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Believe with No Limits

Believe with No Limits

October 19, 2017


Anonymous, Guest Writer

May 10, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

She’s lying in bed again. That’s all she does these days. That’s all she can do. I muster up the strength to go into the room again and sit in the chair next to her bed. “This is her chair,” I think to myself,...

Not one or the other but somewhere in the middle

Luisa Perry, Entertainment Editor

October 5, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinion

No soy de aqui ni de alla. I’m not from here or from there. It is a phrase often used by the children of hispanic immigrants, born in America to foreign parents, who live in a cultural limbo. While this doesn’t apply to...

Safety Measures Necessary for Student Productivity

Sumin Son, Reporter

June 18, 2016

Filed under Columns, News, Opinion

Schools have installed security measures to ensure student safety, such as video cameras, metal weapon detectors and entry control. In addition, some schools host periodic drug checks by a trained animal. Each school should have...

The Water in Our Names

Christine Zhu, Guest Writer

June 3, 2016

Filed under Columns

My sister and I have water in our names. Three brush strokes. Our Chinese identity. My water is calm, clouded - misted - Meng Meng. Her water is clear, reflecting the sun - bright - Ying Ying. This has made all the difference. Fo...


Christine Zhu, Guest Writer

June 1, 2016

Filed under Columns

My neighborhood smells like asphalt. And from what I can remember, it’s always smelled that way - lonely, pungent and sharp. My house stands on one side of the asphalt, small, red, and dim. On the other side, stands a park....


Anastasia Kinnebrew, Guest Writer

May 23, 2016

Filed under Columns

Anastasia, a biblical name of Greek and Russian origin which means “one who will be reborn” or “resurrection.” A beautiful name given to russian nobility back during the era of imperial Russia, and given to young girl...

Humphrey Drive

Anonymous, Guest Writer, Creative Writing

May 9, 2016

Filed under Columns

I’ve been told by my mother that long ago, when my parents first bought our two-story brick house, several years before I was born, my neighborhood did not exist. It was out in the middle of the countryside, fields all around....

Anti-Gay, Islamophobic, Creationist Front-runner for Texas Board of Education

Jude Benham, Reporter

March 30, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinion

In early March on super Tuesday, voters across Texas went to local polls to vote for party delegates. Many Republicans looking to place a ballot for Cruz or Trump also casted important votes concerning education - members to join the...

The Longest Drive

Luisa Perry, Entertainment Editor

March 4, 2016

Filed under Columns

Throughout my life, I have been on many car drives and by far, the longest drive was the one from my house to my best friend’s funeral. What actually was a 10-minute trip felt like 10 years. As we pulled up to the church, the...

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