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Freshman Citlaly Morales transfers to Anderson Elementary School in fifth grade in 2017, and she is nervous about the transition. Soon after her arrival she experiences bullying from close friends due to her being overweight.
‘Despite the bullying, I am plus-size and proud’
Corinthiann St. Andry, Entertainment Editor • January 26, 2022
Junior Bailey Sutton works on her NaNoWriMo novel. She did most of her writing in her room during Thanksgiving Break.
50,000 words in 30 days: Looking back on NaNoWriMo
Helen Citino, Reporter • January 25, 2022
The National Education Association and the National Parent Teacher Association have suggested that a healthy number of hours that students should be spending can be determined by the 10-minute rule. This means that each grade level should have a maximum homework time incrementing by 10 minutes depending on their grade level (for instance, ninth-graders would have 90 minutes of homework, 10th-graders should have 100 minutes, and so on).
Students spend three times longer on homework than average, survey reveals
Sonya Kulkarni and Pallavi Gorantla January 9, 2022
Six Australian Shepherds cuddle with English II teacher Brian Wolf. The dogs have been in his life for over ten years.
Wolf’s pack
January 9, 2022
[HOB] Shivam Nayyar
[HOB] Shivam Nayyar
January 8, 2022
Freshman Dungeons and Dragons club officers line up (from left): Andrei Perepelitsa, Alex Lin, Kevin Li, Alex Tang, and Selim Guven. Vice president Alex Lin said he first played D&D in sixth grade and that the game is a lot of fun, especially when you gain experience.
Freshmen start Dungeons and Dragons club as popularity rises
Nabila Wilson, Marketing Director • January 5, 2022

The classroom buzzed with energy as over 30 students gathered on Nov. 17 for the first-ever Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) club meeting. “It...

If you are bored this Winter Break, consider reading a banned book from this list. Books are often banned by school districts for containing controversial topics.
Banned books to read over winter break
Kate Griffiths and Alexa Bu December 23, 2021

What do “The Hate You Give”, “Malcolm X”, “The Tell Tale Heart”, etc. all have in common? They have all been banned books at one...

Fantasy football involves thinking and strategizing rather than throwing and catching. Several students use Yahoo Fantasy Football to manage their teams and players.
Big prizes and embarrassing consequences: the thrill of fantasy football
Jonathan Chiriboga, Reporter • November 18, 2021

Over 40 million people are currently playing fantasy football, from the US to Nigeria. My good friend didn’t even watch football - and now...

Sophomore Katelyn Ta passes out hurricane relief kits to the audience. These kits contain essential survival tools such as bandages, flashlights, ponchos and whistles.
Future Problem Solvers teach elementary school students to 'Drain the Hurricane'
Karis Chen, News Editor • January 21, 2022

In an effort to raise awareness for hurricane relief and preparedness, members of the Future Problem Solvers Club visited Highland Heights Elementary...

The National Education Association and the National Parent Teacher Association have suggested that a healthy number of hours that students should be spending can be determined by the 10-minute rule. This means that each grade level should have a maximum homework time incrementing by 10 minutes depending on their grade level (for instance, ninth-graders would have 90 minutes of homework, 10th-graders should have 100 minutes, and so on).
Students spend three times longer on homework than average, survey reveals
Sonya Kulkarni and Pallavi Gorantla January 9, 2022

As ‘finals week’ rapidly approaches, students not only devote effort to attaining their desired exam scores but make a last attempt to keep...

English III and AP Language and Composition teacher Stephanie Ragno grades assignments and prepares for finals. Ragno was sick with Covid the week before winter break and had problems getting tested. Its a real problem, Ragno said. We shouldnt have had to wait 7+ hours to get a test.
Omicron causes long lines, delayed tests, student absences
Nabila Wilson, Marketing Director • January 9, 2022

There were around 100 students absent every day before winter break, according to attendance clerk Amy Gayosso. On Jan. 3, the first day back,...

The good thing about Christmas is that there are a variety of gift ideas, even under $50. Theres nothing better than gathering around the Christmas tree and unwrapping gifts that you actually wanted.
25 trendy gift ideas under $50
Corinthiann St. Andry, Entertainment Editor • December 18, 2021

The holidays are near, and the smell of gingerbread and vanilla fills the air. Millions of families begin to set up their Christmas trees and...

A person celebrates peoples identities with trans, genderfluid, nonbinary and queer.On the third Wednesday of October, transgender, non-binary, and gender nonconforming individuals around the world, as well as their allies, observe International Pronouns Day to promote respect, sharing and education throughout the year.
Why gender identity should be respected
Johanna Wen, Reporter • December 8, 2021

People’s gender identity should be respected. Based on an Instagram poll on Oct. 24, 82 percent of 124 students at Bellaire are openly supportive...

Panicker reviews for his Algebra II exam that he has in one hour. He hopes to cover the new concepts he was taught as fast and efficiently as he can before the test.
From logging on to walking in: My experience adjusting to in-person school
Aniket Panicker, Opinions Editor • November 29, 2021

The cold breeze of the bedroom fan wakes me up as I prepare myself for a new day, promising myself that ‘today will be different’. I constantly...

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