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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....

Pros and Cons of Social Media

Pros and Cons of Social Media

Michelle Montoya

October 2, 2020

Sophomore broadcast student Michelle Montoya interviews sophomore Dylan Fisher, sophomore Class President Nalanie Kheang and Sociology teacher Jess Collier about the advantages and disadvantages of social media....

A Paradigm of Parasocial Relationships

Devorah Segura, Reporter

October 1, 2020

     It’s human nature to want to form relationships with others - even with complete strangers. The concept of parasocial relationships is frequently overlooked in the world of media, yet affects many people whether they realize it or not. Parasocial relationships, in simpler terms, are relation...

Disney is Changing it’s Views

Disney is Changing it's Views

Diana Leyva, Reporter

September 29, 2020

     With this year’s events, from coronavirus to racial unrest to the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, more and more people are looking at media and entertainment companies such as Disney, questioning their roles in systemic racism as well as their attention to diversity and incl...

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...

A Possible Ending to a New Beginning

A Possible Ending to a New Beginning

Michelle Montanez, Reporter

September 25, 2020

For Texans, high school football is a long-time tradition. From the players themselves, to the drill team, color guard, and band, all of these students add to the high school football experience. Since digital learning began in Spring 2020, the question of how long this would last arose. Activitie...

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...

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...