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Administration Shake-Up Fosters Schoolwide Change

Gelila Negesse, Co-Editor-In-Chief

November 22, 2019

In society, the word “change” holds a negative, and oftentimes threatening, connotation. Change is, with fairness, often met with fear and ambiguity. However, through time, change can bring along the opportunity for a clean slate and an era of new beginnings. Towards the end of the 2018-2019 school...

Being Mindful of Mental Health

Being Mindful of Mental Health

Katie Keovongphet, Reporter

November 22, 2019

According to SchoolDigger.com, North Garland High School is ranked as the second best high school in GISD. Being such an academically competitive school full of high achievers, it’s not a surprise when students begin to feel mentally or emotionally overwhelmed.  “First step is just walking in the door,...

Simply Staying Cyber Safe

Simply Staying Cyber Safe

Katie Keovongphet, Reporter

November 22, 2019

October marked the beginning of National Cyber Security Awareness month in the United States. With the increasing influence of social media on teens, it supports the idea of bringing a safe and secure online experience to all Americans. This year’s theme is, “Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.” It ...

Gen Z Fights Climate Change

Gen Z Fights Climate Change

Ingrid Vanegas, Reporter

November 22, 2019

  From Sept. 20 to 27, 150 countries took part in the Global Climate Strike, a school walkout for young children to call out leaders who are ignoring the climate crisis. As concerns over the climate continue to rise, youth around the world are becoming more aware of what this means for their...

Dallas Cop Convicted of Murder

Devorah Segura, Reporter

November 22, 2019

On Sept. 6, 2018, at the Southside Flats in Downtown Dallas, Botham Jean was in his apartment eating ice cream on his couch, when Amber Guyger, an off duty Dallas police officer, entered through his front door and fatally shot him in the chest. Afterward, Guyger alleged that she entered his apartment ...

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...

2020 Presidential Race Kicks Off with Riveting Debates

2020 Presidential Race Kicks Off with Riveting Debates

Julius Perez, Reporter

October 2, 2019

Over the past four months, presidential hopefuls for the democratic nomination have contested against one another in the first of multiple debates. The debates, organized by the Democratic National Committee (DNC), included 20 of the highest polling Democrats running for office in 2020. Candidate...

How Same-Sex Marriage Affects The LGBTQ Community

How Same-Sex Marriage Affects The LGBTQ Community

Ingrid Vanegas, Reporter

October 2, 2019

Over four years have passed since same sex marriage was legalized and its positive effects towards the rights of the LGBTQ community are still evident. Adoption has become easier for same-sex couples. Spouses can visit each other if hospitalized, which wasn’t possible before same-sex marriage law wa...

Hong Kong Protesters Push for Change

Hong Kong Protesters Push for Change

Devorah Segura, Reporter

October 2, 2019

On June 9, Hong Kong protests were sparked by a controversial bill introduced by Carrie Lam, chief executive of Hong Kong, that would enable mainland China to extradite fugitives from the city.    Days before the bill was due to have its second reading, hundreds of thousands of protester...

The Timeless Debate Over Daylight Savings

The Timeless Debate Over Daylight Savings

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Photo Editor

October 2, 2019

There are more than 24 time zones around the world. Regions near the equator experience about 12 hours of dark to 12 hours of light. For areas farther away, however, America’s Daylight Savings time was made to give an extra hour of daylight to conserve energy by moving an hour of light from the morni...

Weeks of Raging Fires in the Amazon

Weeks of Raging Fires in the Amazon

Katie Keovongphet, Reporter

October 2, 2019

After more than six weeks, the Amazon Rainforest is still in flames, posing threats to indigenous tribes and Brazilian citizens near the burning sites. Wildfires are completely natural in forests and help balance out the ecosystem and get rid of extra debris. However, the fires in the Amazon are bein...