Welcome to New York

Edder Martinez, Staff Reporter   The Thanksgiving Macy’s parade has become a staple of the holiday season. On Tuesday, Nov 24th If you paid attention you may have seen Royal Rubie Audrey Cox (11) performing live all the way from New york. An amazing feat, but this opportunity came with several challenges and difficulties.   Showmakers of America ran a […]

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Swift Vengeance: Ticketmaster May Have Finally Met Its Match

Julissa Duran, Staff Reporter   On November 18, the Department of Justice announced that they will be opening an investigation into Ticketmaster’s parent company Live Nation, following the events of Taylor Swift’s “Eras” Tour presale.   In 2017 Ticketmaster introduced Verified fan, a system created to help “protect fans bots and scalpers” as stated on the Ticketmaster blog. Ironically people […]

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Trending Tragedy: A Look at the Fentanyl Crisis

Julissa Duran, Staff Reporter   Fentanyl has been on a rise in the states and other countries within recent years. In 2020 overdose deaths have increased by over 56% compared to 2019, and have been increasing since. According to the DEA as little as 2 mg of fentanyl can be considered potentially lethal.         Fentanyl is a narcotic that is […]

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A Felonious Misconception

Jennifer Hernandez, Staff Reporter   Voting rights vary from state to state, which means many eligible voters don’t fully understand their voting laws. Historically, citizens convicted of a felony were widely stripped of their right to vote in most US states. In many states like Mississippi and Alabama you are still not allowed to vote if you’re a convicted felon. […]

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Truss Turmoil

Edder Martinez, Staff Reporter   After former UK Prime Minister Borris Johnson resigned from his role Prime Minister Liz Truss was elected by the conservative party to serve as head of the government. Truss’ term was short-lived with her prime ministership being the shortest in the country’s history   Her term began on Sep. 6th and ended only after 44 […]

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News from NASA

Chris Loustaunau, Editor-in-Chief   NASA launched the DART spacecraft on September 26 2020 which successfully impacted the asteroid Dimorphous on October 4th. NASA’s plan was to redirect an asteroid far in space.    NASA’s attempt to alter the orbit of the asteroid will see me for the first time in history, NASA will crash a spacecraft into the asteroid on […]

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Unbearable Rivalry

Chris Loustaunau, Editor-in-Chief   After a ruthless six-day battle and many pounds of salmon, a brown bear named 747 has been crowned the winner of fat bear week. Fat Bear Week is an annual tournament taking place every October. It pits bears in Katmai National Park, Alaska against each other in a week-long bracket style competition, evaluating a bear’s “success […]

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UIL Roundup Next Thursday

Julissa Duran, Staff Reporter   NEISD will kick off the 2022-23 Academic UIL season next Thursday, September 29. This year the district will include 29 different contests for all eligible high school students.    UIL offers a multitude of events ranging from literary criticism, to robotics, and even debate. Those who wish to participate are required to attend practice at […]

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16 de Septiembre

Edder Martinez, Staff Reporter   The Fifteenth of September marks the beginning of hispanic heritage month and the day after, the sixteenth of September marks Mexican Independence Day. ISA Spanish Honor Society celebrated this occasion by performing music and dances for ISA students.    Thursday The Spanish Honors Society hosted its first dieciséis de septiembre event in two years during […]

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Where Did All the Trash Cans Go?

Ashley Patterson, Staff Reporter   LEE High School since the start of the 2022-2023 school year has moved all cafeteria trash cans outside during lunch periods. After lunch, students are prompted to throw their trash outside in appropriate receptacles. This may be convenient to students dining outside, but it leaves students inside and janitors with multiple problems.     “It would […]

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Tardy Round-up Here to Stay

Jennifer Hernandez, Staff Reporter   Many students were shocked to see the new tardy round-up program this 2022-23 school year at LEE High School. English teacher Ms. Amanda Towers has taken charge of rounding up stragglers in the hallways during lunch periods to prevent students from avoiding classes.   “There are consequences for ignoring the rules, you can’t hide, so […]

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