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Bathroom bills trump good sense

Bathroom bills trump good sense

Sam Herger, Staff artist

October 16, 2017


Filed under Editorial Cartoons, Opinion

President's focus on stripping LGBT+ community of its rights needs to stop

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EDITORIAL: Let’s make microwaves, vending machines a priority

EDITORIAL: Let’s make microwaves, vending machines a priority

Mary Miller, Opinion writer

October 12, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Mia Thompson Over a year has passed since the day the school officially opened, and things other high schools in the area have -- such as microwaves and vending machines, which may seem minor, yet are nonetheless necessary -- still remain absent here. There are currently no vending machines because of the need for district approval before...

American values means remembering everyone is equal

American values means remembering everyone is equal

Mary Miller, Opinion writer

October 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Personal, Showcase

It’s the middle of summer, and I’m sprawled across a chair in my living room, scrolling through my Twitter feed. Most of my feed is full of people who are either queer or queer-friendly. But then some less friendly news pops up, unsurprisingly centered on our 45th president. In his usual lon...

EDITORIAL: Off-campus lunch policy needs revisiting

EDITORIAL: Off-campus lunch policy needs revisiting

Mary Miller, Opinion writer

September 8, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

Since the high school opened, many students have been frustrated with the policy that prohibits off-campus lunch. While the lower enrollment numbers last year made off-campus lunch a luxury instead of a necessity, changing the policy this year would do wonders to alleviate overcrowding in the Commons. Currently,...

Crowded beaches, crowded hallways

Crowded beaches, crowded hallways

Sam Herger, Staff artist

September 2, 2017


Filed under Editorial Cartoons

Eclipse restrictions a missed opportunity for Denton ISD students, teachers

Eclipse restrictions a missed opportunity for Denton ISD students, teachers

Mary Miller, Opinion writer

August 20, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Tomorrow, the first total solar eclipse in the U.S. since 1979 will occur. Denton ISD recently decided that all students and staff must remain inside during the event. In an email sent by the district, it is mentioned that seeing this eclipse would be a good learning experience for students as well ...

EDITORIAL: StuCo should focus on fundraising, student-centered activities this year

EDITORIAL: StuCo should focus on fundraising, student-centered activities this year

Mary Miller, Opinion writer

August 12, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

During the school's first year, Student Council accomplished many things. They helped make the Becoming dance a success. They celebrated faculty during Teacher Appreciation Week. They participated in the Great American Cleanup. While Student Council made many ideas a reality, there's ...

Small change brings big happiness

Small change brings big happiness

Morgan Malin, General columnist

May 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Personal

Change is good. We as people are always looking for ways to change ourselves for the better, whether big or small. Changes in the way we live. Changes in relationships. Even small changes like haircuts or color. Recently, I dyed my light blonde hair to dark brown. This isn’t the first time...

The eye of the beholder

The eye of the beholder

Aneta Huckova, General columnist

May 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Personal

I knew I could look nice -- of course I could. Spending an entire hour in front of the mirror, fixing a curl near my right shoulder that just didn’t want to cooperate. Light makeup, golden eyeshadow and mascara were making my face free of all imperfection, including the permanent redness in my ...

Headphone policy needs to go

Headphone policy needs to go

Hunter Troppy, General columnist

May 8, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Braswell is a phenomenal school in many ways: easygoing, amazing people, fun activities. However, every school has a few drawbacks. For one, the headphone policy is something that is so simple, yet so frustrating. According to the administrators, while walking down any hall, headphones must be ou...

Year abroad brings personal growth

Year abroad brings personal growth

Aneta Huckova, General columnist

May 4, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Personal

Deciding to leave home is never easy. It might be few days visiting grandparents or two weeks at summer camp. In my case, it was a year spent thousands of miles away from my home. I prepared the same way for my trip to the U.S. as a foreign exchange student as I did for any other vacation. I packed...

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