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At each disappointment, Little Miss Sunshine was there to remind me that I was neurotic. She taught me that trying my best mattered more than whatever grade I received.

Senior column: The limit to friendship does not exist

Ayra Charania May 17, 2020

It was fourth period, and I was absolutely exhausted. My brain had zero energy to socialize, and I just wanted to nap. Rushing into the AP Calculus BC classroom, my face fell as I realized I barely...

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I realized that while I knew the many unique, fulfilling aspects of a liberal arts degree, most do not. Others had only heard the negative stigmas of the field.

Senior column: The comparative degree

Samantha Thornfelt May 17, 2020

Since I was little, I knew whatever I was going to do would be something that would help others in my community. I thought that the only way to accomplish that was by pursuing a career in the medical field....

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One by one, she identified my friends as white chocolate, white chocolate..., but when it came to me, she immediately came to the conclusion of “dark chocolate.” Dark chocolate. Those words have haunted me since. 

Senior column: Dark chocolate

Nikhita Ragam May 16, 2020

In a bustling cafeteria of nose-picking, immature third-graders, I sat with my peanut butter sandwich, quietly nibbling on it, amongst the girls from my class. Macey, a rambunctious basketball...

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In the beginning, I truly felt like it would be easier to deal with missing the best three months of school if I acted like it was insignificant. In reality, I met some of my best friends. I figured out who I am as a person and what I am good at. I took advice from adults that will have a lasting impact on my life.

Senior column: What can I say?

McKenna Cowley May 16, 2020

I sat down to write my last published work at Marcus High School, my senior column, and I was at a loss. I have no clue what to say about my experience these past four years. At first I thought...

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My tie-dye leg isn’t something that defines me by any means, but it has brought me to a sport that plays an integral part of my identity.

Senior column: Perfect imperfection

Adriana Pueskens May 15, 2020

Tie-dye is a trend that’s always been around. On 70s day in school, everyone dresses up in shirts with splotches of mixed colors, and in chemistry we choose our favorite colors and design tie-dye t-shirts....

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High school may not be the amazing four years you expect it to be. The work is hard and finding your friends and yourself makes it extremely lonely at times, but that doesn’t mean all of your time in high school is going to be like that.

Senior column: Not so fairytale

Alyssa Cheatham May 15, 2020

High school isn’t the fairytale movies, books and TV shows make you believe it is. That’s a pretty general statement, and I’m sure a lot of us understand that. However, I’ve learned a few...

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Mediocrity has always been my strong suit. I’ve never excelled, yet I haven’t failed. In elementary school I didn’t get picked first for dodgeball, but I wasn’t last.

Senior column: The art of mediocrity

Ezra Gomez May 14, 2020

Mediocrity has always been my strong suit. I’ve never excelled, yet I haven’t failed. In elementary school I didn’t get picked first for dodgeball, but I wasn’t last. Averageness is the...

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My upbringing was the combination of a lot of good with a little bad, all being chased by an ugly truth. But in the end instead of having a Mexican standoff in the cemetery over who gets the gold, you find me. A boy who hopes that one day he can live up to his father’s example and carry on the lessons he taught him.

Senior column: The good, the bad and the ugly

Michael Minton May 14, 2020

The 1966 spaghetti western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” is a movie about an outlaw who teams up with a wandering stranger, played by Clint Eastwood, to scam the law for bounty money. Eventually,...

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That hug always felt like home. I felt safe and at peace. But as years passed, that hug changed.

Column: An angel’s smile

Michael Minton May 1, 2020

My Aunt Mimi lives in a recliner in a small house fenced in by 60 foot pine trees outside Cabot, Arkansas. Pulling into her driveway, my dad would wake up me and my sisters, saying we’ve arrived. My...

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The platform for liberals is presented as a party for the people. They
are supposed to help everyone, no matter
their race, religion, gender, sexuality, age
or socioeconomic status. This is similar to
the message of Christians — to love and
help all.

Column: Tug of war

Reya Mosby April 30, 2020

The first thing I hear on Sunday morning is gospel music blaring in the kitchen. My sister and I are greeted with our parents singing and dancing and the smell of eggs, biscuits, rice, potatoes and...

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As long as ‘boys will be boys,’ some will grow up to be men that act on aggression and assault but are never held accountable.

Column: Boys will be boys

Madi Olivier March 14, 2020

In elementary school, some boys shoved girls and pulled their hair. Teachers would try to discipline them, but it often ended in giving a defeated shrug and muttering the same four words. “Boys...

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From that day in preschool to Mother’s Day in high school to the day that I will pick up my bags and move out of my childhood home, my mom will always be my best friend.

Column: I’ll love you forever

Tara Connick March 13, 2020

Editor’s note: This story was named an honorable mention for personal columns in the 2021 TAJE Best of Texas contest. I’ll love you forever. I’ll like you for always. As long as I’m living...

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