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Engineered For Honors Credit

Engineered For Honors Credit

Braedon Harris, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 23, 2018

Students entering high school are pressed with major questions. They are asked to make life-changing decisions, like choosing a college and career path. The pressure is especially heavy on MST students, who are expected to go above and beyond their peers. It is a whole new world, way different than m...

Katerina Ly

Katerina Ly

Lillian Tram, Project Manager

December 14, 2016

"Sometimes [parents] don't understand how their kids feel. They have really high expectations that are hard to reach. My dad sent an email to the counselor because he wanted to get me into MST but they said I wouldn't get accepted because of my [PSAT] scores and my scores weren't even that bad, but it...

iPads Not Likely to Meet Expectations

iPads Not Likely to Meet Expectations

Braedon Harris, Reporter

November 3, 2016

With the 1:1 iPad rollout ending in September, many are debating whether or not the iPads will be beneficial in classrooms. The district’s intention is to ensure equity of resources through the iPads. Despite these objectives, staff and students alike are wondering if the devices will be able to meet...

Sarah Zebene

Sarah Zebene

Emily Molden, Photo Editor

September 30, 2016

"I have kind of an unfair disadvantage coming from Brandenburg, because everyone here (at North) usually comes from Jackson. You kind of feel like your'e third wheeling everyone. There are really not many people who came from Brandenburg , and those who did I didn't know. I've made a lot of new friends...

iPhone Gone Wrong

SaSchel Moore, Reporter

March 31, 2016

The fire alarms sounded through the hallways, causing every student to rush to the nearest exit. This time it was not a prank or a case of burnt cookies. A phone had caught flame. On Wednesday March 15th, roughly 25 to 30 minutes before the end of first period senior Jossalin Sanchez discovered a smoking ...

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 Cerrone endured with an open mind and a flare of determination. However the harsher vices of life...

Teacher’s positivity helps him power through

Teacher’s positivity helps him power through

Brittany Davis, Reporter

April 20, 2015

The room is in semi-darkness. The light from the computer screens allow the students to type their web design notes. The teacher laughs and jokes with his students about the notes – and his arm. Technology teacher Greg Morrissey has only one arm, but he is not one to pity himself. “Within a year...

Schooled by social media

Liz Fraide, Business Manager/Contributor

October 8, 2014

The school has been increasing the use of social media . Classes, clubs, and even the counselors have social media accounts in hopes of reaching out to students and informing them instantaneously in new ways. Before counselor Michael Denton came to the school, he was a counselor at a high school...

HOSA implements study hours

Elise Coleman, Editor-in-Chief

February 28, 2014

Due to the realignment of Area 3 HOSA, North Garland HOSA is competing with more high schools for spots at competition. This year, NG HOSA began implementing study hours to stay competitive in Area 3. Secretary Puja Patel was in charge of making sure that all members completed their study hours. “Study...

Apple room added to benefit MST students

Connie Ho

October 14, 2013

With the recent expansion of the school, the addition of the Apple room in the 500 hallway allows students to work with advanced technology. MST coordinator Emilie Baxter said the Apple room is a place for the students to work and where students can be creative. “The Apple room is a new room that...

HST program expands with new wing, equipment

HST program expands with new wing, equipment

Connie Ho

October 14, 2013

Because the Health Science Technology program was getting bigger, the new HST area was built over the summer in order to accommodate the students in the program. HST teacher Kevin Hunter says the HST teachers look forward to maintaining the growth pattern of the HST program. “We got new teachers an...

Helicopter lands for class demonstration

Helicopter lands for class demonstration

Myles Bolden

February 19, 2013

Emilie Baxter, second year engineering teacher, is responsible for the bright red helicopter that landed behind North Garland’s athletic field house on Feb. 19. Baxter is in charge of the high-school level Project Lead Way, an engineering course exclusively offered at only two schools in GISD, Jackson...