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Mental illness: Not just a mood

Ahilyn Aguilar, Editor-in-Chief

December 12, 2018

Filed under Editorials, Our Take

We have all heard it; you finish a test, and the first comment you hear is “I’m going to be depressed for a whole week if I don’t get a good grade on that,” or “That test was so hard it made me have a panic attack.” As awareness of mental illness has grown, terms like ‘depression,’ ‘anxiety’ or even worse, jokes about suicide, become ordinary expressions in our day-to-day conversations. But, what most people don’t realize is the detrimental effects these...

Season three of “The Good Place” is still good

Season three of “The Good Place” is still good

December 11, 2018

Premiering on Sept. 27, season three of NBC’s “The Good Place” jumps right into the action, following up on season two’s cliffhanger. The quartet of main characters, Eleanor Shellstrop (played by Kristen Bell), Chidi Anagonye (William Jackson...

Disappearing into our screens

Disappearing into our screens

December 10, 2018

You just got accepted into your dream school, you are on top of the world and nothing could bring you down. You try to tell your best friend and they reply with “Wait a second. Let me finish sending this text.” Cell phones might be pocket-s...

“Patriot Act” sets stage for political comedy

“Patriot Act” sets stage for political comedy

December 5, 2018

Out of 1,569 shows on Netflix, an exceptional political comedy is hard to come by. Thankfully, Hasan Minaj’s “Patriot Act” fills the void. Released on Sunday, Oct. 28, the first episode started off the show with a bang, covering Affirmative Acti...

Passion prevails

Katarina Harrison, Opinions Editor

December 3, 2018

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Have you ever been told to stop wasting your life on something trivial? What about being torn away from something you enjoy because it’s not nearly as important as homework? For many students, these harsh words leave them discouraged. This unnecessary stress on students by pressuring them towards certain careers is not only unnecessary, but also harmful. With 40 percent of students chronically disengaged from school, according to generationnext.com, the stakes are already d...

From gratitude to greed

From gratitude to greed

November 30, 2018

Black Friday sucks. It isn’t a secret.  It sucks in the kind of way you can’t help but love to hate.  It’s the kind of twisted, slightly tortuous fun that everyone complains about without fail while sitting on the couch after Thanksgiving dinne...

Community colleges are cool, too

Community colleges are cool, too

November 9, 2018

Picture this: you are a high school senior, someone asks you what your plans are after graduation; you intend on going to the local community college, but cannot say because you fear that they will judge you for your future plans. That should not be...

Aching arts

Aching arts

November 9, 2018

Picture Sam Momary stadium filled. Teachers and students alike all crowding in ready for the event to begin. The stadium lights shine brightly and the concession stand is crowded. Everyone's attention is directed towards the field as the announcer in...

“Spilling the tea” on pop  culture’s idolization of conflict

“Spilling the tea” on pop culture’s idolization of conflict

November 1, 2018

“Lingo” inspired by popular YouTubers like James Charles and Emma Chamberlain, include terms such as “Spill sis” and “What’s the tea?”, both refer to the spreading of secrets among besties and frenemies. The trend exposes pop culture’s...

Bug of Choice

Bug of Choice

October 29, 2018

Crickets are not typically associated with food.  Crickets smell like dirt and they look like something that you just picked off the heel of your shoe, and not many people know that that heel dirt is one of the most nutritious foods we could eat. Crickets...

Forbid grade-grubbing

Emily Cosio, News Editor

October 9, 2018

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

It is the end of the quarter and your grade is on the border between two letters. It all comes down to hundredths of a decimal. But after the exam and worksheets flood into Skyward, the 0.49 still remains. In a panic, you run to your teacher begging and pleading for extra credit or another worksheet, but they refuse. The next step is to run and cry to your friends about your awful teacher. According to math.uh.edu, grade-grubbing is defined as “the act of a student g...

Letting your hair down

Emily Cosio, News Editor

October 9, 2018

Filed under Editorials, Reviews

Released on Friday, Sept. 21, “Nappily Ever After” is the perfect ‘loving yourself’ movie, with a dash of romance and a sprinkle of comedy. This movie will leave you with a warm and happy feeling. After being dumped for being too perfect by her doctor boyfriend Clint (Ricky Whittle), heart-broken Violet (Sanna Lathan) retaliates by shaving off her life’s accomplishment: her hair. She must now continue living life while regaining the beaming confidence she on...

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