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Classroom Targets

Classroom Targets

Former student relives her story as a survivor of Stoneman Douglas shooting
Kelly Rowe, Editor in Chief April 11, 2018

Minutes before tragedy Teddy bears and pink, heart-shaped balloons flowed through the outside commons of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as senior Megan Smith made her way towards her Creative Writing...

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Change of Taste

Senior shares insight of battle with nicotine addiction
Marc Kidwell, Reporter February 5, 2018

Inhale, puff, release. With every puff of a cigarette, an addiction grows.  According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) smoking cigarettes causes 480,000 deaths per year. That means on average...

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English curriculum causes unrest across district

English curriculum causes unrest across district

Jackson Bednarczyk, Chloe White, and Skyler Middleton February 1, 2018

English departments across LISD are divided over looser curriculum standards that now contain less mandated content. In recent years, LISD has moved to a more flexible learning approach which focuses...

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Vaping rises among teens

Chloe White, News Editor December 12, 2017

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...

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ePortfolio should allow student creativity

Staff December 12, 2017

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...

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Disconnection in Spirit

Disconnection in Spirit

Graduates look back, compare changes in spirit
Skyler Middleton, Feature Editor October 31, 2017

  Cheers engulfed the crowds of students in the stands. It was the beginning of the 2006 school year and everything was just getting started. The room was vibrating, the seats were shaking...

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Sex education must shift to more inclusive approach

Staff Editorial April 7, 2017

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...

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Texas schools teaching less sex education after removal of Health class requirement

Texas schools teaching less sex education after removal of Health class requirement

Kelly Rowe, Editor in Chief April 5, 2017

According to a recent study conducted by the Texas Freedom Network, 25 percent of public schools in Texas don’t require sex education at all. If it is taught, Texas law requires that schools...

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Dealing with a diagnosis: Holly Riggs

Senior describes ongoing battle with anxiety
Kelly Rowe, Entertainment Editor, Sports Editor February 14, 2017

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...

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Dealing with a diagnosis: Rae Crabtree

Junior shares discovery of anxiety disorder
Kelly Rowe, Entertainment Editor, Sports Editor February 14, 2017

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....

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Epidemic of anxiety

School, future play a role in increase in teenage anxiety levels
Aidann Zuniga and Cara Crocker January 27, 2017

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”...

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LISD needs to include sexual assault in curriculum

Staff Editorial December 12, 2016

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...

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