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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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The main course, and perhaps the most controversial at the dinner table is turkey. Should you deep fry or roast your turkey?

Let’s talk turkey

Marley Roberson November 22, 2021

Whether you’re hosting the Thanksgiving feast, or heading to someone else’s house, your aunts and uncles will reminisce on the good old days, and the stories of their childhood Thanksgivings. They...

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I remember long walks in the chilly fall evenings where he would quiz me over Beatles trivia. My dad is the reason I am obsessed with that band. Those memories are very close to me.

Split down the middle

Alanna Reed November 22, 2021

Editor's note: This column won second place for online personal columns in the 2022 ILPC contest. Their arguing was unavoidable. Word after horrible word punctured my skull like a stake. From the sidelines...

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I quietly hated my name because it wasn’t Sue or Emily.

The girl on the box

Muna Nnamani November 17, 2021

Editor's note: This column won first place for commentary in the Dallas Morning News high school journalism contest as well as Tops in Texas for print personal columns in the 2022 ILPC contest. It also...

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For me that movie is the 1989 cult classic, “The ‘Burbs”. Now, this movie may not be a comedic masterpiece, but I love this movie with every fiber of my being.

Column: Me, my brother and The ‘Burbs

Harrison Hamre October 25, 2021

I love that a movie, no matter how “low brow” or strange it is, can connect people. It can remind them of a specific time in their life, an experience or a memory. Most people have a movie they’ve...

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There just haven’t been enough instances of characters with enough depth to make them feel like people rather than some token minority.

Column: Written as people

Hyunsung Na October 21, 2021

Editor's note: This story won superior for online personal opinion columns in the 2022 TAJE Best in Texas contest. In my room sat this giant plastic box of toys. It was supposed to hold clothes but...

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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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