Tightrope: Students Try to Balance Expectations, Mental Health

Ashley Patterson, Staff Reporter   With the start of the school year and the closing of the first nine weeks, students are finally getting into the swing of things. Tests, quizzes, and projects have already been administered, homework is becoming more of a common occurrence, and regulating school life as well as social calendars is more of a manageable feat […]

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A Four-Day School Week Could Be the Answer

Julissa Duran, Staff Reporter   There are currently twenty-seven school districts in Texas with a four-day school week. This system was adopted in response to the current teacher exodus in hopes of attracting and retaining current and new staffers. With teacher shortages on the rise across the country, more schools should follow suit.    Switching over to a four-day week […]

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Red Hot Chili Peppers New Album “Unlimited Love” Review

Chris Loustaunau, Editor-in-Chief   From their multi-platinum peaks to their sad, desperate lows, the Red Hot Chili peppers have always aspired toward a humble goal: to make you feel like you’re in the studio with them, zoning in and out and goofing around, watching three exceptionally talented musicians and an extremely jacked singer spitballing ideas and keeping each other entertained. […]

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History and Impact of Comic-Con

Chris Loustaunau, Staff Reporter   Comic-Con is a convention with loads of different attractions every year, all over the world. Usually, in the U.S. each state hosts one Comic-Con annually. Comic-Con is an enjoyable experience for anyone with interests ranging from anime, gaming, cinema, and more. In San Antonio, they host the event in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, […]

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Outdated Sexism: Why Today’s Dress Code Needs to Change

Lesly Rodriguez, Staff Reporter   Shame, embarrassment, frustration. You were just walking through the halls of your school, a place you should feel safe, when you were stopped by a teacher, they look you up and down, eyebrows raised, hand on hip, a slight squint of their eyes. A look that you’ll remember for days.    “Your shorts are way […]

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Movie Review: Enola Holmes

Lesly Rodriguez, Contributor Enola Holmes, a Netflix Original film starring Millie Bobby Brown and Louis Partridge, came out on September 23, 2020 and was directed by Harry Barbeer. The movie takes place in 1884 London and follows the protagonist, Enola, as she tries to find her mother who has gone missing without the help of her older brother, Sherlock Holmes. […]

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Book Review: The Likeness by Tana French

Joselyn Hofer, Contributor Detective Cassie Maddox is trying to piece her life back together after a particularly horrifying undercover case she experienced six months earlier. It looks like she’ll never return to the Dublin Murder Squad until she gets a call informing her about a murder. Cassie walks into the crime scene expecting any normal murder case but is surprised […]

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