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Importance of the Press

Christine Odwesso, Staff writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under Opinions

  The media plays a significant role in shaping a healthy democracy. The news has an integral impact on how people view the societal and political issues of our society, and it makes us aware of various activities around the world. The media shows us the truth. So what happens when our President degrades...

Editorial: The Editorial Board stands against Autism Speaks

The Editorial Board
April 21, 2017
Filed under Editorials

In solidarity with April’s Autism Awareness Month, special needs foundations, especially on the autism spectrum, hold various events. Autism Speaks is no exception. Autism Speaks is one of the most well-funded organizations for autism awareness. Despite their prominence, Autism Speaks often misallocate...

Review: Rise Biscuits & Donuts

Maya Morriswala, Staff writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under Opinions

Rise Biscuits & Donuts opened April 1 on Stacy Road, and this is certainly something to be excited for. They specialize in savory biscuits such as ham and bacon biscuits, as well as donuts ranging from classic glazed to a more exotic pineapple basil. To be completely honest, I was excited for this pla...

Building A Better Future

Astrid Souto, Staff Writer
April 10, 2017
Filed under Opinions

Along the outskirts of Dallas lies a safe haven for women and children who fear their abusers. These individuals have suffered tremendously and fled unexpectedly with little to nothing besides the clothes on their backs. The Family Place serves as a temporary home for these now homeless women and childre...

Flipside: Disney Live Action

Francis Salazar and Alyssa White
April 4, 2017
Filed under Opinions

Why Can’t We See The Story Again? (Francis Salazar) Disney has long been a part of people's childhood. From Mickey Mouse to Moana, Disney has been there. Every year Disney expands their presence, and this year it’s through “Beauty and the Beast,” the live action version. This “tale as o...

Review: ‘More Life’

Review: ‘More Life’

Braylon Fernandez, Staff writer
March 27, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Opinions

“More Life” is the most recent album from rap artist Drake, the 10th album he has released that was available on iTunes. However, Drake said that “More Life” was not an album, but a playlist built by him. The album starts with one of the more popular songs “Free Smoke,” which starts off...

Column; The Cons of Fitting In

Column; The Cons of Fitting In

Alyssa White, Staffer
March 27, 2017
Filed under Opinions

I don’t know where I belong yet. After celebrating my 16th birthday, the realization hit me forcefully. My friends told me happy birthday, like they’re expected to, and made it feel like I made a meaningful piece to their lives. To many others, it’s endearing, but when my friends make the effor...

This Is Why Lauren Jarvis-Gibson Shouldn’t Write Articles Romanticizing Anxiety

This Is Why Lauren Jarvis-Gibson Shouldn’t Write Articles Romanticizing Anxiety

Bryn Chambers, Sr. managing editor
March 23, 2017
Filed under Opinions

Hey, Lauren. I read your column. Fixed it for you. People with anxiety aren’t perfect. We’re painfully aware of that. Yeah, “nobody’s perfect,” but you should love a person despite their flaws, not manipulate their flaws for your benefit. When you fall in love with someone with anxiety...

Review: ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Review: ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Maya Morriswala, Staff writer
March 23, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Opinions

Before seeing the “Beauty and the Beast,” I didn’t really understand all the hype surrounding it. It’s just retelling the same old story, right? Dead wrong. This live-action remake of the “tale as old as time” succeeds in accurate retelling while adding more depth and backstory to the char...

Review: ‘HNDRXX’

Review: ‘HNDRXX’

Braylon Fernandez, Staff writer
March 21, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Opinions

With the second project in two weeks, Future delivers yet another top selling album but this time with a different tone. Future had only two features on “HNDRXX”: The Weeknd and Rihanna. Future backed away from his usual trap-style music and went for a more modern pop sound. He focused more on...

Review: “Divide”

Review: “Divide”

Bryn Chambers, Sr. managing editor
March 21, 2017
Filed under Opinions

Unlike many of Ed Sheeran’s previous albums, “Divide” is a compilation of exotic, unique and unusual beats put together with one similarity—they don’t have any. Although “Divide” doesn’t make much sense as a whole, Sheeran’s new music is a great upbeat release for spring. He’s back...

Where my White Privilege Got Me

Corinne Chandler, Staff writer
March 21, 2017
Filed under Opinions

  The side of the road. My white privilege landed me on the side of the road, comfortably weeping in my car over a Black Eyed Peas song— five minutes from my thriving suburban neighborhood. I really am as privileged as it gets. It is often assumed that because I am white I don’t r...