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STEP TEAM HOSTS TRYOUTS NEXT WEEK

By Moises Castro, Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2017

Step Team will host tryouts after school Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in the Auditorium. New Sponsor, Tamara Caldwell, is responsible for making dance routines and picking the music. She says that her oldest step son when he was in high school was in step so she is used to going out and supporti...

TNG TO PERFORM AT SCIENCE NIGHT

TNG TO PERFORM AT SCIENCE NIGHT

By Miguel Hernandez, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017

The Family Center will host science night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in Commons B. Events include performances from TNG, El Mariachi Tejano de Sam Houston and at least six science experiments. There will also be outside vendors. “The thing I love about science is that it’s partnered with Halloween, it’s t...

FAMILY CENTER HOSTS TASTE OF LATIN AMERICA TONIGHT

By Andrew Mitchell, Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2017

The Family Center will host it’s annual  Taste of Latin America program at 6 p.m. tonight in the Auditorium. “I expect it to be a wonderful celebration of Hispanic culture through food, music dance and honorees,” Roslyn Burch, family center liaison, said. “We are diligently working on th...

DISTRICT IMPLEMENTS NEW BUS ID POLICY FOR HIGH SCHOOLS

By Wende-Denda Dantoumda, Editor-in-Chief

October 13, 2017

Before the end of the semester all students will be required to not only have their student ID on hand, but a yellow bus pass or “Z-Pass” ID to ride the school buss to and from home. The “Zonar” system will be used to scan each student's pass. It’s bus specific, meaning each bus will h...

NEW PLANS FOR ART CLUB

By Gloria Gatica, Staff Writer

October 6, 2017

The art club will shift its focus to painting murals and fundraising this school year, sponsor L’oreal Frye said. “Our club is becoming just murals,” sophomore Rhiana Curry said. “So, it’s no longer to go there and play.” They plan on changing the club’s name soon. “I want it to b...

CONSTRUCTION PROJECT NEARS COMPLETION

CONSTRUCTION PROJECT NEARS COMPLETION

By Wende-Denda Dantoumda, Editor-in-Chief

October 6, 2017

As construction  approaches completion for the new Freshmen Center, staff and students are looking forward to using the completed addition. After being talked about for years, the Arlington Independent School District approved the bond for the new center and cafeteria with a price tag of $18.5 mi...

IMMIGRATION LAWYER SAYS STUDENTS SHOULD NOT ‘PANIC’ ABOUT DACA

By Andrew Mitchell, Editor-in-Chief

October 6, 2017

Senior Elton Lerma-Rivera fears he won’t be able to attend college next year now that President Donald Trump has decided to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program pending a six month delay to give Congress time to come up with a fix. “It’s a really unfortunate situation,” Lerma-Rivera said. “I know a lot of people being affected by it. I know a lot of homes are ki...

TEACHERS BOMBARDED WITH SPAM EMAILS

By Laura Perez, Staff Writer

October 6, 2017

Since school started teachers have been receiving a large amount of spam emails each day. Spam emails are emails sent by people who want to gain access to users’ information or their contact lists. LAN tech Linda Booth said the number of spam emails a person receives per day varies. “Some d...

A DREAM COME TRUE

A DREAM COME TRUE

By Ruben Diaz Jr., Advertising Editor

October 6, 2017

Senior Samiya Mohamed-Fawzy kicked off her third year in the j.k. livin’ fitness and wellness foundation by throwing out the ceremonial first pitch for her favorite team, the Texas Rangers Sept. 13 at Globe Life Park in Arlington. “I’ve been a Rangers fan since I think eighth grade,” Moha...

NEW DEBATE CAPTAINS STEP UP FOR A NEW SEASON

NEW DEBATE CAPTAINS STEP UP FOR A NEW SEASON

By Moises Castro, Editor-in-Chief

October 6, 2017

The Debate team has two new captains, junior Kimberly Lopez as debate captain and senior April Peralta as extemp speaking captain this school year. Lopez said she helps prepare the new kids for debates. She said she chose debate because it offered her a new experience and a place to fit in. “...

TEXANS ON STAGE HOSTS FRIGHT FEST SATURDAY

TEXANS ON STAGE HOSTS FRIGHT FEST SATURDAY

By Miguel Hernandez, Staff Writer

September 25, 2017

Texans on stage will host its first play of the school year, Fright fest, at 7 p.m. Nov. 4 in the Auditorium. “The inside scoop is very exciting,” theater teacher Maryann Porter said. “First of all it's about zombies and witches. It is family friendly like Disneyland, but it will have mazes...

JUDGE HALTS SENATE BILL 4

JUDGE HALTS SENATE BILL 4

By Andrew Mitchell, Editor-in-Chief

September 7, 2017

Chief U.S. District Judge Orlando L. Garcia temporarily blocked Senate Bill 4, a bill that gives law enforcement the right to question a person’s immigration status, Wednesday Aug. 30 pending further review. The bill, authored by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, was a way to outlaw “sanctuary cities” ...

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