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Lend a helping hand

by Bri Branscomb and Logan Griffin

September 10, 2017

Filed under Featured, News, State/Nation/World

Hurricane Harvey was a devastating storm that hit the Texas coast on August 25. It hit residential areas situated near the coast and resulted in massive flooding in these areas that destroyed entire towns. This has led to thousand...

The Syrian situation

by Taylor Key, Staff Writer

May 3, 2017

Filed under News, State/Nation/World

Since 2011, the Syrian people have been involved in a nation-wide civil war against their president and leader Bashar al-Assad, that started as a peaceful protest. The demonstrators marched on the capital city of Damascus, dema...

The road so far

by Taylor Key, Staff Writer

April 7, 2017

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Having been sworn in in January, the 45th president didn’t take long before signing off on executive orders. Within the past few months, Trump has signed off on well over 35 executive memoranda, a type of executive action that...

‘A Day Without a Woman’

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor

March 8, 2017

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On International Women’s Day, strikes were held across over 50 countries and 400 cities as women made their voices heard. The march was organized by Women’s March on Washington, a protest organization that organized what may have be...

Teach em how to say goodbye

by Bri Branscomb, Staff Writer

January 30, 2017

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As Obama’s last term has come to a close, the nation finds that it must say goodbye to its 44th president. He has accomplished many things during his presidency, and created a change in American culture as a whole. In reflecti...

Remembering MLK

by Amanda Nguyen, Staff Writer

January 16, 2017

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49 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. Each year on the third Monday of every January, we celebrate the life and legacy of a man who brought hope to Americans. We honor King’s motivati...

“Texas Privacy Act” blocks transgender-rights law

by Bri Branscomb, Staff Writer

January 11, 2017

Filed under Featured, State/Nation/World

Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has proposed to pass Senate Bill 6, a piece of legislation that would effectively block the Obama administration’s policy which requires public schools to allow students and faculty to ...

Remembering 9/11

by Amanda Nguyen, Staff Writer

September 11, 2016

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15 years ago, on the early morning of September 11, 2001, almost 25,000 people departed flights in the United States. 19 men part of the Islamic extremist group al Qaeda, directed by Osama bin Laden, attempted to hijack four planes...

Kaepernick protest sparks controversy

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

September 6, 2016

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NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been making the news lately, but not because of his football skills. In protest of the ‘oppression of black people and people of color’, he has refused to stand up during the playing of...

Open carry law causes concern for seniors

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

September 2, 2016

Filed under State/Nation/World

Students across Texas colleges and universities have already started their first classes. They’ve packed their computer, textbooks, pens and also their handguns. Beginning on August 1st at four year colleges and universities,...

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