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Why do students procrastinate? Teachers confirm that 11:59 is the magic hour

Ella Goodweather, Reporter February 21, 2021

You have definitely done it before. We all have. Your teachers did it. Your parents did it. So, you turned in that assignment due at midnight at 11:59 pm. Do you think your teachers noticed that you...

‘Onam Sadhya’ is a feast that South Indians have during the festival ‘Onam’. Panicker’s great-grandmother feels accomplished by the creation of a feast she spent hours creating.

My food back home: nothing compares to spices, smells of authentic Indian cuisine

Aniket Panicker, Opinions Editor January 13, 2021

I remember the joy of growing up on those streets in India. The thrill of waking up early in the morning on a small master bed and waiting until noon to hear the soft chimes of a food stall drawing closer...

Varsity football players stand for the national anthem before a game agains Heights High School.

[EDITORIAL] HISD’s damaging policy: why athletes are unprepared for their season

Editorial Board Staff December 14, 2020

The pandemic forced sports leagues to temporarily cancel their seasons, but leagues such as the NBA managed to resume playing within a COVID-19 bubble. Now, as professional sports teams have started playing...

Ricky Kai shoots the soccer in preparation for the game against Lamar at Delmar Stadium during his sophomore season.

The side of soccer no one sees: athlete reflects on demands of club sport

Ricky Kai, Features Editor December 14, 2020

The monotonous sound of the tires on the ground blend with the whistling of the winds as we race through the highway. My dad is mindlessly driving as his favorite podcast plays. I’m sprawled out...

The Houston Rockets play at Toyota Center, located in Downtown Houston.

Loyal restless Houston sports fans need change, relief from decades of pain

Eli Cowan, David Bournat, and Ryan Lu December 14, 2020

Dysfunction, frustration and disappointment. These three words can be used to describe Houston sports for as long as many of us can remember. For the past decade, Houston sport teams have not only let...

Students carry an immense financial burden when it comes to standardized testing materials and preparation classes.

An open letter to the CEO of College Board

Izabella DeCerbo, Managing Editor December 14, 2020

Dear David Coleman, I think it’s time you kill off the SATs. I know that as the current CEO of College Board, you have more pressing matters that may deter you from fully considering my proposition....

Senior outside hitter Spirit Martina rises up to spike the ball on an opposing defender

Varsity volleyball girls power through most successful season in years

Eli Cowan, Sports Editor December 14, 2020

A year ago, not one varsity volleyball player could envision how their season would play out. Fast forward to the tail end of this rollercoaster 2020 season and the girls find themselves in a great...

David Bournat plays a game of Warzone. He is dropping into downtown with friends.

A rundown of Call of Duty Warzone: the game that got me through the pandemic

David Bournat, Editor-In-Chief December 14, 2020

In March, as the coronavirus rampaged across the country and lockdown measures forced people to stay within their homes, I retreated to my trusty Xbox One to pass the time and connect with my friends.  Luckily,...

Cassie lies on the ground while playing with pumpkins. Today she is a healthy dog thanks to numerous visits to the vet.

New pet brings joy to student

Ella Goodweather, Reporter December 14, 2020

"Can I please have a dog? I will feed her, walk her, and do everything to take care of her!” My parents heard this from me every day for 16 years.  I have yearned for a dog ever since I was a...

E-books can easily be accessed from a number of devices, including phones, tablets, and even computers.

Give e-books a chance: you may be surprised

Taryn Morris, Reporter December 8, 2020

Disdained by book purists since their creation, E-books are often considered lesser to print books, not as real. I won’t deny that there's something incredibly special about turning the pages of a paper...

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