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Identifying my Lack of Identity

Identifying my Lack of Identity

JC Mays, Photographer February 23, 2024

Middle school was a difficult time for me, let alone 6th grade, a brand new place to get used to. How overwhelming. I struggled with immense insecurity and lacked an understanding of social cues. in a...

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Lucky cat

Lucky cat

Felix Oien, Designer February 15, 2024

My world turned around on Sept. 27th, 2021 at 6:54 P.M. As I read over the singular text from my mother sent 10 minutes prior, a familiar feeling in my gut grew while I frantically asked my closest...

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Toxic Feminism

Toxic Feminism

Janisha Kesar, Reporter February 14, 2024

What is feminism? It seems the line is blurred on what it is and what it isn’t. Nowadays feminism has been defined as a girlboss queen that doesn’t need a man and doesn’t dream about love. Someone...

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Weatherman and fortune tellers

Jude Soape, Reporter February 13, 2024

An old woman sat behind the camera of the most watched news network in the country, holding a deck of cards. Beside her, Fox News host Jesse Watters explained the segment. The old woman, Paula Roberts,...

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More than skin deep

More than skin deep

Astor Jones, Reporter February 9, 2024

Growing up, I always had representation. My friends and I would sit looking at magazines of Marsai Martin and Beyoncé wishing we would become them one day. We would share a laugh while going to the beauty...

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A sea of uncertainties

A sea of uncertainties

Mashiyat Khan, Reporter December 11, 2023

My eighth grade self stood quietly as I struggled to find the answer to my parents’ question: “Why do you have anxiety?” I didn’t know what response would be correct or acceptable. A thousand words...

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The Road for Me

The Road for Me

Janisha Kesar, Reporter October 30, 2023

The room was blurry. My mind was spinning. The projector board was a series of indecipherable tasks  to accomplish. My eighth grade self sat awkwardly at my desk, palms sweating, legs shaking.The counselors...

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A place I wont forget

A place I won’t forget

JC Mays, Business Manager October 24, 2023

Growing up, my family and I would take evening trips to the playground and  duck pond behind Timber Creek Elementary. Over the years, these places have lost their allure, but now I get to watch my brother...

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Growing From Change

Growing From Change

Sameeha Alidina, Reporter October 22, 2023

Change: a six-letter word I despised.  My whole life, I’ve hated change. The smallest amount of change would send me into a panic. I could never accept it, rather I would whine and complain until normalcy...

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Sharp blades and Band-Aids

Sharp blades and Band-Aids

Roslyn Dobbins May 2, 2023

Be advised that the content in this story contains self-harm and suicide, and may be triggering to some readers.    My mom cried when she saw the scars littering my arms and stomach for the...

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Summer spiral

Summer spiral

Ana Maria Myers-Olvera May 2, 2023

Hundreds of people cram into the small, humid Granada Theater in central Dallas after standing outside in the blazing Texas heat for hours on end. I’m next to all the other teenage girls packed together...

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Running from religion

Running from religion

Lex Paull May 2, 2023

“If you don’t convert to God, you’ll be sent to hell after you die.” Religion had never played a big role in my life until I was told this at age 11. From my knowledge of horror movies and those...

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