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Students crave alternative goodies, grub in the cafeteria

Karla Romero, Reporter

November 6, 2014


Filed under News

At the beginning of the school year new lunch rules were implemented nationwide. Our students are left with fewer options now that the unhealthy foods are gone, as they weren’t replaced by healthier alternatives. “If they’re taking away things, they should add things as well, so we have a variety...

The truth behind eating disorders

Leslie Mageto, Reporter

November 6, 2014


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Eating disorders are more than just extreme dieting or having an abnormally large appetite. They are psychological issues and are usually more serious than they seem. There are many different types of eating disorders but the three most common are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating. Anorexia...

Menu changes affect school community

Anahi Castro, Editor-in- Chief

November 5, 2014


Filed under News

     Food court manager Undrea Jones started working at the school last November when his boss asked him if he would mind transferring over to the school. Since his four children all graduated from the school, he immediately said yes. When Jones’ children came to the school, he would often hear ...

Pink power

Pink power

Beth Mauthe, Reporter

October 20, 2014


Filed under News

Pink glitter shimmers from every angle and direction as FTI students fill the hallways wearing bright pink, sparkly tutus to show their support for breast cancer awareness. Their glowing smiles combined with the varying shades and designs bring a peppy, energetic vibe to the normal school setting. Ever...

Breast cancer awareness

Eden Amberber, Reporter

October 20, 2014


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October is a month filled with pink-wearing survivors and supporters. Students and teachers across the school district unite to bring breast cancer awareness to the public. Health Science teacher Nancy Stewart has been breast cancer free for five years and participates in awareness runs every year....

District takes proactive measures related to Ebola

District takes proactive measures related to Ebola

Anahi Castro, Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2014


Filed under News, Showcase

Yesterday Superintendent Bob Morrison sent a letter home to all GISD students informing everyone that parents at North Garland and Schrade Middle School were aboard the Frontier Airlines flight with the second healthcare worker that was diagnosed with the Ebola virus. Even though administrators told...

Schooled by social media

Liz Fraide, Business Manager/Contributor

October 8, 2014


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The school has been increasing the use of social media . Classes, clubs, and even the counselors have social media accounts in hopes of reaching out to students and informing them instantaneously in new ways. Before counselor Michael Denton came to the school, he was a counselor at a high school...

Pros/cons of AP/DC classes

Brittany Davis, Writer

October 3, 2014


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North Garland offers a variety of college-level classes for upperclassmen. The majority of these classes are Advanced Placement (AP) or Dual Credit (DC). AP classes are accepted all over the country, but DC classes are only accepted by some colleges within the state of Texas. Students taking these classes...

Eager for incentives

Amy Pham, Print Editor

October 3, 2014


Filed under News, Uncategorized

What seems to be a few hundred kids squish and sweat together while waiting outside the HST wing for the main event. For many, the motivation to attend was not to hear club officers speaking about the benefits of being in Key Club, but for the pizza, free of charge. In addition to members making posters,...

Education around the world

Connie Ho, Online Managing Editor

October 3, 2014


Filed under News

  Education systems around the world vary depending on a country’s standards. According to the National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE), the countries with the best performing education systems are Canada, Finland, and Japan. English Language arts teacher Angela Garinger has taught English at an elementary school in Busan, South Korea and shares that a ...

Pep Rally change: tickets vs. T-shirts

Pep Rally change: tickets vs. T-shirts

Karla Romero, Reporter

October 1, 2014


Filed under News, Showcase

  For the 2014-15 school year the cheerleading department made a change in admission for the pep rallies. Beginning with the first pep rally of the school year, cheerleaders sold $2 tickets during the week leading up to it, rather than the $10 T-shirts that were sold at the beginning of eac...

New GISD computer system takes off

Leslie Mageto, Reporter

September 23, 2014


Filed under News

Over the summer GISD changed their computer system from “Mapper” to “Skyward” after using the previous system for over 15 years, causing a lot of panic and frustration for counselor Alice Lawrence and the other school counselors. “Everyone has had to learn how to use the new system a...