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...

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,...

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...

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...

The Proof is in The Pudding

Alexis Rodriguez, Writer

May 10, 2018


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For the past 50 years, Bill Cosby was considered an icon to thousands, if not millions, of people who watched him go from a stand up comedian to television superstar. However, for the past 50 years as well, Bill Cosby was raping and sexually assaulting dozens of women. Bill Cosby first came in th...

Is Being Deaf a Disability?

Khivani Young

May 2, 2018


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For many in the Deaf community, being deaf goes beyond what may be classified as a disability. In fact, many in the deaf community do not consider themselves to be disabled at all. To begin, there is a difference between deaf and Deaf. Referring to the spelling with a lowercase “d,” it is si...

Laura Ingraham Bullies a Parkland Teen

Jessiyah Sanders, Writer

April 18, 2018


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After claiming that Parkland students don’t have enough gun knowledge to criticize Nikolas Cruz, a former student that entered a high school and took 17 innocent lives, Laura Ingraham made it clear that students do not have sufficient gun knowledge to take a stance on the issue of automatic weapons....

It It Too Late For Gun Reform?

Caroline Aguilar, Writer

April 18, 2018


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People who live in cities like Compton, Los Angeles, Inglewood, or South Central have been shot and killed almost every night since the 1990s. But how many of those deaths were reported, seen in published articles, or used as motives to raise awareness? Since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Dougl...

America Does Not Rank Well in Terms of Education

Caroline Aguilar, Writer

April 18, 2018


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According to Business Insider, Independent, and Edudemic, the United States does not place in the top best school systems in the world. This doesn’t really come as a surprise for most. In the U.S., schools haven’t improved to somewhere each student can learn in a way that will help advance their ed...

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