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Zoom Fatigue; and the Physical Effects on Students

Michelle Montanez, Reporter December 10, 2020

By: Michelle Montanez Zoom Fatigue. A term coined this year to describe the tiredness, worrying, and burnout associated with overusing virtual platforms to communicate.  Students who attend school...

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The Effects of COVID-19 on Student Mental Health

Michelle Montanez, Reporter November 12, 2020

By: Michelle Montanez On March 12, GISD students’ worlds were turned upside down as school began closing to curb the spread of COVID-19. Since the closure of schools in the Spring semester and into...

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...

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...

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Infecting the World of Sports

Michael Chambers, Sports Reporter May 17, 2020

The Coronavirus has affected the entire world, closing down restaurants, malls and even stopping travel. Sports have even been impacted greatly, with every major league around the globe suspending operations...

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ER Nurse Reveals Experiences

Iveth Vanegas, Reporter May 16, 2020

While some places closed due to COVID-19, some jobs are considered essential and must continue to work regardless of the virus. On April 11, an ER nurse decided to start her own diary of her first-hand...

Essential Workers on the Front Lines of the Pandemic

Essential Workers on the Front Lines of the Pandemic

Gaby Sanchez, Photo Editor May 12, 2020

Millions of essential workers are responsible for providing as well as transporting resources for people nationwide during the COVID-19 global pandemic.   According to the Department of Homeland...

Adopt a GISD Senior Effort Launched Amidst Coronavirus Shutdown

Adopt a GISD Senior Effort Launched Amidst Coronavirus Shutdown

Paola Hernandez Olvera, Co-editor-in-Chief April 28, 2020

For many high school seniors around the nation, their senior year experience has been unexpectedly impacted. The novel coronavirus has caused schools around the nation to close for the rest of the school...

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...

Disease Outbreak Impacts on the Industry

Disease Outbreak Impacts on the Industry

Iveth Vanegas, Reporter April 9, 2020

On Jan. 20,, “COVID-19” reached the United States. Since then, nearly 400,000 cases have been reported altogether by all states in the U.S. Due to the growing numbers of coronavirus cases, many events...

The Effects of Coronavirus on High School Seniors

The Effects of Coronavirus on High School Seniors

Paola Hernandez Olvera, Co-editor-in-Chief April 7, 2020

As the news of the Coronavirus first emerged, classes, public gatherings, events, masses, etc., went on as usual. The world didn’t think too much at first. However, the threat of the  virus soon proved...

Containing A Deadly Virus Outbreak

Containing A Deadly Virus Outbreak

Iveth Vanegas and Ingrid Vanegas, Reporters February 24, 2020

A recent outbreak of a virus, which originated in China, known as the Coronavirus has caused commotion as Americans worry that it will soon carry over to the United States. The virus outbreak began to...

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