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The day my world changed

The day my world changed

Carter Bryant, Lovejoy High School

December 16, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

I was a sixth-grader the first time I heard that word directed at me. Directed at anyone, really. It was the first pep rally of the year, and I was walking with my friends to the gym. We could hear the band in the hallway and the loud chatter of the crowd, a bunch of eighth-graders laughing at some...

Counter-activism endangers progress

Counter-activism endangers progress

Blythe Terry, Starr's Mill High School

December 2, 2016


Filed under Opinions

Since its inception, the internet has become an integral part of human life. It captures our every communication, joke, insult, artistic expression, and, more recently, our activism. As the internet’s growth has accelerated, a new genre of online activism has come to exist. Online activism is the...

HoCultural appropriation?

HoCultural appropriation?

Danielle De Luna, Charter Oak High School

November 16, 2016


Filed under Opinions

This year’s homecoming theme, “Arabian Nights,” stirred up conversation within the student body about how to accurately represent diverse cultural heritages. At the homecoming rally earlier this month, the Advanced Dance class performed choreography inspired by “Arabian Nights,” which created...

T-Shirt Epidemic

T-Shirt Epidemic

Amelia Vanyo, Coppell High School

November 16, 2016


Filed under Opinions

Sometimes the only way to get students riled up at a pep rally is to hurl shirts at them. The cheerleader’s tradition is almost more energizing than a sugary drink. However, after the pep rally the shirts rarely see the light of day again. Coppell High School students, among many teenagers, are...

There’s Nothing “Scary” About Mental Illness

There’s Nothing “Scary” About Mental Illness

Caitlin Roth, Southern Lehigh High School

October 27, 2016


Filed under Opinions

It is that time of year again: Halloween. The leaves are changing colors, the nights are getting cooler, and thousands of haunted attractions will open their doors to thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies alike. However, there is a terrifying trend in some of these attractions: insane asylum themed haunted...

Column: Mental health in the South Asian community

Column: Mental health in the South Asian community

Nimat Hossain, Lewisville High School

October 26, 2016


Filed under Opinions

“Why are you sad? You have a roof over your head, you have food on the table, you have good grades and a promising future. Why can’t you just fix yourself?” my mom asks me one afternoon. Words like these are common in varieties of cultures, especially in South Asian cultures, regarding mental health....

France Treading In Deep Water With Burkini Ban

France Treading In Deep Water With Burkini Ban

Sonia Rao, Green Hope High School

October 14, 2016


Filed under Opinions

We live in a society where women are constantly being encouraged to show skin. Advertisements on TV, billboards, magazines, and online often show girls wearing revealing clothing. Department stores are filled with racks of short shorts and crop tops. So when the world criticizes women who cover up instead...

Free speech should not be censored

Free speech should not be censored

Kit Epstein, Staples High School

October 13, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

When I was four years old, my parents taught me how to swim by tossing me into the pool in our backyard (with floaties on, of course), then watching me struggle to stay afloat. I had no other option than to flail my arms around in the water and kick my feet until I started to get the hang of it. It was...