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Final Blog: Ashley Bow

Final Blog: Ashley Bow

Ashley Bow, Personality Editor

May 7, 2018


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I entered high school as someone who felt anxious during most social interactions and who constantly felt I had done something wrong. I had always functioned that way, and as far as I was concerned, I always would. As I continued through the year, I made friends with people who differed from me in that resp...

Final Blog: Jose Cruz

Final Blog: Jose Cruz

Jose Cruz, The Arena Copy Editor

May 1, 2018


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It feels scary. I’m a bird about to leave its nest. As everything begins to change, little moments from the past flicker into life inside my head — stuck on repeat. I remember the bus rides spent gasping for air, doubled over after fits of laughter. I remember the midsummer drives, reeling down ...

Finding My Place

Finding My Place

Cameron Dudzinski, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


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Born as Hispanic and White, I’m stuck in the middle of what seems to be what many would call a Tejano. With mixtures of Mexican, Spaniard, Polish, German, which are not common mixings into one person. Everyone living in this world isn’t defined by race, but the ethnicities and nationalities they have by ...

Every Moment Like My Last

Every Moment Like My Last

Summer Barakat, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


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About four years ago, on the first day of summer, I got into a horrible car accident. My mother, sister and I were rear ended, most of the impact going into my side of the car. The car spun and hit another car, which then hit another car. I remember being a young, innocent child who didn’t think much o...

Cross The Country

Cross The Country

Cameron Dudzinski, Staff Writer

April 9, 2018


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From childhood to today, the large majority of my family has been living in Michigan. My father stationed here in Texas for the military from even before my birth, so I never truly lived in Michigan. Being born here in Arlington and living here for my almost 16 years of life. I grew up as an only c...

Meeting My Family

Meeting My Family

Jazmine Necessary, Staff Writer

April 2, 2018


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I met my mom for the first time when I was 11 years old. I grew up with a single dad most of my childhood. My mother left around the time I turned three, came back, left again at age six and picked me up sporadically on weekends after that. My grandma felt like the closest thing I had to a motherly...

Lost And Found

Lost And Found

Benita Orie, Staff Writer

March 26, 2018


Filed under Blogs & Columns, Recent Stories

I always wanted to be like everyone else. Wanting to fit in with the crowd made me join in on the drone-like world I saw around me growing up. No one ever stopped me. In fact they encouraged me to continue being the good little girl I was. I never got the chance to be me and find myself. My inner be...

Finishing Strong

Finishing Strong

Bella Modderman, Staff Writer

March 19, 2018


Filed under Blogs & Columns, Recent Stories

The end of the school year approaches as my friends and I scramble to figure out where we’re attending in the fall, and I still can’t decide what to eat for lunch. People told me that my junior year would be my most difficult year of my high school career, but my second semester of my senior year prov...

Fighting The Battle

Fighting The Battle

Felicity Veliz, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018


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I never thought my life could change so fast. I never thought I’d actually think to myself ‘Why couldn’t this have happened to someone else?’ I don’t wish things upon other people but when you go through such bad times in your life, you can’t help but to wish you weren’t stuck in such a s...

Finding The Best in The Worst Year Ever

Finding The Best in The Worst Year Ever

Jake Stacks, News Editor

February 28, 2018


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This year of pain began with lots of tears, and ended with one. I had never heard true weeping before. I had never heard my dad cry, actually, much less wail. His heart was breaking, and his whiskers were rubbing the tears between our cheeks. I remember the whiskers. He had answered the door at 3 a.m...