Stuck At The Starting Line: Getting Teens Back On The Road

Nathan Ocloo, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

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All over the nation countless cars crowd the streets. Each with their own objective. With every car there are drivers seeking their destination. Beforehand, everyone must learn the importance and laws of driving though. With our busy schedules, teens should be proactive and pursue their license. In 2017, 17,099,340 licensed drivers were recorded in the state of Texas alone per ©️ Statista; that’s a little more than 60% of the population driving. With the way our country is always pressing on into the technological frontier, it’s not surprising to see those numbers. Only 71% percent of high school seniors have their license, according to a survey done by Wired. That’s the lowest it has been in decades....

Disney Movies Are Sweet Like Honey

Tori Mejia

April 2, 2019

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Disney movies all around the world have inspired younger generations for almost 95 years. Through the emotions, the tears, the laughs, the smiles, and whatever comes ahead, there is always a deeper meaning behind these delightful movies. Lessons that can guide an individual, and aide them to understand why it is important. It is a goal for children to watch these inspirational movies because it can help their tree grow its leaves. Imagination was truly an aspect of Disney’s life. Walt grew up on a farm in Marceline, Missouri, and those years helped sparked his creativity. His years at the farm consisted of animals becoming his friends and companions, giving each one names and creating their adventures....

Venezuela: A Country At War with Itself

Ximena Maldonado

March 29, 2019

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Venezuela has been under severe crisis for decades now and every year seems to be getting worse under an authoritative dictator, Nicolas Maduro. Venezuela has struggled to improve their situation because of their government system comprised of a dictator with an obsessive desire for power, a deteriorating economy, and failed attempts to reduce crime rates. Venezuela’s current problem is its president, Nicolas Maduro. He took office in 2013 following the death of former president, Hugo Chavez. He is a member of the socialist party and since he took office, has blocked any form of humanitarian aid from entering the country, cut ties with countries who offer aid, and carried on the corrupt ideology of “Chavismo”,...

Challenges that Come with Fame

Roshni M, Staff Writer

March 29, 2019

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Celebrities. When we think of celebrities, we think about how astonishing it would be to meet them in real life, take pictures with them, and maybe even converse a little. Except, we don’t think about how they might feel doing these things. In our minds it doesn’t matter how long or how many people have been taking pictures with them, we just think about ourselves with the celebrity, but little do we know that one person turns into one more person and then another. It’s a never ending cycle. As much as celebrities are very accomplished and unique people, they too deserve the joy of a private life. A life without everything that happens being spilled out into the public. Paparazzi have been known to be strenuous...

Why you should join Computer Maintenance

Parker L. Lurye, Staff Writer

March 29, 2019

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In this new age of technology you simply can’t learn enough about computers and if you ever want to master the ways of technology, you have no choice but to take computer maintenance. In computer maintenance you’ll learn about how to disassemble and reassemble a computer as well as how to upgrade your own personal computer. Furthermore you’ll also learn how to troubleshoot the problems your computer has, a skill that’s quite invaluable in our tech obsessed world. Everyone has had an annoying problem with a computer or mobile device at one time or another and resolving these issues can be quite a pain, which is why learning how to troubleshoot a computer is a valuable skill. For example the date and time in...

Home Sweet (Dream) Home

Jenna Williams, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019

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Have you ever thought about your ideal dream house? Close your eyes and imagine yourself sitting inside your picture-perfect house: what would it look like? Many people dream about what their lives will look like in the future; “what will I be doing with my career?” “will I have kids, and where will we live?” “who will I be married to?” These questions could go on and on. Some people even have pictures laid out on Pinterest for what they expect their houses to look like. When I was very young, I would sit in my room and draw pictures in my sketchbook of what I hoped my “Princess Castle” would be like one day. I would sketch large rooms, a giant backyard with tons of room to play, and even an indoor...

How Important Is Driving to You?

Bri Martinez, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019

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Taking the next step. How to deal with putting your hands behind the wheel. Many don’t know how important driving actually is. Driving makes life so much easier. The sooner you learn to drive the better. Taking  advantage of any opportunity you get to learn to drive is key to your future. Some schools provide drivers ed for a small fee. Once you can be out in the street legally your life changes so much, you can finally drive yourself to school. No more walking to the bus stop in bad weather. Or worrying about missing the bus due to sports of school activities. Not only does driving make your life easier but also your parents lives. The ability for teenagers to drive helps parents out so much at home. Even...

Sneak Attack

Lauren Adkins

March 25, 2019

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Air Force 1s, black old skool Vans, and Converse trample the halls every 90 minutes in high schools throughout America. Anything off brand is frowned upon, and anything designer is praised. High school students take their shoes seriously, but just how seriously do high schoolers take them? The total revenue for shoe companies in 2018 was 81 billion in the US alone, according to IBIS World (an expert analysis webpage). Teenagers across the country are always looking for the latest trend, and that is no different when it comes to shoes. Some shoes stay in style for a long time, such as simple slip­ on white Vans. Other shoes have left the realm of trendy must have clothing and only recently made a comeback, s...

Why Stay in Band?

Anonymous

March 8, 2019

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While not all middle schools require you to choose between the main three music branches (orchestra, choir, and band), FISD does. When I moved here before 8th grade, I had no knowledge of this since I was in band at my old school and I was going to at my new school. I choose band because I loved music. To me, band was a way to be more involved in music. Since band isn’t required in high school, what inspires band members to stay? It gives you your P.E. credit and Fine Arts credit, but it’s hard work so why not leave and do something easier? For Peyton Guziec, she was always interested in music, but it was a requirement so she chose band to get her credits out of the way. “I just did it because I needed a...