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You Can’t Separate Men From the Rape they Commit

You Can’t Separate Men From the Rape they Commit

Mary Miller, Opinion Writer

January 14, 2019


Filed under Culture, Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

Bill Cosby. Woody Allen. Harvey Weinstein. Louis C. K. Kevin Spacey. R Kelly. The list of men in the spotlight who have been accused of sexual assault is ever growing. It has become a frequent topic of discussion on whether or not these men’s works can be separated from them and ...

To All the People Who Have Lost Someone

To All the People Who Have Lost Someone

Dani Wilson, Reporter

December 13, 2018


Filed under A&E, Culture, Movies, Opinion, Personal, Showcase

“Honestly... it’s nice talking about her like it’s normal. Like it’s not some tragedy.” I tapped the spacebar on my keyboard to pause the Netflix show, noticing the few stray tears escaping down my cheek. I took a deep breath and wiped one away. I wasn’t crying because I was upset. I...

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

Mary Miller, Opinion Writer

December 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Personal, Showcase

Every year I get the same looks of confusion and almost disgust as I tell people that I don’t enjoy the holidays. “How could you not like Christmas?” “Do you just not celebrate?” “Do you hate holidays?” Questions endlessly pour from people’s mouths as they are stupefied by my aversion to the...

Why You NEED to Vote (Yes, Even in Midterms)

Why You NEED to Vote (Yes, Even in Midterms)

Dani Wilson, Reporter

October 25, 2018


Filed under News & Features, Opinion, Showcase

November 6, 2018. Around 10 a.m. Midterm election voting day. Part of the population of the United States is on their way to the polls. A fraction of them will go later, trying to sleep in as late as they can. And, finally- a decent chunk will not vote at all. I understand the distress. You ...

Behind the Bedroom Door

Behind the Bedroom Door

Gissell Martinez, Reporter

October 3, 2018


Filed under Bengal Bios, Opinion, Personal, Showcase, Uncategorized

All names in the story have been changed to protect the identity of the characters.   With balls of hair in Claire's fists, hot, salty tears ran down her cheeks hitting the pillow in her lap. She felt completely hopeless. No person in her mind could help the pain go away. To make her go away…...

Suicide “Talks”

Mary Miller, Opinion Writer

September 29, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

Once a year we get the same, fairly useless presentation about suicide prevention. The same animated powerpoint with a voice over about what to do and who to talk to if you’re feeling suicidal drones on for ten minutes while no one pays attention. But we don't really talk about suicide. We don’t prioritize...

Identity “Crisis”

Identity “Crisis”

Mary Miller, Opinion Writer

August 31, 2018


Filed under News & Features, Opinion, Showcase

Being our high school’s third year open, changes are constantly being made. This year started off with a big one: IDs. Denton ISD recently implemented a new ID policy affecting schools district-wide. This ID policy doesn’t mean much change for this year’s freshman due to both Navo and Rodriguez’s...

Addiction

Addiction

Sam Herger, Staff cartoonist

April 26, 2018


Filed under Editorial Cartoons, Opinion

Spring break blues

Spring break blues

Sam Herger, staff cartoonist

April 20, 2018


Filed under Editorial Cartoons, Opinion

The right to live without fear

The right to live without fear

Mary Miller, Opinion writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

About 25 of us girls stand either haphazardly around the field or in the line to kick during our game of kickball, attempting to pretend as if we actually care about the game we were beginning to play. Though many of us were grumpy with the looming reality that our turn to kick would soon arrive, we s...

Spring is in the air

Spring is in the air

Sam Herger, staff cartoonist

March 5, 2018


Filed under Editorial Cartoons, Opinion

From a Senior who Survived–barely

From a Senior who Survived–barely

Brittney Dear, Editor

March 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Personal

My graduation day is approaching. The last day, the proof that I did, in fact, survive. I never expected this day to approach so quickly. One day I was nine, sitting on the playground with a journal clamped in my hands, watching the fellow nine-year-olds climb on monkey bars and swing on the swings...

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