The Marquee

Editorial: Rebuilding school community vital for next year

The Marquee Staff April 16, 2021

This school year hasn’t been what any of us expected, and it has posed unique challenges to students and teachers. The new COVID-19 requirements were certainly a culture shock, but social distancing...

Column: A path I wanted

Vaibhav Sridhar April 14, 2021

Stepping into a Hindu class for the first time, I immediately felt out of place. Around 60 kids sat on mats on the floor, the guru waiting for everyone to settle down. For the next half hour, we chanted...

Column: My first best friend

Sophia Craig April 7, 2021

As a toddler, I used to sneak into my mom’s bathroom, grab her GreatLash brownish black mascara, and smear it all over my face to make myself pretty like her. I had a mini ironing board and iron...

Column: Hardly a STAAR test

Garrison Acree March 10, 2021

December, 2019. I’m taking the freshman reading STAAR test in the gym. There’s a rug laid out on the floor along with hundreds of chairs, all in rows. The lighting is dark and the air smells of...

Editorial: Representation matters in history curriculum

The Marquee Staff March 3, 2021

We’ve all heard that America is a melting pot with different identities blending together to form one diverse nation. However, from the time we start grade school social studies, we hear stories...

Guest column: Finally seeing me

Reya Mosby February 23, 2021

A picture of Kamala Harris’ parents, a Brown woman and Black man, appeared on my TV as I watched the Democratic National Convention. I looked to my mother and father who looked like the couple on...

Column: Perfect blend

Tara Connick February 19, 2021

Getting into my best friend’s red convertible was a daily occurrence during spring semester last school year. She always let me play my music on the way, no matter how many times I made her listen...

Column: Rebounding racism

Hyunsung Na December 28, 2020

Editor’s note: This story was named an excellent personal column in the 2021 TAJE Best of Texas contest. The only reason I got into basketball was because I grew fast early. My 5’4” frame...

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

The Marquee Staff December 23, 2020

Editor’s note: This story was a part of the in-depth package of our Dec. 16, 2020 issue, which was named as a superior in-depth package in the 2021 TAJE Best of Texas contest. We tried drug...

Editorial: Teen voices are vital in politics

The Marquee Staff November 5, 2020

Editor's note: This story was named a superior staff editorial in the 2021 TAJE Best of Texas contest. Teenagers have had to face the consequences of adult politics our whole lives. We were born into...

Column: Bigger isn’t always better

Muna Nnamani November 2, 2020

Editor’s note: This story was named a superior personal column in the 2021 TAJE Best of Texas contest. The ballroom reeked of sweat and Axe. We were 12 or 13 years old, the worst time to be alive....

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