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Editorial: Drug testing isn’t the best option for students

December 23, 2020

We tried drug testing before. In April 2008, LISD tested students in extracurriculars, or with parking permits. The program was short-lived, ending in 2010. Over the announcements in late October...

Test questions

Board of Trustees Vice President Tracy Scott Miller announced his idea to randomly drug test students in late October to help reduce drug abuse in schools. However, it is unclear if his plan will gain enough support to be voted upon or approved by the school board.
Discussion of reviving student drug screening arises in district
December 16, 2020

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...

Crafts for a cause

Junior Maddie Felan (left) recently started the non-
profit organization All in for Children with her brother, Nick Felan (center), and his girlfriend, Elizabeth Garcia Creighton (right). The group sews masks for children in hospitals.
Junior starts non-profit to sew masks
April 28, 2020

Similar to many students in quarantine, junior Maddie Felan has been keeping herself busy with new projects. However, instead of spending her free time finding new hobbies, she’s decided to create...

Editorial: COVID-19 pandemic shouldn’t be blamed on race

April 27, 2020

Ever since the coronavirus entered the United States, it has forced widespread closures and caused drastic changes. With the outbreak affecting life as we know it, some have used the place of...

Beyond the location

Junior Maggie Ku's father, who also experienced the SARS outbreak, says the lockdown caused by COVID-19 has been significantly more strict relative to regulations during the SARS outbreak. He has been unable to leave his house except to grab essential items like food and water and has had to have his temperature checked at every building he enters.
Coronavirus impacts junior's family
April 27, 2020

Junior Maggie Ku sat in her classroom, listening to her friends’ conversation while working on her assignment. They were discussing how the Corona beer stock dropped when the topic of coronavirus...

Texas governor reopens retail businesses

The Flower Mound Sally Beauty Supply posts flyers announcing changes being made due to the COVID-19 pandemic on March 21.
April 27, 2020

Texas coronavirus cases peaked on April 22 — April 26, with zero shortages in hospital beds, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. Additionally, the state is projected...

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....

Remarks: Cosmetic surgery

Remarks: Cosmetic surgery
March 11, 2020

The Marquee: What are your thoughts on cosmetic surgery?

Filtered reality

The popularity of cosmetic procedures has increased among teens in recent years. Studies show that social media may be to blame.
Popularity of cosmetic procedures among teens connected to social media
March 11, 2020

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...

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...

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