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Column: Rebounding racism

December 28, 2020

The only reason I got into basketball was because I grew fast early. My 5’4” frame allowed me to dominate the fourth grade playgrounds, but my height gave me something else too. When you’re the...

Editorial: Drug testing isn’t the best option for students

December 23, 2020

We tried drug testing before. In April 2008, LISD tested students in extracurriculars, or with parking permits. The program was short-lived, ending in 2010. Over the announcements in late October...

Editorial: Teen voices are vital in politics

November 5, 2020

Teenagers have had to face the consequences of adult politics our whole lives. We were born into the political aftermath of 9/11 with wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We have practiced active shooter drills...

Column: Bigger isn’t always better

November 2, 2020

The ballroom reeked of sweat and Axe. We were 12 or 13 years old, the worst time to be alive. Sweating through our formal wear, we stood boy-girl-boy across the edges of the ballroom. “Foxtrot,...

Column: Hearted i’s and scribbled lies

November 1, 2020

I sat in my chair staring longingly at the whiteboard. The thick, smelly, chisel-point markers were calling my name. I just had to wait for the teacher to assign me a station. “Sophia,” my kind,...

Remarks: Presidential election

Who would you vote for in the presidential election and why?
October 30, 2020

Who would you vote for in the presidential election and why?

Column: Other

May 21, 2020

“Reya isn’t fully Black or fully Indian, so she’s nothing.” This phrase is all too familiar to me. I’ve heard it from friends, acquaintances, strangers and even myself.  I am biracial...

Senior column: The limit to friendship does not exist

May 17, 2020

It was fourth period, and I was absolutely exhausted. My brain had zero energy to socialize, and I just wanted to nap. Rushing into the AP Calculus BC classroom, my face fell as I realized I barely...

Senior column: The comparative degree

May 17, 2020

Since I was little, I knew whatever I was going to do would be something that would help others in my community. I thought that the only way to accomplish that was by pursuing a career in the medical field....

Senior column: Dark chocolate

May 16, 2020

In a bustling cafeteria of nose-picking, immature third-graders, I sat with my peanut butter sandwich, quietly nibbling on it, amongst the girls from my class. Macey, a rambunctious basketball...

Senior column: What can I say?

May 16, 2020

I sat down to write my last published work at Marcus High School, my senior column, and I was at a loss. I have no clue what to say about my experience these past four years. At first I thought...

Senior column: Perfect imperfection

May 15, 2020

Tie-dye is a trend that’s always been around. On 70s day in school, everyone dresses up in shirts with splotches of mixed colors, and in chemistry we choose our favorite colors and design tie-dye t-shirts....

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