Summer Starting Late

Aaron Cubillos, Writer

June 5, 2018


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The school year is finally ending this week, Friday, June 8, for all schools in GISD. It took us a long time to get here but we finally made it. But why so late? When most school districts in Texas end their school years last week, an entire week before us. Dallas, Houston and Austin have all already clo...

Would It Be Okay For Pandas To Go Extinct?

Caroline Aguilar, Writer

June 1, 2018


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Pandas are cute, cuddly, and will not affect other animals in the ecosystem if they go extinct. However, according to Time, China spends up to $1 million trying to save pandas from going extinct, and they charge a cub tax of $400,000. So it’s pretty safe to say that pandas are very expensive. A...

Buckle Up for This One: Deadpool 2

Caroline Aguilar, Writer

June 1, 2018


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Deadpool is a Marvel Superhero movie starring dreamboat Ryan Reynolds. The first movie was released two years ago, and let me say, it was definitely a twisted, heart-touching and comedic movie. Producers Ryan Reynolds, Simon Kinberg and Lauren Donner left us hooked back in 2016, and finally, it has co...

R. Kelly’s Backlash May Backfire

Jessiyah Sanders, Writer

June 1, 2018


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The TimesUp Movement has recently created the hashtag #MuteRKelly to silence the singer, songwriter, and producer due to the rumors and news for decades of his mistreatment and sexual misconduct against women of color. “Today we join the call to #MuteRKelly and insist on safety & dignity for...

DeVos Proves Her Incompetence Once Again

Natalie Taylor, Copy Editor

June 1, 2018


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Once again, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos proves that she is unsuitable for her job in office. Her newest statement that has caused conflict is her statements about ICE responding to undocumented students in schools. “I think that’s a school decision, it’s a local community decision,...

“Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino” Review. It Slaps.

Alexis Rodriguez, Writer

May 30, 2018


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Sheffield based rock band Arctic Monkeys have been one of the biggest names in rock music since even before their debut album “Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not” released in 2006. Considered one of the first bands to gain widespread attention due to the internet, the band’s debut a...

Stop Calling the Police on Us

Khivani Young, Writer

May 18, 2018


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These past few weeks our social media platforms and news outlets have been riddled with case after case of white individuals placing 9-1-1 calls on the basis of “suspicious” activity. The calls placed were about a person-of-color (in most of the situations, these POCs were black) making a white patr...

ALS: The Silent Killer

Natalie Taylor, Writer

May 18, 2018


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Most may be unaware of this, but May is national ALS awareness month. ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a neurological disease in which a person’s motor neurons begin to die, thus, resulting in difficulty walking, talking, eating and eventually breathing. ...

Save Net Neutrality, For Freedom and The Memes

Alexis Rodriguez, Writer

May 16, 2018


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The fight for net neutrality was lost on December 14 of last year. However, almost half a year later, nothing major has happened yet – despite FCC chairman Ajit Pai officially beginning to roll back 2015’s Title II Net Neutrality order after the FCC commission decided that an equal and fair internet...

Kanye’s New Song: Gibberish Bait or Enticing Something More?

Aaron Cubillos, Writer

May 13, 2018


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Kanye’s long awaited new single, “Lift Yourself” was finally released on April 30. But it wasn't what any of us thought it would be. This new song seems to be more of joke than anything. If you've been lucky enough to have not heard it yet, I'll break it down for you – not that there's much t...

“The Kite Runner” Review

Nena Roland, Writer

May 13, 2018


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In the past, when I’ve been assigned a book to read in my English classes, nine times out of of ten, I don’t read the book. They’ve either been boring, not something I’m interested in, or I just can’t find the time to sit down and actually read. Many students can agree that we rely heavily ...

Human Trafficking is Modern Day Slavery

Caroline Aguilar, Writer

May 10, 2018


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According to Hotline Statistics, in 2017, there were 8,524 human trafficking cases. Men, women, and even children are put to work for traffickers to earn money off of them. This is modern day slavery. Human traffickers make $99 billion on commercial sex and $34 billion in construction, manufacturi...

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