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Virtual Learning in the Eyes of Stakeholders

Virtual Learning in the Eyes of Stakeholders

Ruth Assefa, Reporter March 12, 2021

Mekuria Huluka, an accountant and a dad of 3, wakes up at 6 am and starts to prepare for the day. An hour later, Betanya Assefa, a 7th grader at Austin Academy of Excellence, wakes up at 7 am to wake up...

Hollister Co. Recognizes English Teacher for Mental Health Advocacy

Hollister Co. Recognizes English Teacher for Mental Health Advocacy

Gelila Negesse, Editor-in-Chief March 12, 2021

He sat there in his car, whispering a silent prayer in his head. “Lord just please give me some encouragement,” he said. “I’m hungry to know that I'm not alone, that I'm doing something right....

Graphic by Gelila Negesse

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...

Life Under Isolation Takes Hit on Teens’ Mental Health

Life Under Isolation Takes Hit on Teens’ Mental Health

Gelila Negesse, Co-Editor-in-Chief May 18, 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...

The Effect of Culture on Mental Health

Madai Martinez, Reporter March 5, 2020

In Ghana, a boy sits shackled by a chain under a tree. He has been there for three years. He is quiet. Sitting holding his knees, his figure is small and his eyes seem empty. His mother says he used to...

Safe Space for Stressed Teens

Safe Space for Stressed Teens

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-in-Chief April 1, 2019

A study conducted by market research firm Harris Interactive Inc. found that 31 percent of teens report feeling overwhelmed as result of stress. Teens in the study reported that their stress level during...

Elsa Abraham

Elsa Abraham

Riley Sims and Edith Perez March 22, 2017

"Suicidal thoughts and urges [are challenges I’ve had to overcome]. Therapy, my friends and my family [were] supportive of me," Elsa Abraham, Junior.

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