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Making Vegetarian Puerto Rican Food: Pinon

Making Vegetarian Puerto Rican Food: Pinon

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

June 8, 2018

Ingredients: 1 package of MorningStar Grillers Crumbles 1 packet of Goya Sazon 1 tablespoon Goya Recaito 1 small can of tomato sauce 1 tablespoon of Adobo One-half cup of Ragu Traditional sauce 2 pounds of five cheese blend 5 plantains One-third cup of vegetable oil Instr...

The Tea on Food Science

The Tea on Food Science

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

June 4, 2018

Food science is defined by the Institute of Food Technologists as the improvement of foods for the consuming public, and there is much controversy surrounding the safety of and need for genetic modifications to produce enough food for the world’s growing population. While some consider food scien...

Taking A Shot At Clinicals

Taking A Shot At Clinicals

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

May 21, 2018

When it comes to their aspirations in the medical field, students decide to be in the clinicals program to get ahead on their careers. Students gain experience by joining the program, which can be beneficial to jumpstarting the training for careers students are interested in. Every student joins clinicals...

A Safe Place for LGBT Youth

A Safe Place for LGBT Youth

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

May 21, 2018

When faced with displacement from unsupportive families for identifying in the LGBT community it can be difficult to find housing. Because of the place you stop to get gas or a cup of coffee, finding housing for displaced youth doesn’t have to be so difficult anymore. LGBT youth has been having a...

Beauty’s Evolving Standards

Beauty’s Evolving Standards

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

May 21, 2018

The thought of being different usually doesn’t sit right with most when it comes to fitting in the beauty community, but being different can accomplish more tolerance when it comes to the perception of what is beautiful. Beauty standards have always shaped society. Styles come and go, but with beauty...

School Remodeling Underway

School Remodeling Underway

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

May 7, 2018

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...

History of St. Patrick’s Day

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

March 8, 2018

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...

Trumputin: Forbidden Love

Trumputin: Forbidden Love

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

December 1, 2017

He stared deeply into his smoke-colored eyes, excited by the depths that he got lost in. The world around him disappeared as he went deeper into the abyss. As his hair piece swayed in the wind, he knew he saw the love of his life. Donald Trump had finally met the man of his dreams, Vladimir Putin. They...

The Art of Repurposing

The Art of Repurposing

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

December 1, 2017

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...

Lilian Nguyen

Lilian Nguyen

Paola Hernandez, Reporter

November 23, 2017

"The Seniors will obviously win because [of] seniority," Lilian Nguyen, 12, said. "It's our last year, so it makes sense."

Ricardo Castañeda

Ricardo Castañeda

Paola Hernandez, Reporter

November 19, 2017

"Over the Thanksgiving break me and my family are going to unite and spend Thanksgiving with each other," Ricardo Castañeda, 10, said. "We're also going to eat food like turkey and all that other good food."

Raiders Respond to DACA Crisis

Raiders Respond to DACA Crisis

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

October 31, 2017

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...