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Thoughtful Thursday: Spring memories

Thoughtful Thursday: Spring memories

Zoe Alvarez, Thoughtful Thursday columnist

April 11, 2019


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The Texas wildflowers are blooming. The landscapes are painted with vivid colors of yellow, pink, blue and purple. The bluebonnet blooms beautifully on the lovely Texas landscape. I always loved the bluebonnet. It was my symbol of pride for Texas. Such a delicate flower with blue hues was native to...

Thoughtful Thursday: Driving to a concert

Thoughtful Thursday: Driving to a concert

Zoe Alvarez, Thoughtful Thursday columnist

April 4, 2019


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I love the before-concert-drive. Sitting in the car while looking outside, a playlist of the band you’re going to see playing in the background is the best part of the journey.  We’re always told to fall asleep and take and nap. Something I’ve always found so difficult to do when I’m so exc...

Thoughtful Thursday: White noise

Thoughtful Thursday: White noise

Zoe Alvarez, Thoughtful Thursday columnist

March 21, 2019


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Through the hustle and bustle of every day, our ears are constantly filled with a vast variety of sounds. From the bellowing sounds of traffic such as the attention seeking ambulances to the sound of an angry driver’s car horn. It can be presented as difficult for the ear to tune out these loud sou...

Thoughtful Thursday: Love

Thoughtful Thursday: Love

Zoe Alvarez, Thoughtful Thursday columnist

March 7, 2019


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Love is to share a deep affection for another, but it’s quite more than a simple explanation. It’s an abundance of many wonderful things. Love is the light during dark times, it forms relationships of all kinds, it is the very thing that fulfills the heart, and the very thing that changes people...

Experiences: Older generations need to stop bashing millennials

Experiences: Older generations need to stop bashing millennials

Lucero Rea, Experiences columnist

March 6, 2019


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“Kids these days” is something most adults say when it comes to millennials. Most of the young individuals have at least once in their life heard the phrase “In my days when I was your age I would not act that way or did not have…” by grandparents or parents, and there is an abundance of many...

Thoughtful Thursday: Orchestra Rehearsals

Thoughtful Thursday: Orchestra Rehearsals

Zoe Alvarez, Thoughtful Thursday columnist

February 21, 2019


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Ever since I joined the orchestra, my mornings and afternoons have been booked with rehearsals. It’s a definite given as to where I’ll be in the mornings and after school. The orchestra room becomes your home, your safe haven, the place you confide within your school. The place with different kinds ...

Debatable: The problems with the Princess Pocahontas Pageant and Ball

Debatable: The problems with the Princess Pocahontas Pageant and Ball

Angie Bravo, Debatable columnist

February 14, 2019


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As part of Washington’s annual birthday celebration, the Princess Pocahontas Pageant and Ball is described as “homage to the Native American culture” on its website. Oddly enough, while trying to respect Pocahontas, the website refers to the Natives as “Indians” throughout the description. Not on...

Thoughtful Thursday: Drinking tea

Thoughtful Thursday: Drinking tea

Zoe Alvarez, Staff writer

January 31, 2019


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I remember as a child my grandma would make me a tea she called "Te de Manzanilla." I believe it was chamomile with honey. It was one of my favorite things as a child. She gave made that manzanilla before bed or after I would come back from swimming. Those were lovely nights. It was specially made and...

Experiences: Wearing makeup is a choice, not a requirement

Experiences: Wearing makeup is a choice, not a requirement

Lucero Rea, Experiences columnist

January 30, 2019


Filed under Opinions

Usually starting at adolescence, I started showing interest about my appearance. An abundance of makeup tutorials on social media were stuck into my head and as new trends would come out, it was a challenge to keep up with them throughout the years. However, it gets tiring to wake up early every morning...

The Bug: 2018-2019 government shutdown is making history

The Bug: 2018-2019 government shutdown is making history

Justyne Bernal, The Bug columnist

January 25, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Politics, Showcase

The issue to shut down the government was stalled by Congress on December 5, 2018, meaning that federal employees would still receive a paycheck. However, after fighting towards no shutdown the fight was lost after 16 days. On December 22, 2018, President Donald Trump shifted the lifestyle of government...

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