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The Biodegradable Debacle: The Problem with Plastic

The Biodegradable Debacle: The Problem with Plastic

Story by: Grace Butler, Reporter

February 12, 2019

 Plastic pollution has been affecting the oceans and environment as a whole for more than 50 years. Seattle was the first city in the United States to ban plastic straws and utensils.  This may seem unnecessary, however it is something that should have been done ages ago. Plastic straws are of the ...

Devil’s Advocate in Angel Wings

Devil’s Advocate in Angel Wings

Story by: Sienna Wight, Reporter

December 11, 2018

For years the beauty industry showcased only “the best of the best”. Women have had to look a certain way, have the “perfect” body, and most body types were not represented in the media. However, it appears as if a change has ensued within the industry. With numerous brands such as Thirdlove and Ae...

Three strikes you’re out: CFISD absence policy

Three strikes you’re out: CFISD absence policy

Story by: Sienna Wight, Reporter

October 31, 2018

Students across the nation struggle with the stress and pressure of exam season. With increasingly difficult courses and material, CFISD began offering students the opportunity to exempt some of their final exams. Exemptions allow students to opt out of taking some of their finals, the number of whi...

Kavanaugh Controversy

Kavanaugh Controversy

Story by: Willow Copeland-Vallejo, Reporter

October 10, 2018

After Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, effective July 31st, U.S. President, Donald Trump, announced his new Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. In late July, as Kavanaugh began the nomination process, a woman named Christine Blasey Ford contacted California Democr...

A wise option

A wise option

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 Red Cross controversy

The Red Cross controversy

Story by: Paloma de la Riva, Opinion Editor

September 28, 2017

The prominent charity the American Red Cross remains the number one relief organization after crises since 1881, working with the federal government to assist the United States Armed Forces and provide generous contributions to multiple worthy causes across the globe. The American Red Cross has face...

Check the Facts

Check the Facts

Story by: Brooke Bettes, Reporter

April 11, 2017

Donald Trump expresses most of his thoughts through the social media platform Twitter. He has shared his thoughts on many things from immigration to inspirational people. More recently, he made it known how “democratic” news outlets have made up scandals to write about to make him seem like a crimina...

Book Den Reviews: “Things I Should Have Known”

Book Den Reviews: “Things I Should Have Known”

Story by: Libby Sullivan, Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2017

The complex storyline and multiple love triangles in “Things I Should Have Known” not only made the book unputdownable, it made the plot more enticing and gave the characters more depth. “Things I Should Have Known” by Claire LaZebnik had me hooked from the first chapter. The protagonist,...

“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...

Brain teasers

Brain teasers

Story by: Lydia Estepp, Design Editor

February 22, 2017

High school students face high amounts of stress on a daily basis, and it can lead to depression, anxiety and a slew of other mental health issues. The mental health of high school students has serious effects on education, and schools should take a more active role in providing resources for prevent...

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