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Growing Up With A Disabled Sibling

Growing Up With A Disabled Sibling

Felicity Veliz, Staff Writer

November 14, 2016


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Growing up, I didn't understand why my older sister always got more attention than my younger sister and I. Maybe I was just jealous, or I just couldn’t understand what made my older sister different than me. As I grew older, I understood why it may have seemed that way. My sister has autism. ...

Con: President-Elect Trump

Con: President-Elect Trump

Katherine Powell, Personalities Editor

November 9, 2016


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Over half of my family voted for Donald Trump in this election. Because I'm not 18 yet, I couldn't vote, but even if I could, I would have never voted for him. The thought of me not swaying with the rest of the family would make them lose their minds. Ever since I was young, I can remember my family always being Re...

Pro: President-Elect Trump

Pro: President-Elect Trump

Lauren Hargrove, Staff Writer

November 9, 2016


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Donald J. Trump announced his presidential bid at Trump Tower on June 16, 2015. On July 16, 2016, Trump became the Republican Party’s presidential nominee. And on Nov. 9, 2016, Trump won the Presidential-elect to become the 45th president of the United States of America. Ask almost anyone, this e...

Being Different Makes Us Special

Being Different Makes Us Special

Savannah Guerrero, Staff Writer

November 1, 2016


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I never imagined someone so small could teach me such big life lessons. Nearly all of the best things that happen in my life are unplanned. And I would have never guessed it would be a seven year boy with heart of gold. This summer, I reached out to my church and asked to be apart of the VBS program. I...

Behind the Scenes at Six Flags Fright Fest

Behind the Scenes at Six Flags Fright Fest

Ava Green, Staff Writer

October 31, 2016


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Anyone who’s worked anywhere for more than a week can tell you about their routine of clocking out. For me, working at Six Flags in the midst of Fright Fest, it’s to wrap up my till, set up my replacement, walk past the same mundane faces of gashed and bloodied zombies and large men with chainsaws, a...

The Odd One Out

The Odd One Out

Hannah Garcia, Editor-In-Chief

October 27, 2016


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I’m a senior in high school and haven’t had my first kiss. I’m a senior in high school and haven’t had my first boyfriend. I’m a senior in high school and haven’t had my first date. I’m a senior in high school, and I’m proud to wait for the right person. Back in middle school I r...

Missions is Not

Missions is Not

Jake Stacks, Staff Writer

October 25, 2016


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I have always wanted to have the opportunity to start my testimony in front of a church with the first line of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song. Since that might be slightly frowned upon, and I’m not supposed to cause a brother to stumble, I suppose I can settle for doing it in writing. So...

The Problem With Perfection

The Problem With Perfection

Ashley Bow, Staff Writer

October 18, 2016


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Perfection -- it seems like everybody expects it and nobody knows how to achieve it. Most people strive for it with perfect hair, perfect grades, perfect personality and the list goes on and on. It can be so easy to forget no one can actually achieve perfection. Nevertheless, we must learn to accept people ...

Strength Through Struggle

Strength Through Struggle

Lexi Ellis, Staff Writer

October 11, 2016


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My dad is 70 years old. People always say that wisdom comes with age.  This definitely applies to having older parents. They have already experienced much more of life than a younger parent. They act more lenient and you really learn to be more independent. Plus, they have some really interesting...

Keep Smiling

Keep Smiling

Kathryn Pedroza, Staff Writer

October 4, 2016


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People say a smile can change the way you think and feel, and if you smile, you will be more positive. I think it also affects the people around you in a positive way. This summer, I got the opportunity to travel to Kenya for a week-long trip. Our group of 15 rode on a 20 hour plane ride, stopping in...