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Mindful Melody

Mindful Melody

Senior Emily Verhagen shares their story on their mental struggles while becoming a cellist
Kennedy Jordan, Copy Editor November 10, 2021

Not many people can say they have a hobby they’re passionate about. For senior Emily Verhagen, playing cello started as a fun activity, but it became something they love and hope to turn into a career...

Fear of The Unknown

Fear of The Unknown

Students Expresses Concerns As Coronavirus Lingers
Amariah Nielsen, Reporter November 4, 2021
“First of all, they took away the mask mandate and I was shocked because really, just think about the crowded hallways, the virus could spread so easily.”
Despite having different types of jobs, both work hard and enjoy what they do.

Love the Hustle

Two teens experience work from different perspectives
Maddie Richardson, Reporter October 27, 2021

Typically, the first thing on junior Hannah Koronkiewicz’s mind once the final bell rang is racing home to change for work and for junior Amoolya Vatambeti’s she's thinking about who she would be tutoring...

Linguistic Love

Linguistic Love

Teachers share what sparked their passion for teaching languages
Amariah Nielsen, Reporter October 25, 2021

The High School Foundation Program requires students to complete at least 22 credit hours in order to graduate as outlined within the Texas High School Graduation Requirements. Among the curricular requirements...

Adjusting Our Image

Adjusting Our Image

A journey of navigating stereotypes as an Indian American woman.
Anna Cardon, Reporter May 6, 2021

It’s something that creeps up on her, really. It’s always been there, the stereotypes, judgmental glances, the pressure to be different. To look different.   It’s everywhere.  Dolls...

In The Right Skin

In The Right Skin

A sophomore speaks out about his transition while navigating adolescence
Amber Gallacher, Reporter May 6, 2021

Coming out My girlfriend sat cuddled into my arm, face red and hands fidgeting. Her words shook more than she did. This was the first time she had built up the courage to ask me:  “Can you...

Surviving the Monsters

Surviving the Monsters

A Young Woman's Battle To Find Help After A Sexual Assault (TW SEXUAL VIOLENCE)
Maria Vargas, Copy Editor May 6, 2021

The parking lot was dimly lit, bathed in a yellow-tinted light, only a few minutes from her house. But she sat a lifetime away.  The low hum of her car engine played in the background and headlights...

Enlisted

Enlisted

Exploring a seniors decision to Enlist in the Air Force after graduation
Andre Dobson, Reporter April 28, 2021

When senior Shawn Le pictured his life after high school,  he didn’t see himself spending four more years in school. He wanted to help people and leave an impact. So he turned his attention to the military.  For...

Sushi: A Review

Sushi: A Review

Sushi During The Pandemic
Amariah Nielsen, Reporter March 22, 2021

I felt my stomach grumble as I walked into Kura Revolving Sushi Bar, greeted by the smell of raw fish and vinegar. I had not been here since before Covid-19, but I was anxious to get back to dining in...

All Grown Up

All Grown Up

The moments and experiences that made students who they are today
Amariah Nielsen, Reporter November 19, 2020

In a world that’s always changing, we often find ourselves dreaming of the possibility of who we could be in the future. But sometimes, plans change and we realize new dreams about ourselves. We reached...

Staying Afloat

Staying Afloat

A sophomore’s struggle with balancing anxiety, depression and the stress of high school all comes crashing down
Isabella Rodriguez, Reporter November 19, 2020

Editor's Note: The following story contains mentions of suicide. The content in this story may not be suitable for children younger than high school age. In no way is the intent of this story to promote...

Without You Guys

Without You Guys

Returning to campus doesn't mean a return to normal; in reality, it's far from it in the empty halls and quiet rooms.
Amariah Nielsen, Reporter October 16, 2020

I walk down the hallway, turning into the lunch room where I’m greeted by empty space. A void that used to be filled with teeming bodies, smiling faces and energy.   I always thought that we would...

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