New York Times staff submissions

May 18, 2022

The staff was asked to write about someone from a different generation who was important to them in less than 100 words. These are their stories.

“Second Chance Summer” review

Aubrey Loper, Reporter May 16, 2022

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson is a fiction drama book. The main character is a 17-year-old girl named Taylor Edwards. Her dad, Robin Edwards, has pancreatic cancer and only 3 months left to live....

Spring league is served

Spring league is served

Aubrey Loper, Reporter May 16, 2022

Bump! Set! Spike! Another score for the Lady Oilers. Volleyball players round-up teams to compete in a series of tournaments. Spring league volleyball is an extra couple of weeks at the end of the school...

Speaking of state

Speaking of state

Eli Fowler, Sports Editor May 10, 2022

At UIL regionals, Derrick Jackson competed in Lincoln-Douglas Debate and Extemporaneous Speaking. He placed 3rd in Persuasive Extemp and is advancing to state where he will compete on May 24th against...

Dress code restrictions

Lavita Basham, Reporter May 10, 2022

In the past few years, schools across the country and even places such as Disneyland, have enforced stricter dress code policies. This includes tightening up on holes in jeans and the shortness of skirts,...

Colleges should drop tuition fees

Genesis Vidol, Reporter February 28, 2022

Student loan debt is one of the many significant problems amongst college students. Student loan debt substantially impacts students’ financial future. To prevent student loan debt, colleges should...

Do not defund the police

Maria Munguia, Reporter February 28, 2022

The Black Lives Matter protests following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 25, 2020, created a movement among individuals around the world to address police brutality and systematic...

College tuition should be free

Sydnee Smith, Reporter February 28, 2022

As we already know, college is quite expensive. Students or their parents have to pay for tuition, transportation, housing, food, books, and supplies costs. Each of these fees adds up very rapidly. To...

‘My Best Friend Anne Frank’ review

Maria Munguia, Reporter February 17, 2022

“My best friend Anne Frank” is a movie based on the real-life relationship between Hannah Goslar and her best friend, Anne Frank. The film was inspired by a biography published in 1997 called “Memories...

Reinstate the gifted and talented program

February 11, 2022

Gifted and talented programs are for children who perform exceptionally better than those in the same age group. These programs are extremely valuable to the children who need to become challenged, more...

Paying college athletes

Eli Fowler, Sports Editor February 11, 2022

On June 2, 2021, the NCAA passed a law where college athletes can be paid for their name, image and likeness. An athlete’s name, image and likeness are three pieces of a person's “right of publicity.”  For...

Why schools shouldn’t assign homework

Hailey Enloe, Social Media Manager February 11, 2022

Many kids go to school for seven to eight hours a day, not counting after-school activities. Some teachers give students homework to practice what they have learned at school. Kids and teenagers have lives...

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