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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...

A Feeling of Glee During Quarantine

A Feeling of Glee During Quarantine

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Photo Editor

May 5, 2020

With nothing to do at home during the pandemic, people have been trying to keep themselves entertained with activities such as taking up a new instrument, learning to sew, going on walks or my personal favorite, binge watching television  shows.   On Netflix, a show I recommend watching is G...

Celebrities Spring to Virtual Alternatives

Celebrities Spring to Virtual Alternatives

Ingrid Vanegas, Reporter

April 9, 2020

As of late March 2020, several states began undergoing quarantine in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. The quarantine has affected a variety of people as most businesses have been shut down. Celebrities have also been affected, but they have found alternatives to interact with their fans via...

Disease Outbreak Impacts on the Industry

Disease Outbreak Impacts on the Industry

Iveth Vanegas, Reporter

April 9, 2020

On Jan. 20,, “COVID-19” reached the United States. Since then, nearly 400,000 cases have been reported altogether by all states in the U.S. Due to the growing numbers of coronavirus cases, many events have been canceled or postponed until further notice.  Events, from concerts, conventions, to festi...

Policies Made during COVID-19

Devorah Segura, Reporter

April 9, 2020

As a response to the novel coronavirus, the federal and state-wide government have implemented policies, waivers, and executive orders to assist the national virus response. Below is a guide explaining the recent measures taken by the government, what you need to know and how to receive benefits. ...

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...

Fashion Changes In 2010s Decade

Fashion Changes In 2010s Decade

Ingrid Vanegas, Reporter

February 20, 2020

As a decade arrives, it’s hard to not think back about how much has changed. From hairstyle and clothes, it’s safe to say that the world and its people have all grown. Looking back, a huge variety of fashion trends have popped up throughout the years. Trends have the tendency to recycle themselves....

Family Holiday Dinner 2019

Family Holiday Dinner 2019

Gelila Negesse, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 13, 2019

As the cold air swept in late this week, North Garland High School opened its doors to the community and hosted the first-ever Holiday dinner. The dinner was in the cafeteria with free food served and gifts provided for children. Students and faculty, along with their families, swarmed in soaking up...

Administration Shake-Up Fosters Schoolwide Change

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...

Powderpuff 2019

Powderpuff 2019

Gelila Negesse, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2019

With students blowing into their hands to keep warm in the brisk air, the annual Powder Puff game took place right before the long-awaited Thanksgiving break. This student-led event, from coaching, playing and cheering, was met with mighty school pride. The football game consists of girls who volunteered...