed under News

Stores like H&M and Ikea have become quite popular in recent years because of their low prices on popular products. This has made fast chain stores a popular choice for students going back to school or moving into their first apartments. However, the question of how they lower their costs and how...

October Teachers of the Month

October Teachers of the Month

Emily Molden, Photo Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under News, News Briefs

For the month of October 2017, North Garland High School names two teachers of the month due to a tie. Both science teacher Mr. Barth and English teacher Miss. Boone were recipients of a framed certificate, a goody box, and a parking space in front of the school for the entire month of October. The teachers...

The House Hearing

The House Hearing

Riley Sims, Reporter

April 28, 2017


Filed under News

FBI Director James Comey gave a testimony to the House Intelligence Committee on March 20. During the hearing, Comey stated that there was no evidence regarding Presidents Trump’s claims that former President Obama had wiretapped Trump Tower prior to the election. Comey, who was joined by National Security ...

Second Annual Springfest Held to Help SROs

Second Annual Springfest Held to Help SROs

Lillian Tram, Assistant Photo Editor

April 20, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

   Student Council will be hosting their second annual Springfest on April 21 from 4-7 pm on the football field. The purpose of this event is to bring people from around the city together to enjoy time with their family and friends. Student Council’s goal is to create an atmosphere with a sense of c...