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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


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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


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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...

LMT, Stop Deadnaming

LMT, Stop Deadnaming

Angie Bravo and Luis Bravo

September 28, 2018


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I am appalled by the Laredo Morning Time’s coverage regarding the murder of Janelle Ortiz. Of the many issues facing the transgender community today, “deadnaming,” or using a person’s name assigned at birth rather than their preferred gender has been prevalent in media coverage – and the Laredo...

Experiences: People facing the end deserve dignity

Experiences: People facing the end deserve dignity

Lucero Rea, Experiences columnist

September 28, 2018


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Society has adapted to combat diseases that have killed many individuals throughout time. Nevertheless, there are still many illnesses that cannot be cured and cause unbelievable pain to individuals who have it. Euthanasia is the practice of ending the patient’s life to put an end to the painful misery...

Thoughtful Thursday: Living life to the fullest

Thoughtful Thursday: Living life to the fullest

Zoe Alvarez, Thoughtful Thursday columnist

September 24, 2018


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Am I going to get in trouble? Definitely. Am I going to regret it? Not at all. Some say it’s best to eat healthy all your life, so it’ll do you good in the long run. We all have our time in the end so is it worth it? Is it worth not enjoying life’s unhealthy pleasures? You may live your life...

Observations: Birth control pills can benefit underage females

Observations: Birth control pills can benefit underage females

Aryanna Rodriguez, Observations columnist

September 20, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Staff Blogs

Birth control pills are a contraceptive pill that is used by females to prevent future or unwanted pregnancies. The prescription for these oral contraceptive pills is available to teens that are 18 and older in some states. In other states, they are not available to teens under the age of 18 unless they...

Debatable: Dress code regulations should be significantly reduced

Debatable: Dress code regulations should be significantly reduced

Angie Bravo, Debatable columnist

September 13, 2018


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Across the nation, we have heard of students getting in trouble for exposed collarbones, shoulders, midriffs, and sometimes even knees. Students are told that they need to cover up because they present a “distraction,” but what constitutes a distraction and why is it that showing a shoulder or a...

Thoughtful Thursday: Living in the moment

Zoe Alvarez, Thoughtful Thursday columnist

September 13, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Live in the moment. Such a cliché to many, but a true statement to those who know its meaning. I myself didn’t truly take it to heart until I experienced and understood what it meant. Living in the moment is taking in everything in your surroundings. Take in the sounds, the aromas, the tastes,...

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