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Marcus High School's Online Newspaper

The Marquee

Sophomore Jenifer Barnes was in eighth grade when a student brought a gun into her classroom. Today, she isnt scared of guns themselves, but rather how many people can easily get them.

Facing the aftermath

Sophomore experiences gun scare
Madi Olivier October 3, 2019

Hushed whispers filled the agriculture classroom in a small Delaware town as a school administrator entered. He interrupted the teacher’s presentation to tell the class he needed to talk to a student....

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The rise in gun violence and school shootings in the United States has caused a whole generation to have anxiety and nightmares about events that most have never experienced.

Editorial: School needs to inform students about safety

The Marquee Staff October 3, 2019

Editor’s note: this story won first place for editorials in the Press Women of Texas high school contest. It also won second place for print editorials in the ILPC contest.  In the last decade,...

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“I will forever be proud to come from a family that is El Paso strong.”

Column: El Paso strong

Samantha Thornfelt October 3, 2019

Editor's note: this column won second place for print personal opinion columns in the ILPC contest.  I sat up on my bed clicking through Netflix. I had been binge watching all day and decided...

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The recent rise in gun violence has prompted change on the school, state and national levels.

Texas lawmakers combat gun violence

Madi Olivier October 3, 2019

Texas laws changed  On Sept. 1, the day after the Odessa-Midland shooting, a series of laws expanding where firearms are allowed went into place. The laws were signed by Gov. Greg Abbott in June. Their...

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Junior recovers from Xanax addiction

Junior recovers from Xanax addiction

Chloe White April 29, 2019

Editor's note: This story was a part of the in-depth package of our April 26, 2019 issue, which won best series or project in the Dallas Morning News high school journalism contest. It also won second...

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According to a Marquee poll of 300 students, 20 percent think that prescription drugs are safer than illegal drugs. Half are unsure.

Prescription prevalence

Teen prescription drug abuse affects community
Kendall Cooper April 29, 2019

Editor's note: This story was a part of the in-depth package of our April 26, 2019 issue, which won best series or project in the Dallas Morning News high school journalism contest. It also won second...

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Keeping this conversation open and being honest with teenagers will bridge the gap of trust and allow them to feel safe when asking questions, voicing concerns or reaching out for help to the adults around them.

Educating students about drugs is necessary

Marquee Staff April 26, 2019

Editor's note: This story was a part of the in-depth package of our April 26, 2019 issue, which won best series or project in the Dallas Morning News high school journalism contest. It also won second...

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Legal consequences of prescription drugs

Legal consequences of prescription drugs

Kendall Cooper April 26, 2019

Editor's note: This story was a part of the in-depth package of our April 26, 2019 issue, which won best series or project in the Dallas Morning News high school journalism contest. It also won second...

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Finally Free

Finally Free

Senior overcomes drug dependency
Ava Bush April 26, 2019

Editor's note: This story was a part of the in-depth package of our April 26, 2019 issue, which won best series or project in the Dallas Morning News high school journalism contest. It also won second...

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Recognize signs of abuse before it’s too late

Recognize signs of abuse before it’s too late

Marquee Staff April 2, 2019

Editor’s note: this story won second place for editorials in the Press Women of Texas high school contest.  Being controlling, possessive or violent are red flags that appear early in abusive relationships....

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Teen abuse remains widely unreported

Michael Minton, Writer April 2, 2019

Domestic abuse is a widespread problem in the United States, that does not discriminate — according to loveisrespect.org about 1.5 million high school students have experienced abuse in their relationship,...

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Suffering in silence

Junior struggles with an abusive relationship
Skyler Middleton, Online editor April 2, 2019

Anna* giggled as she and her boyfriend, Cole*, sat on a friend’s patio and playfully argued over whether or not Panic! At the Disco was worth listening to. Anna smiled while lightly punching his shoulder...

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