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Final Blog: Lauren Hargrove

Final Blog: Lauren Hargrove

Lauren Hargrove, Editor In Chief

May 20, 2018


Filed under Blogs & Columns, Recent Stories

I remember my mom texting me in eighth grade telling me that the transfer to Legacy went through. In a few months, I would be a Bronco for four years of my life. Transferring to a new school was hard. My best friend went to Mansfield, and I only knew a handful of familiar faces starting the harshest year...

Final Blog: Kendra Washington

Final Blog: Kendra Washington

Kendra Washington, Sports Editor

May 19, 2018


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The end of an era. I could only call this moment a weird experience, trying to sum up four years of crazy into a couple of paragraphs while also acknowledging that the crazy ends soon. High school has been four years of being everything I was not while I was on my way to finding out who I am. An...

Final Blog: Katherine Powell

Final Blog: Katherine Powell

Katherine Powell, Entertainment Editor

May 18, 2018


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It’s finally here. I thought this moment would never come, yet time has gone by so fast. I am graduating, leaving high school, starting a completely new life. After contemplating and praying I committed to James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. I was born in Virginia and my dad still lives there, so it’...

Final Blog: Grant Baker

Final Blog: Grant Baker

Grant Baker, Editor In Chief

May 17, 2018


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Hi there, I am sitting in this journalism room and thinking of all the time I have spent in here. Other than my own house or my job, I think I have honestly spent the most time in this room since starting high school. I have seen the chairs rearranged thousands of different times, friends come and g...

You Don’t Understand

You Don’t Understand

Madison Palmer, Staff Writer

May 9, 2018


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I have a key phrase, “I know how you feel,” if someone is talking about a person they love doing drugs. They tell me I do not understand, but unfortunately, I do. People say I do not understand, but the truth is that I know more than I should. It all took a toll on my family two years ago when we had...

Final Blog: Ashley Bow

Final Blog: Ashley Bow

Ashley Bow, Personality Editor

May 7, 2018


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I entered high school as someone who felt anxious during most social interactions and who constantly felt I had done something wrong. I had always functioned that way, and as far as I was concerned, I always would. As I continued through the year, I made friends with people who differed from me in that resp...

Final Blog: Jose Cruz

Final Blog: Jose Cruz

Jose Cruz, The Arena Copy Editor

May 1, 2018


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It feels scary. I’m a bird about to leave its nest. As everything begins to change, little moments from the past flicker into life inside my head — stuck on repeat. I remember the bus rides spent gasping for air, doubled over after fits of laughter. I remember the midsummer drives, reeling down ...

Finding My Place

Finding My Place

Cameron Dudzinski, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


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Born as Hispanic and White, I’m stuck in the middle of what seems to be what many would call a Tejano. With mixtures of Mexican, Spaniard, Polish, German, which are not common mixings into one person. Everyone living in this world isn’t defined by race, but the ethnicities and nationalities they have by ...

Every Moment Like My Last

Every Moment Like My Last

Summer Barakat, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


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About four years ago, on the first day of summer, I got into a horrible car accident. My mother, sister and I were rear ended, most of the impact going into my side of the car. The car spun and hit another car, which then hit another car. I remember being a young, innocent child who didn’t think much o...

Cross The Country

Cross The Country

Cameron Dudzinski, Staff Writer

April 9, 2018


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From childhood to today, the large majority of my family has been living in Michigan. My father stationed here in Texas for the military from even before my birth, so I never truly lived in Michigan. Being born here in Arlington and living here for my almost 16 years of life. I grew up as an only c...