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Meet Ella Emhoff US, inauguration breakout star

Karalyn Brown, Managing Editor January 21, 2021

    (Sources from CNN)  Standing out next to established style icons like Michelle Obama and Lady Gaga was always going to be a tough gig. But on a day of block colors and monochromatic...

(Photo Credit: The Associated Press)

Amanda Gorman delivers breathtaking poem at the Presidential Inauguration

Kat Ramkumar, Design Editor / Staff Writer January 20, 2021

22-year-old Amanda Gorman becomes the youngest inaugural poet in history as she read her original, “The Hill We Climb”, at the 59th presidential inauguration.  Gorman was faced with a challenge...

Chido's Taco Lounge; New Coming to Frisco

Chido’s Taco Lounge; New Coming to Frisco

Kaleigh Stephens, Staff Writer January 20, 2021

There is a grand & new taco lounge, coming to Frisco, quite soon. It is said to be indeed opening, around the middle of February, with no for sure, opening date put in place yet. With them...

President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris: A Vision of Hope for America

President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris: A Vision of Hope for America

Kelsey Byrd, Managing Editor January 20, 2021

(Note: This article is categorized as an Op-Ed. As such, all opinions are that of staff writer Kelsey Byrd’s, and do not reflect the ideas or thoughts of Memorial High School nor the MHS Journalism staff...

Permanent Removal of SAT Subject Tests and Essay

Permanent Removal of SAT Subject Tests and Essay

Kat Ramkumar, Design Editor / Staff Writer January 19, 2021

The College Board has taken the legitimate decision to drop their SAT subject tests along with the optional SAT essay to reduce demands upon students. Along with this, the organization is working towards...

Trump First President to be Impeached Twice

Trump First President to be Impeached Twice

Kelsey Byrd, Managing Editor January 15, 2021

(Image by M.H on Pixabay) A new chapter was once again added to the history books through the impeachment of Donald Trump, making him the only president to have ever been impeached twice. Coming just...

Beyond The Surface: A Look Into Local HOSA Campaign

Beyond The Surface: A Look Into Local HOSA Campaign

Kat Ramkumar, Design Editor / Staff Writer January 12, 2021

Local HOSA campaign, Beauty Beyond Bones, rises to prominence during regionals week.  Created by teens Varsha Ganesh, Riddhi Gosavi, Roshni Manikandan, and Kathambari Ramkumar, this project works to...

lists of Texas colleges not requiring SAT scores

Karalyn Brown, Managing Editor January 12, 2021

SAT tests and exams usually are a part of students' worries but this year that does not seem to be the case for some students with the coronavirus continuing to be a part of our lives. Although some say...

The Beauty of De-Escalation Training, as Told by Hopeful Cities

The Beauty of De-Escalation Training, as Told by Hopeful Cities

Kelsey Byrd, Managing Editor January 11, 2021

To acknowledge a problem is one thing, to adhere to a solution is quite another. America exemplified this when once again this nation was reminded of its ever-present systematic racism and rampant police...

Harris county Judge addresses Covid -19 UK variant in Texas

Karalyn Brown, Managing Editor January 8, 2021

Harris County Public Health is conducting contact tracing with an individual who tested positive for the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7, a form of the virus discovered in the United Kingdom in December. This...

Trump Incites Mob That Storms Capitol Hill

Trump Incites Mob That Storms Capitol Hill

Kelsey Byrd, Managing Editor January 6, 2021

(Note: This article is categorized as an Op-Ed. As such, all opinions are that of staff writer Kelsey Byrd’s, and do not reflect the ideas or thoughts of Memorial High School nor the MHS Journalism staff...

What I’ve learned from the pandemic so far

Karalyn Brown, Managing Editor January 6, 2021

The pandemic has changed people and the way we operate as a society  and although it has been incredibly sad and not fun to go through at all I have decided to see it from a different perspective than...