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In-person instruction not expected to change despite rise in local COVID cases
by Joseph Sweeney | editor-in-chief Following a rise in COVID-19 cases after the holidays, junior Sara Vilera asked herself the question: will NEISD schools be closing again? “I am definitely scared of schools closing again because I don't work (More)
Students reminded not to take advantage of distance, in-person options
by Joseph Sweeney | editor-in-chief With many students bound to their computer screens, art and photography teacher Analisa Shinn reflects on what made previous school years different from this one. “To say that it’s been a weird year is kind o (More)
GameStop: with great power comes great prices
by Joseph Sweeney | editor-in-chief GameStop: Power to the Players is a slogan I’m sure everyone, not just gamers, have heard numerous times in their lives. And with current events transpiring the way they have, you might think I’m here to talk ab (More)
The War on Poultry: Chick-fil-A's new spicy grilled chicken sandwich
by Joseph Sweeney | editor-in-chief On June 18, 1971, President Richard Nixon, during a press conference, declared drug abuse “public enemy number one.” A new war, now known as the war on drugs, was declared. In October 2001, President George W (More)
Terrible Tunes II: Electric Boogaloo
by Joseph Sweeney | editor-in-chief The year is 2008, and the world is on fire. Not in a literal sense, thoug (More)
The Mandalorian season two: a spoiler-free review
by Joseph Sweeney | editor-in-chief The Mandalorian continued with its second season in October, and managed to blow audiences away yet again with what is possible with the Star Wars universe on the small screen.  After seemingly defeating the (More)
UIL Academic season moves online for the near future
by Joseph Sweeney | editor-in-chief The UIL season will see changes this year as students will compete virtually. “I believe that the UIL academic season will be virtual for the rest of the year,” UIL Coordinator Dr. Carrie Turner-Grey said. “I (More)
Students urged to understand differences between scholarly organizations
by Joseph Sweeney | editor-in-chief With the National Honors Society having just inducted new members into their organization, students are reminded to stay aware of the difference between the NHS and another organization, the National Society of (More)
McLies, McDeceit, and the return of the McDonald's McRib
by Joseph Sweeney | editor-in-chief It was foretold by the Mayan calendar that 2012 would be the end of the world as we knew it. The apocalypse would be delayed for eight years, however, as 2020 has brought about the worst events mankind has ever (More)
District offering free Covid-19 testing for students, staff
by Joseph Sweeney | editor-in-chief NEISD is now offering free Covid-19 testing to students and staff members. “We are conducting them at Piper-Bass Student Memorial Center, over here by the Blossom Athletics Center,” NEISD nurse coordinator D’ (More)
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