Opinion: UIL Drug Testing Should Change Policies

Opinion: UIL Drug Testing Should Change Policies

Haley Yelle, Staff Writer
February 18, 2015 • 740 views
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Each year, the University Interscholastic League (UIL) performs random drug tests that check for anabolic steroids, but they do not check for recreational drugs such as tobacco, marijuana or cocaine. Texas student athletes should undergo mandatory drug testing for both anabolic steroids and recreational... Read more »

Nine-Period Schedule Hinders Students’ Learning

Nine-Period Schedule Hinders Students’ Learning

Staff Editorial
February 17, 2015 • 3,007 views
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[UPDATE 2-17-15] The board will open discussion on changing back to a A/B block schedule at an upcoming meeting. Since this story last ran, the purpose of moving to a nine-period day was to save money and force teachers to add another class teaching seven of eight classes, teachers now teach six of... Read more »

Soda Tax: Benefit or Bust?

Soda Tax: Benefit or Bust?

Hannah Pikey, Staff Writer
December 19, 2014 • 1,189 views
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In the city of Berkeley, California a new tax passed on soft drinks. The tax aims to deter the rising obesity rate in America by placing a penny-per-ounce tax on soft drinks. Health organizations, like the American Heart Association and the Center... Read more »

Students For Reserved Parking Spots

Students For Reserved Parking Spots

Jacob Friedberg, Staff Writer
October 29, 2014 • 1,996 views
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Students are currently not allowed to reserve parking spots. Parking spots are based on a first come first served basis. Students should be able to purchase a parking spot that will be reserved for their parking privileges. If the administration changed the policy to allow purchased reserved parking,... Read more »

Opinion: School Day Should Start Later

Opinion: School Day Should Start Later

Phillip Smith , Staff Writer
September 22, 2014 • 984 views
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Teens across America experience sleep deprivation. Recent studies show teenagers learn better later in the day,... Read more »

Another Semester, Another Exam Schedule

Another Semester, Another Exam Schedule

Alanna Zaskoda, Staff Writer
February 19, 2014 • 1,536 views
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District administrators issued a new exam schedule for the fall and spring semesters, but the change didn’t appear any better. The schedule was extremely confusing, consisting of regularly... Read more »

Show Me the Money: Where Breast Cancer Money Goes

Show Me the Money: Where Breast Cancer Money Goes

Sarah Pearson, Staff Writer
January 13, 2014 • 1,332 views
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One in eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, it’s the second biggest killer... Read more »

OPINION: Letter Jackets Deserve Funding

OPINION: Letter Jackets Deserve Funding

Alanna Zaskoda, Staff Writer
November 4, 2013 • 995 views
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In the past, organizations were very selective about who received their prestigious letterman jackets, but not so much anymore. Students in clubs anywhere from Academic Decathlon to Home Economics may buy a jacket because MISD no longer purchases them. Previously, students received the jackets as rewards... Read more »

LBTV: Government Shutdown

LBTV: Government Shutdown

October 4, 2013 • 993 views
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OPINION: Questioning Sex-Ed In School

OPINION: Questioning Sex-Ed In School

Staff
May 15, 2013 • 2,067 views
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Sex. The subject is all around us: in advertisements, in our conversations and in our education. Approximately 76,400 teenage girls are impregnated every year in Texas. In order to ensure these numbers do not continue... Read more »