Obstacle or Opportunity

As Reported by:  Harley Burger In light of recent tragedies, Texas schools have become increasingly proactive in safety measures. One such safety measure prohibits NEISD High Schools from being “Open Campuses,” meaning that students are barred from leaving school grounds during their lunch periods. Although there are justifiable concerns surrounding a shift to an “Open…

Student Editorial – Dress Code

An Editorial by Harley Burger  According to an anonymous survey regarding the Dress Code Policy at Madison, 72.7% of students believe that “Enforcing dress code negatively affects the learning environment.” What negative effects does the Dress Code Policy create? How has a safety measure become a source of discomfort and disagreement amongst students, staff, and…

SpaceX: The Future of Travel

By Travis Ostby The word ‘space’ creates images of the planets, stars, and even the objects non-existent or undiscovered. The vast amount of research and development put into space missions encounter limited materials and limited human-resources. However, the technological age arrives and with it brings new opportunities of exploration and resupply by means of reusable…

More Than Rap: Gay Rights

By Danielle Cramberg Rapper Macklemore wrote a song titled “Same Love” that advocates for his audience that is either gay or supportive of gay rights. “If I was gay, I would think hip-hop hates me.. Have you read the Youtube comments lately?” He addresses the negative attitude toward homosexuals in society, especially in the hip-hop…

More Than Rap: Police Brutality

By Danielle Cramberg The Game wrote a song titled ‘Don’t Shoot’ that covered a topic that really hit home for many listeners: police brutality. Police brutality is a common theme throughout rap, but this new song specifically addresses current examples of police brutality that occurred in Ferguson, Missouri. “We gotta stick together, we all we…

Keeping Kids Safe: The Dangers of Guns in a Home

By Courtney Johnson News about it shows up all over – the topic of guns and gun control relate to most of society no matter the stance taken. Much of the controversy around gun control crops up at times of great tragedy, mainly those concerning children. From school shootings to accidental deaths, these events make the news…

More Than Rap: An Introduction

By Danielle Cramberg When people think of rap and hip-hop, a few things come to mind: women, cars, money. Most assume that rappers make music for the money and the fame. Not everyone realizes the influence that rap can have, nor the powerful messages it may send. The popularity of rap gives it the power…

Ice Bucket Challenge: A Good Cause or Just a Good Hashtag

By Danielle Cramberg Visit any type of social media account and there is a very large chance a video of someone pouring a bucket of ice cold water over themselves and nominating their closest friends to do the same pops up. But, what many people don’t realize (or thoroughly understand) is that it’s in the…

Trapped in the Friend Zone: The Point of No Return

By Danielle Cramberg  Every teenager, at one point or another, has experienced a crush on someone else. Generally, crushes just end up as potential heartbreaks waiting to happen, thus causing most crushes to remain secret crushes. If you find out your crush doesn’t reciprocate your feelings, it’ll crush you. And you’ll spend the next few…