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Words from the Wise: A Senior’s Advice to the Class of 2020

Words from the Wise: A Senior’s Advice to the Class of 2020

Gissell Martinez, Reporter

May 8, 2019


Filed under In the know, Showcase

The time is coming, caps and gowns heading our way and applying for colleges we've dreamed to go.  Here are some tips and words of advice to have the best senior year ever!   Fall Semester: SAT, ACT, TSI tests should be already taken once as a junior or apply for another time to retake them. Yo...

How to Prepare for Finals

How to Prepare for Finals

Mary Miller, Opinion Writer

May 7, 2019


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With finals approaching I’m sure most of you have had the thought “I should probably start studying soon but, not yet. I’ll worry about that later.” Finals can make or break your grade so you need to know how to prepare. Step 1. Do. Your. Review. If your teacher gives you a review, do it!...

Happiness In The Form of Self-medication

Happiness In The Form of Self-medication

Haydn Burton, Reporter

May 2, 2019


Filed under Culture, In the know, Personal, Showcase

Everyone has a different way of coping with their issues and everyone has demons that they desperately try to suppress. There are many healthy ways that people can deal with problems in their life, whether it be going on a bike ride to distract yourself or meditating to put your mind at ease. On the f...

A Night to Remember

A Night to Remember

Gissell Martinez, Reporter

April 15, 2019


Filed under News & Features, Showcase

Braswell's third annual prom is approaching and will be on April 27th. The location will be at The Embassy Suites by Hilton in Denton. With Seniors and Juniors alike raving about the event, the preparation for this once a year opportunity is stressful but rewarding. The theme for the prom was announced to be...

New Transportation Zones Leave Parents, Students in Distress

New Transportation Zones Leave Parents, Students in Distress

Gissell Martinez, Reporter

April 11, 2019


Filed under In the know, News & Features, Showcase

An issue has come to the surface that has many parents, Adults, and children concerned with. Denton ISD has made the choice to stop giving bus transportation from the neighborhood Savannah to Navo Middle school for the 2019-2020 school year. Many Savannah Subdivision families are very concerned with...

Ensuring Children’s Education One Bracelet at a Time

Ensuring Children’s Education One Bracelet at a Time

Mary Miller, Opinion Writer

April 9, 2019


Filed under In the know, News & Features, Showcase

The Spanish club has begun selling $7 dollar Yuda bands both during lunches and from the sponsor's, Yuridiana Franco, room (C214). Yuda bands, which get their name from the Spanish word meaning help, aid or assistance, are bracelets made of handmade leather and coconuts with various shapes carved into...

Why I Started Looking at Colleges Early

Mary Miller, Opinion Writer

March 20, 2019


Filed under In the know, Personal, Showcase

With my Senior year just around the corner, the time has come to start cracking down on college research. Much of my time has been spent looking through different websites like Niche, making spreadsheets, and looking through different universities websites. I started looking at colleges really early,...

FAFSA Frenzy!

FAFSA Frenzy!

Izzy Rivera, Photographer

February 28, 2019


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The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is a form completed by current and prospective college students in the United States to determine their eligibility for student financial aid. To apply for federal student aid, you must complete and submit the FAFSA. By completing and submitt...

Timeline of Terrible

Timeline of Terrible

Gissell Martinez, Reporter

February 22, 2019


Filed under Culture, News & Features, Showcase

As the multiple cases of Robert Sylvester Kelly, American singer, and songwriter “R Kelly” pile up too many allegations with some compelling evidence. He still is denying all while partying and still living his life as if not having dozens of cases piling on his name. Since January 1992, question...

Oh the Thinks you can Think, if You Come See Suess

Oh the Thinks you can Think, if You Come See Suess

Kassie Araque, Reporter

January 26, 2019


Filed under A&E, Culture, Fine arts, News & Features, Showcase

Braswell High School has been working on their Spring musical, Seussical the Musical, for three months now as closing night edges closer. With a company of 113, 34 in the cast, 39 people in the crew, and 40 orchestra members, everyone was excited to put on a show for the community to enjoy. “We p...

How to Not Cry About College

How to Not Cry About College

Dani Wilson, Opinion Writer

January 25, 2019


Filed under In the know, News & Features, Showcase

First of all, don’t take this as a must-have guide. After going through this process myself and starting with minimal knowledge, these are just a few things I wish I had known while applying for colleges. The fear of the unknown lessens a lot when you feel like you can identify what you need to get d...

Here’s What You Need to Know About Midterm Elections

Here’s What You Need to Know About Midterm Elections

Gissell Martinez, Reporter

November 6, 2018


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As the date for Midterm Elections creeps to the end of today. The two nominees are Rafael Edward Cruz and Robert Francis O'Rourke. As Cruz is part of the Republican party, he would be described as a heavy conservative with libertarian leanings. Regarding economic policies, he supports free trade. He is s...

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