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Human Gene Editing Questions Ethics In Medicine

Human Gene Editing Questions Ethics In Medicine

Gelila Negesse, Designer

April 17, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Since Chinese scientist He Jiankui announced that he was able to genetically edit embryos to create twin girls, ethics committees and scientists alike have questioned where human gene-editing lies along the medical ethics spectrum. Jiankui began this experiment because of a couple who were trying to have kids but ...

The Harrowing Truth of Leaving Neverland

The Harrowing Truth of Leaving Neverland

Paola Hernandez Olvera, Reporter

April 5, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

On Jan. 25, 2019, allegations surrounding the late “King of Pop”, Michael Jackson were ignited once again with the airing of “Leaving Neverland”, an HBO documentary focusing on two who accused Jackson of sexually abusing them as children. The Indiana native was previously accused of sexual ab...

How To Impeach a President

How To Impeach a President

Paola Hernandez Olvera, Reporter

April 5, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Impeachment is the process that a legislative body undergoes to charge the president of the United States, with one or more criminal offenses. Contrary to popular belief, when a president is impeached it doesn’t mean that they have been removed from office, it simply means that the president has be...

Students Take on Standardized Tests

Students Take on Standardized Tests

Litzy Casas, Reporter

April 1, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Throughout the school year, teachers prepare students for standardized tests by giving exams and quizzes. According to the Texas Business Leadership Council, a student takes around 38 standardized tests in a period of 10 school years. Many think these exams are helpful and study for long periods of...

Courses That Don’t Compare

Courses That Don’t Compare

Braedon Harris, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Transitioning to college may be a bigger jump than most students expect. Research from the American Psychological Association shows than more that 30 percent of college freshman drop out before their sophomore year. The reasons behind this can be linked to poor academic preparation, lack of financial...

Rainman’s Rare Condition

Rainman’s Rare Condition

Braedon Harris, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, nearly one in sixty American children is identified as being on the autism spectrum in recent years. Worldwide, this puts the number of individuals affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the tens of millions. Within these individuals,...

Picturing New Achievements

Picturing New Achievements

Litzy Casas, Reporter

November 1, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Music, News, Showcase

Vogue is a fashion and lifestyle magazine that began as a weekly newspaper in 1892, and became a monthly publication in 1973.  Photographers and models are selected for every monthly issue, but it was not until September 2018 that Vogue had a black photographer shoot the cover featuring the star, B...

The Skinny on Diet Culture

The Skinny on Diet Culture

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Social media platforms have played a big part in spreading new diet trends. Some diets claim a certain outcome and advertise their diet as a solution for weight loss. Some celebrities even endorse them and promote their results. However, many of these diets don’t promote well-balanced eating. People...

The Marginal Cost of iPads

The Marginal Cost of iPads

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It’s the beginning of the school year, which means new teachers, new classes and new rules. This year, it also means students are required to pay $25 for their iPads. According to the district’s website, this fee is used for program costs, like iPad repairs. However, if students break or lose...

Climate Change’s Impact On Our Weather

Gelila Negesse, Designer

October 26, 2018


Filed under Showcase

In the course of a month, four destructive storms have hit the U.S. East Coast and the coasts of Southeast Asia. Hurricane Florence, like Hurricane Harvey last year, is yet another example of what effect climate change has on storms. These shifts can possibly be due to climate change from inc...

The Manafort and Cohen Trial

Gelila Negesse, Designer

September 17, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

On August 21st, Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen, two men who were key aids to the Trump campaign and presidency, were on trial in which Cohen pleaded guilty on eight counts in a New York courtroom and Manafort was found guilty on eight counts in a Washington D.C courtroom. Manafort and Cohen found themselves in troub...

The Importance of Sleep

The Importance of Sleep

Braedon Harris, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 7, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Studies show that 73 percent of people 18 and older do not receive an adequate amount of sleep every night. This, unsurprisingly, is a trend seen amongst highschool students as well. With busy lives and a lot on their calendars, it’s common for them to miss out on the sleep they need.   ...