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Living legacy

Tara Connick, Photographer

February 7, 2019

I always dreaded entering my grandparents’ house. It smellled like mothballs and the bland tea my grandmother obsessed over. Always scared of breaking one of the blue and white antiques that had been sent from a distant relative,...

The F-word — feminism

Kendall Cooper, Copy editor

February 7, 2019

The air smelled of ink on paper and the walls were completely concealed by books stacked from the floor to the ceiling. Sunlight that hadn’t been blocked by the buildings outside streamed its way into the store and made the...

Finding the rainbow

Finding the rainbow

February 7, 2019

Samantha Thornfelt stands next to her grandfather, Samuel Pedregón, in El Paso, Texas, where her mother is from.

More than meets the eye

February 7, 2019

The Silent Minority

Ava Bush, Sports Editor

February 6, 2019

Every time I would visit my grandmother as a child, she would tell me stories about my Choctaw lineage. My great uncle would also take my cousins and I to the Red River to collect shark teeth, arrowheads and flint rocks we would later ...

Transgender rights are human rights

Kendall Cooper, Copy/Entertainment/Sports Editor

November 9, 2018

The conversation surrounding transgender rights and the government has been revisited as a result of a draft of a US policy change obtained by The New York Times. If this goes into effect, gender, in the eyes of the government,...

The highs and lows

Kendall Cooper, Copy Editor

November 5, 2018

“Mom please,” I screamed until my throat hurt. My mom laid motionless on my parents’ bed. I begged her to show a sign that she was okay. Barely conscious, she couldn’t even open her eyes. My heart was beating out of...

What am I worth?

Shayla Sistrunk, Online Manager

November 5, 2018

For two hours I sat in my empty bathtub in the pitch black. It was completely silent and for some odd reason I started to feel safe. I couldn’t see anything. I could only feel my bare feet against the cold tile and the tears...

A broken record

Reya Mosby, Reporter

November 5, 2018

I slowly sank into the chair. Fear and doubt cascaded through my mind as the senior boy towered over me. It was my first interview for journalism, and I was intimidated by the older boy. After we finished our pleasantries, the...

The life I almost knew

Madi Olivier, Writer

October 7, 2018

I held my breath as I waited for the familiar sound of the garage door opening to indicate my dad’s arrival home. My eight-year-old mind ran through the plan that my twin sister Abby and I had put together, from the dolls pe...

The power of books

Chloe White, Editor in Chief

October 7, 2018

The older I’ve gotten, I’ve begun to notice a trend — less and less students are reading for fun. After every exam or test where phones weren’t allowed, I’d notice either my classmates blankly staring at a wall o...

Picking yourself up

Picking yourself up

October 7, 2018

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