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Facing the aftermath

Facing the aftermath

October 3, 2019

School needs to inform students about safety

Staff

October 3, 2019

In the last decade, gun violence in America has been at an all time high. According to the CDC, over 1.2 million Americans have been shot in the past ten years. With this came the rise in mass shootings. Recently, two of these...

El Paso strong

El Paso strong

October 3, 2019

Texas lawmakers combat gun violence

Madi Olivier

October 3, 2019

Texas laws changed  On Sept. 1, the day after the Odessa-Midland shooting, a series of laws expanding where firearms are allowed went into place. The laws were signed by Gov. Greg Abbott in June. Their effects include: -...

Junior recovers from Xanax addiction

Chloe White

April 29, 2019

*Names have been changed to protect the identity of those involved On the way to school, then freshman Sarah* sat in the back of the car gasping for air. She was so anxious she couldn’t breathe. Starting that year, Sa...

Prescription prevalence

Kendall Cooper

April 29, 2019

Prescription drug abuse is the fastest-growing substance problem in the country according to the Department of Health and Human Services. The issue doesn’t just apply to adults. According to kidshealth.org, one out of seven...

Educating students about drugs is necessary

Staff

April 26, 2019

Abusing prescription drugs has become a common issue, especially for this generation. Drugs have found their way into every aspect of teenage life, from parties to late night studying. Teens that take unprescribed medications...

Legal consequences of prescription drugs

Kendall Cooper

April 26, 2019

Besides the medical consequences of taking prescription drugs, it is also a crime. A misconception is that if someone isn’t 18 yet, they will get lesser sentences. However, in the eyes of the law and court system, people become...

Finally Free

Ava Bush

April 26, 2019

*Names have been changed to protect the identity of those involved Senior Zoe*, then a junior, sat in a coffee shop staring at her computer, scrolling through online notes for her math class. She dragged her tired eyes acr...

Recognize signs of abuse before it’s too late

Staff

April 2, 2019

Being controlling, possessive or violent are red flags that appear early in abusive relationships. One third of U.S. teens have been victims of physical or emotional dating abuse according to National Domestic Violence Hotline....

Teen abuse remains widely unreported

Michael Minton, Writer

April 2, 2019

Domestic abuse is a widespread problem in the United States, that does not discriminate — according to loveisrespect.org about 1.5 million high school students have experienced abuse in their relationship, and according to childhelp.org,...

Suffering in silence

Skyler Middleton, Online editor

April 2, 2019

Anna* giggled as she and her boyfriend, Cole*, sat on a friend’s patio and playfully argued over whether or not Panic! At the Disco was worth listening to. Anna smiled while lightly punching his shoulder as she joked that he...

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