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Human Like You

Human Like You

Billy Mykel, Reporter

September 19, 2019

Denton is a city known for its diversity and social acceptance. Being home to many groups of people and many different lifestyles has created an egalitarian feeling in the heart of the city. Even with this acceptance, oftentimes groups of people become overlooked. While many people tend to forget about the I...

Twinning is Winning

Twinning is Winning

Sarah Crowder, Co-Writing Editor

September 4, 2019

Skipping a grade can be a daunting task, especially to face alone, but having your best friend by your side can make it more manageable. After years of being ahead academically, twins Anusha and Archisha Biswas decided to bypass their sophomore year and move up into the junior class.  “Skippi...

How to get a Jump Start on Next Year

How to get a Jump Start on Next Year

Sarah Crowder, Co-Writing Editor

July 17, 2019

While summer is typically seen as a time for rest, relaxation, and recuperation, it can also be a great time to prepare for next year. Getting ready for school, even a little at a time, can make your year and the transition from summer to school easy and painless. Here are a few tips to help you get ...

How to Stay Healthy Over the Summer

How to Stay Healthy Over the Summer

Lauren Metcalf, Reporter

June 19, 2019

It can be hard to stay motivated in the summer, but there are ways to keep yourself fit while also having fun. The main goal of staying fit over the summer is to make it as enjoyable as possible while also being beneficial to your health. The best ways to stay fit are to: Get thirty minutes of exer...

Top 10 Summer Jobs

Top 10 Summer Jobs

Trinity Flaten, Co-Writing Editor

May 17, 2019

As summer rolls around, many teens are struggling to find jobs. The list below gives possible options: 1. Lifeguard During the summer, waterparks, community pools, and country clubs are always in need of lifeguards. Becoming a certified lifeguard is simpler than many think. There are multiple prog...

3 Methods for Combating Senioritis

3 Methods for Combating Senioritis

Faith Stapleton, Editor

February 22, 2019

Senioritis: a real problem found in high school seniors all around the nation. It can best be described as the feeling of simply not caring anymore and just wanting to be done with school. The end is in sight, but it still seems so far away. With graduation just around the corner, and most students a...

Students Conduct Bacteria Lab

Students Conduct Bacteria Lab

Jordyn Tarrant, Editor

February 8, 2019

In order to better understand how everyday items can harbor potentially dangerous germs, Mrs. Hill's food sciences class performed a bacteria lab after returning to school from Christmas break. We followed them throughout the process, and these are the results.

Making a ‘Mark’

Making a ‘Mark’

Ashlynn Roberts, Reporter

February 7, 2019

Mark Mirelez has never known love — in tennis that is. As the top male on the varsity tennis team, Mirelez is used to competing — and winning — against top tennis players. He has rostered on varsity tennis the past two years and been a part of the varsity practice squad since middle school.  ...

How the Cookie Crumbles

How the Cookie Crumbles

Trinity Flaten and Joe Walsh (Headline Writer)

February 5, 2019

Ears perk up when they are mentioned. Girls camp outside of all kinds of grocery stores to sell them. It's that time of year: Girl Scout cookie season. A very popular item throughout the school, Girl Scout cookies are typically sold between January and April. “I feel like the nostalgia in the ...

Bullying: a National Problem

Bullying: a National Problem

Trinity Flaten and Sarah Crowder (Graphic)

November 7, 2018

Name calling, harassment, catcalling, gossiping. Bullying prevention is pushed in schools all across the nation. While prevention is commonly advocated for, bullying still manages to get overlooked. Students often do not see their "joking around" as bullying and think it’s harmless. However, it’s...

Student Pursues Modeling Career

Student Pursues Modeling Career

Ashlynn Roberts, Mark Mirelez (Headline Writer), and Joe Walsh (Headline Writer)

September 27, 2018

Click. Click. Click. He looks the lens right in the eye, striking poses in rhythm with the camera clicks. Everyone has to wear makeup for photoshoots, and his is done to near perfection. His hair is styled and his clothes are a combination of bright colors and fun textures. He smiles and gazes sole...

Clubs Offered During Mega Lunch

Clubs Offered During Mega Lunch

Ashlynn Roberts, Reporter

September 24, 2018

This past week, mega lunch was added to the schedule for students and staff. This hour-long lunch will allow students to get tutoring help, socialize with friends, and have the opportunity to participate in various clubs and organizations. Each club has a specific goal, yet they all were created so st...

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