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The Effects of COVID-19 on Student Mental Health

Graphic by Gelila Negesse
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
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...

GISD to Begin First Intersession Week October 6th

GISD to Begin First Intersession Week October 6th
September 28, 2020

From October 6th to October 9th, after the last week of the new nine week grading cycle, GISD will have an intersession week. Created by Garland ISD’s Superintendent, Dr. Ricardo Lopéz, and Board of...

A Possible Ending to a New Beginning

A Possible Ending to a New Beginning
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...

Life Under Isolation Takes Hit on Teens’ Mental Health

Life Under Isolation Takes Hit on Teens’ Mental Health
May 17, 2020

On April third, the Garland Independent School District (GISD) announced that the rest of the school year would be closed and completed through online learning in response to the growing COVID-19 threat.  For...

Government Stimulus Checks to Support Families

Government Stimulus Checks to Support Families
May 17, 2020

As of April 17, up to 80 million people in the U.S. reportedly received a stimulus check issued by the IRS to help families as prices of necessities, such as groceries,  continue to rise due to COVID-19....

Infecting the World of Sports

Photo by Associated Press
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...

ER Nurse Reveals Experiences

Graphic by Gelila Negesse
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...

Celebrities Spring to Virtual Alternatives

Celebrities Spring to Virtual Alternatives
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
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
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...

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