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A Final Draft for High School

A Final Draft for High School

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 20, 2019

It’s hard to believe that it’s been four years since I first stepped foot into high school. I was the typical scared freshman who was already counting down the days to graduation. I would like to think that I’ve changed quite a bit since that first day and have grown into a more mature person. As c...

Staff Development: My Growth as a Journalist

Staff Development: My Growth as a Journalist

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

May 16, 2019

Signing up for Intro to Journalism, I remember not really knowing the reason why I chose to do so. I do remember when I was in the eighth grade, a friend of mine said she signed up for the class because she was in yearbook, and being the people pleaser and shy person I was, I decided that maybe it wa...

Why I Love Valentine’s Day – And You Should Too

Why I Love Valentine’s Day – And You Should Too

Eden Amberber, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2017

When I was growing up, Valentine’s Day was really only about one thing: candy. Every year, on Feb. 14, insane amounts of candy not fit for an elementary schooler’s bloodstream gave me a sugar rush. But, it wasn’t only the sugar high that riled me up as a child. The holiday made me full of anticip...

Woman’s March on Dallas

Woman’s March on Dallas

Miranda Molina, Reporter

February 1, 2017

It had not been even a day that Trump was in office when what started as the Women's March on Washington spread globally as an effort to protect women's rights and other causes such as immigration, health care, LGBTQ+ rights, and racial rights. The march in Dallas was scheduled Jan. 21 at 10 a.m. I...

Senior column Abraham Deleon

Senior column Abraham Deleon

Abraham Deleon, Design Editor

May 13, 2016

With graduation just around the corner, I’m still in shock and disbelief. Despite all the things I heard about high school speeding by, I never really noticed it until these past few months. I’ve slowly had to accept the fact that the wonderful experiences and friends that I’ve made will soon be...

Senior column Amy Pham

Senior column Amy Pham

Amy Pham, Co-Editor-In-Chief

May 13, 2016

I started high school being full-on cringy, not just because of my bowl haircut, but because I was one of those people who swore they hated everyone. At 14, with my I <3 BOOBIES bracelets and self-proclamation of being awkward, that’s all I could strive to be – someone who could only hate others. Ironically,...

Senior column Lynne Diaz

Senior column Lynne Diaz

Lynne Diaz, Photo Editor

May 13, 2016

I wish I could find the wisest person in the world to write this for me, but all I have are 18 years of experience, so here I go. When you spend four years with a certain lifestyle, with people in a certain place, the words to say goodbye to that have to describe the immense loss yet gain, sadness yet...

Senior column SaSchel Moore

Senior column SaSchel Moore

SaSchel Moore, Reporter

May 13, 2016

I experienced some of the best and worst times of my life in high school. I met my best friends here. I met my family here. Most of all, I found out who I was here. Without high school, I wouldn’t have discovered that I am an optimist, or that I get crazy anxiety from the breakfast lines in the morning....

Senior column Connie Ho

Senior column Connie Ho

Connie Ho, Co-Editor-In-Chief

May 13, 2016

Shy, awkward and quiet. My entrance into high school was anything but extraordinary. High school offered me the chance to start fresh and find myself amongst a pool of other students who also had a desire to stay true to themselves. However, after four years of going through relatively the same routine,...

Senior column Beth Mauthe

Senior column Beth Mauthe

Beth Mauthe, Copy Editor

May 13, 2016

It’s crazy, looking back at the four years I’ve spent in high school, to realize that I’m graduating in only a few weeks. And now, with two younger siblings both in high school as of next year, I’m excited for them to experience all the good and the bad that accompanies high school. Joining...

Sweet as Honey

Sweet as Honey

Marilyn Bland, Special Contributor

March 4, 2016

Writing about Honey is certainly one of the most difficult things I have done, yet doing so is a way in which I can honor her. The very first moment I touched Honey, I knew something special had happened. Some dogs take a little while to warm to an unfamiliar person, and others stay aloof for a...

Me, Myself and Misconceptions

Me, Myself and Misconceptions

Beth Mauthe, Copy Editor

October 30, 2015

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