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#GamerGate: Scandal shows decline in media ethics

#GamerGate: Scandal shows decline in media ethics

Jack Densmore, Leander HS, Leander, Texas

December 5, 2014


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Twitter has been buzzing in the gaming world these past few weeks. The #GamerGate hashtag is a tag in regards to corruption in gaming journalism. This movement mainly started after an indie gamer named Zoe Quinn allegedly had affairs with gaming journalists to boost ratings for her video game. The ...

Group pushes for more options for transgender students on overnight trips

Group pushes for more options for transgender students on overnight trips

MaryClare Colombo, Plano Senior HS, Plano, Texas

December 3, 2014


Filed under News, School News

The Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA) organization recently addressed the issue of transgender rooming on school overnight trips in a letter to Principal Sarah Watkins in October. Last year, transgender student senior Sydney Dela Rosa had to room alone or room with her biological sex with no other options....

From meek to mascot: Detrick Bombarger gets rowdy

From meek to mascot: Detrick Bombarger gets rowdy

Natalie Martinez, Vista Ridge HS, Cedar Park, Texas

November 18, 2014


Filed under Profiles, Showcase, Sports

Although he has been to almost every football game, most basketball and volleyball games and countless other school sporting events including an annual golf tournament since 2011, most people can’t remember actually seeing him at the games.

Honor Flight pays tribute to veterans

Honor Flight pays tribute to veterans

Savannah Whitmer, Lovejoy HS, Lucas, Texas

November 13, 2014


Filed under Local & World News, News, Showcase

Veterans from the Korean War and World War II were honored on a flight home from the nation’s capitol this week in honor of Veterans Day. Honor Flight, a nonprofit service dedicated to honoring veterans, provides a volunteer Guardian for each man and woman on an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. “Th...

Closet poet: Student rappers describe creative process

Closet poet: Student rappers describe creative process

Anna Villano, Plano Senior HS, Plano, Texas

November 10, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Inside a bedroom closet lies a microphone, a laptop and tomorrow’s outfit. Behind the noise-cancelling blankets and draped over clothes hangers, a music studio is found. Senior Rishi Patel, under his alias Reggie Poppa, has risen to fame as a local rapper. At a young age, he began writing his own...

Sleepless in school: Schedule doesn’t match sleep needs

Sleepless in school: Schedule doesn’t match sleep needs

Shalavé Cawley, Legacy HS, Mansfield, Texas

November 5, 2014


Filed under Features

Teenagers have a hard time falling asleep before 11 p.m., and with many students waking up as early as 5 a.m. to catch the bus, a shocking number of high schoolers aren’t getting a sufficient amount of sleep.

What It Takes to Be: A base cheerleader

What It Takes to Be: A base cheerleader

Jack Densmore, Leander HS, Leander, Texas

October 27, 2014


Filed under Features

Spirit. Spirit is what every school needs and what every cheerleader strives to increase in their school. Junior Claire Jenkins is no exception. Jenkins is at the base position of the cheerleading squad and has been a cheerleader since the 4th grade. She has also participated in outside cheer groups...

Sexy turns scary

Sexy turns scary

Kendall Tipton, Canyon HS, Canyon, Texas

October 27, 2014


Filed under Opinions

Ten years ago, children donned costumes galore and filled the neighborhood streets. Outfits ranged from ghosts and wizards, to more gender-specific getups, such as princesses and knights in shining armor. What was not seen? Sexy hamburgers. As young adults, men find it far easier to pick a costume...