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Samantha Thornfelt

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. They’d never have to change. Ryann hated her nose. She had since she was 6. She had never liked...

Remarks: Cosmetic surgery

Remarks: Cosmetic surgery

Ayra Charania

March 11, 2020

The Marquee: What are your thoughts on cosmetic surgery?

Children having children

Children having children

Madi Olivier and Ayra Charania

February 1, 2020

Even though the teen pregnancy rate has declined in the past 25 years, Texas had the seventh highest teenage birth rate in the United States in 2018, according to the CDC. Only Mississippi, Louisiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, Oklahoma and Arkansas surpassed Texas’s rate of 25.3 births per 1,000 female...

Pregnant pause

Pregnant pause

Samantha Thornfelt

January 31, 2020

Former LISD student Blaklee Briggs felt her throat tighten as her mom parked the car. “You know you don’t have to do this,” LeAnn said. “This is your choice. This secret will stay between us.” Blaklee sat quietly in the car. She held back tears as they walked inside the building....

More than metal straws

More than metal straws

Nikhita Ragam

December 16, 2019

As environmental awareness has increased worldwide, millions of teens have united to address the issue of climate change. Junior Katherine Eddleman is one of them and has promoted the cause of climate activism by starting the Environmental Club. While in San Antonio for a volleyball tournament around...

Editorial: We need to be the generation of change

Editorial: We need to be the generation of change

The Marquee Staff

December 16, 2019

We’ve all seen the pictures of the polar bears in the melting arctic and the trees burning in the Amazon. We know about the Houston floods, the ice caps that are half their original size and that parts of California are on fire. However, this country has spent too much time arguing over the politics...

Impact of climate change sparks debate

Impact of climate change sparks debate

Nikhita Ragam and Shriya Mukkavilli

December 13, 2019

According to the United Nations, 2019 is set to end the hottest decade recorded, and natural disasters such as wildfires and floods have increased. The global temperature has increased 1.5 F since 1880, according to the U.S. Global Change Research Program. To address this, U.N. Secretary General Anto...

Q&A: Talking about stress

Q&A: Talking about stress

Michael Minton and Ayra Charania

November 18, 2019

From the academic stress of AP classes to comparing themselves to others on social media, the modern teen can find themselves overwhelmed by stress on a daily basis. The Marquee sat down with a group of students that are involved in different activities, from band to dance to basketball, to discuss wha...

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