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How Technology Affects Teens

How Technology Affects Teens

Trinity Flaten, Co-Writing Editor

July 10, 2019

Society is constantly growing and expanding with technology advancing. It has become a common stereotype that technology is ruining this generation’s lives. Many believe that it has gotten in the way of relationships with other people and impacted social skills for the worse. But that may not be the...

Predictions for the Rookie of the Year Award

Predictions for the Rookie of the Year Award

Max Van Drunen, Sports Editor

June 24, 2019

New beginnings. These are the stories that start every National Basketball Association (NBA) season. Looking back, three rookies in particular have already shown that they can take this league by storm. Luka Doncic, Trae Young, and the number one overall pick, Deandre Ayton, are the leagues undeniable...

National Honor Society Too Accepting

National Honor Society Too Accepting

Trinity Flaten, Co-Writing Editor

June 12, 2019

The National Honor Society (NHS) is an organization designated to honor outstanding high school students. Students accepted into the organization exemplify scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Students are also selected into the organization based on their grade-point-average (GPA). NHS...

Hail (Weather Weekly)

Hail (Weather Weekly)

Kristjan Feltes, Weather Reporter

May 21, 2019

Loud banging during a storm? Sounds like hail. How does hail form? Hail forms when rain is carried high up in the storm due to an updraft, into the colder parts of the atmosphere where it freezes into a ball of ice. Hail then falls when the updraft can no longer support the weight of it or when the up...

Does Class Size Matter?

Does Class Size Matter?

Ashlynn Roberts, News Editor

May 20, 2019

Crowded classrooms, noisy hallways, and never-ending lunch lines are daily problems at large schools, where students are merely a number in their class rank and a name on a roll call paper. However, students at small schools are able to thrive in classes where they know each classmate and teacher pers...

A Hero, a Golf Club, and a Disappointment

A Hero, a Golf Club, and a Disappointment

Billy Mykel, Reporter

May 16, 2019

      A tale of unprecedented heroism came to a close on May 6, 2019 as President Trump awarded professional golfer Tiger Woods with the Medal of Freedom following his victory at this year’s Masters. A story which followed the all so familiar plot of a tall man bending in brokenness only to rise agai...

Microbursts (Weather Weekly)

Microbursts (Weather Weekly)

Kristjan Feltes, Weather Reporter

May 15, 2019

Time to talk about microbursts and what they are.  Let's start off with the what. A microburst is a weather phenomenon where a storm that has a strong updraft suspends hail and water droplets high in the core of the storm. When the updraft weakens, it can no longer hold the core in place and the core ...

Elizabeth Warren’s Wealth Tax Explained

Elizabeth Warren’s Wealth Tax Explained

Billy Mykel, Reporter

April 2, 2019

In light of an increase in American unemployment rates and government spending, Massachusetts Democrat Elizabeth Warren has purposed a new wealth tax on the so-called ultra-rich. With a massive amount of partisan controversy building around the legislation, as well as the uncertainty of the contents...

Fog (Weather Weekly)

Fog (Weather Weekly)

Kristjan Feltes, Weather Reporter

March 7, 2019

We all have driven through fog, but how does fog form and what does it do? Here is a brief overview of the different types of fog: freezing fog, fog over water, mountain and valley fog, super fog, advection fog, and radiation fog.  For the most basic type of fog, it forms when there's a lot of w...

Heat Waves (Weather Weekly)

Heat Waves (Weather Weekly)

Kristjan Feltes, Weather Reporter

February 27, 2019

Have you ever been through multiple days at 90°F? Well if you have, you have likely been through a heat wave. A heat wave is a span of hot weather that lasts for two or more days and exceeds the historical temperature averages in the area. A heat wave is the result of trapped air underneath a hi...

Are Class Ranks Important?

Are Class Ranks Important?

Ashlynn Roberts, Reporter

February 27, 2019

In today’s society, high school students find themselves drowning in a world of competitive SAT/ACT scores, GPAs, and class ranks. With colleges continually shrinking their acceptance rate, students are feeling the pressure to get the grades and some are willing to do whatever it takes to make the c...

Crazy Texas Weather (Weather Weekly)

Crazy Texas Weather (Weather Weekly)

Kristjan Feltes, Weather Reporter

February 19, 2019

Crazy Texas weather is something we all experience. One day it feels like 32°F and the next day it's 75°F. As Texans, we ask ourselves "What's up with this roller coaster ride of temperatures?" Well, I will explain this as simple as possible. Texas is a massive state with various terrains and cli...

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