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Fog (Weather Weekly)

Fog (Weather Weekly)

Kristjan Feltes, Weather Reporter

March 7, 2019


Filed under Front Page, Opinions

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


Filed under Opinions

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


Filed under Front Page, Opinions

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


Filed under Front Page, Opinions

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...

The Venezuelan Crisis

The Venezuelan Crisis

Billy Mykel, Reporter

February 12, 2019


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On Tuesday, Jan. 22, Vice President Mike Pence declared the United States’ “unwavering support” for protests against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, and as of Feb. 4,  both the United States and the European Parlament have recognized his rival, Juan Guaidó as President. At the same time ...

Why You Should Volunteer at Night to Shine

Why You Should Volunteer at Night to Shine

Faith Stapleton, Senior Reporter

February 4, 2019


Filed under Front Page, Opinions

Friday night, everyone is royalty. It is a special night for our special needs students and volunteers can help make it the best night of their lives.   Night to Shine is a program created by former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, founder of the Tim Tebow Foundation. The program is a memorable prom n...

Subzero Weather (Weather Weekly)

Subzero Weather (Weather Weekly)

Kristjan Feltes, Weather Reporter

January 31, 2019


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Have you wondered what  -40°F + would be like?  First off, for subzero temperatures to occur their needs to be a polar vortex that's unstable. This means that extremely cold air from the North Pole will dip South thanks to the jet stream. Now, wind chills can make it feel far worse depending on how fa...

Wildfires (Weather Weekly)

Wildfires (Weather Weekly)

Kristjan Feltes, Weather Reporter

January 28, 2019


Filed under Opinions

Wildfires, especially in recent years, have become a major issue. In 2017, roughly 10 million acres burned nationwide due to an estimated 71,500 wildfires. Wildfires can occur anywhere, but the more extreme kinds occur in grasslands and scrublands as well as dry forests. (Provided by Congressional Rese...

Student of the Month is Unnecessary, Meaningless

Student of the Month is Unnecessary, Meaningless

Trinity Flaten, Reporter

January 24, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Front Page, Opinions

Student of the Month is an award the school gives one student in each grade every month. Each month is given a character trait like integrity and students who exhibit that trait are chosen to receive the award. The Student of the Month award is an unnecessary achievement and is not a proper way to r...

Blizzards (Weather Weekly)

Blizzards (Weather Weekly)

Kristjan Feltes, Weather Reporter

January 14, 2019


Filed under Opinions

Blizzards are the type of weather phenomenon that occur when a jet stream descends far enough south at a point where cold air from the north will collide with very warm air from the south. With the amount of moisture available and cold temperatures, this allows for freezing precipitation, snow, sleet, fre...

How the Government Shutdown Affects the American People

How the Government Shutdown Affects the American People

Billy Mykel, Sarah Crowder (Graphic), and Trinity Flaten (Graphic)

January 10, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Front Page, Opinions

On Christmas morning, as millions of Americans celebrated the holiday season with their families, President Trump drew a metaphorical line in the sand as he refused to sign in to law several budgets to fund the government over disputes of the border wall. These events have led the government into a ...

Technology (Desperately Seeking Advice)

Technology (Desperately Seeking Advice)

Jake Pool, Reporter

January 1, 2019


Filed under Front Page, Opinions

Technology can be described as the best and worst thing to happen to humans. The act of bringing new and fresh opportunities to us, while also taking away social interactions technology can be described in one word: revolutionary. From personal experiences, technology has changed my life for the bet...

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