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Alm’Bria Reese

Lillian Tram and Edith Perez March 28, 2017

"I’m planning to go to Richland College after graduation. I’m going to be there for a couple of years to get a better GPA and then I’m going to head out to a [Chicago university]. I don’t want...

Joey Samraj

Joey Samraj

Karina Herrera , Photographer March 26, 2017

"I'm going to UT Arlington to do summer school so I can finish off my college much faster. I'm excited [because I'll be away from home.]," Joey Samraj, Senior.  

College Costs Continue to Rise

Braedon Harris , Reporter February 26, 2017

For nearly 40 years, the average college tuition has quadrupled at both the private and public levels. This increase does not include the several other costs students pay, including housing, food, books,...

Undocumented Student Speaks Out

Undocumented Student Speaks Out

Karla Romero, Co-Editor-in-Chief November 3, 2016

There are many things in life we won’t agree with. That’s because life isn’t really fair. It’s not fair that I don’t get to go to the top school for my chosen career, because it’s just not...

Senior sacrifices health for greater opportunity

Senior sacrifices health for greater opportunity

SaSchel Moore, Reporter May 13, 2016

She looked into the binder, brimming with 50 college acceptance letters, and thought of what she had to sacrifice to get them. After all of the work she had put in, all she had to worry about was whether...

From unfortunate injury to unexpected discovery

From unfortunate injury to unexpected discovery

Eden Amberber, Reporter April 15, 2016

  Senior Oscar Marin found his passion for physical therapy unintentionally. During the first football game of the season, Marin tore a ligament in his leg and fractured his fibula. For Marin,...

From high school dream to college reality

Eden Amberber, Reporter April 15, 2016

As a freshman, he walked into school with a plethora of worries. He thought of his chances of getting into his dream schools. Due to this, he worked hard throughout high school. Now a senior, he has achieved...

Football Dreams Made a Reality

Football Dreams Made a Reality

Karla Romero, Reporter March 16, 2016

Although the varsity football team won only three of their 10 games this season, defensive tackle senior Lorenzo Bennett was sought after by a Division II university (typically a smaller public or private...

Acting dreams turn into long life-journey

Acting dreams turn into long life-journey

SaSchel Moore, Reporter November 4, 2015

Ever since she was a child, Dr. Cara Cerrone had a dream. Coming from an abusive home where talking could get her into trouble to becoming a chiropractor and getting her doctorate degree is a journey that...

Adia Foster

Karla Romero and Clarissa Moreno September 1, 2015

"I wanna study psychiatry. I have no idea where I want to go [for college]. I don't want to go far, [because] I don't want to be far and helpless without anywhere to go or anyone to see." junior Adia...

Senior pursues a future teaching career

Senior pursues a future teaching career

Jacob Martinez, Reporter June 1, 2015

Becoming a teacher is not an easy accomplishment; it takes bravery and determination to take care of a classroom of first graders. Senior Melissa Barron is a FTI student and plans on becoming a teacher...

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