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Testing the Waters: Is it Safe?

Testing the Waters: Is it Safe?

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 21, 2018


Filed under News

It’s the middle of the day, you’re at school and in desperate need of water. The only option is the water from the fountain. When you bend down to take a sip, you notice that the water comes out a different color, which raises the question: Is the school’s water safe to drink? We decided to test...

School Remodeling Underway

School Remodeling Underway

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

May 7, 2018


Filed under News

Bathrooms, hallways and history are being remodeled as school renovations take place in the upcoming months. Teachers' walls are bare, hallways have a new gleam, and some bathrooms now have doors with “Not in Service” signs taped to them. School remodeling at North is bringing many changes to happen fo...

Student Fears Loss Of TPS

Student Fears Loss Of TPS

Clarissa Moreno, Photographer

May 7, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Heber Cruz has been in the U.S. since he was only a year old. For the last 18 years, he and his mother have had Temporary Protective Status. TPS grants those who cannot return due to the conditions in their country which also includes countries such as Syria, Nepal, Honduras, Yemen and Somalia. TPS has cove...

DECA

DECA

Clarissa Moreno, Photographer

May 7, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, News

Senior Raphael Mendiola was the only North Garland student to advance to the International Career Development Conference (ICDC)  in Atlanta. With it being Mendiola’s first year in Distributive Education Clubs of America (or DECA), Mendiola wishes he would've discovered his love for business sooner an...

The Age of Streaming

The Age of Streaming

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 5, 2018


Filed under News

One of the biggest American pastimes is watching TV. It gives us the news, sports and entertainment. However, with the rise of streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Video, cable TV is getting a run for its money. What’s caused this switch, and why are streaming services becoming more popular?...

History of St. Patrick’s Day

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

March 8, 2018


Filed under News

St. Patrick is known as a patron saint and national apostle of Ireland. Born in Roman Britain, he was kidnapped and brought to Ireland as a slave at the age of 16. He later escaped but returned to Ireland and is known for bringing Christianity back with him. The commercialization of St. Patrick’s...

The Great Russian Scandal

The Great Russian Scandal

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 8, 2018


Filed under News

Russia has been banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang County, South Korea following a 17-month investigation into a doping scandal from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. The doping was covered up by the Russian government and authorities. While the team is banned from the games, Russian athletes...

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...