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While I’ve found a new passion in the newsroom and have cut down on my time in the gym, I’ll always be the little girl that fell in love with the sport and wore her team shirt with pride.

Column: More than just a sport

Madi Olivier December 11, 2019

I remember when I got my first team shirt. It was made out of scratchy black fabric and had red and blue flames on the front. The words “gym team” were written in huge white letters on the back....

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My toxic obsession with perfection is something that I may always struggle with, but asking for help was light at the end of a long and dark tunnel.

Column: Look for the light

Reya Mosby December 9, 2019

Editor's note: this column was named as an honorable mention for personal columns in the TAJE Best in Texas contest. It was also named as an honorable mention for online personal columns in the ILPC...

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I’ve accepted that not everyone around me will eat the same way I do. The only time I have a problem is when people try to convince me to eat meat while ignoring the fact that I can’t and I won’t.

Column: Me and my diet

Shriya Mukkavilli November 19, 2019

“You’re a vegetarian?” “Do you ever want to eat meat?” “How do you live like that?” I’ve been hearing the same things every time I tell people about my diet since I was little....

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I know that after the initial excitement of college sets in, I’ll sit down and wish my sister was there with me to watch another episode of Friends.

Column: Sisters by chance, friends by choice

Adriana Pueskens October 31, 2019

“Mom, I want my own room,” I said. “Why?” she asked, knowing I would have something to complain about. “I want my own space, but she  always wants to be in the room when I am.” “Adriana,...

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While it is important to me to understand the culture of India and have it present in my life, it is just as important to make sure that I include the American aspects of my culture as well.

Column: Finding the best of both worlds

Sanskriti Dwivedi October 31, 2019

“Ewww,” said one of my classmates while poking at the dahi vada I’d brought for class that morning. “It’s so slimy! What even is this stuff?” We were in Humanities getting ready for our...

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I pretended to have a life like Haley’s, but it turns out that Haley’s life wasn’t all that it seemed.

Column: A great white lie

McKenna Cowley October 28, 2019

Editor’s note: this column was named as an excellent personal column in the TAJE Best in Texas contest. It was also named as an honorable mention for opinion in the Press Women of Texas high school...

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No matter where I go, I feel my freedom to express myself being clamped down. Instead of Muslim women changing themselves for the world, the world should accept our clothes and us.

Column: My wardrobe crisis

Ayra Charania October 3, 2019

Editor’s note: this column was named as a superior personal column in the TAJE Best in Texas contest. It also won second place for opinion in the Press Women of Texas high school contest and first...

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Sharks killing of humans is accidental, but the same can’t be said for humans. Man’s slaughter of sharks is purposeful.

Column: Predator or prey

Alyssa Cheatham October 3, 2019

Shark Week has been important in my family since I was young. It started as an excuse to clear our busy schedules and spend time together, even if that meant watching documentaries together. As...

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I’m aware that ninety nine percent of the time I’m overanalyzing everything, but the constant fear of the other one percent makes it impossible to feel any reassurance. This doesn’t make me weak, and neither are the thousands of other girls that go through their days plagued by the same fear.

Column: Fighting the fear

Madi Olivier October 3, 2019

My mom lead me through the dark parking lot, gripping tight onto my arm. As we walked, I fumbled with a key, struggling to get it to fit between my fingers. When I succeeded, I made a fist around it,...

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“I will forever be proud to come from a family that is El Paso strong.”

Column: El Paso strong

Samantha Thornfelt October 3, 2019

Editor's note: this column won second place for print personal opinion columns in the ILPC contest.  I sat up on my bed clicking through Netflix. I had been binge watching all day and decided...

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Tiny moments

Kendall Cooper April 26, 2019

It’s been three years since I met the boy that changed my life, and almost two years since we began dating. In many ways Brian and I grew up together. He took me on my first date. We went to see a movie,...

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The evolution of feminism in film

Alex Anderson April 26, 2019

Just five years ago, the amount of blockbuster films with a female lead were few and far between. Films like “The Hunger Games” and “Twilight” paved the way for women in the spotlight but failed...

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