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Woven In History

Woven In History

Saffron Eugea, Staff Photographer/ Writer

March 8, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Staff Blogs

African cultures carry braiding traditions through history As part of their culture, Africans braided hair for socialization, interest, skill, learning, beauty and special occasions. Hair braiding is an ancient art that dates all the way back to 3,500 BC! People have passed down the tradition of br...

The Animal You’ve Never Heard About

The Animal You’ve Never Heard About

Sydney Ritter, Writer / Designer

March 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

When you ask most people, "What's your favorite animal?" You normally get cookie cutter answers like, a tiger, or a monkey, but when I say okapi, do you even know what that is?  The animal you've never heard about is my favorite. An okapi is the closest living relative to the giraffe, the animal...

Saffron Styles – A Growing Gallery

Saffron Styles – A Growing Gallery

Saffron Eugea, Staff Photographer/ Writer

March 2, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Staff Blogs

Hair 'Artist' Introduces Herself Hi, my name is Saffron Eugea. You may or may not know that I LOVE to play with people's hair, including, my mom's, sister's, friend's, family's and mine. I change my hair A-LOT. I've chopped it off three or four times and grown it out a few times, too!  I've always b...

If it could happen there …

If it could happen there …

Sydney Ritter

February 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

School should consider revising, intensifying preparation for possible active shooter situation What are you supposed to do if an active-shooter situation or lockdown arises? Many students in this school do not know. Mass shootings are on the rise. According to the FBI, the majority of those are ...

Donating the Gift of Life

Donating the Gift of Life

Sydney Ritter

January 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Editorial Writer Ritter Challenges Community to Give Blood Groom FFA is sponsoring a blood drive with the Coffee Memorial Blood Center on Monday, Jan. 15, 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. with the Coffee Memorial Blood Center.  Almost every adult can donate blood, but not everyone does. Everyone who is able should donate...

Christmas Care …

Christmas Care …

Jaymon Row

December 25, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Groom Students Reflect on Gifts Junior High Pen Notes on 'Gifts Money Can't Buy' Pre-K Works with Journalists on Letters to Santa Within this long document, you will find both traditional Santa Letters, written by our preschool students, as well as reflective writings, penned by our junior high clas...

Deadly Thoughts

Deadly Thoughts

Kaylie Ritter, Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Humans, Mental Health, Gun Violence - Columnist Makes Dire Connections Editor's Note: This is the third and final piece of a series of columns on issues surrounding gun control, which have been written by sophomore Kaylie Ritter. The other two earlier pieces will be linked at the end.  Weapons are ...

Enforcing the Rules

Enforcing the Rules

Kaylie Ritter, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Editorial asserts gun ban won't prevent loss of life The recent shootings in Sutherland Springs, Texas, and Rancho Tehama, Calif., strike up even more debate than before about gun laws. Devin Patrick Kelly, the Sutherland Springs shooter, was said to have bought his assault rifle at one of the Aca...

Molding Success

Molding Success

Hallie Thompson

November 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Showcase

Rodeo competitor Hallie Thompson Reflects on Learning from Wins, Losses Playing UIL sports was never really my thing. I tried for years to make the whole typical team “sport” tradition work, but it wasn’t my strong suit. I now barrel race and pole bend. So instead of you missing a shot in...

To Ban or Not to Ban

To Ban or Not to Ban

Kaylie Ritter, Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Banning Guns Will Not Stop Violence One of the biggest debates across the news right now is "Should guns be banned or left alone?" This has been around through several tragedies such as Sandy Hook and Orlando but was blown up due to the recent Las Vegas mass shooting. According to an article on...

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