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From the front lines

During early voting and election day, junior Presley Berry worked at the polls and observed the election process firsthand.
Poll worker shares views on the election, vote counting process
November 7, 2020

In arguably the most important election in our nation’s history, I had the privilege of being a poll worker. I truly got to appreciate the hard work and dedication so many wonderful people give to...

Make voting more accessible

midterm 2018 stickers voting
Mail-in ballots should be allowed for more people, especially in a year like this one
November 2, 2020

Mail in ballots have been a discussion this year due to Covid-19. To receive a mail in-ballot you need to meet certain requirements. We think mail in ballots should be more open or accessible for people.  Supporters...

9/11 Remembrance needs to be in schools

The World Trade center features a 9/11 memorial. The retaining wall and
Classrooms missing the memorialization of an American travesty
September 11, 2020

School wide 9/11 memorials should be mandatory. In a time of controversy, when flying the American flag can be seen as a political view, September 11th is the one day everyone should take time to remember...

He couldn’t breathe

Protesters flood the streets of Minneapolis after the murder of George Floyd. The incident sparked riots across the nation.
George Floyd's death wasn't an isolated incident. It's a wake-up call
May 30, 2020
George Floyd's death wasn't an isolated incident. It's a wake-up call

Why does God allow suffering?

With a pandemic sweeping the globe and unemployment through the roof, the question naturally arises: why?
How can God be good when the world is so full of pain?
April 28, 2020
God cares too much about our souls to allow us all to wallow in abject, Godless prosperity.

Urban’s New Monster

Urban's New Monster
March 22, 2020

Earlier this month, country artist, Kieth Urban released “God Whispered Your Name.'' The song talks about how he was lost until God “whispered” the name of the person he needed to find to feel whole....

Ballerini’s Third Album

Ballerini's Third Album
March 22, 2020

On Friday, country singer, Kelsea Ballerini released her third studio album. The record is labelled ‘’ Kelsea” and has a total of 13 songs. The tracks feature artists like Halsey and Kenny Chesney...

Playing With Fire

Playing With Fire
March 22, 2020

I'm going to start this off by saying that I am an Astros fan, I have been for years and will always be. That being said, there's a lot of controversy around the team and their organization. It's like,...

Window pain

Ask anyone, and they'll tell you they're spooked by the COVID-19 outbreak. That is, unless you ask a Christian.
The coronavirus is terrifying. But I'm not scared.
March 13, 2020
As a Christian, I'm not scared of the coronavirus.

Let the kids play

Pete Gint, played by Caleb Mosley, fights against the mysterious Bresh during last year's bi-district championship run. If the UIL cancels One-Act Play competitions, the company won't get another crack at the road to state.
Dear UIL: We need you right now
March 12, 2020
The UIL shouldn't cancel their events, especially in these trying times.

Beyond high school

Some students question if they are really prepared for college.
Are schools actually preparing students for the real world?
March 6, 2020

Opinion 1: Students today are faced with difficult challenges when it comes to after graduation; they are thrown into a world where they don't know how to deal with important things such as finances...

The downsides of the SAT

Students will be taking the SAT tomorrow, March 3
Editors give perspective on globalized assessment
March 3, 2020

Opinion 1: The SAT provides students with a variety of opportunities: scholarships, acceptance into college, etcetera. That’s great and all, but there’s one itsy-bitsy issue that’s very questionable...

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