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How to Practice #SelfCareSunday Before Exams

How to Practice #SelfCareSunday Before Exams

by Abby Blasingame, Editor-in-Chief

December 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Slider, Top Stories

Some weeks just feel so long. The days are still 24 hours and the weeks only seven days, but there’s a certain point when the daily grind really starts to grind your gears. Something tells me that’s exactly what exam week is going to feel like, so here’s how to best #SelfCareSunday to rejuvenat...

Capturing Cold Photos

Capturing Cold Photos

by Emma Trussell, Photo Editor

December 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Slider

As your breath escapes your lips, a white puff fills the air. The temperature drops and nature freezes around you. Winter may seem like a barren season, and a difficult time to take good photos, but part of being a good photographer is turning normally bland photos into unique, interesting ones. The g...

Disney Classics Come to Life

Disney Classics Come to Life

by Aysia Lane, Reporter

December 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

Walt Disney’s works are, for some people, a staple of their childhood. From their princesses and fairy-tale worlds to their animated creatures, Walt Disney Studios has produced music, movies and stage plays for over 90 years. With a reputation for creating classics, some of Disney’s films are hitting ...

Juliette’s Declassified School Survival Guide: November

Juliette’s Declassified School Survival Guide: November

by Juliette Roberts, Copy Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns, Top Stories

While taking a P.E. class over the summer—of course, it was mandatory—my teacher gave the class some advice that stuck with me: it’s harder to force yourself to begin a routine than it is to keep it. He meant this in the context of exercise, but it applies to all areas of life, especially to study...

Stars take on Queen

Stars take on Queen

by Tomisin Alausa, Reporter

November 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

When most people hear the word “queen” a couple of things come to mind— hierarchy, the chess piece, or one of the world’s greatest rock bands. Queen is known for its many hits like “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and “Somebody to Love.” Queen’s approach to music was different because of their ...

ASMR Information

by Sarah Dolder, Copy Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Info Graphics, Infographics

Graphic by Sarah Dolder

Surviving Texas

Surviving Texas

by Luke Miller, Reporter

November 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Just three weeks ago, a fifth grader in Plano ISD was bitten by an unidentified snake during the YMCA Collin County Adventure Camp.  The child was supervised and received immediate care, but it’s not the first time someone uninformed of their environment went from visitor to victim in a matter of second...

Mindfully Controversial

Mindfully Controversial

by Saifiyah Zaki, Digital Media Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns, Opinion

Popular YouTuber Shane Dawson released the last episode of his eight-part documentary titled “The Mind of Jake Paul” on Oct. 18, but from the premiere of the series, critics have chided him for giving a platform to the infamous YouTube star. While the controversy surrounding Paul and his friends is undoubt...

DIY Yarn Pumpkin Tutorial

DIY Yarn Pumpkin Tutorial

by Tomisin Alausa, Reporter

October 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

It’s clear from the sudden drop in temperature, the changing leaves and the return of everything pumpkin spice that fall is here. To pass the time and add a bit of the fall spirit to your space, here is a guide to making your own yarn pumpkin that can hang anywhere from your bedroom to your backpack. ...

Juliette’s Declassified School Survival Guide: October

Juliette’s Declassified School Survival Guide: October

by Juliette Roberts, Copy Editor

October 15, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

Despite all the jokes and memes surrounding the experience, it’s still all too common for students to close their books at the end of the day, turn off their phone, climb into bed and shut their eyes only to realize that they still have more homework. And then, many of them close their eyes again,...

Controversy Behind Cosmetics

Controversy Behind Cosmetics

by Evanna Momtaj, Reporter

October 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns, Opinion

The American cosmetics industry is one of the largest and most influential in the world. Nonetheless, the average American spends quite a bit to improve their appearance. After asking 2,000 Americans the amount of money they spend on their appearance, a survey done by The New York Post found that the average American woman spends $3,756 on her appearance every year, 22 percent more than the $2,928 the ...

“The Click (Deluxe Edition)”

“The Click (Deluxe Edition)”

by Elena Hamlin, Reporter

October 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Top Stories

In AJR’s most recent album, “The Click (Deluxe Edition)” the band takes an honest tone in their music, emphasizing their personal, but relatable, insecurities and the not-so-aesthetic parts of their lives. While their most recent songs may not be as popular as their hits, such as “Weak” and ...