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Too much testing, not enough learning

Too much testing, not enough learning

Reilly Martens, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2015


Filed under Opinion

There’s always that one kid who stops the teacher in the middle of their lesson to ask “why do we need to know this?” or “how is this going to ever help us in life?”. This raises the question of how state curriculum works and how it is set up for success, blurring whether or not the material...

Bathroom passes provide a problem

Bathroom passes provide a problem

Alex Moore, Daily Update Producer

December 3, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Throughout my past four years on campus, there has been a mix of teachers that are more strict than others when it comes to trips to the bathroom during class. Their policies range from letting students go whenever they want, only letting one go at a time, or giving students one bathroom trip per six weeks...

Cheer isn’t a sport, but it soon will be

Cheer isn’t a sport, but it soon will be

Imani Jones, Guest Contributor

November 20, 2015


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Next year the school’s cheerleaders will be, hopefully, going to competitions. This is exciting because cheer will finally be considered a sport at schools throughout Texas. The UIL approved a pilot year for the 2015-16 school year for cheer competitions and if all goes well, the program will stay. Some ch...

Bathroom visit in just six minutes

Bathroom visit in just six minutes

Eun Jae Kim, Guest Contributor

November 19, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The hallways of the school are always crowded with students rushing to get to their next class in just six minutes. By the time they run across the steep stairs and endless hallways, the bell has already rung, leaving students with no time to stop by the bathroom to attend to nature’s calls. In the...

You be you

You be you

David Figueroa, Guest Contributor

November 18, 2015


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There are norms in society that all people are expected to live up to. Research has shown that three to five friends is the optimal number of friends a person should have. That is the most ludicrous thing I have ever heard, for three reasons. One: Some people find that they function best alone, and no...

Tardy table makes students late

Tardy table makes students late

Sarah Swinford, Guest Contributor

November 17, 2015


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As a high school of great academic achievement and hard working people, many students on campus want to use as much class time as possible, with being late to a class a bad choice for these students. However when a student is late, they must walk all the way to the tardy table and miss up to ten minut...

Protect your stuff and lock it up

Protect your stuff and lock it up

Daniela Iturrino, Guest Contributor

November 16, 2015


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If you’re a student you should feel safe enough to be able to put your stuff in your locker and expect it to be there by the time you come back. So why can’t we? Locker thieves. The ones that steal your belongings without a care in the world, and there’s almost nothing you can do about it. You co...

End the misery, buy better tissues

End the misery, buy better tissues

Emma Crampton, Guest Contributor

November 12, 2015


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As the weather changes, the autumn leaves are not the only things turning red; so are student’s noses with teachers constantly sending students to the nurse’s office to pick up a new box of tissues. One would assume these tissues would help with the student’s allergies, colds and runny nos...

Work hard, smell nice: Stench fills girls’ locker room

Work hard, smell nice: Stench fills girls’ locker room

Ariela Rodrigues, Guest Contributor

November 11, 2015


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You walk down the hall, and the smell starts to intoxicate your lungs. You dread the moment that you open the door to the chamber of death, but you are required to do so. As you enter, your nose burns and you start to gag. When you think you can’t take it any more, somebody else enters and they luckily ha...

College applications sound more like checklists

College applications sound more like checklists

Olivia Kirklin, Guest Contributor

November 9, 2015


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Extracurriculars have become a time consuming and virtually required element for high school students in order to be admitted into college. Throughout all four years of high school, students must work on building credentials for themselves. Colleges have developed high expectations for high school students,...

Time to remove the lockers

Time to remove the lockers

Sarah Swinford, Guest Contributor

November 6, 2015


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The school has lockers lining every classroom hallway. Some students use these lockers, but not on a day to day basis. This leads many students to wonder why the lockers remain in place. In middle school, students used their lockers all the time because they didn’t have the opportunity to carry backp...

Short lunches make for less effecient students

Short lunches make for less effecient students

Jae'lon Hall, Guest Contributor

November 5, 2015


Filed under Opinion

School lunches have been extended approximately five minutes each from last year's timetable. However, this leaves students without much time to reenergize. Lunches should be longer than 30 minutes. Some schools in the country only give students 15 minutes to eat lunch, while others enjoy an entire ho...

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