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Column: Hearted i’s and scribbled lies

November 1, 2020

I sat in my chair staring longingly at the whiteboard. The thick, smelly, chisel-point markers were calling my name. I just had to wait for the teacher to assign me a station. “Sophia,” my kind,...

Rookies in the ring

Teenagers have become more active in politics in recent years, especially with the upcoming presidential election.
Political involvement increases among students
October 30, 2020

Although America has a history of low voter turnout from the younger generations, students have recently become more politically engaged, especially with the upcoming presidential election. In a poll of...

Black lives matter protest

Flower Mound High School graduates Meena Dara (left), Sarah Joseph (middle) and Julia Young (right) join the protest near the Flower Mound Kroger.
Community members demonstrate against police brutality
June 2, 2020

Editor's note: This story included in the portfolio that won first place for writer of the year in the 2020 National Scholastic Press Association individual awards competition. Flower Mound protester...

Leaving a legacy on and off the track

Head cross country, track and field coach Steve Telaneus poses with the girls cross country team's regional trophy in 2016.
Coach’s death impacts school, community
May 7, 2020

Editor's note: This story included in the portfolio that won first place for writer of the year in the 2020 National Scholastic Press Association individual awards competition. The school is mourning...

Mirror image

Graduate Ryann Taylor hated her nose since she was 6 years old. She begged for a rhinoplasty for years before getting the procedure at 15.
Graduate reflects on her cosmetic surgery
March 12, 2020

Staring at the face in the mirror, tears rolled down Ryann Taylor’s cheeks. Her eyes continued to well up as she thought of the cute, button-nosed girls she’d seen in her classes. They were perfect....

Column: A new era of activism

February 4, 2020

Editor’s note: this column was named as a superior personal opinion column in the TAJE Best in Texas contest. Climate change. #MeToo Movement. Hong Kong protests. Rohingya Muslim ethnic...

Children having children

According to the CDC, Texas had the 7th highest teen birth rate in the United States in 2018. The main reason for the state's high population of teen parents is up for debate.
Teen birth rate remains high in Texas
February 1, 2020

Editor’s note: This story was a part of the in-depth package of our Jan. 31, 2020 issue, which was named as an honorable mention for online in-depth news/feature package in the ILPC contest.  Even...

A second chance

Two years after surviving complications of weight loss surgery, Corey met his wife. They have a 2-year-old son. Before the procedure, Corey never really considered that he’d ever have the opportunity to have his own family.
Teacher recovers after near-fatal surgical complications
January 31, 2020

Editor’s note: This story won first place for general features in the 2020 Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s Gold Circle Awards. It was named as a superior feature in the TAJE Best in Texas...

Small blessings

From left to right: Mariah Baysinger, Kristie Baysinger, Lucy Baysinger, Orrin Baysinger and Wyatt Baysinger. The Baysingers have received around $11,000 from the community donating to their GoFundMe.
Family finds hope after loss due to fire
January 31, 2020

Editor’s note: This story won first place for news features in the 2020 Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s Gold Circle Awards. It was also named as a superior news feature in the TAJE Best in...

Pregnant pause

Former LISD student Blaklee Briggs said that the support of her parents and boyfriend, Isiah Wright, is what helped her the most throughout her pregnancy. Today, she feels lucky to have such a supportive family, as she knows many young moms aren’t as fortunate.
Teen mom adjusts life after having baby
January 31, 2020

Editor’s note: This story was a part of the in-depth package of our Jan. 31, 2020 issue, which was named as an honorable mention for online in-depth news/feature package in the ILPC contest.  Former...

Coach comes full circle

Former player leaves pros, now coaches soccer
January 30, 2020

Editor’s note: this story was named as an excellent sports feature in the TAJE Best in Texas contest. It also won third place for sports in the Press Women of Texas high school contest and first place for...

LISD considers rezoning students

Enrollment at Marcus is predicted to drop to less than 3,000 students by 2022 and then 2,650 students by 2027. LISD Superintendent Dr. Kevin Rogers said the enrollment is dropping because families are staying in the area.
January 30, 2020

Editor’s note: this story won first place for news in the Press Women of Texas high school contest and first place for print news in the ILPC contest. It was also a finalist for news reporting in the...

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