A Problem That Shouldn’t Exist

Dawson Jarel, Staff

September 22, 2016

Martin Luther King gave a speech about African American rights in 1963, about the acceptance of the Negro community. Today there is an issue just as important that many people are attempting to ignore, which is the issue of Sexuality and Gender Acceptance, S.A.G.A. This issue has been active for many years, yet only until a few years ago did it truly pick up serious attention. According to Gallup.com, 3.8% of Ameri...

Old News; New Format, Online

Marcela Marquez, Staff

May 23, 2016

Not many students in school know much about the school paper or that the fact the newspaper actually exists, which is worrying to newspaper staff members. The school newspaper is where all the new and current information on what is happening in the school comes from. What is sad is not many people know about the school newspaper or just flat out do not care about it. Many students may remember the newspaper from back in 6th grade ...

Makeshift Marxism

Alec Hinch, Staff Writer

May 6, 2016

The International Baccalaureate program being implemented in MISD, now gives students another option on how they wish to be educated, now allowing students to tailor their particular interests to their individual aspirations and wants. Arguments about certain philosophies have been tossed around in regards to being Anti-American, in particular Marxism.   Marxism is the political, economic, and social principles of Ger...

Myth of the Pit Bull

Olivia Martinez, Staff Writer

April 14, 2016

As of 2015, 1 million pit bulls were euthanized in shelters because the aggressive image that is been perceived by the public. Realistically pits are not the destructive, aggressive dogs that the world thinks they are. In the US 75% of animal shelters kill pits immediately upon arrival without a temperament or health evaluation. Pits make up 6.6% of the total dog population and are the most immediately euthanized b...

What makes our lives…

What makes our lives...

Sabrina Lindsey, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016

As we journey from one end our lives to the other - from the first steps to the final words - we, as individuals, experience a variety of trials and tribulations in our lives that make us who we are. As de...

Fear for your life

Fear for your life

January 28, 2016

Imagine the inevitable - life and death. The inevitable reality that each moment passes you by, until now, will mean almost nothing to those who fill this world alongside you. Imagine your fight is ...

Popularity Check

Marcela Marquez, Staff Writer

November 12, 2015

Majority of us see them as the drama, commotion causing, stuck-up people around the school causing a whirlpool of bad things to happen and you wonder if you would ever get something good in return. Some people believe that popularity is just an enormous cesspool of drama and trouble making people. Popularity can crush you as a person. you will constantly be under the pressure of being looked upon, constantly keepi...

Perfect – Not

Amanda Litke, Staff Writer

October 14, 2015

A perfect learning environment is a controversial goal school systems strive to achieve. Every year policies are put in place in hopes of improving education for children's benefit. Rules and regulations help to contribute to a fairer system.   If they, the school system, only knew a “perfect” learning environment does not exist. Ideal? Maybe. Perfect? Not at all. “There will always be a distraction”. ...

Step Up

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Serra Martinez, Staff Writer

October 14, 2015

A shove in the hallway by someone who is stronger or larger. A nasty word or two which cuts through you deep, into your very soul. Someone writes a horrible story online, which is not true, that...

Still behind the times

Still behind the times

October 14, 2015

Many problems exist for women overseas. Many countries prevent women from purchasing their own land, vote, or even wear what they want or when they want. Freedoms such as these are taken for granted b...

All Lives Matter

Jordan Hollis, Staff Writer

October 6, 2015

Black Lives Matter. Blue Lives Matter. All Lives Matter. These are just some of the phrases we hear everyday due to social issues in America. All-meaning everyone, Matters. Not just white people, not just African Americans,  Hispanics, Asians, Indians - Native or otherwise, and definitely not just police officers, teachers, Firefighters, White Collar or Blue Collar. All Lives Matter. The shooting of Michael Brown...

Do Gender Roles Still Exist?

Olivia Martinez, Staff Writer

October 5, 2015

With the beginning of the new century, roles for men and women have changed dramatically.  Has anyone ever told you that you can't do something just because of your gender? Has anyone told you that you have to or can't like something because of it? Everyone has fallen victim to gender stereotypes whether they know it or not. Gender stereotypes are placed on a child as soon as they are born. They're given blue or pink...