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The United States’ Economy Should Reopen

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses across America were forced to close.

Sembree Yeary, Personalities Editor

May 20, 2020

After the shock of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States’ economy witnessed a downturn that rivals the 2008 recession. Throughout the economic decline, Americans lost their investments in the stock market as well as their jobs as businesses shut down by state ordinances in efforts to flatten the curve...

Review: Outer Banks

Akande reviews the Netflix series Outer Banks

Sarah Akande, Sports Editor

May 19, 2020

After eight seasons of heartbreaks, laughs, tears and blood guzzling, I knew I had reached the final episode of The Vampire Diaries when Netflix presented me with a brand new show option. It read “Outer Banks” with a thumbnail that showed four mysterious-looking characters that did not pique my intere...

2019-20 Journalism Senior Spotlight

Class of 2020 journalism senior spotlight.

Jordyn Folsom, Features Editor

May 17, 2020


Going Public

Sivong and her twin sister pose in the ACA parking lot before their eighth grade graduation.

McKenzie Canton, Staff Writer

May 13, 2020

As the sun rose, breakfast sat on the table and ironed uniforms were laid out on the couch for sophomore Jadyn Sivong. Backpacks weighed down by books and folders were slipped on in a rush. She heaved a quick sigh and walked out the front door to leave for another day at her charter school, Arlingto...

Keel Wins District Soccer Coach of the Year

Coach Michael Keel observes his players during a varsity game.

Zach Planche and Sarah Akande

May 12, 2020

Before the abrupt end of the soccer season, the boys’ varsity soccer team won the title of district champions. Under the supervision of Head Boys Soccer Coach Michael Keel, they stood a chance of a successful playoff run. This would have marked two consecutive years of the team’s playoffs journe...

ACT And SAT Testing Made Optional

ACT And SAT Testing Made Optional

Sembree Yeary, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak across the country, SAT and ACT tests were cancelled for high school students everywhere as people feared the virus and close proximity to one another in a testing environment. As the news of the cancellations rang out, junior Casey Burkham and other prospective college students ...

5 Self-Care Apps To Have

Quiroz writes about useful self-care apps

Evelyn Quiroz, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

As teens, we constantly need to complete tasks and deadlines that take up a lot of the time we could spend on ourselves. In order to reduce this loss of time, I made a list of self-care apps that you can incorporate into your schedule. Calm We all go through stressful days where things do not se...

Review: Killer Klowns From Outer Space

Planche reviews the classic thriller, Killer Klowns from Outer Space.

Zach Planche, Staff Writer

May 10, 2020

Released in 1988, Killer Klowns from Outer Space was put on Netflix on April 1, 2020. The comedic horror movie accounts for a small town’s battle with extraterrestrial clowns that begin to kill citizens one-by-one. The movie follows teenage lovers, Mike (Grant Cramer) and Debbie (Suzanne Snyder); the first to wit...

May 8 Update: MISD Graduation To Be Held At Globe Life Field

May 8 Update: MISD Graduation To Be Held At Globe Life Field


May 8, 2020

Update 5/8 7:14 p.m.: MISD announced graduation ceremonies will take place at Globe Life Field on June 2 and 3. The in-person ceremonies will follow safety precautions to prevent further spread of COVID-19. Campus principals will release more information about parking, ticket procedures and tickets pe...

Q&A With Dr. Butler

Principal Dr. Butler answers recently asked questions.

May 8, 2020

What’s being done about NHS inductions? The Faculty Council is working through the process to review applications. Mr. West will distribute acceptance/denial letters within the next week. The induction ceremony has not been scheduled yet. It may take place next fall. How will students get belong...