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Weird Christmas Traditions

Weird Christmas Traditions

Emma Campbell, Junior Reporter

December 11, 2019

How many students decorate their houses with a Star Wars theme or print out a picture of trees for their walls? To get into the Christmas spirit, we asked students what their weirdest family Christmas traditions are. Here are a few funny and cute ideas from students around the school.  

Frozen Two Icy Letdown

Frozen Two Icy Letdown

Emma Campbell, Junior Reporter

December 9, 2019

People are going crazy over Frozen Two, acting like it is nicer than ice. Released an entire six years after the first movie, Frozen Two was excitedly awaited by young children and parents alike. Its 2013 predecessor made more than $1 billion. Its sequel is already well on its way to surpassing t...

Growth in Spirit

Growth in Spirit

Gracie Hurst, Junior Reporter

December 5, 2019

Betty Smith wrote A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and planted a piece of her heart and soul into the beloved classic. Since her novel was published, many readers have been touched by the heart-rending story and the unique world of its own. Betty Smith reimagined her childhood in Brooklyn and poured her hear...

Why Disney+ Is Worth Melting For

Why Disney+ Is Worth Melting For

Ashlynn Roberts, News & Social Media Editor

December 2, 2019

Some things really are worth melting for, and Disney+ is one of them. After its official launch on Nov. 12, Disney+, the newest digital streaming service, gained 10 million subscribers in its first 24 hours. Similar to rival companies, users have the option of paying a monthly or annual fee in exchange for unlimited movies and television series. However, what has ma...

The Gladwell Epidemic

The Gladwell Epidemic

Gracie Hurst, Junior Reporter

October 8, 2019

Malcolm Gladwell is a supereminent non-fiction writer and journalist. He has written many insightful books that include elements of psychology, human nature, and science, with entertaining examples. His colorful writing explores unique theories and ways of understanding the world that gives readers a...

Apple Unveils New Products

Apple Unveils New Products

Nicholas West, Junior Reporter

September 13, 2019

Apple officially unveiled its fall 2019 line of products on Sept. 10. Along with new products, Apple is offering new services this year for its users. They’re introducing a new Apple Watch, finally giving a revamp to an older product for a great price, making some great updates to existing products, a...

Beloved Author Leaves Her Mark

Beloved Author Leaves Her Mark

Gracie Hurst, Junior Reporter

September 12, 2019

Toni Morrison died a month ago on Aug. 5, but the literary world still laments the loss of a true artist.   Morrison’s literary contributions include The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon, Jazz, Paradise, and her most notable novel, Beloved. Her books delve into what it means to be an African America...

Mixing it Up at Sonic

Mixing it Up at Sonic

Ashlynn Roberts and Jaclyn Harris

July 24, 2019

Sonic is known for its flavorful hamburgers, delicious tater tots, and one-of-a-kind drink combinations. According to  Sonic commercials, the fast food company proudly serves over 168,000 drink combinations. But how strange can these drink combinations be? We spent an afternoon sampling some of Sonic's...

Travel Tips for Summer Vacations!

Travel Tips for Summer Vacations!

Jordyn Tarrant, Graphic Design/PR

June 5, 2019

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So Far So Good

So Far So Good

Ashlynn Roberts, Reporter

March 25, 2019

Five Feet Apart tells the story of teenagers Stella (Haley Lu Richardson) and Will (Cole Sprouse), two hospital patients who have been confined to their rooms. Stella has cystic fibrosis and has lived in and out of the hospital her whole life because of the disease. Will is another "CFer" who is in the hos...

Isn’t it Mediocre

Isn’t it Mediocre

Faith Stapleton, Senior Reporter

March 8, 2019

Starring comedy star, Rebel Wilson (known for her role as “Fat Amy” in Pitch Perfect), Isn’t it Romantic was released the day before Valentine’s Day, February 13, 2019.  The cast list was filled with household names, such as Liam Hemsworth, Adam DeVine, and Priyanka Chopra. Meant as a parody o...

Mr. Frosty’s Proves To Be a ‘Cool’ Hangout

Mr. Frosty’s Proves To Be a ‘Cool’ Hangout

Ashlynn Roberts, Reporter

March 4, 2019

Mr. Frosty's has been a Denton favorite for generations, and it's no question why. Driving down Fort Worth Drive, you can see that the neon Mr. Frosty's sign hangs proudly over the 1950's themed diner. Walk inside, and it's like you've traveled back in time. The white-board menu spells out each of the...

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