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Vaping rises among teens

Chloe White, News Editor

December 12, 2017

Filed under In-Depth

While teen smoking is at a record low in 24 years, e-cigarette use has risen dramatically in popularity among high schoolers, according to the Center for Disease Control. As stated by the student resource officers, vaping...

ePortfolio should allow student creativity

Staff

December 12, 2017

Filed under In-Depth, Opinion

Virtual portfolios are a great way to showcase skills. College students are using them more and more. LISD has decided to encourage their students to join this technology trend. The ePortfolios required by the district are great...

Disconnection in Spirit

Disconnection in Spirit

October 31, 2017

Sex education must shift to more inclusive approach

Staff Editorial

April 7, 2017

Filed under In-Depth

The curriculum should shift focus, not only discussing the advantages of abstinence but also comprehensive information about sexual health.  Texas schools notoriously shy away from teaching sex education beyond surface level, ...

Dealing with a diagnosis: Holly Riggs

Kelly Rowe, Entertainment Editor, Sports Editor

February 14, 2017

Filed under Feature, In-Depth

She couldn’t seem to catch her breath. Senior Holly Riggs stuttered, stumbled over words and felt as if her world was caving in on itself. The annoyed voices of her friends rung in her ears, causing guilt to pool in the pit...

Dealing with a diagnosis: Rae Crabtree

Kelly Rowe, Entertainment Editor, Sports Editor

February 14, 2017

Filed under Feature, In-Depth

Pins and needles filled her body feet first as Junior Rae Crabtree stood on the wings of the auditorium stage. But, this wasn’t stage fright. She was accustomed to the risk and thrill of performing. This was something that put...

Epidemic of anxiety

Aidann Zuniga and Cara Crocker

January 27, 2017

Filed under In-Depth, News

In a poll taken by 300 students, over 20 percent have been to a doctor for their anxiety concerns. This is over twice the national average in teens. Students chose the terms “school” and “future” as the highest reasons...

LISD needs to include sexual assault in curriculum

Staff Editorial

December 12, 2016

Filed under In-Depth, Opinion

The most current and alarming statistics by NCTSN are that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be victims of sexual assault before 18. With over 52,000 students in LISD, this is an issue that some students have already faced, or wi...

Breaking the silence

Breaking the silence

December 12, 2016

Black and blue

Black and blue

October 24, 2016

Summer stirs racial tensions

Bailey Crocker, Online Editor, News Editor

October 14, 2016

Filed under In-Depth, News

July 5 Baton Rouge, LA African-American male, Alton Sterling, 37, was fatally shot after being held on the ground by two Baton Rouge police officers. Officers Howie Lake II and Blane Salamoni responded to a call about an armed...

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