Into the Deep

Into the Deep

Heather Hines, Staff Writer
January 16, 2015 • 603 views
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A bright sun shimmers overhead in the clear blue sky. Senior Haley Hines looks up to admire it from between the reef walls, 50 feet below the surface of the Caribbean Ocean. Twenty feet away a Caribbean squid floats in the water, and stoplight parrotfish root around below him in the sand. Bright staghorn... Read more »

Inked: The Excitement and Regret of Tattoos

Inked: The Excitement and Regret of Tattoos

Heather Hines, Staff Writer
December 19, 2014 • 822 views
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Coach Lacy Beckler stands outside the P.E. locker room as she takes attendance with her iPad. All her students watch, but none see the four tattoos on her hands. Out of the nine tattoos Coach Beckler has, eight appear in white ink, making them visible only when pointed out. Students and teachers like... Read more »

Dealing with Divorce

Dealing with Divorce

Doris Larroy, Staff Writer
November 28, 2014 • 448 views
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Bags zip up, shoes slip on and a jacket slides onto sophomore Alex Toon’s shoulders as she gets ready to leave her mom’s house to go to her dad’s for the weekend. She says goodbye to her mother and heads out to see her father. Toon, like one... Read more »

Trick-or-Treat: Here Comes Halloween

Trick-or-Treat: Here Comes Halloween

Haley Yelle, Staff Writer
October 30, 2014 • 638 views
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On average, people in America spend about $6 billion on Halloween. All of the money spent on costumes, candy, decorations and pumpkins make Halloween the second largest commercial holiday in America. For some, the holiday comes... Read more »

ISIS: What You Need to Know

ISIS: What You Need to Know

Anna Jordan, Staff Writer
October 6, 2014 • 2,958 views
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What Does ISIS Stand For? “ISIS” stands for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham. Al-Sham includes Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Iraq, Syria and Kuwait. Why Should Students Have Knowledge of the Controversy at Hand? As the generation of the future, we need to become educated on... Read more »

Remembering 9/11

Remembering 9/11

Jacob Friedberg and Phillip Smith
September 10, 2014 • 1,197 views
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It started off as an ordinary September day but quickly turned to smoke-filled skies and streets full of terrified people. As the people of New York City started their daily routines, they were interrupted by a horrific terrorist attack. This attack would devastate the nation and change it forever.... Read more »

100 Happy Days

100 Happy Days

Alanna Zaskoda, Editor-in-Chief
August 29, 2014 • 823 views
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Sulking at home and complaining about a bad day seems to be much more common than racing home to brag about a good one. Bad situations seem to have much more power over the outcome of your day than good situations. That’s the purpose of 100... Read more »

Catfished: Social Media Scam Exposes Minors

Catfished: Social Media Scam Exposes Minors

Ka’Leif Hodge, Staff Writer
May 20, 2014 • 4,100 views
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After an anonymous Instagram account humiliated students who believed they sent naked photos in confidence, students began questioning how and why their pictures could get posted online. However, no one can be entirely sure of where their promiscuous photos may end up, and more often than not, Instagram... Read more »

MISD Invests in New Technology

MISD Invests in New Technology

Kenzie Cowan, Staff Writer
May 8, 2014 • 951 views
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Over the past 15 years, the use of technology killed the greeting card, changed the way we find love, watch TV, read, and even how to discipline children. The average American spends 11 hours using some form of electronic device... Read more »

Art Teacher Debuts Painted Piano

Art Teacher Debuts Painted Piano

Aaron Johns, Staff Writer
May 1, 2014 • 829 views
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Art teacher David Mason’s painted piano debuted on April 18 in downtown Mansfield in front of Lone Star Barbershop as a part of the Mansfield 88 project. Mason’s piece titled Culture Clash is the sixth piano of the project, with the first... Read more »