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School Implements New Advisory Period

School Implements New Advisory Period

Diana Leyva, reporter

October 22, 2020

In light of Coronavirus, this year, GISD implemented an advisory period at North Garland to address the social and emotional needs of students, and target academic gaps, created by the shutdown/lock down after March. So far in advisory, students have been learning about colleges, academic strategies and learn...

Teaching in the Age of Coronavirus

Teaching in the Age of Coronavirus

Kaison Thepbouri

October 2, 2020

  Broadcast senior Kaison Thepbouri interviewed Graphic Design teacher Cryss Godoy-Diguette about her experience with the new hybrid education model implemented as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic....

GISD to Begin First Intersession Week October 6th

GISD to Begin First Intersession Week October 6th

Gelila Negesse and Devorah Segura

September 28, 2020

From October 6th to October 9th, after the last week of the new nine week grading cycle, GISD will have an intersession week. Created by Garland ISD’s Superintendent, Dr. Ricardo Lopéz, and Board of Trustees in order to address learning gaps created by the  COVID disruptions, the week is meant to...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Legacy

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Legacy

Jacob Teshome

September 24, 2020

Listen to sophomore Olli Ibarra's thoughts on the death and legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Life Under Isolation Takes Hit on Teens’ Mental Health

Life Under Isolation Takes Hit on Teens’ Mental Health

Gelila Negesse, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 18, 2020

On April third, the Garland Independent School District (GISD) announced that the rest of the school year would be closed and completed through online learning in response to the growing COVID-19 threat.  For teens in Dallas and all across the world, this means the engrained day to day routine of s...

Essential Workers on the Front Lines of the Pandemic

Essential Workers on the Front Lines of the Pandemic

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Photo Editor

May 12, 2020

Millions of essential workers are responsible for providing as well as transporting resources for people nationwide during the COVID-19 global pandemic.   According to the Department of Homeland Security, essential workers are anyone who works in communications, chemical, critical manufacturi...

All Things COVID-19: General Info

All Things COVID-19: General Info

Gelila Negesse, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 7, 2020

With the novel COVID-19 virus, better known as the pandemic coronavirus, spreading rapidly, countless measures have been taken around the world to reduce infections. Below is a simplified guide to information, precautions, and rules regarding the coronavirus.  Click HERE for a school, local, and statewid...

All Things COVID-19: Regional Updates

All Things COVID-19: Regional Updates

Gelila Negesse, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 7, 2020

NATIONAL UPDATES  Taking the lives of thousands and living millions in quarantine, whether self-isolated or in hospitals, the coronavirus has taken hold of the U.S, with the number of cases reaching number one, passing Italy and China.  The Numbers: The United States has a total of 1,622,114 c...

Companies Confront COVID-19

Companies Confront COVID-19

Katie Keovongphet, Reporter

April 7, 2020

With the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, quickly spreading across the United States, many industries have faced hardships and medical supplies, such as masks, have become scarce. As a result, companies like Tesla, Google, Apple and others have teamed up to help fight COVID-19 worldwide.  “We have extr...

COVID-19 and Our Impact on its Spread

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Julius Perez, Reporter

April 7, 2020

As media coverage on the global pandemic increases, terms like social distancing and “flatten the curve” have been thrown around on news networks and social media to describe the speed and spread of the coronavirus strain COVID-19.  With so many different outlets of information readily available ...

Switching Up Solar Energy

Switching Up Solar Energy

Katie Keovongphet, Reporter

February 26, 2020

The world’s first solar panel appeared in 1883, yet it only accounts for 1.6 percent of the United States’ total electricity generation. Hopeful for a future society that will primarily run using clean energy sources, researchers at the University of California, Davis are working on a prototype of a ...

Chinese AI Prevents Suicide

Chinese AI Prevents Suicide

Katie Keovongphet, Reporter

February 21, 2020

Approximately 800,000 people worldwide commit suicide every year, causing the World Health Organization to encourage governments worldwide to take preventative action. In China, Huang Zhisheng, a professor at Vrije University of Amsterdam, created a nonprofit artificial intelligence (AI) bot that helps...