Therapy dog would provide ‘pawsitive’ effects

Lyndon Tomlinson, Reporter December 10, 2021

Therapy dogs have been proven to work in many schools with physical and cognitive benefits. Allowing the counselor, Amanda Atkinson, to have a therapy dog would be a great addition to our school. Therapy...

West Hardin welcomes esports

Lyndon Tomlinson, Reporter December 8, 2021

  Esports is on the rise, and with colleges offering scholarships, West Hardin’s decision to incorporate esports into its list of extracurricular activities seems to be great. The esports...

Thoughts on the phone mandate; opinion-editorial

Alyscia Patton, Fine Arts Editor October 11, 2021

The school instituted a new phone policy, stating that students can not have their phones out or use them during the instructional day. This policy should be revised because it puts both students and the...

P.E. should be offered; opinion-editorial

Maria Munguia, Reporter October 11, 2021

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately one in every five teens, ages  12-18, suffers from at least one mental health issue. About half of all Americans with poor mental health...

New Texas abortion law unfair; opinion-editorial

Sydnee Smith, Reporter October 4, 2021

A new law in Texas states that once you have been pregnant for six weeks, you may not have an abortion. This law came into effect on September 1st this year and has caused lots of controversies. This...

The dress code: a student’s perspective; opinion-editorial

Lavita Basham, Reporter October 4, 2021

The dress code has become a huge issue, from the staff to the students. Before this year, the dress code wasn't as strict.  Last year, students could wear holes above the knee unless any undergarments...

Why schools should have better lunches

Juan Sanchez, Reporter April 7, 2021

Most students don't like the food that school serves nowadays. No one likes the idea of having whole bread instead of white bread or having a sugar-free Powerade instead of a regular Powerade. Most people...

Why we should have better food for students

Juan Sanchez, Reporter March 11, 2021

Most students don't like the food that is served at school nowadays. Students find the idea of having whole bread instead of white bread or having a sugar-free Powerade instead of a regular Powerade unappealing....

Trees- natures greatest resource

J. Talent, Reporter February 26, 2021

Habitats, where many types of animals live, are being destroyed to make paper.  Trees shouldn’t be cut down anymore to make paper.   Trees are a very beautiful and vibrant type of plant....

Why the STAAR test should be taken into reconsideration

Sophie Enloe , Copy Editor February 12, 2021

The STAAR test (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) is a state-mandated test that was made in 2012. This four-hour-long test is for students from grades 3-12, and students spend all school...

Unequal girls and boys weight-rooms

Peyton Renee Soto, Reporter February 12, 2021

There has been an ongoing conversation among students about how the girls’ and boys’ weight rooms are very unequal. The girls’ weight room is located upstairs above the main gym. The boys’ weight...

Needed upgrades to Ag shop

Remington Utton, Reporter February 2, 2021

There are problems with the Ag shop. It has needed an upgrade for many years but hasn’t gotten one.   If the school wants to help students get into college for metal fabrication, then the...

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