Marcus High School's Online Newspaper

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Marcus High School's Online Newspaper

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Marcus High School's Online Newspaper

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Breaking the silence

Breaking the silence

Junior girls share their stories about sexual assault
Michelle Mullings, Feature Editor, Online Editor December 12, 2016

Solo cups, ping pong balls, empty handles of vodka and drunk bodies of 20-something-year-olds littered the living room apartment. The once lively mood of the party had lulled into a quiet daze as 2:00...

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Black and blue

Black and blue

Pastor also serves his community as law enforcement officer
Michelle Mullings, Feature Editor, Online Editor October 24, 2016

Every Sunday, senior Destiny McNeil worships at Grace Missionary Baptist Church. Her stepfather, Pastor Maurice Floyd, stands tall behind his podium onstage. Warm morning light floods through the stained...

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Summer stirs racial tensions

Controversies spark over police shooting of African-Americans
Bailey Crocker, Online Editor, News Editor October 14, 2016

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...

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Beyond the Prejudice

Beyond the Prejudice

Darci Walton, Writer February 3, 2016

American pride and high spirits filled the halls of Lamar Middle School as senior Maha Ali walked into her seventh grade Texas History class on May 2, 2011. Earlier that morning, news broke that al-Qaeda...

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Dr. Shahzad works in the Freshman Center as an Assistant Principal. She was a biology teacher before entering administration.

Between Two Cultures

Michelle Mullings, Online Editor, Feature Editor January 29, 2016

Growing up in Flower Mound, Assistant Principal Dr. Erum Shahzad was a brown girl in a white town. While she didn’t see herself as being different, when she moved to Marcus her junior year she was given...

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Here come the brides

Rachel Ramirez, Editor in chief October 6, 2015

On Jun. 26, Rebecca Landry locked herself in her office at work, turned up the volume on her computer and watched history in the making. She was live streaming the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage,...

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Nick Chase and mother Tamara Castaneda celebrate after winning a total score of 7500 points in a regional ACDEC competition.

Chasing Perfection

Alyssa Schmidt, Online editor in chief April 8, 2015

Tamara Castaneda walked into the Main Street Bread Baking Company in Grapevine to meet her son, graduate Nick Chase, for brunch. He had abruptly chosen to stop going to college, and she was going to ask...

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Juniors Bryce Osborne and Gabbi Morris have been dating for over a year and three months. They support each other by going to each others lacrosse and golf tournaments.

Love isn’t black and white

Alex Helm, Copy editor April 7, 2015

Junior Gabbi Morris was speechless. A girl had just told her that she shouldn’t be dating her boyfriend, junior Bryce Osborne. But her reason why was what made Morris cringe. “I had an African-American...

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Elizabeth Pool (front, middle) with her adopted father, Ken Pool (left), her mother, Sarah Pool (back, middle), and her sister, Cara Pool (right) at a football game. The Pools adopted Elizabeth two years ago from Casa Hogar in Mexico.

A tortured childhood

Alyssa Schmidt, Online editor in chief November 11, 2014

Beatings were a common part of Elizabeth Pool’s childhood. When she was 6 her parents divorced, then the beatings became daily. Her mother, Marlena, would come home from the restaurant where she waitressed,...

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Piecing together perfection

Austin Rickerson, sports editor, writer April 29, 2014

All he could hear were the insults being hurled at him by his other third grade classmates.  Fat. Stupid. Wuss. Each may have been a single word, but they felt like a ton of bricks to their target. He...

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Helping the unexpected victims: column

Helping the unexpected victims: column

, Madi Schwem March 25, 2014

His name is Booker, and for the longest time, he felt defeated. He was told there was no such thing. That a woman could never rape a man. That something like this could never happen to him and that he...

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A stressed-out generation

Marisa Charpentier November 4, 2013

Extracurriculars, clubs, jobs, sports, homework, pressure to get into college, relationships, family responsibilities - the list goes on. Today’s teens are no strangers to pressure and busy schedules....

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