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Tornadoes (Weather Weekly)

Tornadoes (Weather Weekly)

Kristjan Feltes, Junior Reporter (Weatherman)

December 18, 2018


Filed under Front Page, Opinions

Tornadoes are a fierce part of mother nature, and they typically occur in the spring but can happen any time of the year. But do tornadoes form, and where? Tornadoes form mainly in a type of storm called a supercell, though they can form in any thunderstorm that is capable of producing one. Tornado...

Do Grades Define Intelligence?

Do Grades Define Intelligence?

Ashlynn Roberts, Reporter

December 14, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Front Page, Opinions

In a world where college acceptance rates are slimming down and the difference between each class rank is steadily shrinking, good grades are more vital than ever. What used to be a major accomplishment is now an expectation of all students, and many current high school students are feeling the pressu...

Gifted, Talented Program Limits Opportunities, Shows Few Results

Gifted, Talented Program Limits Opportunities, Shows Few Results

Sarah Crowder, Reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Front Page, Opinions

Schools across the country have Gifted and Talented (G/T) programs filled with “naturally gifted” kids who receive special attention and curriculum. The Texas Education Code defines one of these students as "exhibiting high-performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area; pos...

Fake Photos (Actuality)

Fake Photos (Actuality)

Campbell Wilmot, Managing and Social Media Editor

November 29, 2018


Filed under Opinions

How much is too much? Whether it is on social media, billboard ads or magazines, we see the use of editing tools on photos everywhere, and their popularity is continuing to grow. Of course, the majority of people using social media often add a filter or whiten their teeth before posting, but when does ...

Too Restrictive?

Too Restrictive?

Ashlynn Roberts, Reporter

November 14, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Front Page, Opinions

In the United States, 96 percent of schools with internet access monitor students’ activity online, in the hopes of preventing “sexually explicit content.” Although web filtering should be used in all schools, many school districts take it to the extreme by blocking educational websites and video ...

Real Music (Actuality)

Real Music (Actuality)

Campbell Wilmot, Managing and Social Media Editor

November 10, 2018


Filed under Front Page, Opinions

Think back to this week. When was the last time you listened to a song that used a real instrument? From the use of vocal enhancers to the termination of real musical instruments in songs, our aspect of what true music is has been completely altered. According to BBC, over 90 percent of artists producing today are...

Picture Plenty

Picture Plenty

Campbell Wilmot, Managing and Social Media Editor

November 4, 2018


Filed under Front Page, Opinions

They say “A picture is worth a thousand words,” but is that really the case?   Picture this. You’ve just returned home from spending a few hours hanging out and eating dinner with a group of friends. Now you are home and you get on your phone. How many photos did you and your friends tak...

Kids These Days (Nostalgia)

Kids These Days (Nostalgia)

Sarah Crowder, Reporter

October 22, 2018


Filed under Front Page, Opinions

“Baby boomers are entitled”, “Millennials want everything handed to them”, “Gen Z kids are addicted to their cellphones”.  Headlines with eye-catching phrases like these are thrown around constantly. People are being defined by their generation, stereotyped and roped in by a title they sh...

New Coffee Shop Brews up Business

New Coffee Shop Brews up Business

Georgia Penn, Reporter

October 3, 2018


Filed under Front Page, Opinions

Located on Long Prairie Road in Flower Mound, 151 Coffee is a coffee shop with a twist. This particular coffee shop is drive-through only. Many who are coffee lovers and addicts, such as myself, are always excited to hear about a new shop opening around town. As much as I love the quaint environment c...

Is the Top Ten Percent Law Necessary?

Is the Top Ten Percent Law Necessary?

Faith Stapleton, Senior Reporter

September 21, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Front Page, Opinions

Texas legislature voted in Texas House Bill 588, often referred to as the “Top 10% Rule,” in 1997 as law. This law is deemed controversial by many and there have been several attempts to repeal it since, the latest being in 2017, with a new bill to completely eliminate the law by Senator Kel Seliger,...

Hozier Music Drops After Four Years

Hozier Music Drops After Four Years

Sarah Crowder and Joe Walsh (Headline Writer)

September 20, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Opinions, Reviews

After a long four year hiatus for fans, Hozier has finally released new music in the form of a four-song EP - Nina Cried Power. Announced on Aug. 31 and released on Sept. 6, the EP has already enjoyed immense success. From the four songs, we get a taste of everything Hozier is known for, with all of ...

Students “Under Pressure”

Students “Under Pressure”

Trinity Flaten, Joe Walsh (Headline Writer), and Mark Mirelez (Headline Writer)

September 17, 2018


Filed under Eagle Sports, Editorials, Fine Arts, Front Page, Opinions

As students progress through middle school and high school they tend to join many extracurricular activities like band, theater, and athletics. With students being in multiple activities, they are often pressured to find time for both or to drop one. “My freshman year [I was] in football. [I] definitely [felt pr...

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