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Revisiting Shattered Glass

Revisiting Shattered Glass

Sarah Crowder, Co-Writing Editor

February 25, 2020

Shattered Glass has been enthralling audiences since 2003. The true story follows Stephen Glass, a young, tenacious journalist working for The New Republic in the late 90's. In the movie, he’s bright-eyed and charismatic, with his editor, fellow reporters, and readers hanging off of every word in his fasc...

Peace on Earth (At the Moment with Billy Mykel)

Peace on Earth (At the Moment with Billy Mykel)

Billy Mykel, Reporter

February 23, 2020

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Pentagon Chief Mike Esper have reached a breakthrough in peace negotiations with the Afghani-Taliban forces, officially announcing an upcoming partial-ceasefire and decrease to violence in the country. These negotiations, despite past hardship, stand a chance at end...

Public Schools Should Bring Back Driver’s Education

Public Schools Should Bring Back Driver’s Education

Gracie Hurst, Junior Reporter

February 18, 2020

With an inundation of online driving programs and third party driving schools, it is hard to know whether today's young drivers are exposed to the same teaching that will help them be defensive and sensible drivers. Public high schools in Texas should take a greater role in positively influencing ...

Abolish the Caucus (At the Moment with Billy Mykel)

Abolish the Caucus (At the Moment with Billy Mykel)

Billy Mykel, Reporter

February 7, 2020

Following much anticipation and build up for the start of the primary elections, the Iowa Caucus turned into a disappointment of momentous status. With both Democrats and Republicans following what is the closest primary election in recent history, that will decide not only the outcome of the 2020 el...

It’s Time For A Female President…Just Not Who You Think (At the Moment with Billy Mykel)

It’s Time For A Female President…Just Not Who You Think (At the Moment with Billy Mykel)

Billy Mykel, Reporter

January 24, 2020

Following many hardships and scandals, including the beginning of the impeachment trial on Jan. 16, the Republican party has been faced with the real possibility of a 2020 loss for the Trump-Pence campaign. In light of this, many people have, despite the unconventional appearance, called for either t...

Green Alternatives

Green Alternatives

Gracie Hurst, Junior Reporter

January 17, 2020

Even though today’s environmental situation seems dire and as though nothing can be changed, there are differences people can make on a daily basis in order to cut down on pollution and lead to a greener earth. In order to do this people need to recycle and reuse, reduce their carbon footprints, and ra...

Multiple Streaming Platforms Compete for Viewers

Multiple Streaming Platforms Compete for Viewers

Trinity Flaten, Co-Writing Editor

January 10, 2020

Recently there has been a huge growth in the number of streaming platforms. Late last year, Disney released Disney+ and NBC has announced the release of its streaming platform 'Peacock' for later this year. These are just two of the many platforms that will be joining Netflix and Hulu. With every...

Oculus Quest

Oculus Quest

Nicholas West, Junior Reporter

December 22, 2019

Oculus recently came out with a new VR headset called the Oculus Quest. This headset system is all in one headset and needs no PC to use. The Oculus also has a 2-4 hour battery life depending on the game being played.  The Oculus is easy to set up. To use it, the user simply has to put the headset o...

Importance of Being Human

Importance of Being Human

Gracie Hurst, Junior Reporter

December 17, 2019

All around the school, we see the influence of the arts. We can hear music and singing, and we can see dancing, painting, acting, and drawing. Not only do the arts and humanities include the performing and visual arts, but also literature, social studies, and foreign languages. The arts and humanities are ...

California Addresses Cause of Wildfires (At the Moment with Billy Mykel)

California Addresses Cause of Wildfires (At the Moment with Billy Mykel)

Billy Mykel, Reporter

November 11, 2019

California governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency on Oct. 28 as massive wildfires threatened counties across the state. California is currently facing over 11 fires that are quickly gaining size and destructive power. The Kincade fire, the biggest of the 11, has scorched over 76,100 acres ...

Mentions In Media

Mentions In Media

Sam Mykel, Junior Reporter

November 4, 2019

 NCAA officials recently started to allow NCAA athletes to profit off of their name and likeness. With this new act, college athletes all across the United States can get rewarded for their efforts.  NCAA athletes deserve to be paid for the use of their name and image in media.   If athlet...

Put a Hold on Bathroom Passes

Put a Hold on Bathroom Passes

Trinity Flaten, Co-Writing Editor

October 25, 2019

Many teachers throughout the school allot students two or three 'bathroom passes'. These passes are the only times students are allowed to go to the bathroom in that specific class. When passes are not used students can earn bonus points on grades. Bathroom passes should not be allowed as they put...

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