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Hometown Tourist

Hometown Tourist

Sarina Mahmud January 22, 2023

The more my eyes scan the bustling streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh, the more I don’t feel like I’m returning home. I pass buildings, houses I’ve visited, the hospital I was born in, but the fleeting...

House not home

House not home

Jayni Gogineni November 4, 2022

“Mom!”   My screams and sobs echoed through the airport security line.   “I don't want to go. Please let me stay.”   I became more desperate as I got closer to...

If it bleeds, it leads

If it bleeds, it leads

Lex Paull November 4, 2022

Rita Isbell turns on the TV. As she scrolls through the endless options of Netflix’s catalogs of k-dramas and knock-off horror sequels, she comes across a new show about serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. The...

Happy daughter’s day

Happy daughter’s day

Raksha Jayakumar November 4, 2022

The tiny girl pranced through the library’s glass doors hand in hand with her father. She gazed up at him with her giant eyes, and he smiled back down at her. Pure joy reflected in her features, too.  I...

That was when one of my closest friends said the nine words that would haunt me for the next three years. 
“There was a list, and I was on it.”

The list

Emily Couch, Reporter October 13, 2022

Sobbing, she rushed back into the classroom of my old school. It was the uncontrollable kind, the kind where you can’t even get a word out. Catching her breath, she was finally able to answer my question. “What...

The beautiful thing about being human is that we are capable of change, if we so choose.


Roslyn Dobbins, Reporter October 13, 2022
The people that you used to be don’t ever go away. Not really. They haunt you like ghosts, coming back when you least expect it.
Ebbs and Flows

Ebbs and Flows

Garrison Acree October 13, 2022

I wake up to my mom resting her hand on my shoulder. “Garrison, you need to get up and come downstairs right away.”  Immediately, millions of things rush through my mind as to what could be...

We spent a lot of time together. Somehow, she always knew when I was upset, and spent those days clinging to me.

Maggie and me

Marley Roberson March 11, 2022

I blame my older brother for a lot of things, but I have to give him credit for his obsession with getting a dog. When I was in 4th grade, he convinced my mom to get us a black lab puppy we named Maggie. Maggie...

It wasn’t that I wanted the title of “girl with ADHD”, but that I wanted to have an answer. An answer to why I struggled academically where others didn’t and why I felt like my thought process never matched anyone else’s.

Regaining focus

Alex Thornfelt March 11, 2022

It’s 3:15 p.m. on a Thursday afternoon and all I can taste is blood. For the past hour I’ve been bouncing my leg and biting my inner cheeks as I race to finish my human geography test. The words...

I appreciated their efforts to make me feel welcome, but the food wasn’t going to make up for the lost time.

Worlds away

Vanessa Cardoso January 25, 2022

Editor's note: This column was finalist for commentary in the 2022 Dallas Morning News high school journalism contest. Last summer, I traveled to Mexico City to visit my extended family. I had not seen...

If you wear clothes that are out of the ordinary it stands out to people, but that doesn’t matter.

Finding my style

Harrison Hamre January 25, 2022

I have always cared about the clothes I chose to wear. As a kid I would dress up in a mix of random items ranging from superhero capes to ski goggles with a stethoscope around my neck and my custom yellow...

When its time to move on

When it’s time to move on

Garrison Acree January 25, 2022

On the corner of Pollard Drive in Tyler, Texas sits a charming little house. It’s nothing special – just a one-story brick house with a two-car garage and a well-kept garden. Just over the wooden fence...

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