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Observations: Statistics show people are safer without anti-gun laws

Observations: Statistics show people are safer without anti-gun laws

Aryanna Rodriguez, Observations Colujknist

November 28, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Politics

On November 7, 2018, residents in Southern California were awakened by a devastating massacre that was carried out by a 28-year-old male. On this Wednesday night a Marine veteran opened fire in a country-western dance bar in Thousand Oaks and killed 13 people. The gunman opened fire the popular club,...

Thoughtful Thursday: Physically tired, mentally wired

Thoughtful Thursday: Physically tired, mentally wired

Zoe Alvarez, Thoughtful Thursday columnist

November 15, 2018


Filed under Opinions

My family and I are always buzzing with mental energy. Never is the switch flipped off. We can be exhausted after a tough day but are still full of mental energy. My mother, brother, and I were once sitting on the couch on a Friday night. All of us were physically drained from the week. Regardless of...

Thoughtful Thursday: It’s church Jamaica season

Thoughtful Thursday: It’s church Jamaica season

Zoe Alvarez, Thoughtful Thursday columnist

November 8, 2018


Filed under Opinions

The fall season means many things to me, Halloween, and the fall season Jamaica. Whether it be my school or church Jamaica. I get this sense of excitement have had ever since I was a child. When I was younger I loved church Jamaicas for their treats, games, and prizes. It was so much fun winning prizes a...

Thoughtful Thursday: The art of being early

Thoughtful Thursday: The art of being early

Zoe Alvarez, Thoughtful Thursday columnist

November 1, 2018


Filed under Opinions

All my life I’ve lived by my father’s advice: Always be early to any event. Trust me it has its perks especially when it comes to school. Wake up early to get ready for school, you’d be surprised by how much you can get done. You can pick out a nice outfit, maybe do your make up (for all thos...

Spotlight: Bribery charges should result in strong justice

Mauro Flores, Spotlight Columnist

October 25, 2018


Filed under Opinions

The fact that two elected officials fell for temptation and took bribes is just wrong. Corrupt people should not take part in any city or county position let alone have a part in city or county matters. I am glad that former Webb County Commissioner Jaime Canales and former member of Laredo City Council...

Thoughtful Thursday: The law of attraction

Thoughtful Thursday: The law of attraction

Zoe Alvarez, Thoughtful Thursday columnist

October 25, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Out of the many things I’ve learned from my mother: she’s taught me the law of attraction. The law of attraction states that what you think you attract, whether it be positive or negative. For example, if you say you’re going to fail or do bad on an exam, chances are you will. It will attract...

Thoughtful Thursday: Making people laugh

Thoughtful Thursday: Making people laugh

Zoe Alvarez, Thoughtful Thursday columnist

October 11, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Making people laugh. Why does it make us feel so good and warm on the inside? Especially the person we made laugh. Is it the fact that we actually possess the capability of making people laugh? From a corny joke to a witty comment? When we make people laugh, not just the polite and “oh that’s...

The Bug: My community in 651 words

Justyne Bernal, The Bug Columnist

October 5, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Staff Blogs

I have lived in Laredo, Texas, all my life. This community has allowed me to gain a different perspective of the world. It holds a unique position between two countries that allows Laredo to have a variety of different people and cultures. Since this city has a story of its own, I am proud to have grown...

The Bug: A student’s knowledge is not reflected by standardized testing

Justyne Bernal, The Bug Columnist

October 5, 2018


Filed under Opinions

While standardized tests such as the SAT, ACT, and STAAR tests show a student’s growth, it does not reflect their full knowledge. According to the KLRN Frontline, the SAT was “first created to identify slow learners so that teachers could give them the attention they needed.” Now, the test is designed...

Thoughtful Thursday: A ride on the school bus

Thoughtful Thursday: A ride on the school bus

Zoe Alvarez, Thoughtful Thursday columnist

October 4, 2018


Filed under Opinions

There’s something so appealing about being on the school bus. The sound of all the people talking and conversing. The feel and sound of the bus as it stops, starts, and turns. The feeling of sitting with friends and relaxing on the seats. Looking outside while you pass by every car and person. I...

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