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Tanning Time

Tanning Time

Rebekah Rosenstein, Staff Writer
February 2, 2016 • 950 views
Filed under Features, Top Story

Heart beating steadily, muscles relaxed, she lays under the soft blue lighting of the tanning bed. The silent, sweet serene atmosphere of the enclosed space fills her up with warmth and reassurance. Senior Bailey North represents the 29 percent of high school girls who have used indoor tanning devic... Read more »

Fight Club: School Edition

Fight Club: School Edition

Ava Green, Staff Writer
January 27, 2016 • 1,346 views
Filed under Features, Top Story

Students suddenly scurrying from every line and table disrupts the typical chatter of the cafeteria. Yells of excitement, panic and anger echo through the room as teachers and police officers rush over. Students like junior Angelica Luckert have been the cause of physical fights on school grounds.  One survey ... Read more »

Anxiety: A Crippling Disorder

Anxiety: A Crippling Disorder

Rebecca Goodman and Monica Salazar
January 20, 2016 • 1,540 views
Filed under Features, Top Story

In and out, in and out. In, and then out again. With every breath she felt a bit better. She told herself it would be OK, that it would all be over soon. After she calmed down, she slowly got up and made her way back to the class she was in. She sat back down in her seat, and carried on with the rest of... Read more »

District Returns To Block Schedule

District Returns To Block Schedule

Ben Townsend, News Editor
January 15, 2016 • 1,796 views
Filed under Features

Four years after switching to the nine block a day schedule, Mansfield ISD Superintendent Dr. Jim Vaszauskas made the decision to revert back to the A/B block schedule. Dr. Vaszauskas said the change will benefit high school students by offering better college preparatory options. “If we get right... Read more »

College Readiness: Tips and Tricks

College Readiness: Tips and Tricks

Katherine Powell and Hannah Shaffer
January 11, 2016 • 1,040 views
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With silence, the sound of pencils meeting the paper grew louder in senior Kayla Riley’s head. She sat in at her desk at a loss of what to do. This was it; the dreaded SAT. One of the biggest chances to ensure scholarships.  “I was super nervous [about taking the SAT] because I didn’t know how t... Read more »

Trouble with Turf

Trouble with Turf

Fernando Fernandez and Nathan Nowlin
January 5, 2016 • 1,500 views
Filed under Features, Sports Stories, Top Story

Senior Brittany Holt, goalkeeper for the girls’ soccer team, dives for the ball and takes a hard fall to the abrasive turf. The save was successful but she had to deal with a pain in her ear throughout the remainder of the game. Over all the excitement of the game, she forgot about the pain until later... Read more »

Seeing Double

Seeing Double

Phillip Smith, Staff Writer
December 16, 2015 • 1,574 views
Filed under Features, Top Story

Junior Brianna Candia feels a hand grasp her shoulder as a random person in the hallway says “Hey Brittney!” leaving her in an array of confusion and awkwardness. Thinking to herself, Brianna comes to the conclusion that may have been one of the friends of her identical twin Brittney Candia. Similarly... Read more »

Practicing Healthy Hygiene

Practicing Healthy Hygiene

Ashley Bow, Staff Writer
December 11, 2015 • 876 views
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Sophomore Laurin Mendelsohn stands in her kitchen ready to make cookies with one of her friends. They wash their hands and begin to bake. After mixing the ingredients, they place the dough onto the cookie sheet to put into the oven. To Mendelsohn, all of these steps were obvious, but there was one step... Read more »

Can’t Measure Heart

Can’t Measure Heart

Kendra Washington, Staff Writer
December 2, 2015 • 1,353 views
Filed under Features, Sports Stories, Top Story

Last year, junior Craig Nealey sits in his AP physics class on the first day of school ready to start the school year only to get criticized by his classmate, who tells him that athletes shouldn’t be taking the class if they struggled in the pre-requisite class. Now a senior, Nealey looks back at ... Read more »

Barely Making Cents: Minimum Wage Debate Causes Workers to Strike

Barely Making Cents: Minimum Wage Debate Causes Workers to Strike

Grant Baker and Hannah Garcia
November 10, 2015 • 715 views
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Sounds of children splashing in the water come to a halt when junior Kaylin Martinson begins to teach her swimming lesson of the day.  Martinson takes part in the 3.1 million high school students that work today trying to make some extra money, prepare themselves with business skills they can use later in lif... Read more »