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Remarks: Cosmetic surgery

Remarks: Cosmetic surgery

Ayra Charania March 11, 2020

Editor’s note: This story was a part of the in-depth package of our March 11, 2020 issue, which was named an excellent in-depth package in the 2021 TAJE Best of Texas contest. The Marquee: What are...

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The popularity of cosmetic procedures has increased among teens in recent years. Studies show that social media may be to blame.

Filtered reality

Popularity of cosmetic procedures among teens connected to social media

Editor’s note: This story was a part of the in-depth package of our March 11, 2020 issue, which was named an excellent in-depth package in the 2021 TAJE Best of Texas contest.

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According to the CDC, Texas had the 7th highest teen birth rate in the United States in 2018. The main reason for the states high population of teen parents is up for debate.

Children having children

Teen birth rate remains high in Texas
Madi Olivier and Ayra Charania 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. It was...

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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.

Pregnant pause

Teen mom adjusts life after having baby
Samantha Thornfelt 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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Junior Katherine Eddleman follows a vegetarian diet and wants to make a shift to eating fully plant-based.

More than metal straws

Junior starts Environmental Club
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...

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The Global Climate Strike, an environmental conservation organization, held a rally on Friday, Nov. 29 in order to let the government know they want climate action. 40 people attended, brought signs, and marched as a group up and down W. 7th  in the rain while shouting chants that encouraged activism.

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...

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The Global Climate Strike, an environmental conservation organization, held a rally on Friday, Nov. 29 in order to let the government know they want climate action. 40 people attended, brought signs, and marched as a group up and down W. 7th  in the rain while shouting chants that encouraged activism.

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,...

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The biggest stressor regarding school in freshman Munachiso Nnamanis life is the competitive aspect of AP classes. She copes with her stress through prayer.

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...

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Many students face stress daily, which can come from a variety of factors.

Stress for success

Primary causes of stress in students and how to cope with them
Samantha Thornfelt and Madi Olivier November 18, 2019

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Senior Julia Campopiano and Senior Garrett Einspahr discuss their views on gun safety, violence and potential solutions.

Q&A: Seniors weigh in on gun safety

November 11, 2019

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Once she got to middle school, senior Carleigh Brand noticed that teachers referred to her as Johns sister, which played a role in her starting to compare herself to her older brother.

Battling for better days

Senior struggles to meet high expectations
Madi Olivier and McKenna Cowley October 30, 2019

Senior Carleigh Brand, then a sophomore, lay buried in blankets with tears streaming down her face. The soft melody of “Lost in You” by Kye Dreams echoed through her room. She closed her eyes tight...

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