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I never had the body that other guys had on social media. My explore page would always be full of guys that looked like bodybuilders.

Column: Going the extra mile

Garrison Acree October 19, 2021

Editor's note: This column won second place for print personal columns in the 2022 ILPC contest. It also won excellent for print personal columns in the 2022 TAJE Best in Texas contest. The locker room...

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Sadly, we all will need to do our own laundry eventually. No one wants to show up to classes with a week-old ketchup stain or throw away a brand new white shirt because of a coffee mishap.

Column: How to do laundry

Sophia Craig September 24, 2021

Disclaimer: I am in no way a professional at really anything but especially not “adulting.” High school teaches us how to do a lot of things. We know how to label the parts of the cell, how to conjugate...

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I used to be quiet and never stood up for herself, and my mom spent my childhood trying to change that. It was like a switch was flipped my sophomore year of high school.

Senior column: Like mother, like daughter

Madi Olivier May 21, 2021

My mother glared at me from across the kitchen. It was the same look she’s given me since I was little — the one that allowed her to tell me exactly how she felt about me pinching my twin sister...

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It’s made me believe that even in the tough times, late nights and seemingly unwinnable situations, it’s important to take a step back, take a breath and have some fun.

Senior column: Signing off

Tara Connick May 20, 2021

Herding two of my classmates through the main campus hallways we had never explored would have made any morning stressful, but adding the task of walking into the newsroom made it almost unbearable. I...

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Through their reporting, journalists give a voice to the voiceless, sharing stories of grief, hope and everything in between.”

Column: Voice for the voiceless

Madi Olivier May 4, 2021

Yesterday was World Press Freedom Day, but it comes at a time when most people respond with one word when I tell them I want to go into journalism: “Why?” And as much as I wish I could make...

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When my parents talk to me in Telugu, I respond in English. Every time I try to open my mouth and speak it, the words catch and I stick to what’s safe.

Column: Lost in translation

Shriya Mukkavilli April 18, 2021

Ever since I was little, I loved to read. My mom would pick me up from school and take me to the library, where I’d get 10 books for the week. I’d read them at breakneck speed, anticipating the...

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I could be agnostic, existentialist, or maybe, somewhere in my soul, I’m still a Hindu, but it doesn’t matter to me anymore.

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...

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A lot of people love their moms, but I can truly say that my mom is my best friend. She and I know each other so well that I can trust her with anything.

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...

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The tricky questions are meant to challenge a student’s ability to pick up on when an answer is false. But just because a student has trouble picking that up doesn’t mean they’re a failure.

Column: Hardly a STAAR test

Garrison Acree March 10, 2021

Editor’s note: This story won honorable mention for print personal opinion columns in the ILPC contest. December, 2019. I’m taking the freshman reading STAAR test in the gym. There’s a rug...

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As I got older and began to understand the world around me, the harsh reality of my impending future became scarier each day. As I continued to see not a single Blindian in positions of power and being successful, my dreams began to feel impossible.

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...

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I started drinking coffee for the same reasons as everyone else: to stay awake and focused. But it has become so much more than that. Coffee has become a love language.

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...

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It was clear why I was targeted. I stuck out because I was Asian and that was that.

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. It also won the Dallas Morning News high school journalism contest for commentary and first...

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