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Good Words – Better Man

Good Words – Better Man

Carson Ritter, Editor

March 23, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Willing. The word I think of when I think of Loren Brand. Carson County Sheriff Loren Brand is a talented individual. He is a policeman, writer, ... and one of the best people you will ever meet. I first met Brand when we were in journalism class last year. Sheriff Brand spoke to us about many...

Opt Out of Opting Out

Opt Out of Opting Out

Leslie Germany, News Editor

March 1, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

To test or not to test, that is the question. Students enrolled in grades three through 12  in the state of Texas are required to take the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, also known as the STAAR tests. In high school, these tests are also known as "end of course" exams or "EOC's."...

Korean Pop Music vs. American Pop

Korean Pop Music vs. American Pop

Julie Sierra, Staff Writer

February 28, 2016


Filed under Columns, Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase

Many Americans see the music industry as a place where one achieves success alone; starting from the bottom and working - or singing, as the case may be, up.  That’s how westerners do it anyway, but many foreign countries do it differently. South Korea's K-pop is just one example. Yet, people tal...

Farewell Address from Former Tiger

Farewell Address from Former Tiger

Nick Kolesnikov

February 26, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Hello everyone, who is reading this right now. As some of you already know, I have had to return to my home country. It's funny because, on my last broadcast, I erased myself because I was not talented enough. Unfortunately, nobody got the joke. Anyway, back to my point. My life chapter of being a Tiger...

‘Classy, not Trashy’?

‘Classy, not Trashy’?

Sydney Ritter, Staff Writer

February 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It may be early, but prom seems to be on most high school students’ minds. Besides the promposals floating around, dresses are also capturing the attention of the girls. There’s one problem with the newer, most popular designs around the country. Some of them, maybe most of them, may not meet Groom’s...

Adolescent Mind – Influence on Criminal Behavior

Adolescent Mind – Influence on Criminal Behavior

Julie Sierra, Staff Writer

January 27, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

You hear parents say sometimes “I'm the only sane one in this house,” meaning they think their teenage children are nothing short of loony. Many teenagers think their parents are over-reacting. Dr. Laurence Steinberg  describes the issue this way: “I’m not one of those people who labels adolesc...

Don’t Take Our Phones

Don’t Take Our Phones

Leslie Germany, News Editor

January 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

When students returned back to school from Christmas break, they received a startling message over the morning announcements: cell phones would no longer allowed during the instructional day. The question roaming the halls is this one: Should students be completely banned from using their phones while a...

Woes of Tournament Season

Woes of Tournament Season

Carson Ritter, Editor

December 14, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase, Sports

Don't get me wrong, I love playing basketball. Any time the gym is open you know that I will be there. Yet, there are some drawbacks to the sport. Tournaments are definitely hard. They are difficult on the players, coaches, and even the fans are hard-pressed during this time of year. Traditionally,...

From Happiness … to Heartache … to Joy

From Happiness … to Heartache … to Joy

Charity Perry, Columnist

December 8, 2015


Filed under Columns, Showcase

Almost everyone has experienced some form of loss, whether it's a loss of a loved one or a pet. It’s hard, and no one wants to have to go through any of it. Grieving is a long process - and an emotional one, too. Jan. 14, 2015, I lost the man who was my father figure. My Grandad. I have so many me...

Attitude & Effort

Attitude & Effort

William Kelly, Staff Writer

December 2, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Today's problem revolves around a few students, their efforts and their attitudes. These students are creating problems with teachers and parents. These few junior high guys think that everything they do impresses others, but they need to learn that the people around them are getting tired of their...

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