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Sowing seeds of discrimination and racism only divide us as a community. In times like these, we encourage students instead to work to rise above these racists taunts that can hurt fellow students and neighbors.

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

Marquee Staff 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...

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

Texas governor reopens retail businesses

Ayra Charania 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...

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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.

Mirror image

Graduate reflects on her cosmetic surgery
Samantha Thornfelt March 12, 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. Staring at the...

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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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