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Finding Myself Again

Finding Myself Again

Felicity Veliz, Staff Writer

April 12, 2017


Filed under Blogs & Columns, Recent Stories

There’s a point in time where everything seems to come crashing down. Sometimes more than others, and with high school being a big factor in my everyday life, it seems that life itself is never really on my side. Junior year, so far, has, or if not, been the hardest year of my high school career...

Tony Romo: A Eulogy

Tony Romo: A Eulogy

Grant Baker, Entertainment Editor

April 5, 2017


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For my entire football-watching life, I’ve watched plenty of things come and go. I watched Brett Favre make the Green Bay Packers a Super Bowl contender every year, only to be replaced by his backup, Aaron Rodgers, who made the Green Bay Packers a Super Bowl contender every year. I watched Joe Flacc...

Rerouting

Rerouting

Hannah Garcia, Editor-In-Chief

March 22, 2017


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It wasn’t supposed to be like this. I wasn’t supposed to be this far behind everyone else. I was supposed to have everything figured out by now. But I don’t. And I’m running out of time. They teach us in middle school and high school to have our life planned out, so we know what to do wh...

Skipping College Bowl Games

Skipping College Bowl Games

Jorden Melson, Staff Writer

March 8, 2017


Filed under Blogs & Columns, Recent Stories, Sports, Sports Columns

It's been almost a month since the last college football game has been played. In college, bowl games only come once a year, and it's a great chance to represent your school and gain recognition as an athlete. With my father being a quarterback at Oklahoma from 1998-1991, he always tells me stories about when he went to the Gator Bowl, and it sounds like a fun time for the whole team. Howe...

The Origin of Love

The Origin of Love

Jake Stacks, Staff Writer

March 1, 2017


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Love confuses people, especially us English speakers. It could almost fit into George Orwell’s newspeak, where certain words take other words under their wings, thus eliminating the meaning and emotion behind those words. For example, in newspeak, a central symbol in Orwell’s book, 1984, old words...

A Little Bit of Everything

A Little Bit of Everything

Ben Schnuck, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017


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It’s Friday after school. I’m in the band hall before jazz practice. Even though I resemble the stereotype, I’ve never been an official part of band. This year I’m playing piano for Jazz Band II, and I’m certainly lost in it all. I haven’t played piano since I was younger, and, although it...

The Jaws of Adulthood

The Jaws of Adulthood

Ava Green, Staff Writer

February 6, 2017


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I was in fourth grade the first time I “fell behind.” The first time I was asked by an adult what I wanted to do when I grew up, and I didn’t have an answer. To me, it really didn’t seem to matter — it didn’t at all feel like being behind. I had all the time in the world, and I knew it. ...

An Entitled Generation

An Entitled Generation

Ashley Bow, Staff Writer

January 30, 2017


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We, as a generation, expect too much out of the world. We have grown up with the ideology that we will always end up succeeding and that we have the right to take the world. It appears to me, though, we have forgotten one very important thing: if the world is truly ours to take, we must still put out ...

Mavericks: Why not to Panic

Mavericks: Why not to Panic

Khalid Ahmed, Staff Writer

January 26, 2017


Filed under Sports Columns, Weekly List

The Dallas Mavericks are currently one of the worst teams in the Western Conference of the NBA. As a big Mavs fan, this comes to me as no surprise. After the trainwreck of an off-season, the Mavericks were doomed to fail. Sure they got Harrison Barnes, who is averaging about 20 points and 5 rebounds p...

Surviving Against The Odds

Surviving Against The Odds

Felicity Veliz, Staff Writer

January 18, 2017


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Some say miracles don't exist, and trust me, I'm not the type to believe them myself. But some things that have happened in my life I can honestly say were things that only happen once in a lifetime. In 2013, something terrible happened to my dad. My dad and I have always been close. You can say...