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The 6 Reasons Why Pokemon is Getting Ridiculous

The 6 Reasons Why Pokemon is Getting Ridiculous

Travis St. John, Staff Writer

August 22, 2011

Pokemon became an instant classic the day it was released. Pokemon has since become the second most successful and lucrative video game-based media franchise in the world only behind the Mario franchise. The games are fantastic, but the T.V. show has always bothered me. There are such small things that...

Dress Code Reminder

Dress Code Reminder

Kymber Cullum, News Editor

August 21, 2011

Junior Kit Caudill places the hanger on the rack and walks away. For the third time she has picked up clothing inappropriate for school. “Tank tops are so cute, but sometimes the straps are smaller than three inches. I always have to be careful about that,” Caudill said. As a continuing policy,...

Beat the Heat

Beat the Heat

Josh Perry, Entertainment Editor

August 20, 2011

As if you don't know, it's hot outside. There are many other things you can do to keep out of the heat and prevent nasty sweat marks and peeling sunburns. Here are some activities to help make the most out of the heat. Movies- Price Range $7.00-$9.25 (excluding concessions) Movie theatres are fam...

Understanding the Brain: What causes certain disabilities?

Understanding the Brain: What causes certain disabilities?

Amanda Granato, Staff Writer

June 6, 2011

For most people, the brain has its own built in ‘to-do list’, full of things you really don’t have to think about doing. Wash your hair. Brush your teeth. Put your clothes on. Tie your shoes. But for the 1-3 percent of the population who live each day with a mental handicap, completing even those...

Scholarships Key to College Selection

Scholarships Key to College Selection

Rebecca Omorodion, Staff Writer

June 6, 2011

During January, senior and National Merit Scholar Ian Cook received a letter saying he earned the Academic Excellence Scholarship from The University of Texas at Dallas. The scholarship covers full tuition, $1500 a semester towards on campus housing, an additional $2500 in pocket money and if Cook...

Jasmine’s Jabber: A Recollection of My Academic Career

Jasmine's Jabber: A Recollection of My Academic Career

June 5, 2011

Because I do not have the talent of conversing easily with people I have never met before, the majority of my public school education has been characterized by a delirium of social awkwardness. I don’t possess the gifted ability of small talk; the farthest I can usually get is “How was your weekend?” ...

Surfing the Web

Josh Perry, Entertainment Editor

May 22, 2011

Computers plus the Internet equals a billion possibilities. Normally that’s what boredom rolls into, surfing the web hour upon hour just in search of something to do. We’ve created a list for Internet boredom. sporcle - Honestly, one of the most entertaining websites around. Don’t let the tho...

Tossing for State Title; Track Athletes Compete at UIL Level Championship

Nick Gross, Staff Writer

May 13, 2011

Kole Knutson stepped up to the throw mark.  He knew he had to throw as hard as he ever had.  Knutson didn’t want to repeat what happened to him last year at regionals.  Knutson thought he was going to go to state last year when there were only two competitors left.  Those two however were able...

Test Featured Entertainment Story

Writer's Name, Staff Writer

May 7, 2011

Why The Roommate was a waste of money *This contains spoilers* The Roommate is about a college freshman named Sara, played by Minka Kelly, and her encounter with a delirious roommate named Rebecca, played by Leighton Meester. Reason #1: The Plot Lacked Depth With the captivating yet relatable pl...

MISD Cancels Facebook Page

MISD Cancels Facebook Page

Madison Mondon, Staff Writer

May 6, 2011

After reaching out to parents, students, and the community through the use of the MISD Facebook page, the school district decided to shut it down. Instead of providing a way to communicate with the community, the Facebook page became a forum for people to bicker, talk bad about staff members, and...