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EU calls for cease-fire in Gaza

EU calls for cease-fire in Gaza

Palestinian death toll surpasses 27,000
Mashiyat Khan, Reporter February 13, 2024

As the Israel-Palestine war continues to escalate, the European Union passed a resolution calling for a permanent cease-fire in Gaza, Palestine. Along with the EU, the United Nations and U.S. government...

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Baby Steps

Baby Steps

Pregnancy clinic opens new location in Flower Mound
Astor Jones, Reporter February 9, 2024

Inside the bathroom, Anna* hovered over her toilet. Her hand covered her mouth and her leg was shaking. Time felt like forever. Suddenly, she gasped, looking down at the two lines marking “positive”...

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Hiba carries a Palestinian flag as she protests in Austin on Nov. 12. Her family is originally from Haifa, a city that ceased to exist after the creation of Israel.

Heart of the Conflict

Sophomore shares her family’s history in Palestine
Sameeha Alidina, Reporter December 11, 2023

Rummaging through a box of jewelry, sophomore Hiba* laces her fingers around a gold chain with a small pendant in the shape of Palestine. Fastening it around her neck, Hiba stares at her reflection in...

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Hate related crimes spike after Israel-Hamas War

Hate related crimes spike after Israel-Hamas War

Raksha Jayakumar, Managing Editor December 11, 2023

As the world is drawn into the generations-long battle between Israel and Palestine, waves of unrest have spread. Even US citizens are taking out their frustrations on each other. Three Palestinian college...

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The Girls Wellness Initiative

The Girls Wellness Initiative

Girls at Marcus work together to create awareness and provide resources for women's health
Mashiyat Khan, Reporter November 9, 2023

As junior Ava Tingue scrolls through Instagram she stumbles upon an old friend’s story. She becomes intrigued reading “The Girls Wellness Initiative'' on the screen, with the details of her friend's...

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LISD Holds November Bond Election

LISD Holds November Bond Election

Residents vote on bonds to provide district with additional funds
Sameeha Alidina, Reporter October 22, 2023

iPads are now an essential part of campus. In recent years, students have become accustomed to a school life with technology. However, if the Nov. 7  Bond election isn’t passed, a future with iPads...

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LISD funds grant for freshman campus library improvements

LISD funds grant for freshman campus library improvements

M9 library receives $2,000 for upgrades
Grayson McCrate, Reporter September 15, 2023

LISD Education Foundation awarded $103,000 to district teachers, including M9 Librarian Kayla Hill on Aug. 16. LEF’s goal is to provide teachers with funding for projects that the district doesn’t...

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Texas repeals Pink Tax

Texas repeals Pink Tax

Tax lifted off menstrual products
Janisha Kesar, Reporter September 8, 2023

The repeal of the tax on feminine hygiene products —known as the tampon tax or the pink tax went into effect Sept. 1, 2023. This allows more women to afford menstrual hygiene products. Chairwoman...

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HB114 Smokes out Student Vaping

HB114 Smokes out Student Vaping

Texas implements bill to combat on-campus vaping
Mashiyat Khan, Reporter September 8, 2023

With students now being assigned to DAEP when caught vaping, concerns have risen on overcrowding at the facility. Since this new law is not being funded by the state, districts such as LISD will need to...

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Marcus Takes the Heat

Marcus Takes the Heat

Students communicate their struggles and triumphs in hopes of beating the heat.
Imaan Malik and Astor Jones September 6, 2023

It’s been a rough start to the school year for some students, who’ve struggled adapting to August’s extreme heat while balancing extracurriculars.  “The heat, it feels suffocating,” sophomore...

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Introducing Guardians to LISD Schools

Introducing Guardians to LISD Schools

Texas elementary schools implement new security officers
JC Mays, Reporter August 31, 2023

In compliance with House Bill 3, armed security guards are required at every school in the state beginning Sept. 1.  For LISD the change will only affect elementary schools since high schools and middle...

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Minority religions in Flower Mound

Minority religions in Flower Mound

Muslim Students Experience Living in Flower Mound
Harrison Hamre May 1, 2023

Minority religions in North Texas such as Judaism and Islam make up only 4 percent of the population, with Christianity taking up 78 percent. The Muslim and Jewish populations in Dallas are estimated...

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