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A wise option

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Story by: Emma Ruggiero, News Editor

January 24, 2018

“It’s the easy way out.” “No one’s gonna hire you if you go there.” “You’ll miss out on the real college experience.” More than likely, anyone considering a community college after graduation has heard such remarks, or may have even contemplated these themselves. Often, communit...

The extra week

The extra week

Story by: Emma Ruggiero, News Editor

November 22, 2017

Without a doubt, Thanksgiving break almost always seems to either take ages to pass by or ends in the blink of an eye. This leads to many students either wallowing in boredom or wishing they had done something useful with the short time. Enjoy this list of activities that work perfectly for couples, gro...

The new normal

The new normal

Story by: Emma Ruggiero, News Editor

September 20, 2017

The water has long since disappeared, but the mess it left behind will remain for years, if not decades, to come. Anyone driving through the suburbs will most likely find scenes of destruction. Piles upon piles of waterlogged furniture and dirty, ripped-up carpet now decorate the once pristine l...

A show like no other

Theater promotes their new production.

Story by: Emma Ruggiero, Opinion Editor

March 24, 2017

Laughter reverberates around the room as the actors perform miniature comedy sketches and relay jokes to their peers. This serves as their warm-up for the day; after this, the room will be filled with silly chants and the actors will take part in a few exercises. Humor thrives here - and this only ma...

“You’ve got a friend in me”

“You’ve got a friend in me”

Story by: Emma Ruggiero, Opinion Editor

February 23, 2017

Like a landfill, a person’s mind can become cluttered over time. Some things, such as positive emotions, can help fortify the brain and make the person stronger. Other things, like intrusive thoughts and self-deprecating feelings, fester and poison the mind. The mind becomes so crowded that it cannot...

Rally for the cure

Students help create posters for the event.

Story by: Emma Ruggiero, Opinion Editor

February 2, 2017

Even though he could not cure cancer, he decided he had to help.   Hosted by the members of Key Club, with sponsor William Lally, the breast cancer awareness marathon and field day event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 9-11 a.m. Attendees have the option to either participate in a...

Letter from a black cat

Letter from a black cat

Story by: Emma Ruggiero, Opinion Editor

October 25, 2016

To all of the superstitious humans, It has come to my attention that some people still believe we present bad luck. This has led to the mistreatment of our kind and has affected our adoption rates. I have written this letter to declare that my kin and I have had enough of this discrimination and w...

Helping hands

Helping hands

Story by: Emma Ruggiero, Opinion Editor

September 29, 2016

Continuing a much-loved tradition, members of Key Club gathered to volunteer at Poodle Rescue of Houston on Saturday, September 24. The event took place at 13302 Schroeder Road from 1-3 p.m. “We go in there, and we just go straight to the dogs,” Key Club’s reporting secretary Elaine Pham said. “...

Every Vote Count

Every Vote Count

Story by: Emma Ruggiero, Opinion Editor

September 14, 2016

One young adult walks past a polling station, carrying on with their day, indifferent to the political world. One less person fills a booth that day; one ballot never makes it to the election officials. One vote changes the life of a candidate and potentially the lives of hundreds, thousands, million...

Stories left untold

Stories left untold

Story by: Emma Ruggiero, Opinion Editor

September 10, 2016

The aftershocks of the September 11, 2001 attacks still send tremors through the nation over a decade and a half later, yet students only have a few minutes each year to learn of the catastrophic event that changed America - and the rest of the world - forever. Schools need to implement the subject of 9/1...

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