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Let Teachers Talk

Let Teachers Talk

by Andrew Cox, Reporter

December 11, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Slider, Top Stories

At its core, school is a place for learning, growth, and the development of critical thinking. According to the PISD student/parent policy guide, teachers have the responsibility to maintain a classroom that is conducive to learning. If we want to foster discussions that lead to learning in our classroom...

Effect of Pill Policy on Females

Effect of Pill Policy on Females

by Tomisin Alausa, Reporter

November 21, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

My first day as a junior started off in excitement but quickly came to a halt. Third period rolled around and I walked down the halls in a rush to arrive at the class I had anticipated all summer, American Studies. After the bell rang, my excitement was suddenly replaced with nausea and heat flashes. T...

Ladies and Gentlemen, our President

Ladies and Gentlemen, our President

by Elena Hamlin, Reporter

November 12, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

President Donald Trump praised Republican Congressman Greg Gianforte, who body-slammed Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs, saying, “Any guy that can do a body slam, he’s my guy,” and mimicked the assault. This most recent form of attack against the media occurred on Oct. 18, but Trump has always expres...

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...

In Defense of Self-Defense

In Defense of Self-Defense

by Hayden Schrauff, Reporter

November 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Slider, Top Stories

Violent crimes make up a large portion of the overall crimes committed at schools, which may include anything from physical attacks without a weapon to sexual assault and robbery. During stressful times such as high school, students should not have to worry about being helpless if they are put in these...

Celebration Versus Discrimination

Celebration Versus Discrimination

by Juliette Roberts, Copy Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Halloween fills students’ hearts with joy and their stomachs with candy even as they grow further and further from their trick-or-treating phase. Between the brave few who refuse to stop trick-or-treating and the parties that give others a chance to score some free candy, Halloween continues to be relev...

Parties Prepare for Election Storm

Parties Prepare for Election Storm

by Hayden Schrauff, Reporter

October 24, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Republican and Democratic midterm candidates rally their respective bases as the election date looms closer. Democrats look to take back at least one chamber of  Congress, while Republicans hope to retain their control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Both parties attempt to energiz...

Standardized Tests, Broken Dreams

Standardized Tests, Broken Dreams

by Staff Editorial

October 12, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Slider

Every year, millions of high school students decide to further their education by applying to college. The average college application asks students to submit several documents: transcripts, letters of recommendation, an essay and SAT and/or ACT scores. The standardized test scores that students submi...

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 ...

Cultural Appropriation Behind “Arabian Nights”

Cultural Appropriation Behind “Arabian Nights”

by Evanna Momtaj, Reporter

October 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The theme for homecoming this year is Arabian Nights and while it might seem fun and exotic, the word “Arabian” is not just a theme, but a word that many different cultures identify with. I do not believe that this year’s homecoming didn't accurately depict the Arab culture and by having this them...

IDs Make Students Safer, Just Slightly

IDs Make Students Safer, Just Slightly

by Staff Editorial

September 25, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

All students and staff are now required to wear an ID while on campus and utilizing district transportation to increase campus security and prevent outside threats. Although there are flaws in this new system, the ID badges still make the school safer. The role of the IDs extends beyond a simple ...